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Bears Visit Seattle For Three

Apr 29, 2021
Cal travels to Washington this weekend, seeking its first road series win since taking two of three at Utah on March 26-28.

BERKELEY – California heads to the Pacific Northwest for a three-game series against Washington in Seattle this weekend. The action gets underway at 5 p.m. PDT Friday from Husky Ballpark. All three games will be streamed by Washington.
The Golden Bears (19-19, 6-9) are still in the thick of the Pac-12 race, tied for seventh, despite dropping three consecutive conference series dating back to early April. A successful weekend in Seattle against last-place Washington (17-18, 3-9) will be critical if Cal hopes to stage a late-season climb up the Pac-12 standings.

  • Matchup: Cal (19-19, 6-9 Pac-12) at Washington (17-18, 3-9 Pac-12)
  • Location: Husky Ballpark | Seattle, Washington
  • First Pitch: Friday, 5 p.m. PDT | Saturday, 2 p.m. PDT | Sunday, 1 p.m. PDT
  • Watch: Washington Live Stream
  • Live Stats:
  • Projected rotation: Friday: RHP Josh White | Saturday: RHP Sean Sullivan | Sunday: TBA


  • Cal is 51-38 all-time against Washington and 4-1 under Mike Neu. The Bears most recently won twice in Seattle on May 23-24, 2019, outscoring the Huskies 22-11 over two games to secure a Pac-12 series (game three was canceled).
  • The Cal pitching staff issues an average of 3.25 walks per nine innings, ranking second in the Pac-12 and 29th nationally. Cal allowed only five walks across three games against Washington State in Berkeley last weekend. ­­
  • Sophomore right-hander Josh White, who will make his first start of the season Friday, owns a 5.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio (51-to-9). White opened the season with six consecutive appearances with five-plus strikeouts and has struck out eight batters in his past three innings pitched.
  • Saturday starter Sean Sullivan leads Cal with 48.1 innings pitched across 10 starts. He's issued more than two walks just once this season.
  • Darren Baker saw a 42-game reached-base streak come to an end in last Sunday's loss to Washington State. The senior ­second baseman will look to start another streak this weekend, as he's batting .307 with a team-high 28 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.
  • Nathan Manning and Dylan Beavers continue to rank among league leaders in a pair of offensive categories. Manning's .388 average ranks fifth while Beavers' 10 home runs are tied for second in the Pac-12.
  • Ian Villers hasn't allowed an earned run in his past seven appearances and 9.1 innings pitched. In Pac-12 play, Villers has logged 8.0 innings across seven appearances and hasn't allowed an earned run, while striking out eight batters.

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