Amidst all the Cal tournament games, both women's and men's basketball are in action, Cal football spring game, women's gymnastics in the Pac-12 Championship, and the Cal Women's Swimming and Diving going for a NCAA Championship Three-peat (and Cal softball, Cal tennis, etc.), there is also a Cal Baseball game.
Bears defeated the UCLA Bruins 5-1 on Friday night behind a strong outing from freshman righthander Ryan Mason (8+ IP, 1 run allowed).
In a huge win for Cal baseball, the Golden Bears upended No. 11-ranked UCLA, 5-1, Friday (March 22) night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Cal (14-8, 4-0) broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the seventh inning on RBI doubles Chris Paul and Brian Celsi, and an RBI single by Devin Pearson. Freshman right-hander Ryan Mason was superb, throwing 8.0 innings and striking out five to improve his season record to 4-0.
"It was a great pitching performance by Ryan Mason," said Cal coach David Esquer. "We also got big hits from Chris Paul and Brian Celsi, and Devin Pearson had an outstanding game and was in the middle of all our scoring. The guys played a great game."
The Bears will look to remain perfect in Pac-12 play today and win this key series on the road from UCLA.
Cal Baseball @ UCLA
When: Saturday, March 23 - 2 p.m.
My recap of last week's Cal Baseball action: here