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Nonconference Week Ahead For No. 20 Cal

Nonconference Week Ahead For No. 20 Cal

ELon Butler and the Bears are set for a 4-gam nonconference slate at Levine-Fricke Field this week.

Bears Host Saint Mary’s, LMU At Levine-Fricke

BERKELEY – The No. 20 California softball team returns home for a four-game nonconference slate this week, beginning Wednesday vs. Saint Mary’s, followed by a three-game series with Loyola Marymount over the weekend.
First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT on Wednesday vs. the Gaels. The weekend series against the Lions gets underway at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the series wrapping up at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Teams: Cal (26-10) vs. Saint Mary’s (19-13)
  • Location: Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, California
  • First pitch: Wednesday: 3 p.m. PT


  • Teams: Cal (26-10) vs. LMU (16-16)
  • Location: Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, California
  • First pitch: Saturday: noon & 3 p.m. PT | Sunday: 1 p.m. PT



  • Cal leads the all-time series against Saint Mary’s, 69-2, with the latest matchup coming earlier this season on March 5, a 7-1 Golden Bear victory in Berkeley. The Bears are 7-0 all-time against the Lions with the most recent meeting a 10-7 Cal victory on Feb. 10, 2023 in Los Angeles.   


  • The Bears maintained their conference lead in home runs after hitting three during last week’s trip to Utah. Cal’s 51 long balls are 13 more than Washington (38) and 16 more than Arizona (35) who sit second and third, respectively.
  • Cal also leads the Pac-12 in several other offensive categories, including runs (205, 1st), hits (295, 1st), doubles (54, 1st), RBI (185, 1st), extra-base hits (108, 1st) and total bases (508, 1st).
  • The Bears check in at No. 18 in the fifth NCAA RPI of the season. Cal was No. 9 in the initial rankings, its highest since reaching No. 2 in 2012.
  • Cal is ranked No. 20 in this week’s NFCA and USA Softball polls, while checking in at No. 23 in the Softball America and D1 Softball rankings.
  • Acacia Anders became the second Golden Bear to win Pac-12 Player of the Week honors this season on March 25 after hitting .500 (8-for-16), collecting two home runs and three doubles to go with six RBI. Her 2-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday vs. then-No. 21 Arizona ignited then-No. 19 Cal’s comeback from five…

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