The 2013 Cal softball season came to a close Sunday as host Michigan eliminated the Bears from the NCAA tournament.
Cheyenne Cordes homered for Cal's lone run in a 3-1 loss at the Ann Arbor Regional.
Senior Jolene Henderson, Cal's career leader in wins in the circle, allowed seven hits as the Bears (38-19) fell to the Wolverines for the second straight day in the double-elimination regional.
Stanford's season also came to an end as the Cardinal lost 10-5 to Nebraska (43-13) in the Lincoln (Neb.) Regional.
Senior Teagan Gerhart (21-13) pitched her final game in a Cardinal uniform, allowing 10 runs (four earned) in 52/3 innings.
Erin Ashby went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Stanford (39-21), which lost twice to the host Cornhuskers.
Stanford (20-4) won four singles matches, receiving the clinching point from Krista Hardebeck in a 4-1 victory over Georgia (24-4) in the quarterfinals. Hardebeck beat Silvia Garcia 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. The Cardinal will play top-ranked Florida on Monday.
Stanford's Kristian Ipsen (De La Salle High) added another event to his world championships schedule in Barcelona this summer. Ipsen, who qualified in the 1-meter springboard earlier in the week at the U.S. trials in Tallahassee, Fla., won the 3-meter event. "Going to worlds with three years until Rio is going to be an amazing learning experience," said Ipsen, referring to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Russell Baze rode four winners at Golden Gate Fields, putting his North American record victory total at 11,945. He scored with Igotnosixes in the fourth race, Preacher's Brat in the fifth, Humorous in the seventh and Tricky Shane in the eighth. He has 141 wins through 85 days of racing at the current meet.