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Softball: Bears rally past LSU, set to face OK

The top-seeded Golden Bears came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat LSU 5-3 in its opening game of the College World Series at Oklahoma City.

Cal (57-5), having broken the school record for victories in a season, will play fourth-seeded Oklahoma (51-8) in its second-round game Friday at 4 p.m. PDT. The game will be shown on ESPN2.

Frani Echavarria drove in three runs on a single, a sacrifice fly and a ground out to spark the Bears.

Jolene Henderson (37-2) went the distance in the circle, scattering eight hits and striking out five.

Oklahoma broke open a close game to beat South Florida 5-1 behind star pitcher and San Jose native Keilani Ricketts, who threw a complete-game 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Ricketts also had an RBI triple while freshman Lauren Chamberlain hit her 28th home run of the season.

Jeff Faraudo

One Comment

  1. We are facing the NCAA Player of the Year and I hope our team is up to the task.
    Will be a tough game, we’ll see what we are made of.
    Go Bears!

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