Cal Baseball Travels to Kansas State to End Regular Season

May 10, 2001

BERKELEY, CA -

Date	Opponent	   TimeMay 12	at Kansas State	   3:00 p.m.May 13	at Kansas State	   1:00 p.m.

SERIES RECORD: This will be the first baseball meeting ever between Cal and Kansas State...

HEAD COACH DAVID ESQUER: The Bears coach is in his second season at Cal and has a career record of 56-51 (.523)...Esquer, 35, became only the 10th coach in the long history of Cal baseball, which began in 1892, when he was hired June 10, 1999...Esquer replaced longtime Bear mentor Bob Milano, who retired May 17, 1999 after 22 years as the Bears head coach and 29 years involved in the Cal baseball program...Esquer came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99...prior to working at Pepperdine, he was the No. 2 assistant coach at Stanford under Mark Marquess from 1991-96...a shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, Esquer, along with assistant Ron Witmeyer, were starters on Stanford's 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors after hitting .350 with six RBI in Omaha...he also earned All-Pac-10 Southern Division honors as a senior and went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers organizations...

BEAR NOTES: The Cal baseball team, 31-23 overall and 14-10 in the Pac-10, ends the 2001 regular season with a two-game series May 12-13 at Kansas State...the young Bears, who regularly start three freshmen and three sophomores, concluded the 2001 Pac-10 schedule last weekend, sweeping UCLA in Los Angeles, 6-2, 9-8 in 11 innings and 8-6...Cal then split a pair of non-conference games, falling to Saint Mary's, 9-4, May 7 in Moraga and defeating Santa Clara, 6-5, May 8 at Evans Diamond...with the sweep at UCLA, the Bears reached 30 wins for the first time since 1995, the last time the Bears were in an NCAA Regional...Cal finished the conference schedule by winning eight of its last 10 league games and it was the first time the Bears had swept UCLA in Los Angeles since the 1991...senior right fielder Rob Meyer was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after having an outstanding game May 1 at San Francisco and an outstanding series at UCLA...Meyer, who leads Cal with a .347 average, went 4-for-6 with two RBI at USF and then was 6-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBI against the Bruins...he also had a game-saving diving catch in the bottom of the 10th inning in the Bears 11-inning win over UCLA May 5...junior college transfer Carson White has also been impressive, hitting six doubles in the last four games, including the game-winning two-run double Tuesday versus Santa Clara...White is batting .338 overall and is leading the Bears in doubles (18), triples (four) and RBI (47)...other top hitters for Cal are sophomore catcher John Baker (.336), sophomore center fielder Ben Conley (.327) and freshman shortstop Jeff Dragicevich (.301)...improved offensive production has been a key for Cal lately, as all season long the Bears have been solid on the mound, sporting a respectable 4.05 team ERA (third-best in the Pac-10), but in the past three weeks have raised their team batting average to .287 and are hitting .316 with runners in scoring position...Cal is currently alone in third place in the Pac-10 behind USC (13-5) and Stanford (12-6)...the Bears No. 1 starter, junior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson, has won his last three starts (at Arizona, versus Stanford, at UCLA) and earned his first save since his freshman year Tuesday versus Santa Clara...Hutchinson was impressive Apr. 27 versus Stanford, throwing his second career complete-game with seven hits, one earned run, one walk and 10 strikeouts...junior left-hander Jason Dennis was also stellar against the then No. 3 ranked Cardinal, throwing 8.3 innings with nine hits, no runs, one walk and four strikeouts... the Bears senior first baseman Clint Hoover is moving up in the Cal career list as he hit his fourth career grand slam Apr. 21 at Arizona and is now fifth on the career list for home runs (37) and is sixth in career RBI (145)...senior right-hander David Cash is now 9-3 with a 3.66 ERA (three saves) and leads the team with 80 strikeouts in 83.7 innings...Cash has a career mark of 22-7 with five saves as a Bear, good for fifth on the Cal all-time win list...freshman closer Matt Brown leads the Pac-10 with eight saves (second-best Cal single-season mark)...

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.   	Player	                      2001 stats2	CF	Ben Conley, So.	             .327, 19 RBI, 2 HR34	3B	Conor Jackson, Fr.	     .287, 28 RBI, 2 HR26	RF	Rob Meyer, Sr.	             .347, 36 RBI, 7 HR33	C	John Baker, So.	             .336, 27 RBI, 3 HR1	2B	Carson White, Jr.	     .338, 47 RBI, 8 HR17	1B	Clint Hoover, Sr.	     .247, 43 RBI, 9 HR24	LF	Brian Horwitz, Fr.	     .287, 26 RBI, 1 HR3	DH	Brad Smith, So.	             .267, 17 RBI, 3 HR9	SS	Jeff Dragicevich, Fr.	     .301, 16 RBI, 3 HR32	RHP	Trevor Hutchinson, Jr. (Sat.) 5-6, 3.67 ERA5	LHP	Jason Dennis, Jr. (Sat.)      4-3, 5.43 ERA

KANSAS STATE: The Kansas State Wildcats, coached by Mike Clark (15th year at KSU, 390-425, .479), are 25-26, 10-17 in the Big-12...top hitters for the Wildcats are senior catcher Josh Cavender (.358, 7 HR, 48 RBI), sophomore right fielder Pat Maloney (.347, 9 HR, 39 RBI) and senior designated hitter Kasey Weishaar (.310, 5 HR, 23 RBI)...Kansas State's tentative pitching rotation is junior right-hander Luke Robertson (7-5, 5.38 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Kevin Melcher (3-3, 4.79)...last season, the Wildcats finished 19-32 overall (5-24, 11th in the Big-12)...

PAC-10 RACE (as of May 10)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTUSC	13	5	.722	---	33	16		.673Stan	12	6	.667	1.0	37	13		.740CAL	14	10	.583	3.0	31	23		.574ASU	9	9	.500	4.0	31	16	1	.656OSU	9	9	.500	4.0	29	20		.592Arizona	8	10	.444	5.0	29	21		.580UW	7	11	.389	6.0	29	16		.644UCLA	6	12	.333	7.0	27	23		.540WSU	6	12	.333	7.0	15	32		.319

PLAYER NOTES

RYAN ATKINSON: Is 0-3 with a 4.72 ERA...has had seven no decisions this season...got no decision last outing Apr. 14 vs. USC (1.0 inning, three hits, three runs, one walk)...got no decision Apr. 8 at OSU (3.0 innings, three hits, no runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 1 at UW (1.3 innings, four hits, three runs, two walks, one strikeout)...lost Mar. 24 vs. WSU (4.0 innings, six hits, three earned runs, one walk, one strikeout)...got no decision Mar. 17 vs. ASU (5.0 innings, two hits, one run, four walks, four strikeouts)...suffered loss Mar. 10 vs. UC Santa Barbara (6.0 innings, six hits, four runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 3 at Stanford (4.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...Feb. 17 at LMU got no decision (3.3 innings, four hits, three runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...suffered loss vs. BYU Feb. 10 (5.3 innings, five hits, three runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara (7.0 innings, two hits, one earned run, no walks, six strikeouts)...Santa Clara game was his first appearance since May 10, 1999 at Washington State, sitting out 2000 season after Tommy John surgery...opponents are batting .247 against...

JOHN BAKER: Is batting .336 (50-for-149, 11-2B, 3-HR, 27 RBI, .341 vs. Pac-10)...was 7-for-13 with a double, home run and three RBI last week at UCLA and 2-for-4 Tuesday vs. Santa Clara...is currently on a seven-game hitting streak from Apr. 29 (13-for-27, .481, 2-2B, HR, three RBI)...went 7-for-14 with a double and five RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 5-for-12 with two RBI Apr. 12-14 vs. USC and 3-for-5 Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's...was 4-for-11 with two doubles and three RBI Mar. 31-Apr. 1 at UW...had huge game Mar. 18 vs. ASU, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and a career-high six RBI...went 2-for-3 Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run (first collegiate homer) and two RBI Feb. 17 at LMU...is batting .319 (15-for-47) with runners in scoring position...

MATT BROWN: Is 3-3 with a 4.72 ERA and a team-high eight saves (1st in Pac-10) and 27 appearances (1st in Pac-10)...has 46 strikeouts and only 12 walks in 40.0 innings...picked up wins in relief May 5 at UCLA (3.0 innings, two hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts) and Tuesday vs. Santa Clara (0.7 inning, one hit, one walk)...earned save Apr. 28 vs. Stanford (0.2 innings, no hits, no runs, one strikeout), getting the final two outs with bases loaded...earned save Apr. 20 at Arizona (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...picked up two saves Mar. 30-31 at UW, pitching 1.7 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and five strikeouts...suffered loss Mar. 17 vs. ASU after being one out away from win (3.0 innings, four hits, two earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...picked up save Mar. 14 vs. Columbia (1.0 inning, one hit, no runs, two strikeouts)...suffered loss Mar. 7 at Stanford (2.3 innings, one hit, one run, no walks, two strikeouts), but was outstanding in first series against the Cardinal, pitching all three games, earning a save Mar. 3 (0.7 inning, one strikeout with bases loaded) and not giving up a hit until a solo home run...had five strikeouts and no walks in his 5.0 innings against Stanford...earned save Feb. 9 vs. BYU (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, season-high five strikeouts)...picked up win Feb. 13 at Pacific (1.0 inning, two hits, two runs, no walks, one strikeout)...was the MVP of this past summer's American Legion World Series, leading his Danville, CA team to the national title...

DAVID CASH: Is 9-3 with a 3.66 ERA (8th in Pac-10) and three saves...is fourth in Pac-10 with nine wins, third with 24 appearances and has a team-high 80 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10) in 83.7 innings...opponents are batting .252 against (9th in Pac-10)...won in relief May 6 at UCLA (7.7 innings, eight hits, two earned runs, two walks, one strikeout)...got no decision Apr. 22 start at Arizona (7.0 innings, 11 hits, seven runs, one walk, eight strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 14 vs. USC (5.0 innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, six strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 8 at OSU (4.0 innings, two hits, unearned run, no walks, three strikeouts)...earned save Apr. 1 at UW (4.7 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, one strikeout)...was outstanding Mar. 27 vs. Pacific (6.0 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, career-high 11 strikeouts)...earned win in relief Mar. 18 vs. ASU (3.3 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, five strikeouts)...won in relief Mar. 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara (4.0 innings, two hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...started Mar. 7 at Stanford (no decision, 5.0 innings, two hits, one run, three walks, four strikeouts)...picked up win Mar. 3 at Stanford (1.7 innings, four hits, one run, three walks, two strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State (1.3 innings, one hit, unearned run, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 18 at LMU (career-high 8.0 innings, seven hits, five runs, one walk, nine strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 13 at Pacific (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...picked up win Feb. 9 vs. BYU (6.0 innings, seven hits, three runs, four walks, nine strikeouts) and Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara (1.0 inning, two hits, one run, one strikeout)...has a 22-7 Cal career mark (.759) with five saves...

BEN CONLEY: Is batting .327 (48-for-147, .337 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI...has started the last 29 games for Cal...was 7-for-16 with a double and two RBI last week at UCLA...went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run Apr. 27 vs. Stanford and a career-high 4-for-5 with a double May 1 at USF...was 8-for-17 with a double and seven RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona and 2-for-3 with an RBI Apr. 24 at Nevada...went 4-for-13 Apr. 12-14 vs. USC...was 2-for-5 with first collegiate home run Apr. 6 at OSU...went 3-for-9 with three RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at UW...was 3-for-8 with a double, an RBI and four runs Mar. 16-18 vs. ASU...got first collegiate hit Mar. 7 at Stanford and went 3-for-5 with an RBI against the Cardinal...saw action on the mound Mar. 6 vs. Nevada (1.0 inning, one walk)...is batting .500 (18-for-36) with runners in scoring position...

JASON DENNIS: Is 4-3 with a 5.43 ERA...got no decision May 5 at UCLA (4.3 innings, eight hits, six runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...was outstanding in an Apr. 28 shutout vs. Stanford (8.3 innings, nine hits, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 21 at Arizona (5.3 innings, 13 hits, nine runs, three walks, one strikeout)...lost Apr. 13 vs. USC (5.3 innings, six hits, four earned runs, two walks)...lost Apr. 7 at OSU (4.7 innings, 10 hits, four earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...earned win Mar. 31 at UW (7.0 innings, six hits, two runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...won Mar. 25 vs. WSU (6.0 innings, four hits, no earned runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 18 vs. ASU (4.7 innings, nine hits, four earned runs, four walks, three strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara (4.0 innings, five hits, two runs, no walks, five strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State, making first appearance since 1999 after Tommy John surgery (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts)...is slated to start Saturday...

JEFF DRAGICEVICH: Is batting .301 (46-for-153, 5-2B, 3-HR, 16 RBI, .318 vs. Pac-10)...went 2-for-10 with a double last week at UCLA and was 2-for-4 Tuesday vs. Santa Clara...was 4-for-12 with two RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 6-for-10 with a double and a home run Apr. 6-8 at OSU...was 5-for-12 with an RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at UW...went 4-for-10 with a double and two RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. WSU and was 3-for-6 with an RBI Mar. 27 vs. Pacific...was 4-for-11 with a home run and four RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. ASU, including hitting a three-run homer Mar. 18 vs. the Sun Devils...went 3-for-10 with two RBI Mar. 9-11 vs. UC Santa Barbara...was 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run Mar. 9 vs. UCSB...went 2-for-5 with a double Feb. 18 at LMU...older brother, Scott, is the starting shortstop for Stanford...is batting .356 (16-for-45) with runners in scoring position...

CHRIS GROSSMAN: Is batting .263 (15-for-57, 4-2B, HR, seven RBI), getting a hit in his first five at bats of the season...believed to be first Bear to start career with five consecutive hits...started year on seven-game hitting streak (11-for-23, .478, 2-2B, HR, five RBI) from Feb. 4-18...had key walk in 10th inning in Cal's 5-4 victory Apr. 14 vs. USC...went 1-for-3 with RBI double Mar. 24 vs. WSU...was 1-for-3 with a double Mar. 11 vs. UCSB...had pinch hit single Mar. 3 at Stanford...went 4-for-12 with a double and three RBI Feb. 16-18 at LMU...had the game-winning RBI Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's...went 2-for-5 with first collegiate home run Feb. 13 at Pacific...in first collegiate game Feb. 4 at Santa Clara, went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI...

CLINT HOOVER: Is batting only .247 (53-for-215), but still has 11 doubles, 43 RBI and team-best nine home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 11 multiple RBI games...is currently on an eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 28 (10-for-32, .313, 2-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...was 5-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBI last week at UCLA...went 2-for-9 with a double, home run and three RBI Apr. 27-29 vs. Stanford and 1-for-4 with a home run May 1 at USF...was 6-for-15 with a double, grand slam (fourth career grand slam) and six RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 3-for-6 with grand slam and career-high five RBI Apr. 21 vs. Wildcats...went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI Apr. 8 at OSU...was 4-for-12 with an RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at UW...went 3-for-13 with a double, grand slam and seven RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. WSU...was 2-for-9 with a double, home run and three RBI Mar. 9-11 vs. UCSB...went 8-for-15 with a double, home run and four RBI Feb. 16-18 at LMU...was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's...went a career-high 4-for-5 with a double Feb. 17 at LMU...is fifth on the Cal all-time career home run list (37) and sixth in career RBI (145)...is a two-time Pac-10 honorable mention selection...

BRIAN HORWITZ: Is batting .287 (62-for-216, .255 vs. Pac-10) with 15 doubles (5th in Pac-10), a triple, a home run and 26 RBI...also has a team-best nine stolen bases...had a school record 23-game hitting streak from Feb. 9-Mar. 25 (37-for-96, .385, 12-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI)...was only 2-for-14 last week at UCLA, but was 2-for-4 with a double May 7 at Saint Mary's...went 5-for-16 with two doubles and five RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 3-for-5 with two RBI Apr. 10 at SJS...went 6-for-13 with two doubles and five RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. WSU...was 5-for-12 with two doubles and an RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. ASU...went 3-for-4 with first collegiate home run Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...was 6-for-13 and hit a double in each game Mar. 9-11 vs. UCSB...had game winning RBI single Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-4 with an RBI double Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State...was 5-for-15 with three doubles and a triple Feb. 16-18 at LMU...had pinch-hit double and scored winning run Feb. 13 at Pacific...has five outfield assists this season...is batting .295 (18-for-61) with runners in scoring position...

TREVOR HUTCHINSON: Is 5-6 with a 3.67 ERA (9th in Pac-10), 79 strikeouts (8th in Pac-10) and a team-high two complete games and 100.7 innings pitched (3rd in Pac-10)...picked up win May 4 at UCLA (8.0 innings, 10 hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts) and earned second collegiate save Tuesday vs. Santa Clara (1.3 innings, one hit)...threw complete-game victory Apr. 27 vs. Stanford (seven hits, one earned run, one walk, 10 strikeouts)...won Apr. 20 at Arizona (7.7 innings, 10 hits, six earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...threw well, but lost Apr. 12 vs. USC (8.0 innings, eight hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 6 at OSU (7.0 innings, 13 hits, five runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 30 at UW (5.0 innings, eight hits, four earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...lost Mar. 23 vs. WSU (8.0 innings, 16 hits, three earned runs, no walks, three strikeouts)...lost Mar. 16 vs. ASU (4.7 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, four walks, two strikeouts)...lost Mar. 9 vs. UC Santa Barbara (7.0 innings, eight hits, five runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...lost Mar. 2 at Stanford (6.0 innings, five hits, three runs, five walks, five strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 23 at Long Beach State (8.0 innings, 10 hits, four runs, four walks, eight strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 16 at LMU (6.0 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, one walk, career-high 12 strikeouts)...threw well, but lost Feb. 8 vs. BYU (first collegiate complete-game, six hits, no earned runs, one walk, 10 strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 2 at Santa Clara (6.0 innings, six hits, one run, five strikeouts)...older brother, Chad, is former two-sport standout as a pitcher and quarterback for Stanford...is slated to start Friday...

CONOR JACKSON: Is batting .287 (60-for-209, .319 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs, 28 RBI and a team-high 36 walks (1st in Pac-10)...had a 14-game hitting streak from Mar. 10-Apr. 1 (19-for-52, .365, 3-2B, 3B, seven RBI)...was 3-for-12 with a double, home run and three RBI last week at UCLA, and 3-for-4 May 7 at Saint Mary's...went 6-for-15 with two RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 7-for-12 with two RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at UW...went 4-for-10 with a double, triple and RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. WSU...went 2-for-2 with an RBI Mar. 6 vs. Nevada...had a seven-game hitting streak Feb. 18-Mar. 6 (10-for-26, .385, 2B, HR, six RBI)...went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer (first collegiate HR) Feb. 27 vs. SJS...went 2-for-6 Feb. 23 at Long Beach State...in season-opener Feb. 2 vs. Santa Clara went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI... is batting .321 (18-for-56) with runners in scoring position...was the Los Angeles 4A City Player of the Year last season at El Camino Real High School...

RYAN LUBNER: Is 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA and one save...has 19 strikeouts in 25.7 innings...started Apr. 24 at Nevada (lost, career-high 3.7 innings, four hits, four runs, three walks, career-high five strikeouts)...picked up win in relief Apr. 3 vs. San Francisco (3.0 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts)...went 2.0 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts Mar. 16 vs. ASU...pitched 3.0 innings (three hits, one run, no walks, one strikeout) Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...earned save Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (0.7 innings, no hits, no runs)...opponents are batting .240 against...

ROB MEYER: Is batting a team-leading .347 (67-for-193, .360 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, seven home runs, 36 RBI and a team-high 21 multiple hit games...also has eight outfield assists...was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week after going a career-high 4-for-6 with four runs scored and two RBI May 1 at USF and 6-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBI at UCLA...also had a game-saving diving catch in the 10th inning May 5 at UCLA...went 3-for-3 Apr. 28 vs. Stanford...was 7-for-15 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went a career-high 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four runs scored Apr. 22 vs. the Wildcats...went 2-for-4 (both bunt singles) with an RBI Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's...was 5-for-11 with two home runs Apr. 6-8 at OSU and was 2-for-3 with two RBI Apr. 10 at SJS...went 6-for-12 with a home run and four RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at UW...was 2-for-3 with an RBI Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-5 with three RBI Feb. 23 at Long Beach State...went 1-for-2 and threw a runner out at home Feb. 27 vs. SJS...was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer Feb. 13 at Pacific...had key lead-off homer in the seventh inning and threw a runner out at first base from right field in the ninth inning Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara...is batting .391 (25-for-64) with runners in scoring position...

BRIAN MONTALBO: Is 4-0 with a 3.79 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 59.3 innings...was outstanding in a start May 1 at USF, giving up only one hit (bad hop single) in 6.0 innings with three walks and four strikeouts...won in relief Apr. 21 at Arizona (3.7 innings, six hits, three earned runs, two walks, one strikeout)...pitched well Apr. 13 vs. USC (3.3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned win Mar. 13 vs. Sacramento State (career-high 6.3 innings, four hits, no earned runs, five walks, career-high seven strikeouts) ...pitched 6.0 innings Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (no decision, two hits, no earned runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...Feb. 13 at Pacific pitched 4.0 innings with one hit, one earned run, two walks and a career-high seven strikeouts...picked up win in first collegiate start Feb. 4 at Santa Clara (5.0 innings, six hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...was a fourth round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves out of Dimond High School in Anchorage, AK...

BRAD SMITH: Is batting .267 (28-for-105, .292 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI...was 4-for-12 with a double and an RBI last week at UCLA and was 1-for-4 with a home run Tuesday vs. Santa Clara...went 1-for-2 with a key two-run homer Apr. 27 vs. Stanford and was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI May 1 at USF...was 4-for-14 with a double and an RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's (first collegiate homer, career-high three RBI)...was 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning Apr. 14 vs. USC...went 2-for-8 with two doubles Mar. 2-3 at Stanford...

ANDREW SPROUL: Is 4-1 with a 2.86 ERA, a save and has 27 strikeouts in 34.7 innings...opponents are batting .219 against...started May 7 at Saint Mary's (no decision, 3.0 innings, five hits, three runs, one walk, one strikeout)...pitched in relief May 1 at USF (2.0 innings, two hits, one run, no walks, two strikeouts)...suffered loss in relief Apr. 22 at Arizona (1.0 inning, one hit, one run, two walks, one strikeout)...pitched well Apr. 14 vs. USC (4.0 innings, two hits, one run, one strikeout)...earned win in relief Apr. 10 at SJS (3.0 innings, two hits, unearned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 1 at UW (3.0 innings, three hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...picked up win in start Mar. 14 vs. Columbia (5.0 innings, three hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts)...pitched 4.0 innings in relief Mar. 6 vs. Nevada (two hits, no earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...picked up win Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (2.3 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 18 at LMU (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, no walks, one strikeout)...

CARSON WHITE: Is batting .338 (69-for-204, .340 vs. Pac-10) with a team-leading 18 doubles (2nd in Pac-10), four triples (3rd in Pac-10), eight home runs (5th in Pac-10), 47 RBI and .583 slugging percentage...had an 18-game hitting streak from Apr. 1-May 1 (29-for-70, .414, 8-2B, 3B, 5-HR, 25 RBI)...was 4-for-15 with four doubles and three RBI last week at UCLA and was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI (game-winning RBI) Tuesday vs. Santa Clara...went 5-for-11 with a double Apr. 27-29 vs. Stanford and was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI May 1 at USF...was 6-for-14 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona and was 2-for-4 with a home run Apr. 24 at Nevada...went 4-for-11 Apr. 12-14 vs. USC, with a key double in the 10th inning Apr. 14 vs. the Trojans...went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI Apr. 10 at SJS...had game-winning homer in the 10th inning Apr. 3 vs. San Francisco...went 2-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high six RBI Apr. 1 at Washington...was 4-for-12 with a double, triple and two RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. WSU...went 4-for-11 with a double, two home runs and three RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. ASU...was 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer Mar. 18 vs. the Sun Devils...was 2-for-3 with a double Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...went 2-for-6 Feb. 23 at Long Beach State...was 5-for-14 with a double, triple and five RBI Feb. 16-18 at LMU...went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBI Feb. 17 at LMU...in the season-opener Feb. 2 at Santa Clara, went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI...went 2-for-4 Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara...was a junior college All-American last season at Fresno City College...is batting .388 (26-for-67) with runners in scoring position...

SPENCER WYMAN: Is batting .231 (15-for-65) with three doubles, a home run and nine RBI...went 1-for-4 with an RBI Apr. 13 vs. USC...was 1-for-4 and hit his first collegiate home run Apr. 8 at OSU...went 4-for-12 with a double Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...was 2-for-5 Mar. 27 vs. Pacific...went a career-best 3-for-4 with a double and RBI Mar. 23 vs. WSU...was 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored Mar. 18 vs. ASU...went 2-for-4 with an RBI Mar. 13 vs. Sacramento State...got first collegiate hit Feb. 10 vs. Brigham Young...

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