April 27, 2010
BERKELEY, CALIF. - Rain in the Davis Area has postponed the Tuesday, April 27 baseball game between No. 20-ranked Cal (23-14) and UC Davis (16-19). Two teams have re-scheduled to play Wednesday, April 28 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Dobbins Stadium on the UC Davis campus.
The Golden Bears will be looking to get back on the winning track after losing three Pac-10 games at Stanford last week, falling 3-2, 15-12 and 11-10. Prior to the series against the Cardinal, Cal had won 11 of its last 12 games. The Cal-UC Davis game can be viewed on Gametracker on calbears.com.
The Bears will also be looking to avenge an earlier loss to UC Davis. On Feb. 24, Cal fell to the Aggies, 8-0, at Evans Diamond for its first loss of the season.
The Bears are currently ranked 20th in Collegiate Baseball and 23rd in Baseball America. Following the UC Davis contest, Cal will be hosting Pac-10 foe Oregon State (21-13, 4-8) in a three-game conference series, April 30-May 2 at Evans Diamond. Game times will be 2:30 Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The games can be followed on Gametracker and listen to on KALX, 90.7 FM.
Sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien was outstanding last week at Stanford, going 6-for-9 with four doubles and a pair of RBI. Semien was 4-for-4 with two doubles on Sunday. He is currently batting .331 with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 24 RBI on the year.
As a team, the Bears are third in the Pac-10 with a .325 team batting average. Individually, junior All-Pac-10 first baseman/outfielder Mark Canha is ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in eight different offensive categories, including leading the league with 47 RBI. Canha is batting a team-best .379 (53-for-140) with 11 doubles and six home runs, and is hitting an impressive .397 against conference foes.
On the mound, Cal pitchers have notched seven shutouts this year and feature talented starters Erik Johnson, Justin Jones and Dixon Anderson. Freshman left-hander Jones leads the Pac-10 with eight wins (8-3, 3.20 ERA) in a Pac-10-high 76.0 innings. Jones has been a part of two shutouts and has thrown two complete games this season.