This Week in Pac-10 Baseball (2/27/01)
Feb. 27, 2001
PAC-10 BASEBALL SWINGS INTO MARCHStanford and California Face Off in 'Non-Conference' Games
The Pac-10 has four top-25 teams currently in No. 3 ASU, No. 5 USC, No. 9 STANFORD and No. 22 UCLA. ARIZONA is the only team in tournament action this week when it plays at the Ole Miss Spring Tournament. The Sun Devils host a duel in the desert, taking on No. 2 Louisiana State. CALIFORNIA faces San Jose State and STANFORD hosts Nevada before meeting each other for a non-conference series. OREGON STATE opens up play at home against West Coast Conference teams, Portland and San Francisco. UCLA takes on North Carolina, while the Trojans play at Houston. WASHINGTON is at UC Riverside, while WASHINGTON STATE stays up north to play Gonzaga.
This Week's ScheduleTues., Feb. 27San Jose State at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.Portland at OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.Nevada at STANFORD, 3 p.m.UCLA at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.-Rained OutSan Diego at USC, 5 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 2ARIZONA vs. Southern Mississippi (1), 2:30 p.m.LSU at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 6 p.m.UCLA at North Carolina, 12 p.m.USC at Houston, 7 p.m.WASHINGTON at UC Riverside, 3 p.m.WASHINGTON STATE at Gonzaga (2), 2 p.m.
(1) Mississippi Tournament, Jackson, Miss.(2) Played at Walla Walla, Wash.Sat., Mar. 3ARIZONA vs. Mississippi (1), 11:30 a.m.LSU at ARIZONA STATE, 1 p.m.CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 1 p.m.San Francisco at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.UCLA at North Carolina, 10 a.m.USC at Houston, 2 p.m.WASHINGTON at UC Riverside, 1 p.m.Gonzaga at WASHINGTON STATE (2), 1 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 4ARIZONA vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) (1), TBDLSU at ARIZONA STATE, 1 p.m.CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 1 p.m.San Francisco at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.UCLA at North Carolina, 10 a.m.USC at Houston, 1 p.m.WASHINGTON at UC Riverside, 1 p.m.WASHINGTON STATE at Gonzaga (2), 1 p.m.
Last Weeks' Results
Tue., Feb. 20CALIFORNIA 4, Saint Mary's 3UCLA 6, Pepperdine 5Loyola Marymount 9, USC 1
Thu., Feb. 22WASHINGTON 6, BYU 5
Fri., Feb. 23ARIZONA 8, Utah 7ASU 5, Cal State Fullerton 3Long Beach State 7, CAL 6 (13 inn.)Clemson 9, OREGON STATE 5STANFORD 7, Santa Clara 3UCLA 8, Tulane 3USC 7, Mississippi State 3Nevada 6, WSU 1
Sat., Feb. 24Utah 6, ARIZONA 4ASU/Cal State Fullerton - Rained OutCAL/Long Beach State - Rained OutOREGON STATE 10, Clemson 9OREGON STATE 11, UNLV 9STANFORD/Santa Clara - Rained OutUCLA/Tulane-Rained OutUSC/Mississippi State - Rained OutWASHINGTON 3, Kentucky 2Illinois 9, WASHINGTON 10 (12 inn.)WSU/Nevada-Snowed Out
Sun., Feb. 25ARIZONA 5, Utah 4ASU/Cal State Fullerton - Rained OutCAL/Long Beach State - Rained OutClemson 13, OREGON STATE 2STANFORD 8, Santa Clara 0UCLA/Tulane - Rained OutUSC/Mississippi State - Rained OutNevada 6, WSU 4
Mon., Feb. 26STANFORD 6, Santa Clara 1
Baseball AmericaTop-25 (Feb. 26)
1. Georgia Tech 7-1 2. Louisiana State 9-23. ARIZONA STATE 13-2 4. Miami 12-3 5. USC 9-4 6. Rice 13-2 7. South Carolina 12-0 8. Auburn 13-09. STANFORD 11-4 10. Pepperdine 10-2 11. Notre Dame 5-1 12. Nebraska 6-3 13. Central Florida 10-4 14. Clemson 5-3 15. Oklahoma State 9-216. Tulane 10-317. East Carolina 10-018. Baylor 11-419. Florida State 4-520. Georgia 3-221. South Alabama 10-2 22. UCLA 10-423. Stetson 9-124. Cal State Fullerton 6-725. Southern Mississippi 9-3
Collegiate BaseballTop-30 (Feb. 26)
1. Georgia Tech 7-1 2. Rice 13-2 3. Louisiana State 9-2 4. South Carolina 12-05. USC 9-4 6. ARIZONA STATE 13-2 7. Auburn 13-0 8. Miami 12-3 9. STANFORD 11-4 10. Pepperdine 10-2 11. Notre Dame 5-1 12. Nebraska 6-3 13. Clemson 5-3 14. Oklahoma State 9-2 15. Central Florida 10-416. Stetson 9-117. South Alabama 10-218. East Carolina 10-019. Florida State 4-520. Southern Mississippi 9-321. Arkansas 8-222. Tennessee 9-123. Baylor 11-424. UCLA 10-425. Tulane 10-326. Long Beach State 5-427. Georgia 3-228. Cal State Fullerton 6-729. North Carolina 9-230. Alabama 8-4
Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top-25Coaches Poll (Feb. 26)
1. Georgia Tech 7-1 2. Rice 13-23. ARIZONA STATE 13-2 4. USC 9-4 5. Louisiana State 9-2 6. South Carolina 12-0 7. Miami 12-3 8. Auburn 13-0 9. STANFORD 11-4 10. Notre Dame 5-1 11. Pepperdine 10-2 12. Oklahoma State 9-2 13. Clemson 5-3 14. Baylor 11-4 15. Nebraska 6-316. Central Florida 10-417. UCLA 10-418. East Carolina 10-019. Tulane 10-320. South Alabama 10-221. Florida State 4-522. Alabama 8-423. Stetson 9-124. Tennessee 9-125. Rutgers 6-0
Baseball AmericaPreseason All-Americans
Josh Karp, UCLA 1st Team Mark Prior, USC 1st Team Jason Cooper, STAN 2nd Team Shelley Duncan, ARIZ 2nd Team Mike Gosling, STAN 2nd Team Casey Myers, ASU 3rd Team Jon Switzer 3rd Team
Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Preseason All-Americans
Rik Currier, USC 1st Team Casey Myers, ASU 1st Team Seth Davidson, USC 2nd Team Josh Karp, UCLA 2nd Team Mark Prior, USC 2nd Team Jon Switzer, ASU 2nd Team Shelley Duncan, ARIZ 3rd Team
NCBWA Preseason All-Americans
Casey Myers, ASU 1st Team Rik Currier, USC 2nd Team Brian Barden, OSU 3rd Team Eric Doble, ASU 3rd Team
Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior designated hitter Brian Baron has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD junior right-hander Jeff Bruksch has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for February 19-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Baron, from Newhall, Calif., hit .750 with three RBI and two runs scored in UCLA's wins over No. 16 Tulane and No. 10 Pepperdine. Against the Waves, Baron went 4-for-5, driving in the game-tying run with a double in the ninth inning. His hit set up the game-winning run. Against Tulane he went 2-for-3 with two RBI. He currently leads the Bruins with a .510 batting average and 26 hits in 13 games. He has hit safely in every game this season.
Bruksch, from Los Angeles, notched his first career shutout with an 8-0 victory against Santa Clara. Bruksch allowed only three hits and gave up no walks in a nine-strikeout performance. The nine K's tied his career-high. He has now thrown 17.1 scoreless innings over his last two starts. The shutout and complete game victory was the first for a Cardinal this season.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Baron this season and his career, and the 36th selection all-time for UCLA. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second for Bruksch in his career, and the 54th selection all-time for STANFORD.
ALSO NOMINATED FOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shelley Duncan, ARIZ, Clint Hoover, CAL, Chris Biles, OSU, Jason Cooper, STAN and Jefferson Thiel, WASH.
ALSO NOMINATED FOR PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Brian Montalbo, CAL, Craig Hays, OSU, Josh Karp, UCLA and Mike Bomar, WASH.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26 - Brian Baron, UCLA.
2001 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26 - Jeff Bruksch, STAN.
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Washington State at California Sat., Mar. 24 1 p.m PTStanford at USC Sat., Apr. 21 1 p.m. PTArizona at Arizona State Sat., Apr. 28 1 p.m. PT/1 p.m. MTOregon State at UCLA Sat., May 12 1 p.m. PT
2001 Team Notes
ARIZONA (13-8): Junior OF Shelly Duncan knocked out two home runs against Long Beach State (2/4) to become Arizona's all-time home run leader ... Shelley has 41 career round-trippers, with a Pac-10 leading 10 on the season ... Senior INF Ernie Durazo currently has a career best 24-game hitting streak. This streak, carried over from three games in 2000, ties him for third on Arizona's all-time longest hitting streak list. Durazo leads the team in batting average (.400), hits (34), doubles (8) and RBI (30) ... The Wildcats have notched two series sweeps this season, taking care of both New Mexico and Texas A&M ... Arizona is enjoying the early success of freshmen pitchers, Marc Kaiser, Sean Rierson and Chris Goodman. The trio combined to pitch 20 of 27 innings in the New Mexico series, struck out 24 batters and helped post a team 1.67 ERA ... The 2001 Wildcats have dedicated their season to teammate Kelsey Osburn. Osburn, an infielder for Arizona in 1999 and 2000, passed away last July after being struck by a ball during batting practice in a summer league. Osburn's jersey number was retired in a ceremony at Sancet Field on Jan. 27.
ARIZONA STATE (13-2): The Sun Devils scoring streak is alive at 332 games. ASU has not been shutout since April, 7, 1995 and is tied for the longest active streak in NCAA history ... Senior C Casey Myers is leading the team in nearly all offensive categories, including batting average (.453), hits (29) and RBI (28). Myers is 49 RBI shy from tying the school and Pac-10 career record of 283. He has hit safely in 13 of this season's 15 games, 12 being multi-hit games ... Junior INF Brooks Conrad recorded a hit in each of ASU's 14 games before being halted at the plate by Cal State Fullerton ... The Sun Devils have been sly on the base paths with 48 thefts so far this season. The team set a school record with 10 stolen bases against Southern Utah (2/1) ... Junior OF Mel Stocker had four swipes that game to tie a school record ... Junior LHP Jon Switzer has been named National Pitcher of the Week twice this season (2/5-Collegiate Baseball, 2/6- National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association). Switzer is averaging 10 strikeouts per game and has a 3-0 record with a 1.78 ERA. He put in a career-high 13 strikeout performance against Southern Utah earlier this year ... ASU is outpitching opponents 2.80-10.19 (ERA) with a 162-68 strikeout difference ... ASU will honor its first varsity head baseball coach, Bobby Winkles, by renaming the field at Packard Stadium, Bobby Winkles Field, in a ceremony before the LSU game Saturday.
CALIFORNIA (8-4): The Bears started off the 2001 season with a 3-0 series sweep of Santa Clara ... Since then, Cal has added five other wins against Loyola Marymount, Brigham Young, Pacific and Saint Mary's ... As a team the Bears are batting .291, while compiling a 3.57 ERA ... Senior INF Clint Hoover leads Cal in batting average (.365), runs (11), hits (19) and home runs (3). He went a career-high 4-for-5 with a double against Loyola Marymount (2/17) ... The Bears' offense is also being bolstered by freshman C Chris Grossman. Grossman is hitting .375 with 12 hits and six RBI. He is believed to be the first player in Cal history to start his collegiate career with five straight hits ... The Bears have gotten strong pitching from a new source in freshman RHP Brian Montalbo. Montalbo has 17 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched. He is 1-0 in five appearances and has a 1.02 ERA ... Junior RHP Trevor Hutchinson has also been hard-thrower for Cal. Hutchinson is 2-1 on the year and has 35 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched.
OREGON STATE (6-5): The Beavers open play at home tonight against Portland ... Oregon State went 6-5 in a series against Cal State Northridge and at tournaments in San Diego and Las Vegas ... In San Diego the Beavers posted three come-from-behind wins against San Diego State, UC Riverside and Oklahoma ... Sophomore IF Andy Jarvis homered twice in one inning in the UC Riverside victory ... Jarvis, junior OF Josh Carter and senior DH Curtis Davis were named to the All-Tournament team ... Senior OF Eric Stark got the season off to a hot start hitting .455 with five hits and three RBI in four games, before separating his shoulder during the San Diego Tournament. Stark has yet to return to the lineup ... Sophomore C Chris Biles is one of four players to start all 11 games this season. He leads the Beavers in hits (19) and has three home runs along with Jarvis.
STANFORD (12-4): Head coach Mark Marquess became only the 23rd head coach in Division I baseball to reach 1,000 victories (2/9 vs. Florida State) ...Sophomore RHP Jeremy Guthrie helped out in that win pitching 7.0 innings of one-hit baseball ... Guthrie, along with the Cardinal's other two starters junior RHP Jeff Bruksch and sophomore left Tim Cunningham have been outstanding in several of Stanford's wins ... Guthrie was named National Pitcher of the Week (2/13-NCBWA) for his efforts against Florida State ... Bruksch was also a National Pitcher of the Week (2/26-Collegiate Baseball) as well as Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after recording his first career shutout victory with an 8-0 win over Santa Clara. He also tied his career-high nine strikeouts in that outing ... Cunningham has compiled a 4-0 record and 1.53 ERA ... Stanford's offense has
struggled somewhat this year as the team is batting at a .279 average ... Junior IF Chris O'Riordan leads the team, batting .394 with 26 runs scored, 21 RBI and five doubles.
UCLA (10-4): The Bruins are ranked in all three major polls after being unranked in preseason polls. UCLA is No. 17 in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll, No. 22 in the Baseball America poll and No. 24 in the Collegiate Baseball poll ... The Bruins are on a two-game winning streak after defeating two top-20 teams last week (No. 16 Tulane, No. 10 Pepperdine) ... Senior OF Brian Baron continues to lead the team offensively and was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts against Tulane and Pepperdine. He hit .750 with three RBI and two runs scored ... Senior C Eric Reece has also been an offensive threat for Bruin opponents. Reece leads the team in RBI (19) and doubles (8) and is second in batting average (.357) and hits (20) ... UCLA is also getting the most from its pitching staff. The team has a 3.57 ERA ... Junior RHP Josh Karp has notched two wins on the season for a 1.44 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched.
USC (9-4): The Trojans reeled out an 8-3 win over Mississippi State to get back on the winning track after dropping two games in a row ... USC is attacking teams from both the plate and the field. The team is batting at a .306 clip and has a 2.91 ERA ... Senior RHP Rik Currier and junior RHP Mark Prior have been especially dominant against Trojan opponents. Currier is 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA, has allowed only nine hits in 23 innings and is holding opposing hitters to a weak .120 average. Prior has 43 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched and has allowed only five free passes ... Overall, Trojan pitchers have recorded 18 strikeouts, while only walking 48 batters ... Offensively, USC has had 10 or more hits in its 13 games this season ... Five of six Trojan players that have played in all 13 games are hitting .333 or better ... Junior OF Brian Barre has the highest average at .390 ... Sophomore IF Anthony Lunetta is hoping to do as well as he did as last year's Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. He is hitting .333 (16-for-48) with a home run, six RBI and three stolen bases.
WASHINGTON (2-1): The Huskies defeated Brigham Young and Kentucky for their first two wins of the season last weekend in Tucson, Ariz. ... Sophomore C Jefferson Thiel went 5-for-10 with two runs, a double, triple and four RBI. He played all 30 innings of Washington's three games behind the dish ... The Huskies got strong pitching performances from senior LHP Mike Bomar, sophomores RHP Tyler Shepple and RHP Sean White ... As a reliever, Bomar threw 5.2 innings allowing only two hits and no runs while striking out six against Illinois ... Shepple made his first career start and allowed only two runs on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts in six innings pitched ... White worked seven innings against Kentucky allowing only three hits and no runs.
WASHINGTON STATE (3-8): The Cougars feature the only newcomer to the coaching circuit in Tim Mooney ... Washington State is currently riding a three-game losing streak ... The Cougars last win came against UNLV (2/4) ... WSU has already lost six games this season to either rain or snow ... Sophomore IF Stefan Bailie leads the team in batting average (.385), runs (13), hits (15), home runs (6) and RBI (19). Bailie's best game came against Cal State Northridge (1/27) where he went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI. He added another multi-hit performance the very next day against Cal State Fullerton, going 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and one run scored ... On the defensive side, sophomore lefty Garrett Alwert is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA ... Junior RHP Tyson Thompson leads the team with 15 strikeouts on the season.
2001 Preseason Notes
Over the Summer: Six Pac-10 players played on the USA National Baseball Team. ARIZONA STATE C Casey Myers and LHP Jon Switzer, STANFORD LHP Mike Gosling, UCLA RHP Josh Karp and USC right-handers Mark Prior and Anthony Reyes all helped the USA National Team to a 27-3-1 record. Myers hit .310 with 22 hits, nine RBI and four doubles. Karp had a 3-0 record with 38 strikeouts in 34.2 innings. Prior went 3-2 for a 1.60 ERA and was second on the team with 44 strikeouts. Reyes notched a 2-1 record, while Gosling and Switzer earned one win apiece. Prior was named a first-team summer All-American by Baseball America.
Top Recruits: Collegiate Baseball ranked five Pac-10 teams on their top-30 recruiting list, with three others receiving mention. The list includes No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, No. 6 STANFORD, No. 22 USC, No. 23 ARIZONA, No. 29 WASHINGTON and CAL, UCLA and OSU received mention. Collegiate Baseball compiles its list by giving a school points for every recruit that was drafted, received All-America, All-State or All-League honors, and was named a state or national player of the year.
Attendance Marks: Arizona State and Stanford both posted national marks for attendance during the 2000 season, 9th and 16th for total home attendance, respectively. ASU posted the 14th best mark for average attendance (2,715), while Stanford came in 16th averaging 2,176 fans a game. The Sun Devils posted the second highest attendance in the west, behind Fresno State.
Ballparks: OREGON STATE boasts what is believed to be the second-oldest (1907) college ballpark in the country, behind Vermont (1906). The Beavers have never had any other home field and have an all-time record of 866-371-1 (.700) at Coleman Field. Since the start of the 1993 season, OSU is 114-42 (.731) at home.
Record Watch: Stanford head coach Mark Marquess needs only five more victories to reach 1,000 wins (broken on 2/9)...He would become the 23rd coach in the history of Division I baseball to reach 1,000 ... Arizona's Shelley Duncan needs only six home runs this season to break the school record (36) (broken on 2/4) ... ASU's Casey Myers needs only 78 RBI to break the career school and Pac-10 record held by former teammate Andrew Beinbrink (283) ... Myers had 97 RBI last season ... Trojan Rik Currier is also in line to break a former teammate's record, he needs 91 strikeouts this season to break Seth Etherton's Pac-10 record for career strikeouts (329) ... Currier had 141 K's in 2000 ... Trojan Seth Davidson is primed to break some USC records ... He is 53 hits, 35 runs and six stolen bases away from setting new Trojan records ... Husky Jeff Carlsen is only five wins away from Washington's career record (27) ... With 252.1 career innings pitched, Carlsen can also possibly break the UW record of 270.0.
Casey at the Bat: Last season's Pac-10 Player of the Year, Casey Myers, returns to ASU for his senior season behind the plate. Myers hit .412 with 18 home runs and 97 RBI in 2000. Last year he was named a first-team All-American in 2000 by the Sporting News and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and earned the GTE baseball Academic All-American of the Year honor. A career .380 hitter, Myers is vying for the top spot in the record books for RBI. He needs 78 to break the ASU and Pac-10 record.
Other 2001 Notes: Stanford opens its season on Jan. 21, the earliest start for the Cardinal in its 108 year history ... Sun Devil Casey Myers is the only Pac-10 player listed as a preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... The following players return after being drafted in 2000: Jeff Carlsen, WASH, Seth Davidson, USC, Eric Doble, ASU, Drew Friedberg, ASU, Nick Lyon, UCLA, Casey Myers, ASU and Scott Nicholson, OSU ... Stanford will make its 2001 home debut in a newly remodeled Sunken Diamond when the Cardinal hosts Fresno State in a three-game series starting January 26.
Football/Baseball Connection: 2001 will feature some familiar faces to Pac-10 football fans. A spattering of five players on Pac-10 baseball rosters also were on 2000 football rosters, with three of the possible nine schools represented. The rundown:
School Player FB BBASU Skyler Fulton RB OF Eric Keefner LB DH Jon Sheaffer WR OFOSU Ryan Petersen WR RHPSTAN Darin Naatjes TE UT
2000 In Review
The 2000 season made history as the first time in 85 years of Pac-10 baseball that three teams shared the Pac-10 Championship. ARIZONA STATE, STANFORD and UCLA all finished the season at 17-7 in Conference play. The Pac-10 sent two teams to the College World Series for the 23rd time, last being in 1998 when USC defeated ASU in the title game. Stanford made its 12th trip to Omaha and swept through its bracket, but fell to Louisiana State 6-5 in the National Championship game. It was the Cardinal's first loss in the championship game, having won titles in 1987 and `88. USC made its 20th appearance in the World Series, going 1-2. Cardinal's Joe Borchard, Edmund Muth, Craig Thompson and Trojan Beau Craig were named to the All-CWS team.
The Pac-10 sent four teams to postseason play for the eighth time in history. ASU was upset in its regional by Texas. UCLA swept through its regional, but was eliminated by LSU in the Super Regionals. Stanford finished 2nd in the final national rankings, while USC was 4 and 5, ASU 12 and 16 and UCLA 15, 16 and 17. ASU's Casey Myers was honored as Pac-10 Player of the Year. Stanford's Justin Wayne and USC's Rik Currier were named co-Pitchers of the Year. USC's Anthony Lunetta earned the first Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year award, and ASU's Pat Murphy was honored with his first Coach of the Year award.
Stanford's John Gall inked his name in the Pac-10 record books, breaking the old marks for hits (368), doubles (80), total bases (592) and at bats (1027) in a career. He is the first player to eclipse the 1,000 barrier. Gall also finished with 263 RBI, good for second on the list behind ASU's Andrew Beinbrink. Cardinal Justin Wayne tied a Pac-10 record with 16 consecutive wins. He tied John Olerud of WSU who had 16 consecutive wins during the 1987-88 season. UCLA's Chase Utley and Bill Scott became the third and fourth players in Bruin history to have 100 hits and 20+ home runs (1997- Troy Glaus, 34 HR, 108 hits, Jon Heinrichs, 28, 107). These four are the only ones to reach the feat in Pac-10 history. The also have combined for 218 hits, a Pac-10 record. ASU hit three grand slams Feb. 25, tying the NCAA record. ASU broke the Pac-10 record, scoring in their 279th consecutive game Mar. 12. Their streak is fourth best all-time in NCAA history and currently stands at 313 games.
Fifty players were drafted by Major League Baseball in its annual June amateur draft, 22 of which went in the first 10 rounds. Twenty-one different players were named to All-America teams, including five freshman All-Americans. Seven Pac-10 players were members of the 2000 USA Baseball National Team this summer as well. They included RHP Mike Gosling, STAN, RHP Josh Karp, UCLA, C Casey Myers, ASU, 3B Xavier Nady, CAL, RHP Mark Prior, USC, RHP Anthony Reyes, USC and LHP Jon Switzer, ASU. USC's Mike Gillespie served as head coach.