June 18 2011
The California Golden Bears baseball team is set to take on the University of Virginia Cavaliers in its first game of the 2011 College World Series. The tournament is a double elimination format with the final two teams meeting in a best-of-three game series to crown the champion.
When: Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: TD Ameritrade park. Omaha, Nebraska.
Records: California Golden Bears (37-21)
Virginia Cavaliers (54-10)
California -- Tony Renda: The sophomore second baseman was selected as the 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year. Renda is currently hitting .335 with 3 HR and 42 RBIs.
Virginia cavaliers -- Danny Hultzen: The left-handed ace has a 12-3 record with 1.49 ERA and was the No. 2 overall pick by the Mariners in this year's MLB Draft.
How they got here:California -- The Golden Bears swept Dallas Baptist in the best-of-three Santa Clara Super Regional to advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1992.
Virginia -- The Cavaliers defeated UC Irvine in a decisive third game to win the Charlottesville Super Regional. Virginia score two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to rally for a 3-2 win.