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Bears Return Home For Three Against Trojans

Bears Return Home For Three Against Trojans

Dom Souto and the Bears return home for a three game series against USC starting Friday.

Cal Looks To Rebound In Week Two Of Conference Play

BERKELEY – The California baseball team returns to Stu Gordon Stadium for a four-game homestand starting with a three-game series against USC beginning Friday at 6:05 pm. PT. All three games will be streamed on Cal Livestream-2 with Jim Darby calling the action live. Fans can also follow the action via live stats.
The Golden Bears enter this weekend with an overall record of 8-6 and are 0-3 in Pac-12 play after falling to Arizona three times last weekend. The Trojans enter this week 7-7-1 overall but are 2-1 in the Pac-12 after taking two of three at home against No. 2 Stanford last weekend.


  • The Bears are 4-0 at Stu Gordon Stadium this season thanks to wins over Villanova, UConn, and twice against Cal Poly. Under Mike Neu, the Bears are 78-45 (.638) at home. With six straight wins to finish 2022, the Bears are on a 10-game winning streak at the friendly confines.
  • Sophomore catcher Caleb Lomavita leads the team with a .311 batting average.
  • After a slow start, Peyton Schulze and Kade Kretzschmar have been heating up. Schulze is hitting .400 over the last five games going 8-for-20 with two doubles and six RBI. Kretzschmar is hitting .333 during that stretch (6-for-18) with three home runs.
  • On the mound, the Bears have a staff ERA of 4.84. Cal got another promising start from Paulshawn Pasqualotto last Saturday. The junior from Las Vegas went three innings, scattering two hits and two earned runs while striking out a season-high five batters.
  • Cal’s staff continues to be stingy when issuing free passes. The Bears rank 22nd in the nation in walks per nine at 3.18. A big reason for that is relief pitcher Connor Sullivan, who is 16th in the nation and tops in the Pac-12 in walks per nine innings at 0.63. His 12.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks 21st in the nation and also ranks first in the conference.
  • Through 11 contests, the Bears have scored 72 runs this season which ranks eighth in the Pac-12. The Bears have scored 52 of their 72 runs in three innings, the first (13 runs), fifth (24), and sixth (14).
  • Power numbers: Cal has hit 17 home runs in 14 games this season, averaging 1.21 home…

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