It was deja vu all over again for Cal Baseball yesterday as the Bears defeated Utah 9-5 for the second consecutive day in the opening Pac-12 Conference series for both team. With the win, the Bears run their current win streak to 7 games. Can the Bears get their 3rd series sweep of the year and continue to winnable games prior to facing really tough opponents such as UCLA next weekend?
Cal Baseball (11-7) at Utah (8-8)
When: 12 PM PT (possible inclement weather with snow in the forecast)
Probable Starters: TBA vs. TBA
Live stats: Gametracker
Radio: KALX 90.7 FM (KALX Online here)
Recap of yesterday's game - yet another 9-5 Cal Victory (CalBears.com):
Powered by junior first baseman Devon Rodriguez's grand slam in the second inning and solid pitching from senior left-hander Justin Jones, the Cal baseball team won its second game of a three-game Pac-12 series at Utah, 9-5, Saturday (March 16) in Salt Lake City. The Golden Bears, who also defeated the Utes, 9-5, on Friday, improved to 12-7 on the year and are now 2-0 in league play. Utah dropped to 8-8 on 0-2 in conference.
Jones earned his first win of the season (1-1), throwing 5.0 innings with six hits, two runs, no walks and three strikeouts. He now has 24 career victories, tied for fourth with Travis Willis (1987-89) on the Cal all-time wins list. Jones has also thrown 322.2 career innings, sixth on the Bears' all-time list.
Sophomore right-hander Dylan Nelson earned his first career save for the Bears - throwing the final 4.0 innings with three hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts - after coming in the game with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.
Coming up next week for Cal Baseball:
The Bears return to the Bay Area for a one game road trip to San Jose State on Wednesday. Then the Bears head south to LA to take on the ranked UCLA squad for three games next weekend.