G. G. Ryder earned his first stakes victory when the 3-year-old colt held off Pazmeifucan down the stretch and won the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes by 13/4 lengths under jockey Russell Baze on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, G. G. Ryder took the one-mile turf race in 1:36.98 and paid $3.40 as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five.

Pazmeifucan, ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, finished three lengths in front of third-place Flagman and jockey Barrington Harvey.

G. G. Ryder improved to 2 for 2 on turf and is 3 for 6 on synthetic surfaces.

"He's an athletic colt, so I don't think it's going to matter too much what surface you lead him over to," Baze said. "He's kind of a bulldog if you try to take him back too much. ... He just likes to be left alone, but when you chirp to him, he lays his ears back and goes."

Hollendorfer purchased G. G. Ryder privately after his second start -- a runner-up finish in a maiden-claiming race at GGF in December and owns the colt in partnership with George Todaro.

"An agent presented it to me that the horse was for sale,— Hollendorfer said. "He was a good-looking horse, and he was a Cal-bred, which made it a little more appealing."

G. G. Ryder earned $45,000 for the Alcatraz win and has banked $131,230 in eight starts.

NFL

Former Cal cornerback Kameron Jackson, who went undrafted, agreed to terms with Indianapolis, according to the Colts' official website. Former Cal defensive tackle Deandre Coleman agreed to terms with Jacksonville on Saturday. Cal tight end Richard Rodgers (third round, Green Bay) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (fourth round, New Orleans) were drafted Friday and Saturday, respectively.


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College water polo

Annika Dries broke a tie with the first of Stanford's four fourth-quarter goals and the top-ranked Cardinal won the NCAA women's title, beating UCLA 9-5 in Los Angeles. Stanford (34-1) avenged its only loss of the season to win its fourth title and third in four years. No. 2 UCLA (27-5) led 5-3 at the half but couldn't score in the final two quarters. Dries led Stanford with three goals and Ashley Grossman and Kaley Dodson each had two. No. 4 Cal (20-10) lost to No. 3 USC 11-8 in the third-place game. Freshman Roser Tarrago had two goals for the Bears.

College baseball

Sophomore Ryan Mason pitched his first collegiate complete game and Vince Bruno went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as Cal (21-25, 9-15 Pac-12) beat host USC 4-1. Mason allowed one run and six hits. The Bears scored three times in the first inning.

  • Five third-inning runs carried Stanford (24-21, 11-13 Pac-12) to a 5-3 win at Arizona. The Cardinal had three extra-base hits in the inning, including Alex Blandino's Pac-12-leading eighth home run of the season.

  • Saint Mary's (15-36, 7-17 WCC) lost to USF 5-4 on Senior Day at Louis Guisto Field. DonAndre Clark went 3 for 4 for the Gaels, who trailed 5-0.

    College softball

    The Bay Area was shut out when the 64-team field was announced for the NCAA Division I Championship. Stanford was 30-25 but went 5-19 in the Pac-12. Cal (23-29), San Jose State (30-24), Saint Mary's (23-27) and Santa Clara (10-34) also didn't make the field. USF doesn't field a team. Five Pac-12 teams made it, including top-seeded Oregon (49-7-1). Santa Clara (5-10 WCC) lost 6-1 to San Diego in the regular-season finale.

    College basketball

    Former Hawaii point guard Keith Shamburger tweeted he had committed to Missouri for his final season. Shamburger, who began his college career at San Jose State and graduates from Hawaii in a few weeks, averaged 9.3 points and a Big West-leading 5.4 assists a game last season. He averaged 12.7 points a game in two seasons at San Jose State and had 5.2 assists a game as a sophomore.

    College tennis

    Campbell Johnson beat Shane Vinsant 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles to give 17th-ranked Cal a 4-3 upset of No. 10 Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA men's championship in College Station, Texas. The Bears (17-7) advanced to the Round of 16 in Athens, Georgia, and will play Texas on Friday. Cal won the doubles point and Andre Goransson and Gregory Bayane also posted singles wins.

    College track

    Jaci Powell placed fifth in the heptathlon to earn the Cal women's team four points in the Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Washington. She had a season-best 5,160 points. USC's Amalie Iuel won at 5,378. Cal's Andrew Cruikshank was 11th in the decathlon. Oregon's Dakotah Keys won at 7,801.

    Gymnastics

    Nathan Tsuji of Aptos won the Level 10 elite floor exercise at the U.S. Men's Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach. Yordan Aleksandrov of Santa Rosa placed second behind Dmitri Belanovski in the all-around.