NCAA Super Regional capsule: Cal vs. Dallas Baptist

June 9, 2011, 12:04 am
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June 8 2011COLLEGE PAGE staff

PREVIEW: NCAA Super Regional: Stanford vs UNC

After defeating Baylor in a dramatic 9-8 comeback victory, the California Golden Bears will host the Dallas Baptist University Patriots in a 2-out-of-3 series for the right to advance to the College World Series.

When: Game 1 Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m.
Game 2 Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Game 3 Monday, June 13 at 1 or 4 p.m. if necessary

Where: Santa Clara's Stephen Schott Baseball Stadium
Records: California Golden Bears (35-21)
Dallas Baptist Patriots (42-17)

Key Players:
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 41 RBIs.

Dallas Baptist -- Jason Krizan: The senior outfielder was selected as a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American for the 2011 season. Krizan is hitting .419 with 10 HR and 81 RBIs for the Patriots.

How they got here:
California -- The Golden Bears defeated Baylor in a stunning 9-8 comeback to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. Devon Rodriguez singled in two runs with two outs to complete a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth to win. It is California's first ever appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals.
Dallas Baptist -- The Patriots defeated Oral Roberts University 11-9 to advance to their first NCAA Super Regional berth. Junior Landon Anderson was 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs in the final game.

Notes -- Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez played at Dallas Baptist his Junior year of college, leading the Patriots to the NAIA College World Series ... Santa Clara's Stephen Schott Baseball Stadium is named after the former owner of the Oakland Athletics.