The rain has gone away and we're playing baseball! Not just baseball, but a baseball twin bil. Yup, two games at Jackie Robinson Stadium today as #9 UCLA and #11 Arizona St. finish up their Pac-12 series. The three-game set got underway on Friday when the Bruins came from 5-0 down to even things up and then win it on Kevin Williams' walk-off homer in the ninth inning. It was the Bruins' 12th straight win and has them all the way up to number two in the RPI.
The first game today will see Nick Vander Tuig take to the mound for the Bruins. The key for him in throwing strikes so we'll see if he can find the plate. Even if he's not walking guys, if he gets behind in counts, the Sun Devils will rope him. Trevor Williams will be on the mound for Arizona St. in the first game and he's been nothing short of brilliant this season so Vander Tuig will have to be on his game. Freshman Adam McCreery will take the ball for ASU in the second game, while UCLA has not announced a starter.
For those of you not at Jackie Robinson Stadium, John Ramey and Tim Wilhelm have the call online so you can still listen to the games. You can also get all the game updates, notes, observations and whatever else from my UCLA baseball twitter as the Bruins look to make it 13 and 14 wins in a row. This is your doubleheader open thread so share updates as well as your thoughts and reactions here.