HOUSTON -- Logan Verrett threw 7 1-3 innings to lead Baylor to a 6-4 win over California on Friday in the Houston Regional.
Landis Ware drove in two runs for No. 2 seed Baylor, which did all of its scoring in the first three innings.
Cal starter Erik Johnson (6-4) walked six batters in 2 1-3 innings and gave up five runs and three hits.
Jake Miller and Logan Vick each scored two runs for Baylor, which will play the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Rice and No. 4 seed Alcorn State on Saturday, while Cal plays the loser.
Verrett (7-5) didn't give up a run until the seventh. Chadd Krist, Marcus Semien and Devin Rodriguez hit RBI singles in the eighth.
Max Garner got an uneasy save by retiring Tony Renda with two on and two out in the ninth inning.