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)
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)
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.
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 HR23 LHP Justin Jones, So. (Sat.) 8-6, 3.09 ERA