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No. 20 Cal Baseball Hosts Oregon State in Conference Series at Evans Diamond
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/29/2010

April 29, 2010

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Fri., April 30	Oregon State	Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif.	2:30 p.m.
Sat., May 1	Oregon State	Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif.	1 p.m.
Sun., May 2	Oregon State	Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif.	1 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the April 30-May 2 Oregon State-Cal games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Fans can purchase Cal baseball photos at GoldenBearSports.com, the official photographer of Cal Athletics.

BEAR NOTES: No. 20 California (Collegiate Baseball, 23rd in Baseball America, 23-15, 8-7) is battling a four-game losing streak, three of which were by one-run, as the Golden Bears host Oregon State (21-14, 4-8) this weekend in a conference series at Evans Diamond. Prior to losing three games at Stanford (3-2, 15-12, 11-10) and Wednesday's game at UC Davis (6-5), the Bears had won 11 of 12 contests, including sweeping league series versus No. 19 Arizona and at USC. Cal's success at this point can be attributed to strong starting pitching and timely hitting throughout the line-up. The Bears' pitching staff has recorded seven shutouts, the most shutouts in a single season since 1966 (12). Cal's starting rotation - sophomore right-hander Erik Johnson (5-2, 3.08 ERA), freshman left-hander Justin Jones (8-3, 3.20 ERA, 2 CG) and sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson (3-1, 4.11 ERA) - have all been involved in at least one shutout this year. Add to that list junior right-hander Kevin Miller's gem (6.0 innings, four hits, no runs in 6-0 win) March 7 versus Arkansas that earned him Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors, and senior left-hander Chris Petrini's shutout effort April 5 versus Stanford (7.0 innings, four hits, three walks, seven strikeouts). Offensively, the Bears have a .323 team batting average and are hitting .347 with runners in scoring position. Cal is led by returning All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha, who is hitting .378 with 11 doubles, six home runs and a Pac-10-leading 47 RBI. Other top hitters include sophomore catcher Chadd Krist (.356, 13-2B, 3-3B, 8-HR, 30 RBI) and freshman designated hitter Tony Renda (.345, 13-2B, 3-3B, 2-HR, 27 RBI). Renda was featured in the March 17 San Mateo Daily Journal (Renda feature), Krist in the March 25 Oakland Tribune (Krist feature), and Jones April 20 in The Daily Californian (Jones feature) and April 23 in the San Francisco Chronicle (Jones San Francisco Chronicle feature).

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 32-28 all-time record against Oregon State, losing three games in the last meeting April 3-5, 2009, in Corvallis (8-4, 6-2, 5-4 in 11 inn.). In the last series at Evans Diamond, Cal won two-of-three (W 5-2, W 9-3, L 9-2) April 4-6, 2008.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 45, is in his 11th season at Cal (310-280-2, .525). He was the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year after the Bears went 34-25 and played in the Baton Rouge Regional (1-2). In 2008, Cal was 33-21-2 and competed in the Long Beach Regional (0-2). Fifty two Bears have signed pro contracts under Esquer, including first round picks Brett Jackson (CF, Chicago Cubs, 31st overall), David Cooper (1B, Toronto, 17th overall) in 2008, Brandon Morrow (RHP, Seattle, fifth overall) in 2006 and Conor Jackson (INF., Arizona, 19th overall) in 2003. Esquer came to Cal after serving as top assistant at Pepperdine (1996-99), and No. 2 assistant at Stanford (1991-96). A shortstop at Stanford (1984-87), he started on the 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors. Esquer played professionally for four seasons with Baltimore, California and Milwaukee.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UP
No.	Pos.	Player	2010 stats
19	LF	Danny Oh, So. .287, 24 RBI, 2 HR
6	2B	Brian Guinn, Jr. .309, 20 RBI, 1 HR
5	1B	Mark Canha, Jr. .378, 47 RBI, 6 HR
27	C	Chadd Krist, So. .356, 30 RBI, 8 HR
14	DH	Tony Renda, Fr. .345, 27 RBI, 2 HR
45	CF	Chad Bunting, So. .343, 19 RBI, 2 HR
25	RF	Jimmy Bosco, Fr. .340, 20 RBI, 5 HR
44	3B	Mitch Delfino, Fr. .339, 10 RBI, 1 HR
15	SS	Marcus Semien, So. .323, 24 RBI, 3 HR
35	RHP	Erik Johnson, So. (Fri.) 5-2, 3.08 ERA
23	LHP	Justin Jones, Fr. (Sat.) 8-3, 3.20 ERA
48	RHP	Dixon Anderson, So. (Sun.) 3-1, 4.13 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 29)
	Conference	                Overall
	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCT
ASU	11	4	.733	---	35	5	0	.875
Stan	10	5	.667	1.0	21	14	0	.600
UCLA	7	5	.583	2.5	30	7	0	.811
Ariz	8	7	.533	3.0	28	11	0	.718
Ore	8	7	.533	3.0	28	13	0	.683
CAL	8	7	.533	3.0	23	15	0	.605
WSU	5	7	.417	4.5	21	15	0	.583
Wash	5	7	.417	4.5	21	19	0	.525
OSU	4	8	.333	5.5	21	14	0	.600
USC	3	12	.200	8.0	17	23	0	.425

NOTING OREGON STATE: The Oregon State Beavers, coached by Pat Casey (16th year at Oregon State, 526-328-4, .615), are 21-14, 4-8 in the Pac-10 after winning one-of-three (L 5-1, L 12-4, W 3-2) April 23-25 in Pullman. Top hitters for the Beavers are junior third baseman Stefen Romero (.326, 9 HR, 32 RBI), senior left fielder Rob Folsom (.301, 1 HR, 24 RBI) and senior center fielder Adalberto Santos (.288, 4 HR, 19 RBI). Oregon State's tentative rotation is junior right-hander Greg Peavey (3-1, 2.54 ERA), junior left-hander Tanner Robles (4-4, 3.66 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-1, 4.61 ERA). In 2009, the Beavers were 37-19 overall, 15-12 in the Pac-10 (3rd tie) and 2-2 in the NCAA Fort Worth (Texas) Regional.

CAL AMONG THE TOP OF PAC IN STATS: As a result of the Bears' performances to date (seven wins against ranked opponents, including four-straight against teams in the Top 25 between April 1-5), Cal is third the Pac-10 with a .323 team batting average. The Bears are also second in the conference in doubles (92); and third in runs (284), hits (437), triples (17), slugging percentage (.485), RBI (254) and total bases (656). Individually, junior first baseman/right fielder Mark Canha is first in RBI (47); seventh in on-base percentage (.474); eighth in runs (36), home runs (6), total bases (83) and ninth in hits (54) and batting average (.378). Sophomore catcher Chadd Krist is third in home runs (8), fourth in total bases (95), fifth in triples (3) and eighth in doubles (13). Junior second baseman Brian Guinn is fourth in triples (4) and ninth in stolen bases (10), freshman designated hitter Tony Renda is fifth in triples (3) and eighth in doubles (13), while sophomore outfielder Danny Oh is seventh in runs (37) and sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien is eighth in doubles (13). Freshman left-hander Justin Jones leads the league in wins (8-3) and innings pitched (76.0), is third in strikeouts looking (24) and seventh in strikeouts (64). Sophomore right-hander Matt Flemer is seventh in saves (3).

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE CANHA: Junior first baseman Mark Canha is currently batting a team-leading .378 with 11 doubles, six home runs and a Pac-10-best 47 RBI (with two grand slams). Canha is ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in eight different offensive categories (including nine hit by pitches). He was 8-for-15 (.533) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI and 16 total bases in helping lead Cal to a 2-0 shutout of Stanford and a sweep at USC April 5-11. Last season Canha had a breakout year, leading the Bears with a .366 average (fifth in the Pac-10) and finishing with 17 doubles, 75 hits, 130 total bases and a .634 slugging percentage. He also hit 12 home runs with 43 RBI and a .444 on-base percentage. Canha added a team-best 24 multiple hit and 11 multiple RBI games during the 2009 campaign. In Baseball America's 2010 College Preview, Canha was predicted to be the Pac-10 Player of the Year and first-team All-Pac-10. He is also considered the Pac-10's best pure hitter and the league's top defensive first baseman.

A JEWEL IN JONES: Freshman left-hander Justin Jones has more than lived up to his preseason accolade as a seventh round pick of the Chicago White Sox. Recently, Jones threw 8.0 innings with nine hits, one run, two walks and a season-high 10 strikeouts in a 7-1 victory at USC April 10, followed by 8.1 innings with 10 hits, one earned run, no walks and five strikeouts April 17 versus Washington. He currently leads the Pac-10 in victories (8-3) and innings pitched (76.0). He also has 64 strikeouts in those 76.0 innings with a 3.20 ERA. Jones has been involved in two shutouts and has thrown two complete games this season as well. He had a complete game win March 12 at then-No. 9-ranked Rice (6-4, 9.0 innings, six hits, four runs, four walks, five strikeouts), threw 1.0 inning of relief March 17 versus Houston, before throwing another complete game win March 20 at Cal Poly (14-2, 9.0 innings six hits, one earned run, no walks, nine strikeouts). Other top games for Jones was 10 strikeouts in 7.0 innings Feb. 27 in a 5-4 win over Saint Mary's, and nine strikeouts and only one walk in 7.0 innings in his college debut Feb. 20 versus Southern Utah.

KRIST'S CONTRIBUTIONS: One of the biggest keys to the Bears' success this season has been the play of sophomore catcher Chadd Krist. After seeing action in 27 games last year and starting the second half of the season (.197, 4-2B, 2-HR, 10 RBI), Krist started off the 2010 campaign on a tear, going 12-for-19 (.632) in his first five games with three doubles, a triple, three home runs (including a grand slam) and nine RBI. He has not really slowed down since, producing 18 multiple hit games, including going 4-for-5 with a triple, home run and two RBI April 16 versus Washington. Krist is currently ranked in the Top-10 in the Pac-10 in four offensive categories - third in home runs (8), fourth in total bases (95), fifth in triples (3) and eighth in doubles (13).

CAL POWER PITCHING DUO ANDERSON AND JOHNSON: Sophomore right-handers Dixon Anderson and Erik Johnson both had successful summers pitching in the Northwoods League and were named the league's second and sixth top prospects, respectively, by Baseball America. Anderson played for Green Bay (Wisc.) and was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA and seven saves, recording 56 strikeouts in 56.0 innings over 23 appearances (five starts). He was selected to the South All-Star Team that competed in the Northwoods All-Star Game at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Last spring as a redshirt freshman, Anderson was 1-0 with a 3.98 ERA and three saves in 20 appearances (one start), recording 37 strikeouts in 43.0 innings. He was the May 11 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after notching a win and two saves (8.2 innings, eight hits, one run, eight strikeouts, 1.04 ERA) in a week. Anderson earned saves versus UC Davis May 5 and at UCLA May 8, forcing the Bruins into a game-ending double play with runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth. He then picked up the win in relief May 10 at UCLA, throwing 6.2 innings with seven hits, one run, two walks and seven strikeouts. Anderson was a 2009 first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as well. Johnson, the sixth-top prospect in the Northwoods League, was 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA, and 49 strikeouts in 59.0 innings as a starter for Alexandria (Minn.). Last season he was 3-6 with a 4.41 ERA and four saves (ninth in the Pac-10) in 19 appearances and nine starts as a true freshman. Johnson had 55 strikeouts in 67.1 innings and threw a complete game in his final outing May 22 versus USC. Other top appearances included a career-high seven strikeouts versus College World Series participant Arizona State, a April 17 win over Oregon (8.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts) and a March 29 victory over Washington State (6.0 innings, six hits, one earned run, no walks, four strikeouts). Starting the 2009 campaign as Cal's closer, he earned two saves at Long Beach State and a save in the season-opener versus UC Riverside.

BEARS' YOUTH PARADE: Cal's baseball program's 2009 recruiting class was selected the 24th best in the nation, and third-best in the Pac-10, by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Besides left-hander Justin Jones, slated as the Bears' Saturday starter as a true freshman, four other Cal newcomers - designated hitter Tony Renda, third baseman Mitch Delfino, right fielder Jimmy Bosco and center fielder Darrel Matthews - have been frequent starters. Jones, a seventh round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox, was 10-1 with 118 strikeouts and a 0.42 ERA as a senior at Oakdale (Calif.) High School, after going 12-0 with 124 strikeouts and a 0.40 ERA as a junior. He was a two-time Cal Hi Sports All-State honoree and the 2009 Modesto Bee Player of the Year. Renda was a 2009 High School All-American and both San Mateo County and West Catholic Athletic Player of the Year. He ended his high school career as the Serra High School record-holder for career hits (152). Delfino was a 2009 MaxPreps Small Schools first-team All-American and Cal Hi Sports Division V Male Athlete of the Year, batting .591 with five home runs and 35 RBI. Left-handed hitting center fielder Matthews, coached by former Arizona standout and Cal assistant Bob Ralston, was two-time first-team All-Bay Valley Athletic League and a 2009 MaxPreps second-team all-state selection, batting .440 with 10 doubles, eight triples and nine stolen bases as a senior.

ADDITIONAL BEAR NOTES: When Cal completed its second straight Pac-10 sweep April 11 at USC (16-9, 7-1, 4-3), it was the first time Cal had swept the Trojans at Dedeaux Field since the Pac-10 went to a three-game format in 1972...the Bears' eight straight consecutive wins was the most since they won nine-straight during the 2008 campaign...it was Cal's first Pac-10 road sweep since winning three-straight at Washington State (5-1, 5-4, 6-5 in 10 innings) March 22-25, 2002 in Lewiston, Idaho...former head coach Bob Milano, who guided Cal from 1978-1999 and led the Bears to three College World Series (third place finish in 1980), was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame Jan. 8, 2010...he joins Clint Evans and George Wolfman as Cal coaches in the ABCA Hall of Fame...Evans led the Bears to the first-ever CWS title in 1947 and Wolfman guided Cal to the 1957 NCAA championship...the Bears have two junior infielders, Austin Booker and Brian Guinn, who are sons of former Cal standouts and pro players Rod Booker (1979-80) and Brian Guinn, Sr. (1981-83) under Milano, while sophomore infielder Marcus Semien is the son of former Cal wide receiver Damian Semien (1990-93)...Guinn, drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago White Sox out of high school, is a .313 career hitter (126-for-403) and is listed as the fastest runner in the Pac-10 by Baseball America...last Sunday at Stanford, Guinn tagged up and scored from second base on sacrifice fly to center field...sophomore left fielder Danny Oh is another top returner for Cal...as a freshman Oh hit a home run in his first collegiate at-bat and went on to bat .303 with seven home runs and 35 RBI...he is the Pac-10's seventh top prospect for the 2011 draft by Baseball America...on March 23 Semien was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List as one of the nation's top shortstops...

CAL TRIVIA

*Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947, defeating former President George Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

*In 2009 the Bears had three players - CF Brett Jackson (first round Chicago Cubs), 2B Jeff Kobernus (first pick of the second round Washington Nationals), OF Blake Smith (second round Los Angeles Dodgers) - selected in the first two rounds of the Major League Amateur Draft.

*Five former Cal players who competed under head coach David Esquer were invited to Major League Spring Training Camp this spring - 1B Allen Craig (2003-06) and C Charlie Cutler (2007-08) with the St. Louis Cardinals, OF Brennan Boesch (2005-06) with the Detroit Tigers, RHP Tyson Ross (2006-08) with the Oakland A's (Ross featured in March 26 San Francisco Chronicle), OF Brett Jackson (2007-09) with the Chicago Cubs. Both Craig and Ross made their respective Major League clubs to start the year (Craig has been sent down), and Boesch was called up, to give Cal eight players in the majors this year.

*Cal's eight Major Leaguers for the 2010 season is believe to be tied with LSU for the most current Major Leaguers of any college program in the nation this year.

*The Golden Bears have had two players become league MVPs in professional baseball - Jackie Jensen was the American League MVP in 1958 and Jeff Kent was the National League MVP in 2001.

*Cal is one of only 20 schools that have won NCAA Baseball titles and only one of 12 schools that have won more than one national championship (1947, 1957). The Bears have competed in five College World Series (1947, 1957, 1980, 1988, 1992).

*Geoff Blum, Cal's starting shortstop as a freshman on the Bears' 1992 College World Series team, had a game-winning homer for the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Major League World Series.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Dixon Anderson, SO., RHP: 3-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 12 appearances (nine starts)...has 34 strikeouts in 52.1 innings...got no decision Wednesday start at UC Davis (2.0 innings, two hits, one run) and April 25 start at Stanford (0.2 inning, three hits, five runs, one walk)...won April 11 at USC (7.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, two walks, one strikeout)...no decision April 3 start vs. Arizona (6.0 innings, five hits, two earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...no decision March 28 start at Arizona State (career-high 7.1 innings, nine hits, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts)...no decision March 13 start at Rice (5.0 innings, five hits, two runs, five walks, four strikeouts)...lost March 6 vs. Arkansas (5.0 innings, eight hits, nine runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...won Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield (7.0 innings, five hits, no runs, three walks, seven strikeouts)...won Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah (7.0 innings, four hits, no runs, no walks, career-high eight strikeouts)...0-0 with a 7.50 ERA career vs. Oregon State (three strikeouts in 1.2 innings)...possible starter Sunday vs. the Beavers...

Austin Booker, JR., OF/INF: Batting .295 (18-for-61, .200 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles and five RBI in 22 games and 14 starts (11 as designated hitter, three if left field)...had a two-run double April 24 at Stanford...went 3-for-4 with an RBI March 20 at Cal Poly and 2-for-5 with an double and RBI March 19 vs. the Mustangs...was 3-for-6 Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield...

Jimmy Bosco, FR., OF: Batting .340 (33-for-97, .341 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, two triples, five home runs and 20 RBI...went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs April 24 at Stanford...was 3-for-4 with triple April 10 and 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI April 9 at USC...went 2-for-4 with a homer in game two April 3 vs. Arizona...hit a clutch two-run single in the eighth inning March 30 vs. Fresno State...hit a two-run homer March 26 at Arizona State...was 4-for-7 with a triple and RBI March 12-14 at Rice...hit first collegiate home run March 5 vs. Arkansas...has started 31 of 38 games in right field as a true freshman...

Chad Bunting, SO., OF/C: Batting .343 (24-for-70, .222 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI...has 12 starts in center field and four starts in left field this season...was 2-for-3 with an RBI Wednesday at UC Davis...went 2-for-5 with a solo home run April 21 vs. Pacific....was 3-for-4 with an RBI April 9 at USC...had a two-run single in game one April 3 vs. Arizona...went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI March 23 at San Francisco...was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI March 20 at Cal Poly...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI March 13 at Rice...was 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a three-run homer for a career-high five RBI Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah...is batting .464 (13-for-28) with runners in scoring position...

Mark Canha, SO., 1B/OF: Batting a team-best .378 (54-for-143, 9th in Pac-10, team-best .397 vs. Pac-10) with 36 runs (8th in Pac-10), 11 doubles, six home runs (8th in Pac-10) and a team-high 47 RBI (1st in Pac-10)...leads Cal with 14 multiple RBI games and is second with 18 multiple hit games...had a 15-game hitting streak (26-for-60, .433, 6-2B, 3-HR, 18 RBI) from March 7-April 1...hit a grand slam April 21 vs. Pacific...went 3-for-5 with two doubles (including the game-winner) with four RBI April 18 vs. Washington...was 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI April 9-11 at USC...went 2-for-4 with three RBI in game two April 3 vs. Arizona...was 4-for-12 with a double and three RBI March 26-28 at Arizona State...hit first career grand slam March 19 at Cal Poly...went 10-for-18 (.556) at Rice with three doubles, a home run and six RBI...hit a three-run homer March 7 vs. Arkansas...went 2-for-3 with three RBI Feb. 28 at Cal State Bakersfield...is batting .491 (26-for-53) with runners in scoring position...was 2009 first-team All-Pac-10...is 4-for-13 (.308) with a double career vs. Oregon State...

Mitch Delfino, FR., 3B: Batting .339 (20-for-59, .231 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a home run and 10 RBI in 30 games...has started 16 games at third base...went 1-for-2 with an RBI Wednesday at UC Davis...was 2-for-2 with four runs April 21 vs. Pacific...went a career-high 3-for-5 with two RBI April 9 at USC...was 1-for-2 with a double and RBI vs. Stanford April 5...went 2-for-4 with an RBI April 1 vs. Arizona...hit his first collegiate homer, a two-run shot, March 13 at Rice...got a two-run double in his first collegiate at-bat Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah...is batting .333 (8-for-24) with runners in scoring position...

Brian Diemer, JR., RHP: 1-2 with a 1.90 ERA and two saves in 13 relief appearances...has 19 strikeouts in 23.2 innings...suffered loss Wednesday at UC Davis (3.0 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts)...picked up win in relief April 21 vs. Pacific (4.0 innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, five strikeouts)...earned save March 11 at Rice (2.2 innings, four hits, two runs, three walks, one strikeout)...earned first save of the season and second of his career March 7 vs. Arkansas (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...struck out the side in the ninth inning Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah...is 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA (one strikeout in 5.2 innings) career vs. Oregon State...

Matt Flemer, SO., RHP/1B: 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA and three saves (7th in Pac-10) in 13 relief appearances...has 16 strikeouts in 22.0 innings...suffered losses in relief April 25 (3.1 innings, five hits, three runs, one walk, one strikeout) and April 23 (0.2 inning, one hit, one run, one strikeout) at Stanford...earned win in relief April 18 vs. Washington (2.2 innings, one hit, two strikeouts)...picked up save April 17 vs. the Huskies (0.2 inning, two hits)...earned save April 11 at USC (1.2 innings, no hits, no runs, two strikeouts)...won in relief April 3 vs. Arizona (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, two strikeouts)...earned save March 30 vs. Fresno State (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, one strikeout)...at the plate is 3-for-10 with two doubles and an RBI...had an pinch hit RBI double March 23 at San Francisco...is 0-1 with a 7.38 ERA (two strikeouts in 6.1 innings) career vs. Oregon State...

Brian Guinn, JR., 2B: Batting .309 (51-for-165, .333 vs. Pac-10) with nine doubles, four triples (4th Pac-10), a home run, 20 RBI and 10 stolen bases (9th in Pac-10)...went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple April 25 and 3-for-6 with a double April 24 at Stanford...was 2-for-3 with two RBI April 21 vs. Pacific...went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBI April 18 vs. Washington...was 7-for-15 (.467) with a double and four RBI April 9-11 at USC, including going 3-for-4 and the game-winning RBI April 11 vs. the Trojans....went 4-for-9 in two games April 3 vs. Arizona...was 3-for-5 with a triple March 12 at Rice...went 2-for-4 with an RBI March 7 and 2-for-3 March 6 vs. Arkansas...was 7-for-15 in the Southern Utah series, including going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI Feb. 20 (game two)...batting .357 (20-for-56) with runners in scoring position...is 3-for-15 (.200) with a double and three RBI career vs. Oregon State...

Erik Johnson, SO., RHP: 5-2 with a 3.08 ERA in nine starts...has 52 strikeouts in 52.2 innings...started the season not giving up an earned run in his first 19.0 innings...no decision April 23 at Stanford (season-high 8.0 innings, six hits, no earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...lost April 16 vs. Washington (6.0 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, four walks, five strikeouts)...won April 9 at USC (5.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, three walks, nine strikeouts)...won April 1 vs. Arizona (6.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...lost March 26 at Arizona State (3.0 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, five walks, two strikeouts)...no decision March 19 at Cal Poly (5.1 innings, seven hits, six runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...won March 11 at Rice (6.0 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...won Feb. 26 vs. Central Michigan (6.0 innings, four hits, no runs, two walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah (7.0 innings, six hits, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...was named to College Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year Watch List March 23...0-0 with a 4.50 ERA career vs. Oregon State (three strikeouts in 4.0 innings)...slated to start Friday vs. the Beavers...

Justin Jones, FR., LHP: 8-3 (1st in Pac-10 in wins) with a 3.20 ERA in 10 starts and 12 appearances...has 64 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10, 24 looking, 3rd in Pac-10) in 76.0 innings (1st in Pac-10)...lost April 24 at Stanford (4.0 innings, 10 hits, six earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...won April 17 vs. Washington (8.1 innings, 10 hits, one earned run, no walks, five strikeouts)...won April 10 at USC (8.0 innings, nine hits, one run, two walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won April 3 vs. Arizona (8.0 innings, four hits, no runs, no walks, five strikeouts)...earned win in relief March 30 vs. Fresno State (1.2 innings, three hits, two runs, one strikeout)...lost March 27 at Arizona State (6.0 innings, six hits, four earned runs, six walks, four strikeouts)...complete-game win March 20 at Cal Poly (six hits, one earned run, no walks, nine strikeouts)...complete-game win March 12 at Rice (six hits, four runs, four walks, five strikeouts)...lost March 5 vs. Arkansas (7.0 innings, eight hits, six runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...won Feb. 27 vs. Saint Mary's (7.0 innings, two hits, two earned runs, three walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah (7.0 innings, seven hits, no runs, one walk, nine strikeouts)...slated to start Saturday vs. Oregon State...

Chadd Krist, SO., C: Batting .356 (52-for-146, .220 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), three triples (5th in Pac-10), eight home runs (3rd in Pac-10) and 30 RBI...is fourth in the Pac-10 with 95 total bases...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak (11-for-27, .407, 5-2B, 2-HR, six RBI) March 6-17...has hit a home run in each of the last two games, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI Wednesday at UC Davis, and 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI April 25 at Stanford...was 4-for-5 with a triple, home run and two RBI vs. Washington April 16...went 3-for-3 with an RBI March 30 vs. Fresno State...was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBI March 20 at Cal Poly...went 6-for-14 (.429) with four doubles, a home run (three-run) and four RBI at Rice...was 2-for-4 with a home run March 6 vs. Arkansas...went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI Feb. 28 at Cal State Bakersfield...was 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI Feb. 26 vs. Central Michigan...had a huge doubleheader vs. Southern Utah Feb. 20, hitting a grand slam in game one and going 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in game two...went 2-for-4 with a triple Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah...is batting .370 (17-for-46) with runners in scoring position...

Darrel Matthews, FR., CF: Batting .253 (21-for-83, .308 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, two triples and 11 RBI...went 1-for-3 with an RBI April 24 at Stanford...was 1-for-2 with a RBI double April 18, and 1-for-2 with a triple April 17 vs. Washington...had a pinch hit single and scored a run April 9 at USC...hit a double March 30 vs. Fresno State...went 2-for-3 with an RBI March 19 at Cal Poly...was 2-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI March 17 vs. Houston...was 2-for-5 March 12 at Rice...went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Feb. 19 season-opener vs. Southern Utah and had an RBI in each of the three games versus the Thunderbirds...is batting .313 (10-for-32) with runners in scoring position...has started 23 games in center field as a true freshman...

Kevin Miller, JR., RHP: 2-2 with a 5.68 ERA and a save in four starts and 11 appearances...threw 3.0 innings of relief (five hits, two earned runs, one walk, one strikeout) April 25 at Stanford...no decision April 21 start vs. Pacific (4.0 innings, six hits, two earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...earned save April 5 vs. Stanford (2.0 innings, two hits)...won in relief March 19 at Cal Poly (2.1 innings, four hits, two runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...lost March 14 at Rice (6.0 innings, eight hits, seven runs, five walks, three strikeouts)...was named March 8 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, throwing 6.0 innings (four hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts) March 7 vs. Arkansas...lost Feb. 24 vs. UC Davis (3.2 innings, nine hits, four runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...was a 2008 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, going 6-1 and not giving up an earned run in his first 44.0 innings...1-1 with a 0.00 ERA career vs. Oregon State (seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings)...

Danny Oh, SO., OF: Batting .287 (45-for-157, .190 vs. Pac-10) with 37 runs (7th in Pac-10), nine doubles, a triple, two home runs and 24 RBI...went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI April 21 vs. Pacific...was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI April 17 vs. Washington...hit a solo home run March 27 at Arizona State...went 4-for-6 with a double March 20 at Cal Poly...was 3-for-4 with a home run March 7 vs. Arkansas...went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield...was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI vs. Central Michigan Feb. 26...went 2-for-5 with a career-high four RBI Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah...was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. Southern Utah Feb. 19...is 2-for-11 (.182) with two RBI career vs. Oregon State...

Chris Petrini, SR., LHP: 1-0 with a 5.34 ERA in five starts and 11 appearances...got no decision April 18 start vs. Washington (5.0 innings, eight hits, four earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...won April 5 shutout vs. Stanford (season-high 7.0 innings, four hits, no runs, three walks, season-high seven strikeouts)...got no decision March 30 start vs. Fresno State (6.1 innings, five hits, two runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision March 23 start at San Francisco (4.2 innings, four hits, three runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...0-0 with a 0.00 ERA career vs. Oregon State (six strikeouts in 5.1 innings)...

Tony Renda, FR., DH/3B: Batting .345 (51-for-148, .310 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), three triples (5th in Pac-10), two home runs and 27 RBI...went 4-for-11 with a triple and three RBI April 9-11 at USC...was 2-for-2 with two doubles in game one April 3 vs. Arizona...went 3-for-4 with an RBI March 30 vs. Fresno State...was 4-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBI March 20 at Cal Poly...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI March 17 vs. Houston...was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI March 13 at Rice...went 2-for-4 with a triple and his first collegiate home run (three-run shot) March 11 at Rice...was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield...was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah...went 2-for-3 with a double in the season-opener Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah...is batting .340 (17-for-50) with runners in scoring position...has started all 38 games (22 at third base, 16 as designated hitter) as a true freshman...

Devin Rodriguez, FR., DH/1B: Batting .317 (13-for-41, .286 vs. Pac-10) with a double, a grand slam and nine RBI...was 2-for-5 April 24 at Stanford...went 3-for-4 with an RBI Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah...had a phenomenal college debut Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah, going 3-for-4 with a double, grand slam and five RBI...is batting .438 (7-for-16) with runners in scoring position...

Marcus Semien, SO., SS: Batting .323 (43-for-133, .308 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), two triples, three home runs and 24 RBI...was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI April 25 and 2-for-2 with two doubles April 23 at Stanford...went 2-for-2 with an RBI April 21 vs. Pacific...was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI April 1 vs. Arizona...went 3-for-6 with a triple and two RBI March 20 at Cal Poly...hit a two-run homer March 13 at Rice...hit a three-run homer March 6 vs. Arkansas...went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield...was 6-for-14 with six runs in season-opening series vs. Southern Utah...is batting .333 (15-for-45) with runners in scoring position...is 0-for-2 career vs. Oregon State...


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