BERKELEY – Rain in the Bay Area has forced a cancellation of Cal Baseball’s third annual Fan Fest, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Evans Diamond. The rain has also washed out the Golden Bears’ scheduled Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage, originally set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Cal Baseball Fan Fest, which began in 2012, is an opportunity for fans of all ages will get a chance to meet the players, get autographs, run the bases, and test pitching, fielding and batting skills on the Bears’ home baseball field that now features lights and a new video scoreboard. Fan Fest is hosted by Cal Athletics and the Cal Baseball Foundation.
Campbell was the starting second baseman for the Bears as a freshman at the CWS, Theofanopoulos is a talented left-handed pitcher/utility player, Porter was a freshman All-American left-hander in 2011 and picked up Cal’s CWS victory over Texas A&M in Omaha, Bruno was an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2011 and Rodriguez was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Houston Regional after knocking in the game-winning hit in Cal’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over Baylor to advance the Bears to the 2011 Super Regionals in Santa Clara.
The schedule for the 2014 Cal baseball team includes hosting the season-opening four-game series against Texas, Feb. 14-16 at Evans Diamond (7 p.m. Friday, doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday). The Bears will also be hosting a tournament at Evans Diamond, the Cal Baseball Classic, with Arkansas, Tulane and San Francisco March 7-9. Cal will also be hosting Pac-12 series versus 2013 National Champion UCLA (March 14-16), Utah (March 28-30), Washington (April 17-19), 2013 CWS participant Oregon State (May 2-4) and 2012 National Champion Arizona (May 16-18) at Evans Diamond.