Cal Baseball (10-6) vs. UCLA (10-7, No.25 in Baseball America, No.15 in NCBWA, No.22 in USA Today Coaches' Poll)
When: 6 PM
Where: Evans Diamond
Audio: KALX (Berkeley student radio), UCLA also have their own free call
Bears were edged 3-2 yesterday with starting freshman righty Daulton Jefferies got pulled in the 5th inning. After falling behind 2-1 after Jefferies' inherited runner was allowed to score, the Bears fought back with a game tying RBI by Chris Paul in the bottom of the 7th. A two out RBI double by the defending NCAA champs, UCLA allowed the Bruins to put the game in their top closer, and the Bears were done in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
CAL TENTATIVE LINE-UP
No. Pos. Player 2014 Stats
27 CF Devin Pearson, So. .269, 7 RBI, 0 HR
22 LF Vince Bruno, Sr. .298, 5 RBI, 1 HR
33 DH Devon Rodriguez, Sr. .269, 10 RBI, 1 HR
2 RF Derek Campbell, Jr. .246, 8 RBI, 2 HR
19 1B Nick Halamandaris, So. .241, 6 RBI, 0 HR
6 3B Chris Paul, Jr. .250, 0 RBI, 0 HR
21 2B Brenden Farney, Jr. .370, 4 RBI, 0 HR
30 C Mitchell Kranson, So. .143, 3 RBI, 0 HR
37 SS Mike Reuvekamp, Sr. .167, 1 RBI, 0 HR
16 LHP Kyle Porter, Sr. (Sat.) 2-0, 0.95 ERA
Senior Kyle Porter will look to keep the Bruins bats in check today. The Bruins will counter with a lefty of their own.
UCLA – Grant Watson, LHP, Jr. (2-1, 2.16)
Tomorrow's game (at 2 PM) will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Networks, for those of us who can't make it out to Evans Diamond.
The tentative pitching matchup is
UCLA – Cody Poteet, RHP, So. (1-1, 2.42)
CAL – TBA
In case you missed it (I think we missed it here at CGB), ESPN had a nice Q&A with Coach Esquer from earlier this week:
Interesting news about how the Cal Baseball Classic last week taking place in Berkeley.