The California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal are usually two powerhouses in NCAA baseball, and this year is no different. Both teams are enjoying some success right now, although some more than others. The Bears fell to Stanford yesterday by a score of 9-5 at Sunken Diamond, but both teams are pretty evenly matched at this pint in the season.
Stanford had a commanding 8 run lead before Cal came up with a 5 spot in the last few innings of the game. Freshman Michael Theofanopoulos hit a three-run jack in the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough for the Golden Bears. Cal dropped to 24-13 with the loss while the Cardinal improved to 20-13.
Cal is 5-5 in their last 10 games including being swept by Arizona State late last week in a 3 game set, while Stanford is also 5-5 over their last 10 including being swept by Oregon State early last week in a 3 game set as well.
Stanford's Stephen Piscotty is batting .344 for the season so far with 2 homers and 19 RBI, while Brian Ragira is batting .286 with a team leading 3 jacks and 25 RBI. Pitcher Scott Snodgress has a 2-2 record and a 3.14 ERA in his team leading 19 appearances so far this season, with a 20/33 BB/K ratio.
As for the Golden Bears, Tony Renda is batting .327 with 31 RBI, and Chadd Krist is batting .322 with 30 RBI. Pitcher Kyle Porter is 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA in his team leading 16 appearances, sporting an impressive 9/33 BB/K ratio.