Jessica Plaza and Kayla Bonstrom both hit two-run home runs, leading the Stanford softball team to a 4-2 win over Tulsa in the opening NCAA tournament game at the Lincoln Regional (Neb.) on Friday.

Cardinal senior Teagan Gerhart posted her 100th win in the circle. She allowed three hits while improving to 20-11 on the year.

Stanford (38-19) faces Nebraska (41-13) on Saturday.

San Jose State (42-16) dropped its opening game of the Tempe Regional, 5-2 to Arizona State (46-10). The Spartans' only runs were unearned in the top of the first. San Jose State plays San Diego State on Saturday in the double-elimination regional.

Danielle Henderson hit two homers, and Cal (37-17) opened the Ann Arbor Regional (Mich.) with a 8-1 rout of Central Michigan. The Bears play Michigan (46-10) on Saturday.

  • Wayne Taylor went 3 for 5 with two homers, three runs and three RBIs, leading the Stanford baseball team (27-21, 12-13 Pac-12) to a 9-8 win at Cal (22-29, 10-18). The Cardinal's Mark Appel (9-4) allowed four runs while striking out 11 in seven innings. The Bears made it close with three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

    C.J. Jacobe went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBIs, but Santa Clara (13-38, 0-22 WCC) lost 12-6 to Loyola Marymount (23-27, 11-11).

    Sheldon Daquioag and Dane Lund had RBI singles in the ninth, giving San Jose State (16-37, 10-15 WAC) a 2-1 walk-off win over Cal State Bakersfield (34-19, 17-8).

  • Stanford posted an 11-over 295 and was tied for third after two rounds of the NCAA men's golf regional at Ohio State's Scarlet Course. South Carolina and UNLV shared first at 16-over 584, two shots ahead of Stanford and Auburn. Stanford's Patrick Rodgers was sixth after a second straight 2-over 72.

    Top-ranked Cal shot a 12-under 276 and extended its lead at a regional in Pullman, Wash. It had a two-round total of 35-under 541, 11 shots ahead of USC at Palouse Ridge. Saint Mary's (290) was third at 557.

    USC's Sam Smith shot an 8-under 64 and was the top individual at 18-under 126. Michael Weaver (67) was second at 132, a shot ahead of Cal teammate Joël Stalter (68).

    San Jose State's Cody Blick hit only seven fairways and shot a 7-over 77 on Day 2 of a regional in Tempe, Ariz. Playing as an individual, Blick was tied for 61st place at 8 over at Karsten Golf Course.

  • Ellen Tsay edged Gabriella DeSimone 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 on court five, providing the clincher in Stanford's 4-3 women's tennis win over USC in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in Urbana, Ill. The Cardinal (19-4) plays Georgia on Sunday. Cal (19-5) posted a 4-1 win over Alabama and plays Florida on Sunday.

    AFL

    The SaberCats (5-2), who play at Jacksonville (6-2) on Saturday at 4 p.m., placed fullback Brian Folkerts on the "Other League Exempt" list. Folkerts signed a contract with the NFL's Carolina Panthers. "This is a great opportunity for Brian and well-deserved," coach Darren Arbet said.

    Cal League

    Ryan Cavan hit a grand slam off Rancho Cucamonga reliever Eric Eadington in the eighth inning, lifting the San Jose Giants (28-13) to a 5-3 road victory. Quakes starter Garrett Gould had limited the Giants to two hits over six scoreless innings. San Jose finished with four hits.