Bears Face Aggies In Midweek Matchup
BERKELEY -- California is set for its first midweek matchup in almost a month when the Bears host UC Davis on Tuesday, April 19 at Levine-Fricke Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3 pm PT and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks with Jordan Watkins on the call.
The Bears are coming off a series win against then-No. 24 Stanford last week, taking the opening game 5-2, before a 6-5, 10 inning, victory on Friday and a 5-1 defeat in the finale on Saturday. The Aggies got swept in a weekend series against CSUN last week.
- Matchup: California (24-18) vs. UC Davis (18-21)
- Location: Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, Calif.
- First pitch: Tuesday, 3 p.m. PT
- Watch: Pac-12 Networks
- Live Stats: CalBears.com
- Cal is 30-7 all-time against UC Davis and won the most recent matchup, 3-2, on March 14, 2021 in Fresno.
- California is 2-1 in midweek non-conference clashes this season, opening the home slate with a 12-1 (5) victory over Saint Mary's on Feb. 23 and beating Pacific 5-1 on March 2 before falling 5-4 to Sac State on March 23.
- The Bears are third in the Pac-12 in hits (335) and fifth in home runs (46) through the first five weeks of conference play.
- Makena Smith leads the team with a .451 batting average and is tied for 10th in the Pac-12 with 10 home runs, even while missing 13 games due to injury.
- Smith has recorded a hit in 24 of 29 games played this season and is second on the team with 29 RBI.
- Tatum Anzaldo has been swinging a hot bat all season and leads the conference in hits with 60. Anzaldo is hitting .411 on the season and has scored 28 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.
- Anders is second in the conference among freshmen with 45 hits on the season and is second on the squad with seven home runs.
- Sona Halajian has been the definition of a two-way player all season. She is second in the conference with 16 wins in the circle and is third on the team with a .361 batting average while sitting tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with 11 home runs.