Cal Baseball Game Versus Vanderbilt Rained Out

Feb. 22, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. - Rain in the Bay Area has cancelled the Sunday, Feb. 22 baseball game between Vanderbilt (1-2) and California (1-2). Two teams are next scheduled to play Monday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

The Golden Bears defeated UC Riverside, 8-7, last Friday behind freshman Danny Oh's pinch-hit two-run homer and solid relief pitching from freshman Erik Johnson (first collegiate save). On Saturday, Cal dropped a doubleheader to the Highlanders, 6-5 and 5-2. Vanderbilt opened the 2009 season with three games at Stanford, losing Friday, 6-5 in 10 innings. On Saturday, the Commodores won the first game of the doubleheader against the Cardinal, 12-9, before dropping game two, 6-5.

At the plate, the Bears are led by junior catcher Dylan Tonneson, who is batting .455 (5-for-11) with a double, and sophomore first baseman Mark Canha, who is hitting .364 (4-for-11) with a double, home run and two RBI. Junior center fielder Brett Jackson, a first-team preseason All-American (Baseball America), is also hitting .364, while junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus and senior third baseman/shortstop Michael Brady have both homer and lead the team with three RBI apiece. Cal has hit five home runs in three games.

On the mound, junior preseason All-American utility player Blake Smith has seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings, and junior left-hander Michael Bugary has five strikeouts in 4.0 innings.

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