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Bears Face Hornets In Midweek Matchup

Mar 22, 2022

BERKELEY -- California steps away from Pac-12 play to host Sacramento State at 2 pm on Wednesday at Levine-Fricke Field. The nonconference game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks. 

The Bears (20-9) are coming off a series win over then-No. 7 Washington during the opening weekend of Pac-12 play, their first time taking a series from the Huskies since the 2015 season. The Hornets (15-13) have won four of their last five after a four-game losing streak. 

Fans attending games at Levine-Fricke Field are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas. Facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces (i.e., restrooms) for guests ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Masks will be available at entrances for fans upon request.

MIDWEEK LINEUP

  • Matchup: Cal (20-9) vs. Sac State (15-13)
  • Location: Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, Calif.
  • First pitch: Wednesday, 2 p.m. PT 
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks
  • Live Stats: CalBears.com 

 QUICK HITS

  • Cal is 68-22 all-time against Sac State, but the Hornets won the most recent matchup last season, 3-0 on Feb. 20, 2021.
  • The Bears are 2-0 in midweek games this season, defeating Saint Mary's 12-1 (5) on Feb. 23 and Pacific 5-1 on March 2.
  • California is coming off a series win over then-No. 7 Washington at Levine-Fricke Field, the first time the Bears took a series from the Huskies since 2015.
  • Makena Smith leads the Pac-12 with a .485 batting average and is fourth in slugging percentage at .924.
  • Smith has recorded a hit in 21 of 23 games played this season and is tied for sixth in the conference with eight home runs. She is tied for the team lead with 25 RBI.
  • Tatum Anzaldo has been swinging a hot bat all season and leads the conference in hits with 45, four more than any other player. Anzaldo is hitting .563 over the last five games and tallied seven base knocks in Cal's series win vs Washington.
  • Acacia Anders was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Monday after hitting two home runs against UW, including a walk off shot on Saturday to secure Cal's first win over Washington since the 2016 season.
  • Sona Halajian has been the definition of a two-way player all season. She leads the conference with 12 wins in the circle and is third on the team with a .392 batting average while sitting second on the squad with seven home runs.

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