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Bears Shutout Bulldogs In Midweek Matinee

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BERKELEY – Anna Reimers threw five shutout innings in the circle to lead the California softball team to a 3-0 win over Fresno State on Wednesday at Levine-Fricke Field.    

The Bears (19-6) got a go-ahead two-run single off the bat of D’Asha Saiki in the fourth inning, proving to be the only offense they needed as the pitching staff recorded its seventh shutout of the season. 

Scoreless heading to the home fourth, Cal was finally able to put some pressure on Fresno State starter Shelbi Denman after going quietly in the first three frames. Makena Smith and Kacey Zobac recorded back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners with just one out and Sophie Medellin was hit by a pitch to load the bases, setting the plate for Saiki.

She came through with a two-run single down the left field line to put the Bears in front, 2-0, after four. It was 3-0, Cal, after a pair of Bulldog errors and a stolen base made it a three-run game through five.

Cal went to freshman Ashanti McDade in the sixth inning, who made her collegiate debut in the circle and close the book on Reimers after five innings of four-hit shutout ball. McDade earned her first save by going two innings without allowing a Bulldog hit.      


Cal returns to Pac-12 play with a three-game series at Oregon State, beginning Friday, March 17, with a 6 p.m. first pitch from Kelly Field in Corvallis.      


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