BERKELEY, Calif. -- An early home run by Sarah Lira kept the Saint Mary's softball team in the game but late offense by Cal proved the difference as the Bears won 10-2 in six innings at Levine-Fricke Field.
Saint Mary's (12-25) trailed 2-0 after one inning, but got those runs back in the top of the second.
Christine Torrise led off with a walk, and Lira turned a Nikki Owens pitch around, depositing it over the left field fence to even the score.
A home run by Cheyenne Cordes put Cal up 3-2 in the fourth, and the Bears went on to score three in the fifth and four in the sixth to end the game.
Saint Mary's now returns home for its final home series of the season when it hosts a pair of doubleheaders against Santa Clara. Action begins on both Saturday and Sunday at noon.