first_imgApril 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Travels to California Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team travels to Berkeley, Calif., for a three-game series against California beginning on Thursday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT.The series continues on Friday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. PT. All three games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.Utah is 5-3 in its last eight games. The Utes are coming off a Pac-12 series win over Oregon State, which came into the weekend ranked No. 1 in the nation.Utah (7-20, 3-3 Pac-12) is fifth in the Pac-12 in hits (249) and sixth in the league in batting average (.268). The Utes are third in the league in stolen bases (26) and tied for third in triples (7). Utah leads the Pac-12 in double plays (25), is tied for second in assists (281) and is fifth in fielding percentage (.976). The Utes are first in the league with 10 pickoffs.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., is on a 13-game hitting streak and is seventh in the Pac-12 in batting average (.373), tied for the league lead in doubles (11), leads the league in doubles per game (0.50) and is 11th in slugging percentage (.542). Wade Gulden is fourth in the league in triples (3). Oliver Dunn is tied for second in the league with 20 double plays and is tied for third with 74 assists. Trenton Stoltz is third in the Pac-12 with 16 appearances. Brett Brocoff is one of eight pitchers who has not allowed a home run this year.California is also coming off a strong weekend series, taking two of three from then 15th-ranked UCLA. The Golden Bears are 16-10 overall and 3-6 in the Pac-12.Probable StartersThursday: Utah’s Josh Tedeschi (Jr./LHP) vs. California’s Matt Ladrech (Sr./LHP)Friday: Utah’s Tanner Thomas (Sr./RHP) vs. California’s Jared Horn (So./RHP)Saturday: Utah’s Brett Brocoff (Fr./RHP) vs. California’s Aaron Shortridge (Jr./RHP) Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Uteslast_img