One pitch cost Fresno State's Jill Compton on Saturday night in a dandy duel with Jolene Henderson of sixth-ranked Cal at Bulldog Diamond.
Henderson pitched a two-hitter and homered leading off the seventh for the Bears' only hit off Compton in a 1-0 victory in the third day of the Fresno State Classic.
Henderson (14-2), a senior from Elk Grove and the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year in 2012, struck out 11 and walked one for Cal (19-2), which has given up four hits in tournament wins over the Bulldogs, Iowa State (11-0) and San Diego State (1-0).
The Bears have won 18 straight since losing two of their first three to Kentucky and Florida. They close the Classic against Saint Mary's at 11:30 a.m. today.
Compton (5-7), a freshman from Arroyo Grande High, struck out 10 and walked two in the 1-hour, 36-minute game played before an announced crowd of 1,483.
Singles by Paige Gumz in the second and Brenna Moss in the sixth were the only hits for Fresno State (14-11), which will play Saint Mary's today at 1:45 p.m. to close the seven-team tournament.
Rebecca Arbino (Clovis High) took a tough-luck loss for San Diego State against the Bears. Arbino allowed seven hits while going the distance. The Aztecs later beat Saint Mary's 7-0.
Among other highlights, No. 8 Oregon (20-4 won its second straight at the tourney by beating Saint Mary's 4-2.
Cal rallies to edge Bulldogs in baseball
Fresno State is 0 for Berkeley, 0 for 7 on the road and oh so not looking ready for the start of its first Mountain West baseball season.
Cal made it three straight over the Bulldogs, shrugging off a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 with one game remaining in the series at Evans Field.
The Golden Bears (8-7) continue to show signs of turning their year around as Pac-12 play looms. Cal has won 4 of 5 after losing 6 of 7.
Fresno State is 3-11, with just today's 1 p.m. game with the Bears left ahead of the school's inaugural Mountain West series starting Friday against San Diego State.
Bulldogs freshman Kevin Viers, hitting .119 to begin the day, blasted his first homer -- a three-run shot -- to make it 3-1 in the fifth.
But a pair of walks to start the bottom of the fifth set up Cal's tying rally, and the Bears scratched out the go-ahead run in the seventh. A single up the middle, an error on a sacrifice attempt and a bunt single loaded the bases. Mike Reuvekamp's sacrifice fly drove in the run.
The Bulldogs managed six hits off four Cal pitchers.
Tim Boorst got the start for Fresno State, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. Tyler Linehan finished and after a perfect sixth had to dodge trouble, allowing the go-ahead run, three hits and two walks in three innings.
Bulldogs outfielder Aaron Judge made three strong defensive plays, including stretching above the fence line to prevent a two-run home run in the fourth and throwing a runner out at the plate in the seventh.
Prandini assists Oregon's NCAA Indoors title
Oregon freshman Jenna Prandini (Clovis High) helped the Ducks win the NCAA Indoors championship with a fifth-place finish in the 60 meters, while Fresno State's Je'Nia Sears was 15th in the long jump meet in Fayetteville, Ark.
Prandini ran the third-fastest time (7.29 seconds) in school history in a heat race Friday, then finished in 7.38 Saturday in a race won by Central Florida's Aurieyall Scott (7.13).
Her four points were part of the 56 Oregon had to win the title, 12 ahead of Kansas.
Another former Central Section prep star, senior Jordan Hasay (Mission Prep-San Luis Obispo), was second in the 3,000 ( 9:06.61) a day after finishing fourth in a school-record 15:40.30 in the 5,000.
Sears was the first Bulldog at the Indoors since 2009.
Arkansas (74) won the men's title over Florida (59).
Golf: Bulldogs' Tonkham contends for Bandon lead
Fresno State's Troix Tonkham remained in contention for the individual title while Fresno State shared fifth as a team through two rounds of the Bandon Dunes Championship at the Old Macdonald Course in Bandon, Ore.
Pacific's Byron Meth (72-68-140) is one stroke up on Tonkham (70-71).
Colorado (577) is the team leader, with San Jose State (583) second. The Bulldogs are at 589.
Felipe Fritz outlasted Danilo Casanova 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 5 singles, handing the Bulldogs a 4-3 victory over Hawaii at the Wathen Center.
It was Fresno State's fourth consecutive 4-3 match and sixth of the season. The Bulldogs are 3-3 in such matches.
Fresno State has its first-ever Mountain West women's tennis victory, as strong play from the bottom half of the lineup powered the Bulldogs past Nevada 5-2 in Reno.
Freshman Anneka Watts teamed with senior Olga Kirpicheva for their third straight win together 8-5 at No. 3 doubles. Freshman Rana Sherif Ahmed and senior Melissa McQueen won 8-6 at No. 2.