Texas hosts weekend series with Cal

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)