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Battle With The Beavers

Mar 24, 2022
Keshawn Ogans takes a 10-game hit streak into Cal's Pac-12 series against No. 6 Oregon State this weekend.

BERKELEY – California baseball's five-game homestand continues with a weekend series against No. 6 Oregon State at Stu Gordon Stadium. All three games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks, with the action getting underway at 6 p.m. PDT Friday.
 
The Golden Bears (10-10, 3-3 Pac-12) secured their first series win of the season last week at USC but followed that effort up with a 14-4 home loss to Cal Poly on Tuesday. Oregon State (15-4, 4-2) has yet to lose a weekend series and opened the campaign with nine consecutive victories.
 
Fans attending games at Evans Diamond 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.
 
WEEKEND LINEUP

  • Matchup: Cal (10-10, 3-3 Pac-12) vs. No. 6 Oregon State (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12)
  • Location: Evans Diamond at Stu Gordon Stadium
  • First Pitch: Friday, 6 p.m. PDT | Saturday, 2 p.m. PDT | Sunday, 12 p.m. PDT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Network (PxP: Roxy Bernstein) | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast

 
PROBABLE PITCHERS

  • Game 1 (Friday): RHP Josh White vs. LHP Cooper Hjerpe
  • Game 2 (Saturday): RHP Joseph King vs. RHP Jacob Kmatz
  • Game 3 (Sunday): LHP Ian May vs. TBA

 
QUICK HITS

  • The Bears are 44-50 all-time against Oregon State and have lost five in a row and nine of the last 10 in the series. Cal's lone win against the Beavers under head coach Mike Neu was a 3-2 decision on March 22, 2019 in Corvallis. This is just the second time Cal has hosted OSU in Neu's tenure since 2018.
  • Cal has played 11 of its 20 games against nationally-ranked opponents and is 6-5 in such contests.
  • With two wins at then-No. 25 (Baseball America) USC last weekend, Cal recorded its first weekend series victory of the season. It was the Bears' first series win at USC since 2014.
  • Josh White will go for his first win of the season Friday night. The right-hander (0-1, 3.54 ERA) still ranks among national leaders with 43 strikeouts despite two consecutive difficult starts against Arizona and at USC. Joseph King will get the ball Saturday and freshman left-hander Ian May will make his second collegiate start on Sunday after impressing with 5.2 innings at USC last week.
  • Keshawn Ogans is batting .395 (17-for-43) during his current 10-game hitting streak dating back to March 6 and leads the team with a .341 average on the season. He's started all 20 games at shortstop.
  • Preseason All-American Dylan Beavers is slashing .272/.388/.580 with seven home runs, 19 RBI and 21 runs scored. He batted .353 with two home runs and five RBI in four games last week as Cal went 3-1 against San José State and USC.
  • Cal's 23 home runs are the second most in the Pac-12. Ten Bears have hit at least one home run, led by Dylan Beavers (7) and Caleb Lomavita (5). Three other Bears – Hance Smith, Carson Crawford and Rodney Green Jr. – have two apiece.

 
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