Cal Wraps Homestand Against Pacific
BERKELEY – California baseball will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday night as it hosts Pacific in a non-conference clash at Stu Gordon Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. PT and the game will be live streamed on Pac-12 Plus.
Tickets and hot dogs are available for just $2 and the first 100 Cal students at Tuesday's game will receive a free meal from El Pollo Picante.
The Golden Bears (19-20) have won six of their past 10 games but most recently dropped games two and three of their series against No. 13 UCLA last weekend in front of a combined crowd of 4,745 in attendance. Tuesday's contest is the lone meeting of the season between Cal and Pacific (11-27), which has lost nine consecutive games dating back to April 10.
- Matchup: Cal (19-20) vs. Pacific (11-27)
- Location: Evans Diamond at Stu Gordon Stadium | Berkeley, Calif.
- First Pitch: Tuesday, April 26 | 6 p.m. PT
- Watch: Pac-12 Plus (PxP: Ben Ross)
- Live Stats: StatBroadcast
- Probable Pitchers: RHP Aaron Roberts vs. RHP Nick Swanson
- Cal head coach Mike Neu spent two seasons (2016-17) as Pacific's head coach and led the Tigers to 40 total wins. In Neu's first season (2016), Pacific won 12 West Coast Conference games – its second-most conference wins since 1999.
- Cal and Pacific opened the 2021 season with a four-game home-and-home series. The Tigers won the final three games.
- The Bears are 4-5 in midweek games (played Monday through Wednesday) this season.
- Aaron Roberts is scheduled to make his fourth consecutive midweek start on the mound Tuesday. The redshirt sophomore has tossed two innings as an opener in each of his past two starts. Roberts tied a career high with four strikeouts against San Francisco last week; he's struck out 10 batters and allowed just three hits in 8.1 innings pitched this season.
- The Bears hit 11 total home runs in four games last week, including five in an 8-3 series-opening win against UCLA and rank second among Pac-12 teams with 51 home runs this season. Nathan Martorella, Dylan Beavers and Hance Smith hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first inning in Friday's win, becoming the first Cal trio to do since Jeff Kobernus, David Cooper and Josh Satin did so in a 21-9 victory over Loyola Marymount on March 15, 2008.
- Dylan Beavers hit three of Cal's 11 home runs last week and continues to lead the Pac-12 with 14 this season. He surpassed Cal Hall of Famer Lance Blankenship on Sunday with his 33rd career home run, moving him into sole possession of seventh all-time in program history.
- Cal is batting a collective .304 (163-for-537) with 66 extra-base hits in 15 games played in April. Leading the way is Nathan Martorella, who is slashing a scorching .409/461/.818 with six home runs and 21 RBI in that span.
- Caleb Lomavita is one of just three Pac-12 players with at least six home runs and 12 stolen bases, joining Oregon State's Jacob Melton and Arizona State's Joe Lampe. Lomavita, a freshman, has started all 39 games between catcher and designated hitter and is slashing .262/.342/.427 while ranking second on the team with 31 RBI.