SAN FRANCISCO – Heavy rains projected to last all day Friday in the Bay Area has prompted officials to postpone the Ohio State at No. California baseball game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) at Evans Diamond.

The game will be made up Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT (which is 11 a.m. local time) and it will be immediately followed by Game 2 in the series. The teams will conclude the scheduled three-game set Sunday at 4 p.m. (EDT).

So, what to do with a rainy off day in California? Coach Greg Beals and assistant Chris Holick went to the ball park, anyway, with the team’s position players to get some batting practice work in Cal’s batting cages.

And pitching coaches Mike Stafford and Josh Newman put the pitchers through a water workout in the hotel’s pool.

Both workouts are expected to be completed in time for the team to gather in rooms and common areas to watch the much anticipated and much talked-about on this trip NCAA first round game between Ohio State and Texas-San Antonio. Tipoff time out west is at a perfect time: 1:40 p.m….right after lunch.

A Few Thoughts from the Bay Area…

  • A double play thought from @BuckeyeNotes yesterday: a license plate on a small, eco-friendly car on the Cal campus read “What’s Gas?”
  • The Evans Diamond backstop and right field line includes 11 of the most intriguing and fascinating and strange looking trees. Research is underway to learn more about them.
  • The Strayers and the Solomons have made it to the Bay Area to watch the Buckeyes when they play.
  • Anyone staying at the team hotel beware of the water fountain in the workout area. It blasts two streams of fresh, clear and tasty cold Bay Area water into the eye sockets area. This writer knows. It happened four times during an early morning workout. Talk about muscle confusion.