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No. 18 Cal Baseball Visits Washington State for Pac-10 Series
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/06/2010

May 6, 2010

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Sat., May 8  at Washington State Bailey-Brayton Field, Pullman, Wash.	5:30 p.m.
Sun., May 9  at Washington State Bailey-Brayton Field, Pullman, Wash.	12 p.m.
Mon., May 10 at Washington State Bailey-Brayton Field, Pullman, Wash.	12 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the May 8-10 Cal-Washington State 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. 18 California (Collegiate Baseball, 21st in Baseball America, 27-15, 11-7) is on a four-game winning streak, sweeping Oregon State (11-3, 14-4, 9-3) last weekend at Evans Diamond and winning 7-3 Tuesday at Sacramento State, entering its Pac-10 series at Washington State (22-17, 6-9). The Golden Bears' sweep of the Beavers was their third conference sweep of the year and puts Cal alone in second in the league standings behind No. 2-ranked Arizona State (39-5, 14-4). The Bears' success 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 (6-2, 3.07 ERA), freshman left-hander Justin Jones (9-3, 3.36 ERA, 2 CG) and sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson (4-1, 4.03 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 .328 team batting average and are hitting .356 with runners in scoring position. Cal is led by returning All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha, who is hitting .365 with 11 doubles, six home runs and a Pac-10-leading 53 RBI. Other top hitters include sophomore catcher Chadd Krist (.352, 13-2B, 3-3B, 9-HR, 34 RBI) and freshman designated hitter Tony Renda (.345, 13-2B, 3-3B, 3-HR, 31 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 Daily Cal feature) and April 23 in the San Francisco Chronicle ( Jones S.F. Chronicle feature).

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 39-28 all-time record against Washington State, winning one-of-three in the last meeting March 27-29, 2009, at Evans Diamond (L 8-7, L 11-0, W 8-2). In the last series in Pullman, Cal won two-of-three (W 9-1, W 7-4, L 5-4 in 10 inn.) March 20-22, 2008.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 45, is in his 11th season at Cal (314-280-2, .528). 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
14	3B	Tony Renda, Fr. .345, 31 RBI, 3 HR
6	2B	Brian Guinn, Jr. .331, 25 RBI, 1 HR
5	1B	Mark Canha, Jr. .365, 53 RBI, 6 HR
27	C	Chadd Krist, So. .352, 34 RBI, 9 HR
33	DH	Devin Rodriguez, Fr. .296, 12 RBI, 1 HR
45	CF	Chad Bunting, So. .345, 23 RBI, 2 HR
19	RF	Danny Oh, So. .314, 28 RBI, 2 HR
15	SS	Marcus Semien, So. .329, 28 RBI, 3 HR
1	LF	Austin Booker, Jr. .288, 7 RBI, 0 HR
35	RHP	Erik Johnson, So. (Sat.) 6-2, 3.07 ERA
23	LHP	Justin Jones, Fr. (Sun.) 9-3, 3.36 ERA
48	RHP	Dixon Anderson, So. (Mon.) 4-1, 4.03 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF MAY 6)
	Conference	                Overall
	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCT
ASU	14	4	.778	---	39	5	0	.886
CAL	11	7	.611	3.0	27	15	0	.643
Ore	10	8	.556	4.0	30	15	0	.667
Stan	10	8	.556	4.0	23	17	0	.575
Wash	8	7	.533	4.5	25	19	0	.568
Ariz	9	9	.500	5.0	29	14	0	.674
UCLA	7	8	.467	5.5	31	10	0	.756
WSU	6	9	.400	6.0	22	17	0	.564
OSU	4	11	.267	8.5	21	17	0	.553
USC	5	13	.278	9.0	20	24	0	.455

NOTING WASHINGTON STATE: The Washington State Cougars, coached by Donnie Marbut (sixth year at Washington State, 169-154, .523), are 22-17, 6-9 in the Pac-10 after winning one-of-three (W 3-2, L 6-0, L 6-1) April 30-May 2 at Oregon. Top hitters for the Cougars are freshman left fielder Brett Jacobs (.384, 0 HR, 15 RBI), junior third baseman Matt Argyropoulos (.301, 3 HR, 29 RBI) and senior designated hitter Matt Fanelli (.277, 4 HR, 29 RBI). Washington State's tentative rotation is junior right-hander Chad Arnold (4-2, 2.99 ERA), sophomore left-hander David Stilley (2-2, 6.26 ERA) and junior right-hander James Wise (1-1, 4.82 ERA). In 2009, the Cougars were 32-25 overall, 19-8 in the Pac-10 (2nd) and 1-2 in the NCAA Norman (Okla.) 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, three Pac-10 series sweeps), Cal is third the Pac-10 with a .328 team batting average. The Bears are also second in the conference in doubles (99), slugging percentage (.486) and total bases (721); and third in runs (325), hits (487), triples (18), RBI (290), home runs (33) and on-base percentage (.403). Individually, junior first baseman/right fielder Mark Canha is first in RBI (53); fifth in on-base percentage (.474); seventh in hit by pitch (10); eighth in runs (41) and walks (24); ninth in total bases (86) and 10th in hits (57) and home runs (6). Sophomore catcher Chadd Krist is second in home runs (9), third in slugging percentage (.642), fifth in total bases (102), sixth in triples (3) and eighth in doubles (13). Junior second baseman Brian Guinn is fourth in triples (4) and sixth in stolen bases (12), freshman designated hitter Tony Renda is sixth in triples (3), eighth in doubles (13) and 10th in total bases (85); while sophomore outfielder Danny Oh is sixth in runs (43) and 10th in hit by pitch (9); and sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien is eighth in doubles (13). Freshman left-hander Justin Jones leads the league in wins (9-3) and innings pitched (83.0), is fourth in strikeouts looking (26) and eighth in strikeouts (66). Sophomore right-hander Matt Flemer is sixth in saves (4) and sophomore right-hander Erik Johnson is seventh in wins (6).

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE CANHA: Junior first baseman Mark Canha is batting a team-leading .365 with 11 doubles, six home runs and a Pac-10-best 53 RBI (with two grand slams). Canha is ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in eight different offensive categories (including 10 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 by the national baseball publication.

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 (9-3) and innings pitched (83.0). He also has 66 strikeouts in those 83.0 innings with a 3.36 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 (.352, 13-2B, 3-3B, 9-HR, 34 RBI). 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 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 slowed down, 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 five offensive categories - second in home runs (9), third in slugging percentage (.642), fifth in total bases (102), sixth 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 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 vs. UC Davis and UCLA) in a week. Anderson was a 2009 first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as well. Johnson 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. 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' Sunday 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 .322 career hitter (135-for-419) and is listed as the fastest runner in the Pac-10 by Baseball America...on April 25 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 the March 26 San Francisco Chronicle, Ross feature), 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: 4-1 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 appearances (10 starts)...has 36 strikeouts in 60.1 innings...won May 2 vs. Oregon State (career-high 8.0 innings, eight hits, three runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...got no decision April 28 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)...possible starter Monday at Washington State...

Austin Booker, JR., OF/INF: Batting .288 (21-for-73, .227 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles and seven RBI in 26 games and 18 starts (11 as designated hitter, seven in left field including last four games)...had a two-run double April 24 at Stanford...went 3-for-4 with an RBI March 20, and 2-for-5 with a double and RBI March 19, at Cal Poly...was 3-for-6 Feb. 28 at CS Bakersfield...

Jimmy Bosco, FR., OF: Batting .343 (34-for-99, .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 42 games in right field as a true freshman...

Chad Bunting, SO., OF/C: Batting .345 (29-for-84, .255 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, two home runs and 23 RBI...has 16 starts in center field and four starts in left field...was 2-for-3 with an RBI April 30 vs. Oregon State and April 28 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 .455 (15-for-33) with runners in scoring position...

Mark Canha, SO., 1B/OF: Batting a team-best .365 (57-for-156, team-high .373 vs. Pac-10) with 41 runs (8th in Pac-10), 11 doubles, six home runs (10th in Pac-10) and a team-high 53 RBI (1st in Pac-10)...leads Cal with 16 multiple RBI games and has 17 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 .475 (29-for-61) with runners in scoring position...was 2009 first-team All-Pac-10...is 6-for-12 (.500) with a double career vs. Washington State...

Mitch Delfino, FR., 3B: Batting .339 (20-for-59, .231 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a home run and 10 RBI in 31 games...has started 16 games at third base...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 April 28 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 40.91 ERA (one strikeout in 1.1 innings) career vs. Washington State...

Matt Flemer, SO., RHP/1B: 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and four saves (6th in Pac-10) in 15 relief appearances...has 19 strikeouts in 25.0 innings...earned save Tuesday at Sac. State (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one strikeout)...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 (2.2 innings, one hit, two strikeouts) and picked up save April 17 (0.2 inning, two hits) vs. Washington...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)...is 3-for-10 with two doubles and an RBI, with a pinch hit RBI double March 23 at San Francisco...is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA (six strikeouts in 7.0 innings) career vs. Washington State...

Brian Guinn, JR., 2B: Batting .331 (60-for-181, .359 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles, four triples (4th Pac-10), a home run, 25 RBI and 12 stolen bases (6th in Pac-10)...leads Cal with 22 multiple hit games...went 3-for-4 with a double Tuesday at Sacramento State...was 3-for-4 with three RBI May 1 and 3-for-5 with an RBI double April 30 vs. Oregon State...went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple April 25 and 3-for-6 with a double April 24 at Stanford...was 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 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 .387 (24-for-62) with runners in scoring position...is 4-for-14 (.286) with three doubles and two RBI career vs. Washington State...

Erik Johnson, SO., RHP: 6-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 10 starts...has 60 strikeouts in 58.2 innings...started the season not giving up an earned run in his first 19.0 innings...won April 30 vs. Oregon State (6.0 innings, eight hits, two runs, four walks, eight strikeouts)...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...1-0 with a 1.50 ERA career vs. Washington State (four strikeouts in 6.0 innings)...slated to start Saturday vs. the Cougars...

Justin Jones, FR., LHP: 9-3 (1st in Pac-10 in wins) with a 3.36 ERA in 11 starts and 13 appearances...has 66 strikeouts (8th in Pac-10, 26 looking, 4th in Pac-10) in 83.0 innings (1st in Pac-10)...won May 1 vs. Oregon State (7.0 innings, eight hits, four runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...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 Sunday at Washington State...

Chadd Krist, SO., C: Batting .352 (56-for-159, .239 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), three triples (6th in Pac-10), nine home runs (2nd in Pac-10) and 34 RBI...is fifth in the Pac-10 with 102 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 three of the last six games...was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI May 1 at Oregon State...went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI April 28 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 .353 (18-for-51) with runners in scoring position...is 0-for-6 career vs. Washington State...

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: 3-2 with a 5.00 ERA and a save in four starts and 13 appearances (four starts)...won in relief Tuesday at Sac. St. (2.1 innings, one hit, no runs, two strikeouts)...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...0-0 with a 0.00 ERA career vs. Washington State (four strikeouts in 3.2 innings)...

Danny Oh, SO., OF: Batting .314 (54-for-172, .265 vs. Pac-10) with 43 runs (6th in Pac-10), 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 28 RBI...is on a seven-game hitting streak from April 24 (12-for-29, .414, 3-2B, 3B, eight RBI)...has had multiple hits in each of the last four games, including going 3-for-3 May 2 vs. Oregon State...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 4-for-11 (.364) career vs. Washington State...

Chris Petrini, SR., LHP: 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts and 12 appearances...no decision Tuesday at Sac. St. (4.2 innings, five hits, three runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...no decision April 18 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)...no decision March 30 vs. Fresno State (6.1 innings, five hits, two runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...no decision March 23 at San Francisco (4.2 innings, four hits, three runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...0-0 with a 2.81 ERA career vs. Washington State (four strikeouts in 3.2 innings)...

Tony Renda, FR., DH/3B: Batting .345 (57-for-165, .329 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), three triples (6th in Pac-10), three home runs, 31 RBI and 85 total bases (10th in Pac-10)...was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI May 1 vs. Oregon State...went 4-for-11 with a triple and three RBI April 9-11 at USC...was 2-for-2 with two doubles 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 first collegiate home run (three-run) 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, and 2-for-3 with a double Feb. 19 vs. Southern Utah...is batting .352 (19-for-54) with runners in scoring position...has started all 42 games (26 at third base, 16 as designated hitter) as a true freshman...

Devin Rodriguez, FR., DH/1B: Batting .296 (16-for-54, .294 vs. Pac-10) with a double, a grand slam and 12 RBI...was 2-for-4 with two RBI May 2 vs. Oregon State...went 3-for-4 with an RBI Feb. 20 vs. Southern Utah, and in college debut Feb. 19 vs. the Thunderbirds was 3-for-4 with a double, grand slam and five RBI...is batting .409 (9-for-22) with runners in scoring position...

Marcus Semien, SO., SS: Batting .329 (49-for-149, .313 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (8th in Pac-10), two triples, three home runs and 28 RBI...went 2-for-4 with two RBI Tuesday at Sac. St....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-4 with a triple and two RBI April 1 vs. Arizona...was 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 .358 (19-for-53) with runners in scoring position...


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