Bears Ready To Face Spartans
BERKELEY – California will look to build off of an impressive road sweep at Washington when it returns to Evans Diamond to host San José State at 3 p.m. PDT Tuesday. The game will not be streamed.
The game will be Cal's final non-conference contest this season; the Golden Bears' remaining 13 regular-season games after Tuesday will be against Pac-12 foes. The Bay Area neighbors met once already this spring with the Spartans coming out on top, 10-7, on March 30 in San Jose.
- Matchup: Cal (22-19) vs. San José State (6-13)
- Location: Berkeley, Calif. | Evans Diamond
- First pitch: 3 p.m. PDT
- Live Stats: CalBears.com
- Projected starter: Nick Proctor (2-2, 5.81 ERA)
EVANS DIAMOND ATTENDANCE
In accordance with public health guidelines, Cal Athletics is able to welcome a small number of student-athlete and coach guests to outdoor home events. Alameda County is in the state-designated Orange Tier (as of April 6), which limits facility capacity to a maximum of 33 percent. To meet these requirements, attendance will be limited to student-athlete and coach guest lists only. No tickets for general public use will be sold at athletic venues. Additional details on the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy can be found here.
- Cal is 13-10 in non-conference action, but just 1-3 in four contests played in the midweek (Tuesday-Wednesday).
- The Bears are 82-41 all-time against San José State and 2-1 under head coach Mike Neu.
- Of Cal's 13 wins at home this season, five have been in walk-off fashion.
- In nine games since allowing 15 runs in a series-opening loss at Oregon State on April 16, Cal's pitching staff has limited opposing teams to an average of 2.2 earned runs per game.
- Cal is second in the Pac-12 and 26th nationally with 3.23 walks allowed per nine innings.
- Darren Baker continues to do it all for Cal, batting .329 with a .414 on-base percentage. The senior second baseman had three multi-hit games in Cal's sweep of Washington last weekend and stole four bases, pushing his season total to 20.
- Dylan Beavers hit a pair of home runs at Washington and now leads the Pac-12 with 12 this season.
- Ian Villers hasn't allowed an earned run in his past nine appearances and 11.1 innings pitched.
- Cole Elvis and John Lagattuta homered and drove in three runs apiece in Cal's 10-7 loss at San José State on March 30.
- San José State head coach Brad Sanfilippo was an assistant coach at Cal from 2010-12 and 2015-17 and helped Cal reach the 2011 College World Series. Another familiar face on the Spartan roster is outfielder Max Flower, who made 138 starts across 160 career games played in four years at Cal from 2017-20.