Bears win! It is a 5-0 outcome courtesy of another brilliant pitching performance, this time from senior Ryan Mason - who earns his 2nd career shutout as a Golden Bears.
FINAL: Ryan Mason with the complete game shutout. His 2nd at Cal and his 21st career Cal win. Tied for 7th most pic.twitter.com/tLzdG4JwNm— #LetsGo (@Cal_Baseball) March 26, 2016
Offensively, Bears took the early lead thanks to the Pac-12 leading 7th homer (a solo shot) from catcher Brett Cumberland. Mitchell "El Gaucho" Kranson doubles the Cal lead with a homer of his own.
After some missed opportunities to break the game open, Bears tag on two more runs in the 5th inning. A 5th run was scored in the 6th when the Bears took advantage of a Beaver miscue.
Bears will go for the series sweep at 1 pm on Saturday.
ROLL ON YOU BEARS!
Cal Baseball vs. Oregon State Beavers Game 2 (of 3)
When: 7 pm PT
Where: Evans Diamond
TV: none (I don't understand why No.3 at No.20 is not on TV anywhere)
Pitching Matchup: Cal's RHP Ryan Mason (2-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Oregon State's RHP Jake Thompson (2-1, 2.49 ERA)
Bears took game 1 of this series via a 6-2 score. They will try to win their first Pac-12 series of the season (on the 2nd attempt) tonight against a very good Oregon State Beavers squad.
Check out the recap of game 1, including some videos footages from Bear Territory.