Cal Softball (which starts 30 minutes earlier at 12 pm PT)
|Cal vs. No. 9 Arizona (Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, Calif.)|
|Friday||April 11||3 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|Saturday||April 12||1 PM||None|
|Sunday||April 13||12 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|Live Stats: CalBears.com|
|Game Info: Notes | Twitter (@CalSoftball) | Instagram (@CalSoftball)|
After a 15-5 setback on Friday, the Bears bounced back with a 9-1 (6 innings) win on Saturday behind a grand slam hit by Vanessa Alvarez. Due to the mercy rule, Cheyenne Cordes' homer in the bottom of the 6th was a walk-off. Freshman Stephanie Trzcinski threw a complete game, allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks.
Bears jumped on Arizona starter Kenzie Fowler who only recorded one out before being replaced by Estela Pinon in the circle.
Slightly more comprehensive preview can be found in the Friday open thread here.
Cal Baseball (Game on Pac-12 Digital at 12:30 pm PT)
California Golden Bears (14-17, 3-8) at Arizona State Sun Devils (19-13, 9-5)
Packard Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Audio: KALX (90.7 FM)
Video: Pac-12 Digital
Bears suffered another close loss on Saturday night, falling 4-1. In the 9th, the Bears had a rally going with the bases loaded and no outs but could not even bring home a run before the game is over by a double play. Sophomore Ryan Mason will try to be the Cal stopper today.
Cal Tentative Line-Up
No. Pos. Player 2014 Stats
27 CF Devin Pearson, So. .182, 9 RBI, 0 HR
25 RF Brian Celsi, So. .304, 8 RBI, 0 HR
33 DH Devon Rodriguez, Sr. .260, 14 RBI, 1 HR
19 1B Nick Halamandaris, So. .243, 10 RBI, 1 HR
2 SS Derek Campbell, Jr. .264, 12 RBI, 5 HR
6 3B Chris Paul, Jr. .247, 1 RBI, 0 HR
21 2B Brenden Farney, Jr. .354, 14 RBI, 0 HR
30 C Mitchell Kranson, So. .215, 8 RBI, 0 HR
22 LF Vince Bruno, Sr. .282, 8 RBI, 2 HR
42 RHP Ryan Mason (Sun.) 2-0, 3.15 ERA
Guess which two Pac-12 teams have the most big leaguers right now? (Source: Baseball America)
Arizona State lead all colleges with 11 current big leaguers, Bears are tied for 4th with 8 (amongst the other schools that the Bears are tie with include one Leland Stanford Junior University). Pac-12 doesn't have as many players as the SEC but SEC have more schools.