Texas hosts weekend series with Cal

March, 30, 2012
Dell Diamond will feature two teams this weekend heading in opposite directions.

The Longhorns, ranked No. 18 by Baseball America, have won 9 of 10 thanks to the plate production of several key bats. Jonathan Walsh leads the way over the last nine games with a .500 average (19-of-38). Erich Weiss (.429), Jordan Etier (.412), Mark Payton (.381) and Alex Silver (.368) have also seen spikes in their averages over that span for Texas (14-9, 5-1 Big 12).

Cal, which made it to the College World Series along with Texas a season ago, has lost 7 of 11 and 3 of 5. The Golden Bears (14-9, 1-5 Pac-12) are in the midst of a grueling 12-game road trip that won't end until April 9th.

Scheduling note: Texas and Cal were supposed to play in a doubleheader on Saturday but will instead play one game at 4 p.m. and then close out the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Friday, March 30, 2012 -- 7 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Nathan Thornhill (2-2, 3.69 ERA)
California: LHP Justin Jones (2-3, 4.22 ERA)

Saturday, March 31, 2012 -- 4 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Parker French (3-0, 3.82 ERA)
California: RHP Matt Flemer (3-2, 2.76 ERA)

Sunday, April 1, 2012 -- 1 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Ricky Jacquez (1-1, 6.84 ERA)
California: LHP Kyle Porter (2-1, 5.40 ERA)



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