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Cal baseball vs. Dallas Baptist: NCAA Super Regional, Game 1 Open Thread

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NCAA Super Regionals, Game 1

Dallas Baptist vs. California

Schott Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

5:00 PM Pacific 

TV: ESPNU  (Mark Neely and Nick Belmonte)

Online: ESPN3

Radio: KALX 90.7 FM (Danny Freisinger play-by-play) and XTRA 860 AM (Roxy Bernstein play-by-play)

Audio Stream: KALX and calbears.com  (calbears.com will stream the XTRA 860 AM broadcast)

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NCAA Division I Baseball championship bracket

For the first time since the NCAA Regional / Super Regional format was introduced in 1999, the Cal baseball team finds itself playing on Super Regional weekend.  With its improbable four-run 9th inning rally to beat Baylor in the Houston Regional championship game,  Cal not only reached a Super Regional for the first time, but has managed to grab the super regional host gig.  The never-say-die Bears will face the upstart Dallas Baptist University Patriots at the University of Santa Clara's Schott Stadium.  

Cal sophomore lefthander Justin Jones (8-6, 3.09 ERA), who pitched brilliantly in relief in the Bears' 10-6 win over Alcorn State in the Houston Regional, is expected to get the nod as the Game 1 starting pitcher.  Dallas Baptist is expected to counter with senior righty Brandon Williamson (10-3, 3.98 ERA). 

For a preview of the Dallas Baptist Patriots, see norcalnick's writeup here.  

TENTATIVE CAL LINEUP:

1 LF Austin Booker, Sr. .313, 24 RBI, 1 HR

14 2B Tony Renda, So. .335, 41 RBI, 3 HR

27 C Chadd Krist, Jr. .306, 40 RBI, 1 HR

15 SS Marcus Semien, Jr. .272, 32 RBI, 4 HR

33 1B Devon Rodriguez, So. .292, 33 RBI, 5 HR

44 3B Mitch Delfino, So. .260, 20 RBI, 4 HR

45 RF Chad Bunting, Jr. .278, 20 RBI, 6 HR

2 CF Darrel Matthews, So. .267, 18 RBI, 0 HR

22 DH Vince Bruno, So. .301, 13 RBI, 0 HR

23	LHP	Justin Jones, So. (Sat.) 8-6, 3.09 ERA