Cal ace Jolene Henderson (Sheldon High School) threw her fourth career no-hitter Saturday as the Bears beat Valparaiso 6-0 to stay alive in the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Regional of the NCAA Softball Tournament, according to the Cal athletics website.
Henderson (32-10) struck out seven and walked none. The only runner for the Crusaders (35-27) reached on an error.
Earlier Saturday, the Bears (38-18) lost 5-0 to Michigan (47-10). Henderson started but went only three innings, allowing four runs. Just one run was earned because of two second-inning errors.
The Bears need to beat Michigan twice today to advance to a super regional.
UCD golfer Raber ties for 23rd; Cal wins regional
Tyler Raber (Davis High School) ended his UC Davis golf career by tying for 23rd at the NCAA Pullman (Wash.) Regional, the school reported.
Raber closed with a 4-over-par 76 for a 2-under 214 total.
Sacramento State's Jordan Weir (Oak Ridge High School) tied for 46th with a 79-218, and teammate Ryan Williams tied for 57th with a 76-222.
Regional champion Cal broke the modern-era NCAA season victory record with its 11th title in 13 tournaments. Michael Weaver became the Bears' first NCAA regional individual medalist, sharing the honor with USC's Sam Smith at 14-under 202 after a 70.
Saint Mary's also advanced as a team to the NCAA Championships, May 28 to June 2 in Milton, Ga., by finishing third. The Gaels' Ben Geyer (Pierce High) tied for 23rd after a 71.
Sac State gets swept by
Texas-Arlington in baseball
The host Sacramento State baseball team ended the regular season with a 6-5 loss to Texas-Arlington, which swept the three-game series, Sac State reported.
The Hornets (33-23, 14-13) advanced to the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas, as the fifth seed. They face Texas-San Antonio at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Bee Sports staff
Jesuit captures national
championship in rugby
Devin Kelly had two five-point tries, Jimmy Landis added a third, and Ethan Gallagher had three two-point conversion kicks as Jesuit High School defeated Gonzaga Prep of Washington, D.C., 21-16 to win the National Invitational Boys High School Rugby Championship in Elkhart, Ind.