This Week In Pac-10 Baseball
April 28, 2003
Pac-10 Notes: After three wins by a combined 48 runs last weekend, ARIZONA STATE (10-5, 42-9) is in a tie for first-place in the Pac-10 with the Cardinal ... The Sun Devils take the week off from Conference play to face Oklahoma and UC Irvine ... ARIZONA (9-6, 30-16) notched two wins over STANFORD (10-5, 28-13), the first Pac-10 team in over four years to win a series at Sunken Diamond ... The Wildcats host CALIFORNIA (9-9, 25-21), while the Cardinal will travel to Los Angeles this week ... Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford are ranked in this weeks' polls ... OREGON STATE (4-11, 18-22) dropped its series against Southern California last weekend, but looks to rebound with a three-game series at UCLA (5-7, 19-25) beginning Fri., May 2 ... The Bruins are coming off a week in which they faced the No. 1-ranked Cal State Fullerton squad ... USC (9-6, 24-19), winners of four of its last five and nine of its last 11, will take on UC Irvine and Stanford this weekend ... WASHINGTON (6-6, 28-13) went 5-1 last week with wins over Hawaii-Hilo and Cal and is set to face 12-time NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State before traveling to Pullman to take on WASHINGTON STATE (4-11, 13-29) ... The Cougars defeated LCS last week by a score of 3-1.
This Week's Games
Mon., April 28ARIZONA at Cal State University (Sacramento), 2:30 p.m.
Tue., April 29UC Davis at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m.Santa Clara at STANFORD, 6 p.m.Loyola Marymount at UCLA, 6 p.m.USC at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.Lewis-Clark State College at WASHINGTON, 6:30 p.m.Gonzaga at WASHINGTON STATE, 6 p.m.
Wed., April 30ARIZONA STATE at Oklahoma, 7 p.m.
Fri., May 2*CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.*OREGON STATE at UCLA, 6 p.m.*STANFORD at USC, 6 p.m.*WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 6:00 p.m.
Sat., May 3*CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.*OREGON STATE at UCLA, 1 p.m.*STANFORD at USC, 1 p.m.*WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 1 p.m.
Sun., May 4*CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.*OREGON STATE at UCLA, noon*STANFORD at USC, 1 p.m.*WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, noon
Last Week's Results
Mon., April 21WASHINGTON 13, Hawaii-Hilo 1WASHINGTON 9, Hawaii-Hilo 2
Tue., April 22Grand Canyon 4, ARIZONA 0CALIFORNIA 11, Santa Clara 6OREGON STATE 14, Portland 4STANFORD 5, Sacramento State 1Cal State Fullerton 11, UCLA 1USC 13, UC Santa Barbaa 12 (10 inn.)WASHINGTON 10, Hawaii-Hilo 2WASHINGTON ST. 3, Lewis-Clark St. College 1
Fri., April 25*ARIZONA 4, STANFORD 3*WASHINGTON 16, CALIFORNIA 3*ARIZONA ST. 21, WASHINGTON ST. 0
Sat., April 26*STANFORD 10, ARIZONA 9*CALIFORNIA 6, WASHINGTON 3*USC 3, OREGON STATE 2*USC 4, OREGON STATE 3*ARIZONA ST. 5, WASHINGTON ST. 3 (10 inn.)
Sun., April 27*ARIZONA 11, STANFORD 6*WASHINGTON 11, CALIFORNIA 3*USC 12, OREGON STATE 2*ARIZONA ST. 25, WASHINGTON ST. 0
ARIZONA (9-6, 30-16)Last Week: vs. Grand Canyon L, 4-0; vs. Stanford W, 4-3; L, 10-9; W, 11-6This Week: Sacramento State, *California
Arizona became the first team to notch a Pac-10 series over Stanford at Sunken Diamond since the 1999 season ... The Wildcats took Friday and Sunday's games by scores of 4-3 and 11-6, respectively ... UA jumped a few spots in the polls after the weekend, now ranked 20th by Collegiate Baseball ... After a mid-week game against Sacramento State, the team will host California in a three-game Pac-10 series at Frank Sancet Field ... Junior Brian Anderson batted .500 (7-for-14) in the series against the Cardinal, hitting a team-high seven RBI, with two home runs, a triple and three runs scored ... Arizona has tied the Conference record for triples in a season (43) set by the Wildcat squad in 1986 ... This season's team has also notched 103 doubles thus far, good enough to tie for second in the Pac-10.
ARIZONA STATE (10-5, 42-9)Last Week: vs. Washington State W, 21-0; W, 5-3; W, 25-0This Week: Oklahoma, UC Irvine
Arizona State's bats were on fire last weekend as they took the Conference series from Washington State by scores of 21-0 and 25-0 on Friday and Sunday, respectively ... ASU outscored WSU 51-3 during the three-game series ... The 51 runs were the fourth most in a Conference series since the team joined the Pac-10 in 1979 ... The Sun Devils take the weekend off from league play to face Oklahoma and UC Irvine ... Junior first baseman Jeremy West was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his 9-for-16 (.562) performance, including seven runs scored, five home runs and 13 RBI ... West became just the eighth Devil to hit three homers in a game ... Arizona State continues to pace the league in batting average (.353) and ERA (3.29).
CALIFORNIA (9-9, 25-21)Last Week: vs. Santa Clara W, 11-6; vs. Washington L, 16-3; W, 6-3; L, 11-3This Week: UC Davis, *Arizona
California went 2-2 over the previous week, claiming wins over Santa Clara and Washington ... The Bears have settled into sixth place with an even 9-9 record in league play ... Cal will take on UC Davis at Evans Diamond before traveling to Tucson to face the Wildcats in a three-game series beginning Fri., May 2 ... Sophomore right-hander Mike Padgett, in only his second career start, picked up the 6-3 win over Washington on Sat., April 26, throwing 8.0 innings, with five hits, three walks and four strikeouts ... Junior right fielder Brian Horwitz also had an impressive series as he went 8-for-13 (.615) with a home run and seven RBI ... Horwitz had multiple hits in all four games last week to raise his season average to .357 with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and 39 RBI.
OREGON STATE (4-11, 18-22)Last Week: vs. Portland W, 14-4; vs. USC L, 3-2; L, 4-3; L, 12-2This Week: *UCLA
The Beavers took a 14-4 win over Portland in non-conference action last week before taking on USC in Pac-10 play ... OSU has a three-game series against UCLA in Los Angeles beginning Fri., May 2 at Jackie Robinson Field ... When the two teams met up last season, the Bruins took the series, notching two of three wins over Oregon State in Corvallis ... Junior transfer Tony Calderon ranks seventh in the Conference with a .388 batting average ... In 147 at bats, he has 57 hits, 19 doubles, one triple and four home runs ... As a team, the Beavers are hitting an even .300 through 40 games played, good enough to rank fifth in the league ... Oregon State has 423 hits, including a .446 slugging percentage and 92 doubles, which also ranks fifth in the Pac-10.
STANFORD (10-5, 28-13)Last Week: vs. Sacramento State W, 5-1; vs. Arizona L, 4-3; W, 10-9; L, 11-6This Week: Santa Clara, *USC
Stanford is tied for first place with Arizona State, as both teams have secured 10-5 Conference records ... The Cardinal lost their first Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond for the first time in over four years, as the Wildcats took two of three by scores of 5-1 and 11-6 ... Stanford is set to host Santa Clara in a mid-week game, before traveling to Los Angeles to face red-hot USC in a three-game Pac-10 series ... Junior outfielder Carlos Quentin is pacing the league in batting average, hitting an impressive .430 through 41 games played ... Quentin went 8-for-17 (.471) with two doubles, two homers, four RBI and a pair of walks last weekend ... He is currently tied with Stanford's all-time single-season batting average record of .430 established by Tom Williams in 1971.
UCLA (5-7, 19-25)Last Week: vs. Cal State Fullerton L, 11-1This Week: Loyola Marymount, *Oregon State
UCLA took a break from Pac-10 action last week, having played a lone game against the No. 1 team in the country, Cal State Fullerton ... The teams have met three times this season, with CSF notching as many wins ... The Bruins will take on Loyola Marymount in a mid-week game before hosting Oregon State in a three-game homestand ... Senior Mike Kunes has struck out 50 batters in the 2003 season, good enough to rank ninth in the Conference ... As a team, the Bruins are hitting .285, which ties for sixth in the league ... Sophomore first baseman Wes Whisler leads the team with 52 hits, while freshman DH Brett McMillan leads the squad with a .362 batting average ... McMillan also has 50 hits, including 11 doubles and three home runs.
USC (9-6, 24-19)Last Week: vs. UC Santa Barbara W, 13-12 (10 inn.); vs. Oregon State W, 3-2; W, 4-3; W, 12-2This Week: UC Irvine, *Stanford
USC has won four of its last five and nine of its last 11 games to own a 9-6 Conference and 24-19 overall record for a tie for third place ... The Trojans are coming off a series sweep in which they notched three consecutive wins over Oregon State ... After securing close 3-2 and 4-3 wins in a double-header on Sat., April 26, the USC bats broke out for a 12-2 win on Sun., April 27 ... Southern California will travel to UC Irvine before taking on Stanford, who is tied for first place, in a three game series beginning Fri., May 2 ... Freshman Jeff Clement hit his 18th homer of the season against Oregon State last weekend ... Junior right-hander Brian Bannister went 1-0 last week with a 1.12 ERA in two appearances ... On Sunday, he pitched seven innings, allowing only one run on six hits with five strikeouts.
WASHINGTON (6-6, 28-13)Last Week: vs. Hawaii-Hilo W, 13-1; W, 9-2; W, 10-2; vs. California W, 16-3; L, 6-3; W, 11-3This Week: Lewis-Clark State, *Washington State
Washington went 5-1 last week, picking up two wins against California to take the Pac-10 series, along with sweeping three games from Hawaii-Hilo ... The Huskies will face 12-time NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State before traveling to Pullman to face Washington State ... Junior DH/OF Chad Boudon became only the second Husky in recorded history to hit three homers in a game Friday night vs. California ... He had two solo homers and a grand slam, along with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single, finishing the game 4-for-5 with eight RBI ... Washington is currently No. 3 in Division I with its .980 fielding percentage ... The Huskies made only two errors in six games last week, fielding .991 for the week ... Washington is fielding .984 in conference play.
WASHINGTON STATE (4-11, 13-29)Last Week: vs. Lewis-Clark State W, 3-1; vs. Arizona State L, 21-0; L, 5-3; L, 25-0This Week: Gonzaga, *Washington
Washington State picked up a 3-1 victory last week over Lewis-Clark State College before taking on the Sun Devils of Arizona State ... Senior Wes Falkenborg hit a two-run, two-strike double in Saturday's game against ASU to tie the contest at three-apiece, bringing on extra innings for the Cougars' fourth time this season ... WSU will face Gonzaga in a mid-week game before hosting Washington beginning Fri., May 2 ... Washington State is home for its next seven contests, including a series against Sacramento State ... Junior righty Aaron MacKenzie has made 14 appearances for the Cougars this season, striking out a team-high 53 batters ... MacKenzie has notched a 3-4 record through 65.2 innings pitched, while opponents are hitting .269 off him.