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No. 19 Cal Baseball Hosts Washington in Three-Game Pac-10 Series
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/13/2010

April 13, 2010

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BERKELEY -

Fri., April 16	Washington Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 2:30 p.m.
Sat., April 17	Washington Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1 p.m.
Sun., April 18  Washington Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the April 16-18 Washington-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.

PROMOTIONS: Saturday - Cal Day on campus - Free Admission for all
Sunday - Kids' Day - All youth get to run the bases postgame, get autographs from the team and kid themed promotions throughout the game.

BEAR NOTES: No. 19 California (Collegiate Baseball, No. 21 Baseball America, 20-10, 6-3) is on an eight-game winning streak and has swept consecutive Pac-10 series (Arizona, at USC) as it enters three-games versus Washington at Evans Diamond. As a result of their stellar play, the Golden Bears are tied for first in the Pac-10 with No. 3-ranked Arizona State with a 6-3 conference mark. Cal's 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 (5-1, 3.26 ERA), freshman left-hander Justin Jones (7-2, 2.83 ERA, 2 CG) and sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson (3-1, 3.26 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, no runs, three walks, seven strikeouts). Offensively, the Bears have a .328 team batting average and are hitting .363 with runners in scoring position. Cal is led by returning All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha, who is hitting .398 with nine doubles, five home runs and a team-leading 35 RBI. Other top hitters included freshman designated hitter Tony Renda (.387, 11-2B, 3-3B, 2-HR, 23 RBI), freshman right fielder Jimmy Bosco (.367, 5-2B, 2-3B, 3-HR, 18 RBI) and sophomore catcher Chadd Krist (.365, 12-2B, 2-3B, 5-HR, 24 RBI). Krist was featured in the March 25 Oakland Tribune (Krist feature), while Renda was featured in the March 17 San Mateo Daily Journal (Renda feature).

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 27-27 all-time record against Washington and were swept (9-8, 6-2, 7-2) March 27-29, 2009 in Seattle. In the last series at Cal, the Bears won two-of-three (W 10-5, L 7-4, W 5-4) April 18-20, 2008.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 45, is in his 11th season at Cal (307-275-2, .527). 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
6	2B	Brian Guinn, Jr. .301, 14 RBI, 0 HR
19	LF	Danny Oh, So. .296, 15 RBI, 2 HR
5	1B	Mark Canha, Jr. .398, 35 RBI, 5 HR
27	C	Chadd Krist, So. .365, 24 RBI, 5 HR
14	DH	Tony Renda, Fr. .387, 23 RBI, 2 HR
45	CF	Chad Bunting, So. .354, 17 RBI, 1 HR
25	RF	Jimmy Bosco, Fr. .367, 18 RBI, 3 HR
44	3B	Mitch Delfino, Fr. .357, 9 RBI, 1 HR
15	SS	Marcus Semien, So. .294, 20 RBI, 3 HR
35	RHP	Erik Johnson, So. (Fri.) 5-1, 3.26 ERA
23	LHP	Justin Jones, Fr. (Sat.) 7-2, 2.83 ERA
48	RHP	Dixon Anderson, So. (Sun.) 3-1, 3.26 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 14)
	Conference	                Overall
	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCT
ASU	6	3	.667	---	28	3	0	.903
CAL	6	3	.667	---	20	10	0	.667
UCLA	4	2	.667	0.5	26	3	0	.897
OSU	3	3	.500	1.5	20	8	0	.714
WSU	3	3	.500	1.5	19	11	0	.633
Wash	3	3	.500	1.5	18	13	0	.581
Ariz	4	5	.444	2.0	23	9	0	.710
Ore	4	5	.444	2.0	21	11	0	.656
Stan	4	5	.444	2.0	15	13	0	.536
USC	2	7	.222	4.0	15	17	0	.469

NOTING WASHINGTON: The Washington Huskies, coached by Lindsay Meggs (first year at UW, 17-13, .567), are 18-13 (defeated Portland, 6-5, April 14), 3-3 in the Pac-10 after winning one-of-three (L 7-2, W 10-2, L 9-1) April 9-11versus Arizona at Husky Ballpark. Top hitters for the Huskies are freshman third baseman Jacob Lamb (.343, 2 HR, 21 RBI), sophomore center fielder Caleb Brown (.310, 2 HR, 15 RBI) and junior catcher Pierce Rankin (.288, 5 HR, 26 RBI). Washington's tentative rotation is junior left-hander Geoff Brown (0-2, 4.84 ERA), sophomore right-hander Andrew Kittredge (5-2, 6.10 ERA) and TBA. In 2009, the Huskies were 25-30 overall and 13-14 in the Pac-10 (5th tie).

CAL AMONG THE TOP OF PAC IN STATS: As a result of the Bears' early season performances (seven wins against ranked opponents, including four-straight against teams in the Top 25), Cal is fourth the Pac-10 with a .328 team batting average. The Bears are also second in the conference in doubles (74); third in runs (227), hits (355), RBI (202), triples (13) and total bases (524); and fourth in on-base percentage (.399) and slugging percentage (.484). Individually, junior first baseman/right fielder Mark Canha is second in RBI (35), fifth in home runs (5) and on-base percentage (.493), sixth in runs (33), eighth in hits (45) and total bases (69), ninth in batting average (.398) and 10th in slugging-base percentage (.611). Sophomore catcher Chadd Krist is fourth in doubles (12), fifth in home runs (5) and total bases (73), seventh in slugging percentage (.635) and eighth in runs (29). Junior second baseman Brian Guinn is third in triples (3) and eighth in stolen bases (9). Freshman designated hitter Tony Renda is third in triples (3) and ninth in hits (43), while sophomore outfielder Danny Oh is seventh in runs (32). On the mound, freshman left-hander Justin Jones leads the league in wins (7) and innings pitched (63.2) and is fourth in strikeouts (56, 21 strikeouts looking).

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE CANHA: Junior first baseman Mark Canha is batting a team-leading .398 with nine doubles, five home runs and a team-best 35 RBI (second in the Pac-10). Canha is ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in eight different offensive categories. He was 8-for-15 (.533) last week 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. 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 is 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 draft pick of the Chicago White Sox out of Oakdale High School. Most 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. He currently leads the Pac-10 in victories (7-2) and innings pitched (63.2). He also has 56 strikeouts in 63.2 innings with a 2.83 ERA and opponents are batting .221 against him. 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.

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 has been 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 - third baseman Tony Renda, designated hitter Devin Rodriguez, right fielder Jimmy Bosco and center fielder Darrel Matthews - are likely 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). Left-handed hitting Rodriguez batted .402 with 14 doubles, eight homer runs and 34 RBI last spring for William Hart High School. He set a school record with a 21-game hitting streak as a junior when he hit .384 with 13 doubles and 24 RBI. Bosco set a Jesuit High School batting record as a junior when he hit .505, earning Delta River League MVP and first-team All-Sac-Metro honors. 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: Last week when Cal won its eighth straight game and completed its second straight Pac-10 sweep 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 is 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 Milano ABCA Hall of Fame Photo Gallery...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 .310 career hitter (115-for-371) and is listed as the fastest runner in the Pac-10 by Baseball America...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...Semien was recently 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 (March 26 San Francisco Chronicle feature on Ross Ross feature ), OF Brett Jackson (2007-09) with the Chicago Cubs. Both Craig and Ross made their respective Major League clubs 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.

*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 3.26 ERA in 10 appearances (seven starts)...has 34 strikeouts in 49.2 innings...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 0.00 ERA career vs. Washington (five strikeouts in 5.1 innings)...slated to start Sunday vs. the Huskies...

Austin Booker, JR., OF/INF: Batting .288 (17-for-59, .154 vs. Pac-10) with A double and three RBI in 19 games and 14 starts (11 as designated hitter, three if left field)...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 .367 (29-for-79, .367 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, two triples, three home runs and 18 RBI...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 24 of 30 games in right field as a true freshman...

Chad Bunting, SO., OF/C: Batting .354 (17-for-48, .227 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a home run and 17 RBI...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 a team-best .522 (12-for-23) with runners in scoring position...

Mark Canha, SO., 1B/OF: Batting .398 (45-for-113, 9th in Pac-10, team-best .444 vs. Pac-10) with 33 runs (6th in Pac-10), nine doubles, five home runs and a team-high 35 RBI (2nd in Pac-10)...leads Cal with 10 multiple RBI games and had a 15-game hitting streak (26-for-60, .433, 6-2B, 3-HR, 18 RBI) from March 7-April 1...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 .500 (21-for-42) with runners in scoring position...was 2009 first-team All-Pac-10...is 2-for-14 (.143) with a home run career vs. Washington...

Mitch Delfino, FR., 3B: Batting .357 (15-for-42, .269 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a home run and nine RBI in 23 games...has started the last nine games at third base...went a career-high 3-for-5 with two RBI April 9 at USC...was 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 .389 (7-for-18) with runners in scoring position...

Brian Diemer, JR., RHP: 0-1 with a 1.62 ERA and two saves (8th in Pac-10) in 11 relief appearances...has 11 strikeouts in 16.2 innings...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...

Matt Flemer, SO., RHP/1B: 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA and two saves (7th in Pac-10) in nine relief appearances...has 12 strikeouts in 14.2 innings...earned save April 11 at USC (1.2 innings, no hits, no runs, two strikeouts)...pitched a season-high 3.0 innings April 3 vs. Arizona (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...

Brian Guinn, JR., 2B: Batting .301 (40-for-133, .325 vs. Pac-10) with seven doubles, three triples (3rd Pac-10), 14 RBI and nine stolen bases (8th in Pac-10)...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 2-for-4 with a double Feb. 27 vs. Saint Mary's...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 .395 (15-for-38) with runners in scoring position...is 3-for-11 (.273) with an RBI career vs. Washington...

Erik Johnson, SO., RHP: 5-1 with a 3.26 ERA in seven starts...has 41 strikeouts in 38.2 innings...started the season not giving up an earned run in his first 19.0 innings...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...0-1 with a 6.92 ERA career vs. Washington (five strikeouts in 5.2 innings)...slated to start Friday vs. the Huskies...

Justin Jones, FR., LHP: 7-2 (1st in Pac-10 in wins) with a 2.83 ERA in eight starts and 10 appearances...has 56 strikeouts (21 looking, 4th in Pac-10) in 63.2 innings (1st in Pac-10)...opponents are batting .221...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. Washington...

Chadd Krist, SO., C: Batting .365 (42-for-115, .162 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (4th in Pac-10), two triples, five home runs (5th in Pac-10) and 24 RBI...fifth in the Pac-10 with 73 total bases, seventh with a .635 slugging percentage and eighth with 29 runs...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak (11-for-27, .407, 5-2B, 2-HR, six RBI) March 6-17...went 3-for-3 with an RBI March 30 vs. Fresno State...was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI March 26 at Arizona State...went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBI March 20 at Cal Poly...was 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 .389 (14-for-36) with runners in scoring position...

Darrel Matthews, FR., CF: Batting .250 (18-for-72, .167 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, a triple and nine RBI...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 .308 (8-for-26) with runners in scoring position...has started 20 games in center field as a true freshman...

Kevin Miller, JR., RHP: 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a save in three starts and eight appearances...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 the March 8 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after throwing 6.0 innings with four hits, no runs, two walks and 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 after going 6-1 and not giving up an earned run in his first 44.0 innings...0-0 with a 1.34 ERA career vs. Washington (eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings)...

Danny Oh, SO., OF: Batting .296 (37-for-125, .176 vs. Pac-10) with 32 runs (7th in Pac-10), six doubles, two home runs and 15RBI...was 2-for-5 April 9 at USC...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 a grand slam career vs. Washington...

Chris Petrini, SR., LHP: 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA in four starts and seven appearances...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 1.47 ERA career vs. Washington (six strikeouts in 6.1 innings)...

Tony Renda, FR., DH/3B: Batting .387 (43-for-111, .400 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles (8th in Pac-10), three triples (3rd in Pac-10), two home runs and 23 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 .410 (16-for-39) with runners in scoring position...has started all 30 games (21 at third base, nine as designated hitter) as a true freshman...

Devin Rodriguez, FR., DH/1B: Batting .324 (11-for-34) with a double, a grand slam and nine RBI...was 2-for-3 with an RBI March 17 vs. Houston...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 .538 (7-for-13) with runners in scoring position...

Marcus Semien, SO., SS: Batting .294 (32-for-109, .212 vs. Pac-10) with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 20 RBI...had a two-run double April 10 at USC...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 .316 (12-for-38) with runners in scoring position...is 0-for-6 career vs. Washington...


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