Cal Finishes Midweek Slate With San Jose State
BERKELEY -- California softball finishes its midweek slate of games by hosting San Jose State for a 3 pm PT first pitch on Wednesday, April 27 at Levine-Fricke Field.
The first meeting between the Bears and Spartans since the 2013 season will be streamed live on Pac-12 Plus with Ben Ross on the call.
- Matchup: California (25-20-1) vs. San Jose State (20-23)
- Location: Levine-Fricke Field | Berkeley, Calif.
- First pitch: Wednesday, 3 p.m. PT
- Watch: Pac-12 Plus
- Live Stats: CalBears.com
- Cal is 47-6 all-time against San Jose State and won the most recent matchup, 6-0, on February 16, 2013.
- California is 3-1 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 and defeating UC Davis 9-8 on April 19.
- California leads the Pac-12 in hits (373) and is fifth in home runs (49) through the first six weeks of conference play.
- Makena Smith leads the team with a .418 batting average and is tied for the lead on the squad and ninth in the Pac-12 with 11 home runs, even while missing 13 games due to injury.
- Smith has recorded a hit in 29 of 34 games played this season and is second on the team with 30 RBI.
- Tatum Anzaldo has been swinging a hot bat all season and leads the conference in hits with 65. Anzaldo is hitting .404 on the season and has scored 31 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 51 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 17 wins in the circle and is third on the team with a .378 batting average while sitting tied for ninth in the Pac-12 with 11 home runs.