Bears Face No. 12 Ducks In Eugene
BERKELEY -- California returns to Pac-12 Conference play with a three-game weekend set against No. 12 Oregon at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene.
The Bears (20-10) dropped a midweek contest to Sacramento State, but 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 Ducks (22-4) have won 14 of their last 15 games and opened conference play by winning two of three at Utah. Cal is 79-56 all-time against Oregon, but the Ducks won the most recent matchup last season, 3-1 on May 15, 2021.
- Teams: California (20-10) at No. 12 Oregon (22-4)
- Location: Jane Sanders Stadium | Eugene, Oregon
- First pitch: Friday: 6 pm PT | Saturday: 2 pm PT | Sunday: 12 pm PT
HOW TO FOLLOW
- Friday: Live Stats | Live Stream: Pac-12 Insider
- Saturday: Live Stats | Live Stream: Pac-12 Insider
- Sunday: Live Stats | Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream
- Cal is 79-56 all-time against Oregon, but the Ducks won the most recent matchup last season, 3-1 on May 15, 2021. The Bears last win against Oregon came on April 20, 2019, a 5-3 win at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Cal last won the season series with Oregon in 2012.
- California is 2-1 in Pac-12 play after a series win over then-No. 7 Washington at Levine-Fricke Field March 18-20, the first time the Bears took a series from the Huskies since 2015.
- Makena Smith leads the Pac-12 with a .493 batting average and is third in slugging percentage at .957.
- Smith has recorded a hit in 22 of 24 games played this season and is tied for fourth in the conference with nine home runs. She is tied for the team lead with 26 RBI.
- Tatum Anzaldo has been swinging a hot bat all season and leads the conference in hits with 46, five more than any other player. Anzaldo is hitting .444 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 .386 batting average while sitting second on the squad with eight home runs.