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Bears Host Spartans In Final Midweek Contest

May 2, 2022
Aaron Roberts and the Golden Bears play their final midweek game of the 2022 season against San José State  on Tuesday.

BERKELEY – California will play its final midweek baseball game of the 2022 regular season on Tuesday when it hosts San José State at Stu Gordon Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT and the non-conference contest 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 (21-22) are going for the season sweep of the Spartans, having already earned a resounding 17-5 win on March 15 in San Jose. Cal is coming off a 9-8 win at No. 25 Oregon in Sunday's series finale in Eugene, but ultimately dropped the Pac-12 series with 7-2 and 8-3 losses in games two and three. The Spartans (24-20) have played good ball of late, winning six of their last eight games including two of three at New Mexico – which Cal will host in a three-game series on May 13-15 – in Mountain West action last weekend.

  • Matchup: Cal (21-22) vs. San José State (24-20)
  • Location: Evans Diamond at Stu Gordon Stadium | Berkeley, Calif.
  • First Pitch: Tuesday, May 3 | 6 p.m. PT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Plus (PxP: Ben Ross)
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Probable Pitchers: LHP Ian May vs. LHP Micky Thompson


  • Cal is 5-5 in midweek games (Monday-Wednesday) this season and most recently bested Pacific, 9-8, last Tuesday in Berkeley.
  • Cal is 84-41 all-time against San José State and 4-1 in the series under head coach Mike Neu dating back to 2018.
  • The Bears' 17-5 win at San José State in mid-March featured numerous season-highs, including runs scored (17), hits (18), extra-base hits (8), RBIs (16), stolen bases (4) and strikeouts thrown (16). Caleb Lomavita was 2-for-4 with five RBIs, a grand slam, three runs scored and two stolen bases in the win.
  • Freshman left-hander Ian May will start on the mound Tuesday. May is fifth on the team with 36.2 innings pitched this season and is 2-1 with a 6.14 earned run average, having made six starts in 14 appearances.
  • Nathan Martorella hit everything in sight during the month of April, batting .421 (31-for-72) with an OPS of 1.389, eight home runs, seven doubles 21 runs scored and 24 RBI throughout 17 games played. He's batting a team-leading .339 entering Tuesday's contest.
  • Dylan Beavers, the Pac-12 leader in home runs (14), has reached base safely in 18 consecutive games. The junior slugger owns an on-base percentage of .432 and is 11th nationally with 41 walks drawn.

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