California Golden Bears (16-16, 5-7) vs. No.9 Oregon Ducks (14-8, 9-3)
When: 6 PM PT
Pitching matchup: RHP Ryan Mason for Cal vs. LHP Tommy Thorpe (4-3, 3.35 ERA) for Oregon
About the Ducks:
Oregon are the conference leader behind slick fielding (As a team, Oregon leads the country in fielding percentage at .988) and generally pretty good pitching. They are in the middle of a stretch of 8 road games, where they only won one of three from ASU down in Tempe last weekend (Oregon did beat OSU on Tuesday in their latest game).
Bears actually hold a 20-19 all time record over the Ducks in all baseball contests in history.
Likely Cal Staring Lineup:
No. Pos. Player 2013 Stats 27 CF Devin Pearson, Fr. .305, 9 RBI, 1 HR 21 2B Brenden Farney, So. .329, 6 RBI, 0 HR 33 1B Devon Rodriguez, Jr. .297, 26 RBI, 4 HR 5 C Andrew Knapp, Jr. .342, 24 RBI, 4 HR 51 RF Jacob Wark, Jr. .263, 12 RBI, 0 HR 6 3B Chris Paul, So. .208, 26 RBI, 5 HR 15 DH Grant Diede, Fr. .290, 4 RBI, 0 HR 37 SS Mike Reuvekamp, Jr. .243, 8 RBI, 0 HR 25 LF Brian Celsi, Fr. .275, 8 RBI, 0 HR 42 RHP Ryan Mason, Fr. (Fri.) 4-1, 3.96 ERA TBA (Sat. and Sun.)
CAL AMONG STAT LEADERS:
Cal is second in the Pac-12 with 17 home runs and is fourth in total bases (393). On the mound, the Golden Bears are second in strikeouts looking (67) and fourth in strikeouts (216). Individually, junior catcher Andrew Knapp is sixth in home runs (4) and total bases (61), seventh in doubles (nine), eighth in hits (40), and ninth in slugging percentage (.521) and RBI (24). Junior first baseman Devon Rodriguez is sixth in RBI (26) and home runs (four). Sophomore third baseman Chris Paul is third in home runs (five) and is sixth in RBI (26), while sophomore second baseman Brenden Farney is eighth in on-base percentage (.429).Freshman right-hander Ryan Mason is seventh in wins (four) and junior right-hander Trevor Hildenberger is third in appearances (18) and seventh in wins (four).