May 15, 2013
Fri., May 17 Stanford, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 7 p.m.
Sat., May 18 Stanford, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 6 p.m.
Sun., May 19 Stanford, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1 p.m.
Mon., May 20 Gonzaga, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 6 p.m.
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Cal Hosts Bay Area Rival Stanford in Final Pac-12 Series
The young California baseball team (22-28, 10-17 in Pac-12), which features up to five freshmen in its starting line-up, hosts Bay Area rival Stanford (26-21, fifth in the Pac-12 at 11-13) in the Golden Bears' final three-game conference series. Cal is averaging five runs a game in their home contests, and five of their eight conference home losses have been by only one run. The Bears have been involved in six extra inning games in 2013 as well, going 4-2 in those contests. Cal has also had five walk-off wins this season. The Bears have been led offensively by junior catcher Andrew Knapp, who is hitting .353 (67-for-190) with a team-leading 15 doubles, seven home runs and a team-best 39 RBI. Knapp, a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America and a member of the Golden Spikes Midseason Watch list, also leads Cal with 20 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games. Junior designated hitter Devon Rodriguez is also a top hitter for the Bears, batting .271 with seven home runs and a team-best 39 RBI. Rodriguez was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Houston Regional after hitting the game-winning RBI in Cal's come-from-behind victory over Baylor to advance the Bears to the 2011 NCAA Super Regionals. Sophomore shortstop Chris Paul leads Cal with eight home runs and is second on the squad with 34 RBI. Knapp and Rodriguez are among nine members of the 2013 squad who were part of the Bears' 2011 College World Series team. Cal, under the direction of David Esquer (405-366-2, .525, 2011 NCBWA National Coach of the Year), also features two All-American left-handers - Justin Jones, a freshman All-American in 2010, and Kyle Porter, a freshman All-American in 2011 - from a squad looking to return to postseason play after Regional appearances in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Jones has 24 career victories, tied for fourth on the school's all-time win list, and he has thrown 343.1 career innings, also fourth on Cal's all-time list. The Bears' No. 1 starter this season has been 6-7 freshman right-hander Ryan Mason (5-3, 3.58 ERA, 43 strikeouts, 15 walks, in 65.1 innings), who was superb March 22 at UCLA, throwing 8.0 innings, allowing five hits with five strikeouts. In the first-ever night game at Evans Diamond, Mason threw 7.0 innings with six strikeouts March 28 versus USC. He also threw a career-high 8.2 innings (nine hits, one run, two strikeouts) April 26 at Washington. Another top hurler for the Bears is junior right-hander Trevor Hildenberger, who had only thrown 12.2 innings prior to this season, but is 5-3 with 44 strikeouts in 53.0 innings. Hildenberger is among tops in the conference in appearances (25, eighth), and in only his second career start threw 7.0 innings with four hits and five strikeouts April 27 at Washington (8-1 Cal win).
TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UP 25 LF Brian Celsi, Fr. .265, 10 RBI, 0 HR 21 2B Brenden Farney, So. .302, 10 RBI, 0 HR 5 C Andrew Knapp, Jr. .353, 39 RBI, 7 HR 33 DH Devon Rodriguez, Jr. .271, 39 RBI, 7 HR 27 CF Devin Pearson, Fr. .327, 17 RBI, 2 HR 30 3B Mitchell Kranson, Fr. .276, 8 RBI, 0 HR 19 1B Nick Halamandaris, Fr. .196, 7 RBI, 2 HR 51 RF Jacob Wark, Jr. .231, 14 RBI, 0 HR 6 SS Chris Paul, So. .205, 34 RBI, 8 HR 42 RHP Ryan Mason, Fr. (Fri.) 5-3, 3.58 ERA 26 RHP Trevor Hildenberger, Jr. (Sat.) 5-3, 4.58 ERA (TBA Sun., Mon.)
HEAD COACH David Esquer:
Esquer, 48, is in his 14th season with a career record of 405-366-2 (.525). After his team was scheduled to be discontinued following the 2011 season, Esquer led the Bears to the program's first appearance at the College World Series since 1992, and on the eve of Cal's 7-3 CWS victory over Texas A&M June 21, 2011, was named the National Coach of the Year by the National College Baseball Writers Association. Esquer's award, which was voted on by the NCBWA Board of Directors, was selected from a list that included all Division I Conference Coaches of the Year and the coaches of the 16 NCAA Super Regional teams. The Bears' program was reinstated through fund-raising efforts and made its sixth all-time appearance in the CWS. Esquer led Cal out of the loser's bracket in the Houston Regional and defeated Dallas Baptist in the Super Regional to advance to Omaha. Cal entered the 2011 NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid out of the Pac-10. After a 6-4 loss to Baylor in the opening game, Esquer's team got past Alcorn State, 10-6, and No. 13 Rice, 6-3, to face Baylor for the regional championship. Cal forced the if-necessary game with an 8-0 shutout behind the strong pitching performance of freshman left-hander Kyle Porter (three hits, no runs, no walks and a career-high nine strikeouts). First baseman Devon Rodriguez earned Most Outstanding Player of the Houston Regional honors with a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to lead Cal's dramatic come-from-behind 9-8 victory over Baylor to advance to the Super Regional against Dallas Baptist. The Bears, led by Pac-10 Player of the Year Tony Renda, swept Dallas Baptist, 7-0 and 6-2, in Santa Clara to advance to the CWS. It was the fourth appearance by Cal in the NCAA Tournament in Esquer's tenure, including three NCAA regionals in the last four years (the first time in school history). 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, and in 2010 the Bears were 29-25 and played in the Norman, Okla. Regional (0-2). Sixty four Bears have signed pro contracts under Esquer, including first round picks Brett Jackson (CF, Chicago Cubs, 31st overall) in 2009, 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.
ESQUER'S CAREER RECORD AT CAL 2000 25-28 2001 34-25 (NCAA Regional, Pac-10 Coach of the Year) 2002 29-27 2003 28-27 2004 25-31 2005 34-23 2006 26-28 2007 29-26 2008 33-21-2 (NCAA Regional) 2009 24-29 2010 29-25 (NCAA Regional) 2011 38-23 (College World Series, National Coach of the Year) 2012 29-25 Total (22-28, 10-17 in 2013) 405-366-2 (.525)
Stanford, coached by Mark Marquess (37th year at Stanford, 1515-797-7, .655), are 26-21 (11-13 fifth in Pac-12), getting swept by Oregon State (7-3, 10-4, 5-4) May 10-12 at Stanford, and losing 3-0 Tuesday to Santa Clara. Top hitters for the Cardinal are senior designated hitter Justin Ringo (.326, 6 HR, 32 RBI), junior first baseman Brian Ragira (.316, 8 HR, 34 RBI) and junior second baseman Danny Diekroeger (.289, 2 HR, 25 RBI). Stanford's tentative rotation is senior right-hander Mark Appel (8-4, 1.94 ERA), TBA and TBA. In 2012, the Cardinal were 41-18, 18-12 in the Pac-12 (4th), 3-0 in the Stanford NCAA Regional and 0-2 in the Tallahasee (Fla.) Super Regional.
Cal has a 223-254-1 all-time record versus Stanford, losing twice this season (5-0 Feb. 20 and 4-3 April 1 at Stanford) in non-conference games. In the last Pac-12 series, the Bears won two-of-three (W 5-4 in 18 innings, W 15-5, L 5-3), May 25-27, 2012 at Sunken Diamond. In the last series in Berkeley, the Bears lost twice (3-2, 4-2), May 27-28, 2011 at Evans Diamond.
2013 PAC-12 STANDINGS (5-14-13)
Conference Overall W L PCT W L T .PCT OSU 20 4 .833 41 8 0 .837 Oregon 19 5 .792 41 11 0 .788 UCLA 17 7 .708 34 15 0 .694 ASU 14 10 .583 32 15 1 .677 Stan 11 13 .458 26 21 0 .553 Ariz* 10 14 .417 29 20 0 .592 USC 10 14 .417 19 30 0 .388 Wash 10 14 .417 19 31 0 .380 Cal 10 17 .370 22 28 0 .440 WSU 8 16 .333 21 27 0 .438 Utah 6 21 .222 17 29 0 .370
*2012 National Champions
CAL AMONG STAT LEADERS:
Cal is third in the Pac-12 with 28 home runs. On the mound, the Golden Bears are fifth in strikeouts looking (98) and sixth in strikeouts (330). Individually, junior catcher Andrew Knapp is second in batting average (.353); third in hits (67) and doubles (15); fifth in home runs (seven) and total bases (103); and sixth in slugging percentage (.542), on-base percentage (.430) and RBI (39). Junior designated hitter Devon Rodriguez is fifth in home runs (seven) and sixth in RBI (39), while sophomore shortstop Chris Paul is third in home runs (eight). Junior right-hander Trevor Hildenberger is eighth in appearances (25).
KNAPP SELECTED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN:
Andrew Knapp, Cal's talented switch-hitting junior catcher, has been selected a 2013 first-team Preseason All-American by Baseball America. Knapp was outstanding this past summer in the Cape Cod League for Chatham, batting .293 with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 29 RBI in 40 games. He joins Tony Renda (2012) and Brett Jackson of the Chicago Cubs (2009) as the Bears' recent first-team Preseason All-Americans. Knapp's performance in the Cape Cod League was his second straight outstanding summer. He had led the Northwoods League in hitting in 2011, batting .500 with five home runs and 33 RBI. Knapp has Golden Bear baseball heritage, his father, Mike Knapp, was a standout catcher for the Bears in 1985 and 1986. In addition, Andrew Knapp's younger brother, Aaron, is a left-handed hitting outfielder from Granite Bay High School who will be joining David Esquer's program in the fall of 2013 as a member of Cal baseball's 2012 signing class. Last season, Andrew Knapp was a valuable utility player for Esquer, seeing action at first base, catcher and in the outfield. He batted .265 in 54 games with 16 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI. As a freshman in 2011, he had the game-winning pinch hit in a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Utah in the second game of a doubleheader during his first collegiate day at Evans Diamond.
CAL'S WALK-OFF SUCCESS:
Cal has had five walk-off wins this season, with junior shortstop Mike Reuvekamp notching three game-winning RBI. Besides his game-winning hit April 21 versus Washington State after freshman Mitchell Kranson had tied the game with an RBI single, Reuvekamp had the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning Feb. 16 versus Michigan He also had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the seventh inning March 9 versus Fresno State. Other walk-off heroics for the Bears include junior catcher Andrew Knapp getting the game-winning RBI in the 11th inning in the season-opener Feb. 15 versus Michigan, and freshman outfielder Brian Celsi getting the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning Feb. 17 versus Michigan. Cal's other walk-off win was March 7 versus Fresno State when sophomore second baseman Brenden Farney had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. The Bears have captured four of six extra-inning games this season.
LIGHTS AND NEW SCOREBOARD AT EVANS DIAMOND:
Evans Diamond, which has served as the home of Cal baseball since 1933, received a major upgrade with the installation of a new lighting system, and a new scoreboard was unveiled for the Friday, May 10 contest versus Arizona State. Eight 90-foot light poles were erected around the field that will support nighttime television broadcasts, team practice and training. A modern electronic scoreboard, measuring 38 feet wide by 31 feet high, was installed in left-center field. The new scoreboard offers scoring, game information, as well as fixed advertising and a full color video board measuring 24 feet wide by 14 feet high. Entering the 2013 season, Cal stood as the only Pac-12 school without permanent lighting at its baseball facility. With the recent launch of the Pac-12 Networks, the ability to play night games gives Cal maximum opportunity to be televised by the Networks. In addition, the upgrades allow the Bears to be eligible to host NCAA Regional contests at Evans. The project has a budget of $2.25 million will be funded by a combination of donations and increased ticket and sponsorship revenue as a result of the upgrade. The project team targeted completion of the lighting portion of the upgrade for the first-ever night-time competition at Evans Diamond on Thursday, March 28 for the Bears' 2013 Pac-12 opener against USC. The project was designed by Brereton Architects of San Francisco and will be constructed under the direction of Overaa Construction of Richmond.
In what would have to be considered one of the best freshman pitching performances in Cal baseball history, left-hander Kyle Porter was 6-0 with a 1.89 ERA and two saves (four starts and 25 appearances) in 2011. Porter also had 57 strikeouts and only 15 walks in 57.0 innings and was named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers. He had one of the biggest wins in school history when on June 21, 2011 he pitched 6.0 innings (seven hits, three runs, one walk, four strikeouts) versus Texas A&M to help give the Bears their first victory (7-3) in the College World Series since 1980. Porter was a member of the 2011 Houston Regional All-Tournament Team as well after throwing a career-high 6.2 innings with three hits, no runs, two walks and a career-high nine strikeouts June 5 versus Baylor in the Houston Regional.
RODRIGUEZ'S FAMOUS HIT:
Junior Devon Rodriguez will forever be known in Cal baseball lore for his clutch game-winning hit versus Baylor as he helped bring back the Bears from a 7-1 deficit by going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, including the game-winning RBI single with two outs and two strikes in Cal's 9-8 victory to clinch the 2011 Houston Regional. Rodriguez was named the Houston Regional Most Outstanding Player after going 8-18 (.444) with a six RBI during the Bears' five regional contests. His fame also coincides with KALX announcer Danny Friesinger's enthusiastic call of the winning hit that sent Cal to the Santa Clara Super Regional (Rodriguez's Postgame Highlight Video).
JONES' GEM OF A CAREER:
Senior left-hander Justin Jones has had a spectacular career for the Bears. As a freshman in 2010, Jones earned Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 honors, picking up 10 wins and throwing two shutouts and two complete games. In 2011, he was honorable mention All-Pac-10 after finishing 9-6 with a 2.93 ERA, and 81 strikeouts in a team-high 119.2 innings with three complete games. Last season, Jones picked up four wins, including a complete game shutout at Washington State. He earned one of the biggest wins in school history in a June 11, 2011 start versus Dallas Baptist at the Santa Clara Super Regional, throwing 6.0 innings with one hit, no runs, one walk and three strikeouts in a 7-0 shutout. Jones left prior to the seventh inning due to injuring in his left bicep, but still earned the win as the Bears won their first-ever Super Regional contest. He now stands tied for fourth on the Cal all-time career win list (24) and fourth on the Bears' career innings pitched list (343.1). Jones' 10 wins as a freshman are tied for sixth on Cal's all-time single-season list, and his 119.2 innings in 2011 are fifth on the Bears' single-season innings pitched list. For his career he has also thrown six complete games.
SCOTT ON STOPPER LIST:
Senior right-hander Logan Scott was a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Preseason List for the Stopper of the Year Award. Last season, Scott was 4-2 with seven saves in 24 appearances. His seven saves were sixth in the Pac-12. A highlight for Scott in 2012 was throwing a career-high 5.1 innings and picking up the win in Cal's 5-4, 18-inning victory May 25 at Stanford - the longest game in Cal baseball history. In 2011, Scott was instrumental in the Bears winning their first-ever NCAA Super Regional game, coming in relief of an injured Justin Jones and shutting down Dallas Baptist, earning the save (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs).
Junior right fielder Jacob Wark (Tualatin, Ore.) had an impressive beginning to the 2013 season, getting a hit in each of his first seven games and tying a school record with two triples in the Feb, 22 contest at UC Irvine. Wark, who also is a tight end on the Cal football team, did double duty earlier this spring as he was involved in spring football practice as well as baseball (Wark Video Feature). After seeing limited action in his first two baseball seasons (14 games), he has started 43 of 50 games this year, batting .231 (36-for-156) with five doubles, two triples and 14 RBI.
CAL HONORS 1988 CWS SQUAD:
On April 20, Cal honored its 1988 College World Series squad (25th anniversary)that featured future Major League standouts Jeff Kent and Darren Lewis. The '88 team, coached by Bob Milano and captained by Darryl Vice and John Correa, finished the season 40-25 and earned the school's fourth appearance in the CWS and was one of only three Golden Bear teams to win 40 or more games in a single season. A highlight of the '88 campaign was capturing the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas - defeating Penn (13-3), Michigan (8-7 in 11 innings) and the host Texas Longhorns twice (8-7 and 6-5) to advance to Omaha (finished tied for seventh).
CAL BASEBALL CAMPS:
Registration is now open for the 2013 Nike Baseball Camps at Cal. This year Cal baseball is proudly sponsoring with Nike Camps. These are the same great camps as in past years, with the same coaching staff. Run by head coach David Esquer, this year's coaching staff bring both collegiate and professional playing and coaching experience to the plate. Cal is offering three different camps: Baseball School, Baseball Games Camp, and the Advanced Camp. Check out the website at Nike Cal Baseball Camps and sign up now as sessions are filling quickly.
BEAR POSTSEASON NOTES:
Cal is now 43-25 (.632) in NCAA postseason games all-time, including 7-3 in 2011 (1-2 in the CWS, 2-0 in first-ever NCAA Super Regional and 4-1 in the NCAA Houston Regional). Head coach David Esquer has eight postseason wins, passing George Wolfman for second on the school's all-time list behind Bob Milano's 20 postseason wins. The last time the Bears won six postseason games in a row was 1957, and the seven postseason wins is the most for a Cal squad since the 1980 team had eight. Cal's 38 victories in 2011 were the most wins since the Bears' 1988 CWS squad won 40 games.
CAL IN THE WORLD SERIES:
With the 7-3 victory over Texas A&M on June 21, 2011, the Bears won their first College World Series game since defeating Miami, 4-3, on June 12, 1980. When Cal played Virginia in front of a crowd of 25,833 on June 23 at TD Ameritrade Park, it was the largest crowd to ever watch the Golden Bears play baseball. Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947 under head coach Clint Evans, defeating former President George Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Evans was instrumental in establishing the CWS. The Bears won the national title again in 1957 under head coach George Wolfman with a 1-0 victory over Penn State. Cal also placed third in the 1980 World Series under head coach Bob Milano, and was seventh in the CWS in 1988 and 1992 under Milano. 2011 senior left fielder Austin Booker's father, Rod, was the starting shortstop on the Bears' 1980 squad, while Major League star Jeff Kent was a member of Cal's 1988 College World Series team. Similar to the 2011 season in which they faced the tournament's No. 1 seed (Virginia), the Bears played the top seed in 1992, Miami, losing to the Hurricanes, 4-3, in 13 innings.
BEARS IN THE BIG LEAGUES:
At the beginning of the 2013 Major League season Cal features six former players on Major League rosters - catcher John Baker (San Diego Padres), outfielder Brennan Boesch (New York Yankees), first baseman Allen Craig (St. Louis Cardinals), right-hander Brandon Morrow (Toronto Blue Jays), outfielder Xavier Nady (Kansas City Royals) and right-hander Tyson Ross (San Diego Padres).
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Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947, defeating former President George H.W. Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Bears' program began in 1892 and is now in its 121st season. George Bush, Sr., sent a letter of congratulations to David Esquer following Cal's 2011 College World Series appearance.
The Golden Bears have had two players go on to 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 14 schools that have won more than one national championship (1947, 1957). The Bears have competed in six College World Series (1947, 1957, 1980, 1988, 1992, 2011).
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 has had three coaches selected to the ABCA Hall of Fame - Clint Evans (1930-54), who led the Bears to the first College World Series title in 1947; George Wolfman (1955-73), who led Cal to the 1957 CWS title; and Bob Milano (1978-99), who led the Bears to three CWS appearances (1980, 1988, 1992), including a third-place finish in 1980.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:
25 Brian Celsi, Fr., OF
* Batting .265 (39-for-147, .314 vs. Pac-12) with three doubles and 10 RBI
* Had a career-high nine game hitting streak from March 22-April 5 (10-for-30, .333, 2-2B, three RBI)
* Went 3-for-5 in first collegiate game, including scoring the winning run Feb. 15 vs. Michigan
* Had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth in Cal's 2-1 win Feb. 17 over Michigan
21 Brenden Farney, So., INF
* Batting .302 (48-for-150, .257 vs. Pac-12) with eight doubles, a triple and 10 RBI
* Went 3-for-4 May 12 vs. ASU * Had four-straight two-hit games April 23-30 and had a career-high eight game hitting streak March 26-April 7 (12-for-27, .444, 2-2B, 3B, 3 RBI)
* Went 6-for-10 with a triple and two RBI April 5-7 at Arizona
* Was 5-for-13 in the Fresno State series with a double and RBI, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning March 7
* Went a career-high 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI March 3 at Houston and was named all-tournament at the Astros Foundation College Classic
* Is 14-for-42 (.333) with runners in scoring position
26 Trevor Hildenberger, Jr. RHP
* 5-3 with a 4.58 ERA in 25 appearances (8th in Pac-12) and 44 strikeouts in 53.0 innings
* Had a career-high six strikeouts May 11 vs. ASU
* Won April 27 at UW (career-high 7.0 innings, five strikeouts)
* Picked up wins in relief March 7 and March 10 vs. Fresno State, (5.1 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, four strikeouts)
* Earned first collegiate win Feb. 16 vs. Michigan (2.2 innings of relief)
23 Justin Jones, Sr., LHP
* 1-5 with a 5.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 45.0 innings
* Earned win March 16 at Utah (5.0 innings, six hits, two runs, no walks, three strikeouts)
* Got no decision March 7 vs. Fresno State (season-high 7.0 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, three walks, season-high five strikeouts)
* Is fourth on Cal's all-time list with 24 career victories and 343.1 innings pitched
5 Andrew Knapp, Jr., C
* Batting a team-leading .353 (67-for-190, .350 vs. Pac-12) with a team-high 15 doubles (3rd in Pac-12), seven home runs (5th in Pac-12), 39 RBI (6th in Pac-12) and 103 total bases (5th in Pac-12)
* Is a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America and is on the Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List
* Was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI May 5 at Oregon State
* 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI April 30 at Pacific
* Hit a three-run homer April 20 vs. WSU and April 14 vs. Oregon
* Reached base in 21 straight games from March 2-April 5
* Had nine-game hitting streak March 3-16 (17-for-39, .436, 5-2B, HR, 10 RBI)
* 4-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI March 3 at Houston
* Had a home run and three RBI Feb. 16 vs. Michigan
* In the Feb. 15 opener vs. Michigan was 3-for-5 with the game-winning RBI in the 11th inning
* Is 20-for-48 (.417) with runners in scoring position
30 Mitchell Kranson, Fr., 3B/C
* Batting .276 (24-for-87, .314 vs. Pac-12) with five doubles and eight RBI
* Has gotten two hits in six of his last nine games
* Was 2-for-5 with a career-high three RBI April 27 at UW
* Had the game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning April 21 vs. WSU
42 Ryan Mason, Fr., RHP
* 5-3 with 3.81 ERA, 38 strikeouts in 59.0 inn. (12 app., nine starts)
* No decision May 10 vs. ASU (6.1 inn., five hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)
* Lost May 3 at OSU (3.0 inn., four hits, four runs, three walks, one strikeout)
*No decision April 26 at UW (career-high 8.2 inn., nine hits, one run, two strikeouts)
* Won April 19 vs. WSU, (6.0 inn., six hits, one run, four strikeouts)
* No decision March 28 vs. USC, (7.0 inn., six hits, two earned runs, one walk, six strikeouts)
* Won March 22 at UCLA (8.0 inn., five hits, one run, four walks, five strikeouts)
* Won March 15 at Utah (5.1 inn., six hits, three runs, three strikeouts)
* Won first start March 8 vs. Fresno State (5.0 inn., three hits, no earned runs, one walk, career-high seven strikeouts)
* Won first collegiate game (no hits, four strikeouts in 1.2 inn. Feb. 15 vs. Michigan)
39 Collin Monsour, Fr., RHP
* 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 26.1 innings
* Won in relief April 28 at UW (2.0 innings, two hits, no runs)
* Won March 3 start at Houston (5.1 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, season-high four strikeouts)
49 Dylan Nelson, So., RHP
* Is 1-5 with a 4.25 ERA and three saves in 19 appearances (seven starts), and 37 strikeouts in 53.0 innings
* Earned save May 10 vs. ASU, striking out the final batter
* Lost May 5 start vs. OSU (5.0 innings, five hits, four runs, one walk, one strikeout)
* Lost April 14 start vs. Oregon (5.0 innings, eight hits, three runs, five strikeouts)
* Earned win in relief March 30 vs. USC (4.0 innings, three hits, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)
* Earned save March 26 at USF (2.0 innings, two hits, two strikeouts)
* Earned save March 16 at Utah (4.0 innings, three hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts)
* No decision March 4 at Rice (season-high 6.0 innings, six hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)
6 Chris Paul, So., INF
* Batting .205 (34-for-166, .185 vs. Pac-12) with five doubles, a triple, eight home runs (3rd in Pac-12) and 34 RBI
* Had a home run in last game May 12 vs. ASU
* Hit a two-run homer April 28 at UW and a three-run homer April 30 at Pacific
* Hit a three-run homer and a grand slam March 30 vs. USC for a career-high seven RBI
* Hit a three-run homer March 8, and a three-run double and a homer March 10 vs. Fresno State
* Was 3-for-4 with three RBI March 3 at Houston
* Had a clutch two-run double in the top of the ninth inning in an 8-6 win Feb. 23 at UC Irvine
27 Devin Pearson, Fr., OF
* Batting .327 (52-for-159, .337 vs. Pac-12) with eight doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI
* Was 3-for-4 with an RBI May 11 vs. ASU
* Went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI April 30 at Pacific
* Was 3-for-4 with a double April 7 at Arizona
* Went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI March 22 at UCLA
* Was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI March 17 at Utah
* Went 2-for-3 with first collegiate home run March 9 vs. Fresno State
* 2-for-3 with a double in first collegiate start Feb. 23 at UC Irvine
* Is 15-for-38 (.395) with runners in scoring position
37 Mike Reuvekamp, Jr., INF
* Batting .283 (43-for-152, .320 vs. Pac-12) with five doubles and 13 RBI (had six-straight multiple-hit games April 16-26, including game-winning RBI April 21 vs. WSU)
* Had career-high eight-game hitting streak March 28-April 12 (11-for-28, .393, 2B, 2 RBI)
* Went 5-for-10 at Arizona
* Was 5-for-12 (.417) with four RBI vs. Fresno State, hitting game-winning sacrifice fly March 9 and going 3-for-3 with an RBI March 10
* Had the game-winning RBI in 10th inning Feb. 16 vs. Michigan
33 Devon Rodriguez, Jr., DH
* Batting .271 (55-for-203, .228 vs. Pac-12) with six doubles, seven home runs (5th in Pac-12) and 39 RBI (6th in Pac-12)
* Started season on seven-game hitting streak Feb. 15-23 (12-for-26, .461, 3-2B, six RBI)
* Had key two-run single May 10 and a two-run homer May 12 vs. ASU
* Went 2-for-4 with a home run May 3 at Oregon State
* Was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI April 19 vs. WSU
* Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 30 vs. USC
* At Utah was 5-for-14 (.357) with a double, two home runs (second career grand slam), and nine RBI
* Went 8-for-15 with a double and three RBI vs. Fresno State
* Was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 16 vs. Michigan
20 Logan Scott, Sr., RHP
* 4-3 with 2.27 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 39.2 innings
* Earned win May 10 vs. ASU (one hit in 1.2 innings)
* Won in relief April 21 vs. WSU (1.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout)
* Had five strikeouts with no hits in 2.0 innings April 1 at Stanford
* Earned win in relief March 17 at Utah (1.2 innings, one strikeout)
* Earned win Feb. 17 vs. Michigan (1.0 inning, one strikeout)
* Had career-high five strikeouts in 5.0 innings Feb. 23 at UC Irvine
28 Keaton Siomkin, So., RHP
* 1-2 with 4.36 ERA and a save (40 strikeouts in 43.1 innings)
* Had five strikeouts in 4.0 innings March 30 vs. USC
* Earned save March 15 at Utah (five strikeouts in 3.0 innings)
* Won in relief March 9 vs. Fresno State (five strikeouts in 2.0 innings)
51 Jacob Wark, Jr., OF
* Batting .231 (36-for-156, .213 vs. Pac-12) with five doubles, two triples and 14 RBI
* Was 3-for-3 with two RBI March 30 vs. USC and 3-for-4 with a double March 3 vs. Houston
* Tied a school record with two triples Feb. 22 at UC Irvine
* Is also a tight end on the Cal football team