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Bears Set For Mountain Clash With Utes

Apr 7, 2022

BERKELEY -- California heads for the mountains and a three-game conference series with Utah at Dumke Family Stadium in Salt Lake City this weekend. All three games will be carried on the Pac-12 Networks and will be streamed on the Pac-12 Now app with Krista Blunk on the call.   

The Bears (21-15) head into the weekend series at 3-6 in conference play after a tough week against then-No. 23 Oregon to begin April, but have three wins against ranked Pac-12 opponents after taking two of three from then-No. 7 Washington in Berkeley and earning a win in Eugene at then-No. 12 Oregon. The Utes (18-16) lost two of three to Stanford last week and got one win to open conference play against then-No. 11 Oregon.


  • Teams: California (21-15, 3-6 Pac-12) at Utah (18-16, 2-4 Pac-12)
  • Location: Dumke Family Stadium | Salt Lake City, Utah
  • First pitch: Friday: 4 pm PT | Saturday: 2 pm PT | Sunday: 11 am PT  



  • Cal is 33-18 all-time against Utah and took three of four games last season, including a 6-4 victory on April 11, 2021 to clinch the season series with the Utes.
  • California is 3-6 in Pac-12 play after a series win over then-No. 7 Washington at Levine-Fricke Field March 18-20 and winning one of three at then-No. 12 Oregon March 25-27 before dropping three against then-No. 23 Oregon State last weekend.
  • The Bears are fourth in the conference in hits (278) and fifth in home runs (41) through the first three weeks of Pac-12 play.
  • Makena Smith leads the team with a .466 batting average and is tied for ninth in the Pac-12 with nine home runs.
  • Smith has recorded a hit in 22 of 26 games played this season and is second on the team with 26 RBI.
  • Tatum Anzaldo has been swinging a hot bat all season and is second in the conference in hits with 51. Anzaldo is hitting .408 on the season and has scored 27 runs.
  • Acacia Anders was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on March 21 after hitting two home runs in the series 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 is tied for third in the conference with 13 wins in the circle and is third on the team with a .391 batting average while sitting tied for third in the Pac-12 with 11 home runs.

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