Former Sheldon High School standout Jolene Henderson pitched a complete-game three-hitter as top-seeded Cal defeated No. 16 Washington 3-0 Sunday in the Berkeley Super Regional, Cal reported on its athletics website.
The victory advances the Bears (56-5) to the Women's College World Series, which begins Thursday in Oklahoma City. They'll meet LSU (39-23) in their opener. It's Cal's 12th World Series.
Henderson (36-2) struck out nine and was backed by shortstop Cheyenne Cordes, who hit a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth inning.
Nikia Williams had two hits for the Huskies (39-19).
Cal improved to 6-1 in postseason play. The Bears have won 15 of their past 17 games.
The top-ranked Cal women's rowing team finished third in the NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J., the school's athletics website reported. Virginia (87) won, followed by Michigan (82) and the Bears (78). Cal's varsity eight was fifth. The varsity four and junior varsity eight boats were third in the grand finals.
Scott Kalush homered, and Paul Politi had two hits as UC Davis lost its Big West Conference baseball season finale 10-1 to visiting UC Irvine, UCD reported on its athletics website. The Aggies (27-30, 12-12) allowed three runs in the first, two in the second and three in the fifth to the Anteaters (31-25, 13-11).
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