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SRJC softball team roars to elusive Nor Cal tournament berth

Following a dry spell of at least 25 years, a Santa Rosa JC softball team has qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association Super Regionals.

On Sunday, the No. 7 seeded Bear Cubs stamped their ticket by defeating No. 10 San Jose City College, 5-1, to take the best-of-three series in straight games. SRJC rallied to win Saturday's opener, 5-4.

The Northern California Super Regionals begin Friday in Fairfield at Solano Community College. The survivor advances to the state finals May 15-17 in Bakersfield.

"We can't find anyone who can remember the last time a Santa Rosa team made it to the Super Regionals," coach Phil Wright said. "I talked to some people that have been around the program a long time and as near as we can figure out, it's been more than 25 years."

Even though Sunday's game was played at Marv Mays Field, San Jose won the coin toss and was the home team .

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