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Bears Battle Cardinal On The Farm

Apr 24, 2023
The Bears begin their season long eight game road trip starting Tuesday at Stanford.

BERKELEY – The California baseball will attempt to get back into the win column on Tuesday when it takes on No. 8 Stanford at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond for a nonconference clash. The game will begin at 6:05 p.m. PT and will be air on the Stanford Live Stream.   
 
Cal (18-18) is coming off a 2-2 week after losing two of three to No. 23 Oregon over the weekend. The Bears continue to swing a hot bat, hitting over .300 as a team over the last 10 games and averaging over 10 hits a game and eight runs per contest during that stretch. Stanford enters this week ranked No. 8 in the latest D1Baseball poll and is 25-12 overall after taking a series against Washington at home last weekend.  
 
 
HOW TO FOLLOW

 
PROJECTED STARTERS

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QUICK HITS

  • After falling to Oregon 9-3 on Sunday the Bears are 18-18 overall. Cal has gone 6-4 over their last 10 games.
  • The Bears are 7-7 on the road this season but have won three of their last four road contests. As a team, Cal is hitting .261 with five players hitting over .290 on the road. Kade Kretzschmar leads the team with a .360 average on the road.
  • Cal is 12-3 in nonconference play this year, which includes an 8-4 win over No. 2 Stanford on Feb. 21. In nonconference games, the Bears average 7.8 runs per contest. Rodney Green Jr. is hitting .397 in those games.
  • Caleb Lomavita hit his eighth home run of the season and 15th of his career on Sunday. As a team, the Bears have 49 home runs on the year which ranks fifth in the Pac-12.
  • Andres Galan takes the ball for Cal on Tuesday night. Over his last three starts, he has been dominant with a 3-0 record and a 2.12 ERA. In 17.0 innings pitched during that span, he has 15 strikeouts to just five walks.
  • Kade Kretzschmar remains white hot at the plate. He is hitting .526 (10-for-19) over his last five contests with two doubles, a triple, and a home run. Against No. 23 Oregon on Sunday, he hit a triple in the fourth inning and had a home run taken away from him by Ducks center fielder Colby Shade.
  • Out of the bullpen, freshman RHP Austin Turkington has stepped up. Over his last five appearances, he has allowed just three hits and one earned run while picking up a save and holding opponents to a .158 average. On Sunday, he tossed a scoreless 1.2 innings against the Ducks.
  • Cal's pitching staff continues to be stingy when it comes to free passes. The Bears enter this week 23rd in the nation (out of 295) teams in walks, allowing 3.54 per nine innings.

 
SERIES HISTORY

  • Tuesday is the 512th meeting between the Bears and Cardinal. In four meetings this season, Cal is 1-3 against Stanford, having defeated Stanford at Sunken Diamond on Feb. 21. All-time, Stanford owns a 282-236-1 advantage in the series. Under Mike Neu, Cal is 6-13 against Stanford. The Cardinal swept the Pac-12 series earlier this year at Stu Gordon Stadium. Last time out, Stanford defeated the Bears 5-3 on April 8.

 
UP NEXT
The Bears will board a flight to the East Coast to take on Pitt for a three-game series at Charles L. Costa Field in Pittsburgh. Friday's contest will begin at 3 pm. PT.
 
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