No. 18 CAL Baseball Beats Stanford at Evans Diamond

Sophomore catcher Brett Cumberland is leading the pac in round trippers. (photo by Phillip Downey/

By Connor Buestad |

Sophomore Brett Cumberland had yet another big night at the plate for the Golden Bears on Tuesday, going 2-5 on the evening including a double and a home run. The power hitting catcher is leading the PAC-12 in homers with 11th long balls on the year.

With the win over rival Stanford, CAL improves to 22-11 overall and 9-6 in conference. The Bears will welcome in the University of Arizona for a three game set at Evans Diamond starting this Friday night. The Wildcats are 22-14 overall and 7-8 in conference play.

Unfortunately for the Bears, ace pitcher Daulton Jefferies (6-0, 42 innings, 47 strikeouts) is currently out of commission with a strained sub-scapular muscle in his throwing arm. The time-table for his return is roughly another two weeks. In the meantime, Ryan Mason will take the ball on Friday nights, followed by Jeff Bain and Matt Ladrech.