Cal Baseball (10-7) vs. UCLA (11-7, No.25 in Baseball America, No.15 in NCBWA, No.22 in USA Today Coaches' Poll)
When: 2 PM
Where: Evans Diamond
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Audio: KALX (Berkeley student radio), UCLA also have their own free call
The Cal bats have been shutdown by the UCLA pitching in the first two games. On Saturday night, UCLA got a timely two run homer in the 7th inning to spoil a pitchers' duel and win 3-2. On Friday night, UCLA got the go ahead run in the top of the 9th.
On Sunday, the Bears will send out TBD to try to limit the Bruins again. Whether the Bears can win would depends on if the bats can do more. Would Coach David Esquer change up the lineup?
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
The tentative pitching matchup is
UCLA – Cody Poteet, RHP, So. (1-1, 2.42)
CAL – TBA
In case you missed it (I included this in the open thread yesterday), 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.