Skip to main content

Bears Begin Homestand Against Dons

Apr 18, 2022
Rodney Green Jr. and the Golden Bears welcome San Francisco to the East Bay on Tuesday night.

BERKELEY – California baseball will go for its third consecutive win in non-conference play as it opens a five-game homestand against San Francisco on Tuesday night at Stu Gordon Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. PDT and tickets and hot dogs are available for just $2.
 
The first 100 Cal students at Tuesday's game will receive a free meal from El Pollo Picante.
 
The Golden Bears (18-17) are playing their best baseball of late, winning seven of their past 10 games including a pair of Pac-12 series victories against Washington and Washington State. Two wins in the Palouse last weekend pushed Cal above .500 overall for the first time since March 20.
 
San Francisco (19-20) is coming off a WCC series win at Pepperdine last weekend. The Dons have lost all six games played against Pac-12 foes this season, including three at Arizona State, a pair at Oregon and one at Stanford.
 
MIDWEEK LINEUP

  • Matchup: Cal (18-17) vs. San Francisco (19-20)
  • Location: Evans Diamond at Stu Gordon Stadium | Berkeley, Calif.
  • First Pitch: Tuesday, April 19 | 6 p.m. PDT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Plus (PxP: Ben Ross)
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Probable Pitchers: RHP Aaron Roberts vs. LHP Oscar Lepe

 
QUICK HITS

  • Cal is 8-3 against San Francisco under head coach Mike Neu and owns a 128-58 advantage in the all-time series. The Bears took three of four games from the Dons in a home-and-home four-game series last season.
  • The Bears' pitching staff has posted 3.06 earned run average and .232 batting average against in eight games since April 5. Opponents have scored five runs or less against Cal in six straight games.
  • Cal is among Pac-12 leaders with 127 extra-base hits this season, including 40 home runs (fifth), 11 triples (third) and 76 doubles (third).
  • Caleb Lomavita is one of just two Pac-12 players with at least six home runs and 12 stolen bases this season, joining Arizona State's Joe Lampe. The freshman is slashing .277/.355/.453 and is second on the team in runs batted in (30) and home runs (6).
  • Aaron Roberts is expected to make his third start of the season on the mound. The redshirt-sophomore has allowed just one hit in 6.1 innings of work this season. He tossed two hitless innings as an opener in Cal's 6-0 win at Saint Mary's last week.
  • Dylan Beavers continues to lead the Pac-12 in home runs (11) and has batted a team-leading .389 in Cal's past 10 games.
  • The Bears are averaging 8.6 runs per game since April 2 and have scored 14-plus runs twice in their past five games.

 
STAY POSTED
For coverage of Cal baseball, please follow the Bears on Twitter (@CalBaseball), Instagram (@CalBaseball) and Facebook (/CalBaseball/).