2002 Baseball Season In Review

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USC won back-to-back Pacific-10 Championships for the first time since 1995 and 1996. It was the fourth title for the Trojansin the last eight years and the 38th championship in school history. The Pac-10 sent four teams to postseason play for the 10thtime in history and the Conference made its 52nd appearance at the College World Series.

STANFORD extended its school record of College World Series appearances to four. The 2002 season marked the first timein Cardinal baseball history that the team's senior class reached Omaha in each of its four seasons. In Stanford's 14th all-timeappearance at the CWS, the Cardinal went 2-2 in Omaha. USC, ARIZONA STATE and WASHINGTON were also selectedfor postseason play. The Trojans fell to Stanford in Super Regional action, while the Sun Devils and Huskies were knockedout of the NCAA Tournament at their first-round regional sites.

USC's Alberto Concepcion was honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Year and Stanford's Jeremy Guthrie was named Pitcherof the Year. UCLA's Wes Whisler earned the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award. USC's Mike Gillespie was honored withhis fourth Coach of the Year award.

2002 FINAL PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall
W L T PCT HOME AWAY GB W L T PCT HOME AWAY NEUT STREAK
1. USC*# 17 7 0 .708 9-3 8-4 -- 37 24 0 .607 15-8 18-11 4-5 Lost 2
2. Stanford*#! 16 8 0 .667 10-2 6-6 1.0 47 18 0 .723 29-4 16-12 2-2 Lost 1
3. Arizona State* 15 9 0 .625 8-4 7-5 2.0 37 21 0 .638 28-8 9-13 0-0 Lost 1
Washington* 15 9 0 .625 8-4 7-5 2.0 33 27 1 .549 15-14-1 13-11 5-2 Lost 1
5. California 11 13 0 .458 6-6 5-7 6.0 29 27 0 .518 19-12 10-15 0-0 Lost 1
6. Oregon State 10 14 0 .417 6-6 4-8 7.0 31 23 0 .574 18-9 7-14 6-0 Lost 3
7. UCLA 9 15 0 .375 3-9 6-6 8.0 26 35 0 .426 12-16 13-19 1-0 Lost 5
Arizona 9 15 0 .375 4-8 5-7 8.0 31 24 0 .564 25-11 6-13 0-0 Won 1
9. Washington State 6 18 0 .250 1-11 5-7 11.0 21 33 0 .389 5-15 10-15 6-3 Lost 3

* NCAA Regionals, # NCAA Super Regionals, ! College World Series

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