March 4, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - California senior second baseman Josh Satin has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week for Feb. 26-Mar. 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Satin, from Calabasas, Calif., helped the Golden Bears go 3-1 last week, upsetting three nationally-ranked teams during the University of San Diego Tournament. Cal defeated No. 24 Fresno State (14-4), No. 22 San Diego State (5-3) and No. 17 University of San Diego (5-0), as Satin was 10-for-19 (.526) with a double, two home runs and eight RBI. Against San Diego State, he had a clutch three-run homer in the seventh inning to overcome a 3-2 Aztec advantage and led the Bears to their 5-3 victory. Against San Diego, Satin sealed the 5-0 shutout by hitting a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. On the year, Satin is now 15-for-32 (.469) with a double, four home runs and 12 RBI.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Satins career, and the 42nd such honor for California. It is the Bears' second conference player of the week honor this season as junior right-hander Tyson Ross was this year's first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26.
Cal's next home contest is today, Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 1:30 p.m. when the Bears host Bay Area rival Stanford in a non-conference game at Evans Diamond.
After Tuesday's game, The Bears next travel to the University of Minnesota Tournament, Mar. 7-9, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. On Friday, Mar. 7, Cal faces Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. On Saturday, Mar. 8, the Bears take on host Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Mar. 9, Cal plays New Mexico at 11 a.m.