Cal Baseball Travels to UCLA For Three-Game Pac-10 Series

April 28, 2005

BERKELEY, CA -

Fri., Apr. 29 at UCLA Jackie Robinson Stadium 7:00 p.m.Sat., Apr. 30 at UCLA Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.Sun., May 1 at UCLA, Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the Apr. 29-May 1 Cal-UCLA games. Live game stats viewed on www.calbears.com.

BEAR NOTES: The California baseball team (27-18, 7-8) travels to Los Angeles this weekend to play UCLA (9-28, 0-9) in a three-game conference series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Golden Bears need a strong performance against the Bruins to get above .500 in league play and put themselves in position for a postseason berth. Cal, even though loaded with underclassmen, has won its last two games behind the play of seniors. Senior right-hander Eric Dworkis was named the Apr. 26 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete game shutout of No. 25 USC Apr. 24, yielding only four hits with one walk and a career-high 11 strikeouts. It was Dworkis' second complete-game of the season and his second strong outing in the last two weeks against a conference opponent (7.7 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, five strikeouts at Washington Apr. 17). He currently leads the Pac-10 with 80.7 innings pitched. Senior designated hitter James Holder was the hero in Tuesday's win over UC Davis, hitting a lead-off triple in the bottom of the ninth and then scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. It was Holder's third game-winning exploit of the season, and it came on his 23rd birthday. He's also had a game-winning hit in the 12th inning versus Saint Mary's on February 25, and scored the game-winning run against Washington in the 11th inning Apr. 17. Cal's sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch was recently placed on USA Baseball's list of candidates for the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur baseball player. Boesch leads the Bears with a .380 average (fifth in the Pac-10), 104 total bases, 65 hits, .608 slugging percentage, .454 on-base percentage, 14 doubles and seven home runs.

SERIES RECORD: Cal has a 162-155 series record against the UCLA Bruins. In the last meeting, the Bears won one of three games (L 7-2, L 10-7, W 3-2) at Evans Diamond, Apr. 23-25, 2004. In the last series played at Jackie Robinson Stadium, Cal won two of three (L 10-2, W 8-6, W 12-9) Apr. 4-6, 2003.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 39, is in his sixth season at Cal with a career record of 168-156 (.519). In 2001, he was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a 34-25 mark, a third place finish in the Pac-10 (14-10) and a berth to the NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge, LA (1-2). Twenty-five Cal players have signed professional contracts since Esquer became coach, including Conor Jackson, who was a first round draft choice of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003. On June 10, 1999, Esquer became only the 10th coach in the history of Cal baseball, which began in 1892. He came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99. Esquer was the No. 2 assistant coach at Stanford under Mark Marquess from 1991-96. A shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, he was a starter on the 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors. Esquer also earned All-Pac-10 Southern Division honors and went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore, California and Milwaukee organizations.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.	Player	2005 stats4	LF	Allen Craig, Jr. .287, 24 RBI, 5 HR14	3B	Matt Einspahr, Sr. .285, 33 RBI, 4 HR32	CF	Brennan Boesch, So. .380, 31 RBI, 7 HR22	RF	Chris Errecart, So. .326, 28 RBI, 7 HR3	2B	Josh Satin, Fr. .372, 31 RBI, 3 HR42	1B	Mike Van Winden, Fr. .283, 25 RBI, 1 HR44	DH	James Holder, Sr. .300, 11 RBI, 1 HR34	C	Garrett Bussiere, So. .231, 17 RBI, 5 HR6	SS	Kyle Spraker, Fr. .233, 13 RBI, 3 HR27	RHP	Adam Gold, Jr. (Fri.) 5-5, 5.56 ERA39	RHP	Michael Cooper, So. (Sat.) 3-2, 3.86 ERA25	RHP	Eric Dworkis, Sr. (Sun.) 4-5, 3.57 ERA

NOTING UCLA: The UCLA Bruins, coached by John Savage (first year at UCLA, 9-28, .243), are 9-28, 0-9 after defeating UC Irvine, 3-1, on Tuesday, and losing three (12-5, 16-2, 10-8) at Arizona State Apr. 22-24. Top hitters for the Bruins are sophomore designated hitter Hector Ambriz (.337, 1 HR, 13 RBI), sophomore shortstop Tommy Lansdon (.286, 1 HR, 7 RBI) and junior third baseman Brett McMillan (.275, 6 HR, 24 RBI). UCLA's tentative pitching rotation is sophomore right-hander Hector Ambriz (2-4, 4.37 ERA), senior right-hander Bryan Beck (0-7, 5.76 ERA) and TBA. In 2004, the Bruins finished 35-29 overall, 14-10 (third tie) in the Pac-10 and 2-2 in the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla.

CAL'S SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Some highlights for the Bears up to this point of the season include - winning nine-straight games from Feb. 13-Mar. 1 (longest winning streak since 1998). Sophomore outfielder Chris Errecart earning Feb. 15 Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after Cal won two-of-three at Loyola Marymount. Sweeping then No. 14 Long Beach State in Long Beach (first road sweep of the 49ers since 1991). Sweeping Saint Mary's, including senior right-hander Eric Dworkis throwing a complete game with 10 strikeouts and senior right-hander Matt Swanson, sophomore right-hander Michael Cooper, junior right-hander Joe Todoroff and freshman right-hander Jason Corder combining to shutout the Gaels, 7-0, Feb. 27. Winning 10-4 at No. 12 Stanford (first win at Sunken Diamond since 2001). Nearly throwing a no-hitter at Pacific (behind the pitching of Todoroff and Swanson - infield single in the bottom of the ninth). Sweeping Washington State for the first Pac-10 series sweep since 2002. Winning two of three over then-No. 24-ranked Arizona State at Evans Diamond. Dworkis earning Apr. 26 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for throwing a complete-game shutout of then-No. 25 USC with four hits, one walk and a career-high 11 strikeouts.

BOESCH'S GOLDEN SEASON: Sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch, a Golden Spikes Award candidate, continues to be Cal's leading hitter and is making a strong push for postseason honors, sporting a .380 average (65-for-171) with 14 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 31 RBI. Boesch also owns a team-best .608 slugging percentage, a .454 on-base percentage and is 21-for-55 (.382) with runners in scoring position. He has at least one hit in 38 of 45 games this season and has 16 multiple hit games, including Apr. 12 at Sac. State when he was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI on his 20th birthday. In Cal's first victory this season, Boesch was 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and scored the winning run in the Bears' Feb. 5 extra-inning win over UC Irvine. Last season in his first collegiate at-bat, Boesch hit a two-run homer versus BYU, and went on to hit another two-run homer later in the game against the Cougars.

BEARS FEATURE YOUNG, TALENTED INFIELD: The Bears feature one of the youngest infields in the nation as three of their four infielders are freshmen - shortstop Kyle Spraker, second baseman Josh Satin and first baseman Mike Van Winden. Spraker, a true freshman, has started 40 games at short and is a big key in Cal being second in the conference with a .976 team fielding percentage. He is hitting .233, but more importantly, Spraker has only made six errors in 164 chances for a .963 fielding percentage. Satin, a redshirt freshman, was high school teammates with Boesch at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles and has put up impressive offensive numbers. He is batting .372 with 12 doubles and is second on the team with 31 RBI. Satin also has a team-leading 22 multiple-hit games, is hitting an impressive .431 against Pac-10 competition and has a team-best .419 average (26-for-62) with runners in scoring position. Van Winden, also a redshirt freshman, has proven to be an extremely valuable addition as well, batting .283 with 11 doubles, a triple, a home run, 25 RBI and a team-leading 28 walks. This season, he has knocked in game-winning RBI doubles at Long Beach State and versus Washington State, hit the game-winning single in the 11th inning at Washington, had the game-tying RBI against Arizona State and scored the game-winning run against UC Irvine.

SENIOR RELIEVERS Travis Talbott AND Matt Swanson SHINE: Cal's senior left-hander Travis Talbott (4-1, six saves) and senior right-hander Matt Swanson (5-1, two saves) have been two of the Pac-10's top relievers this season. Talbott has earned saves versus Loyola Marymount, Long Beach State (two), San Francisco, Hawaii-Hilo and Nevada, and has wins versus Saint Mary's, Washington State, Arizona State and UC Davis. He is third in the conference with six saves, has a 1.42 ERA and opponents are batting .210 against him, only giving up five earned runs in 31.7 innings. Talbott is also fourth in the Pac-10 with 21 appearances. Team captain Swanson leads the Pac-10 with 24 appearances and has an impressive 1.13 ERA to go along with his 5-1 record with two saves. He has 30 strikeouts in 39.7 innings and has only yielded five earned runs all year. Swanson has saves versus Pacific and Sacramento State, and picked up victories over UC Irvine, San Francisco, Stanford, Nevada and Washington.

VALUABLE TRANSFER DWORKIS: An obvious key addition to the Bears' pitching staff is senior transfer Eric Dworkis, who played at Gonzaga from 2002-04. Dworkis has produced some of Cal's best pitching performances in recent history with last week's complete-game, four-hit, one walk, 11 strikeout shutout of USC. He was also outstanding Feb. 26 at Saint Mary's, throwing a complete game with six hits, one run, one walk with 10 strikeouts. At Washington on Apr. 17, Dworkis helped the Bears salvage the third game of the series, getting a no decision, but throwing 7.7 innings with five hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts. Last year at Gonzaga, he was 8-4 with five complete games, earning second team All-West Coast Conference honors.

BEARS HAVE A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC: The 2005 Bears have won two extra-inning games this season, have captured two road games in the top of the ninth inning, and recently scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a come-from-behind Pac-10 win. Cal won its first game of the season in extra-innings when freshman second baseman Josh Satin had a two-out single in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat UC Irvine, 5-4, Feb. 5. On Feb. 13 at Loyola Marymount, sophomore left fielder Chris Errecart had a three-run homer in the ninth to defeat the Lions, 8-5. On Feb. 20, freshman Mike Van Winden had the game-winning two-run double in the ninth inning at Long Beach State, followed by junior right-hander Alex Trafton forcing a double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Senior designated hitter James Holder had a two-out single in the bottom of the 12th to defeat Saint Mary's, 5-4, Feb. 25. Down 3-2, Van Winden and senior Matt Einspahr combined to defeat Arizona State on Apr. 10 as Van Winden tied the game with a hard-hit single, followed by Einspahr's game-winner in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory.

BEARS AMOUNG PAC-10 TEAM STAT LEADERS: Cal is currently fifth in the Pac-10 with a team ERA of 4.24, giving up 188 earned runs in 399.3 innings. The Bears are also second in the conference with a .975 team fielding percentage and are fifth in the league with a .295 team batting average (456-for-1,546) with 85 doubles, five triples, 39 home runs and 236 RBI.

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APR. 27)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	.PCTAriz	10	2	.833	---	27	14	.659OSU	9	3	.750	---	30	7	.811ASU	9	3	.750	---	28	15	.651USC	8	4	.667	---	26	13	.667Stan	7	5	.583	---	24	15	.615CAL	7	8	.467	---	27	18	.600Wash	4	8	.333	---	24	17	.585UCLA	0	9	.000	---	9	28	.243WSU	0	12	.000	---	18	23	.439

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Brennan Boesch, SO., CF: Is batting a team-leading .380 (65-for-171, 5th in Pac-10, .321 vs. Pac-10) with 14 doubles (4th in Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 31 RBI...also is eighth in the Pac-10 with a .608 slugging percentage with 65 hits (4th in Pac-10), 104 total bases (5th in Pac-10) and a .454 on-base percentage (5th in Pac-10)...was 4-for-13 with an RBI last week vs. Hawaii and USC, and had a two-run double Tuesday vs. UC Davis...went 5-for-16 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI vs. Sac. State and at Washington Apr. 12-17...had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from Mar. 24-Apr. 9 (15-for-40, .375, 3-2B, 3B, five RBI)...went 6-for-13 (.462) with a double and two RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 26-Mar. 15 (19-for-37, .514, 2B, 4-HR, 10 RBI)...went 5-for-15 with a home run and four RBI at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20 and 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBI at Pacific Mar. 15...was 7-for-13 with a double and RBI vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...went 5-for-11 with two home runs and six RBI at Stanford Mar. 5-6...on Mar. 6 doubleheader vs. the Cardinal was 4-for-7 with two, two-run homers...went 4-for-13 with a double, two home runs and four RBI vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25-27...was 4-for-10 at Long Beach State Feb. 18-20...was 5-for-12 with a double and RBI at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12-13...went 5-for-10 with two doubles and a home run vs. UC Irvine Feb. 4-6...was 3-for-3 with a home run and scored the game-winning run versus UCI Feb. 5...is hitting .382 (21-for-55) with runners in scoring position...has had six, three-hit games and two, four-hit games...

Jeremy Burchett, JR., OF: Is batting .308 (16-for-52, .267 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI...was 2-for-2 with an RBI vs. USC Apr. 24...went 3-for-7 with two, two-run homers and five RBI at Sac. State and Washington Apr. 12-17...was 5-for-12 (.417) with a double at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20...went 2-for-7 with an RBI double vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...was 2-for-4 with a RBI at Stanford Mar. 6...went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 27...is hitting .318 (7-for-22) with runners in scoring position...is 2-for-4 (.500) career vs. UCLA...

Garrett Bussiere, SO., C: Is batting .231 (24-for-104, .250 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI...went 2-for-7 with a home run and two RBI last week vs. USC and 2-for-4 Tuesday vs. UC Davis...was 3-for-9 with a double, two home runs and four RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10...went 3-for-8 (.375) with a grand slam vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...was 4-for-8 with an RBI vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...went 2-for-6 with an RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 18-20...was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12...

Michael Cooper, SO., RHP: Is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA...has 27 strikeouts in 46.3 innings...got no decision vs. USC Apr. 23 (4.3 innings, nine hits, four runs, one walk, one strikeout)...lost at Washington Apr. 16 (2.7 innings, seven hits, three runs, three walks) and threw one inning with one strikeout Wednesday vs. Hawaii...got no decision Apr. 10 vs. ASU (4.7 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...lost at OSU Apr. 3 (5.0 innings, five hits, no earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...won vs. Sac. State Mar. 29 (season-high 6.0 innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, season-high five strikeouts)...got no decision at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 19 (5.3 innings, six hits, seven earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...threw 5.0 innings in relief vs. UNLV Mar. 13 (five hits, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...pitched 4.3 innings of relief at Stanford Mar. 5 (five hits, three runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...got the win in relief vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 27 (5.0 innings, three hits, no runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...won in relief in game one at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...is slated to start Saturday at UCLA...

Allen Craig, JR., OF/INF: Is batting .287 (47-for-164, .370 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, five home runs and 24 RBI...went 7-for-10 with three RBI last week vs. USC, and 2-for-3 Tuesday vs. UC Davis...was 1-for-2 with a solo home run vs. Hawaii Apr. 20...went 5-for-13 (.385) with a double, home run and three RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10...was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer at OSU Apr. 3...had a nine-game hitting streak from Mar. 15-29 (15-for-37, .405, 2-2B, 2-HR, 8 RBI)...went 7-for-13 (.538) with a home run and four RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...was 6-for-16 (.375) with a double, home run and four RBI at Hawaii-Hilo Feb. 18-20...went 4-for-11 (.364) with three doubles and an RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 18-20...is 2-for-11 (.182) with a double career vs. UCLA...

Eric Dworkis, SR., RHP: Is 4-5 with a 3.57 ERA (10th in Pac-10)...has a team-leading 55 strikeouts and is first in the Pac-10 with 80.7 innings pitched...was named Apr. 26 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete game shutout vs. USC with four hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts Apr. 24...got no decision at Washington Apr. 17 (7.7 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, five strikeouts)...lost vs. ASU Apr. 9 (4.0 innings, 10 hits, six runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...lost at OSU Apr. 1 (5.7 innings, 10 hits, six runs, four walks)...won vs. WSU Mar. 24 (7.0 innings, six hits, no runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...won at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18 (8.0 innings, 11 hits, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts)...lost vs. UNLV Mar. 12 (6.0 innings, eight hits, five runs, three earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...lost at Stanford Mar. 6 (8.3 innings, 11 hits, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one walk and a season-high 10 strikeouts at Saint Mary's Feb. 26...got no decision at Long Beach State Feb. 20 (7.0 innings, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...got no decision at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (2.0 innings, eight hits, seven runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...lost vs. UC Irvine Feb. 6 (6.0 innings, 10 hits, three earned runs, no walks, five strikeouts)...is slated to start Sunday at UCLA...

Matt Einspahr, SR., INF.: Is batting .285 (43-for-151, .315 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, four home runs and a team-leading 33 RBI...was 4-for-13 last week vs. USC...went 2-for-4 with a RBI double and a grand slam vs. Hawaii (career-high five RBI) Apr. 20...was 4-for-11 with two RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10, including the game-winning RBI vs. the Sun Devils Apr. 10...had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from Mar. 26-Apr. 10 (13-for-30, .433, 2-2B, seven RBI)...went 1-for-3 with a three-run double and four RBI at Nevada Apr. 5...was 4-for-9 with a double at OSU Apr. 1-3...went 4-for-9 with two RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...was 3-for-10 with a home run and three RBI vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...was 2-for-6 with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly at Stanford Mar. 6...went 2-for-3 with a double, a three-run homer and a career-high five RBI vs. San Francisco Mar. 1...was 4-for-10 with a double vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25-27...is batting .333 (19-for-57) with runners in scoring position...is 7-for-19 (.368) with two doubles and an RBI career vs. UCLA...

Chris Errecart, SO., OF: Is batting .326 (60-for-184, .355 vs. Pac-10) with 60 hits (8th in Pac-10), 13 doubles (6th in Pac-10), seven home runs (7th in Pac-10), 94 total bases (9th in Pac-10) and 31 RBI...has had 18 multiple-hit games this season...went 5-for-13 with a home run and three RBI last week vs. USC...was 2-for-5 with two doubles vs. Hawaii Apr. 20...went 4-for-12 with a double, home run and two RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10...was 5-for-11 with three doubles at OSU Apr. 1-3...was 6-for-15 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26 and 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI vs. Sac. State Mar. 29...went 6-for-14 (.429) with a double, home run and five RBI at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20...was the Feb. 15 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 7-for-13 (.538) with a double, two home runs and six RBI at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12-13...was 3-for-3, including the game-winning three-run homer in the top of the ninth in game one, and 2-for-5 with a home run in game two at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13...is batting .322 (19-for-59) with runners in scoring position...is 2-for-13 (.154) with a double and two RBI career vs. UCLA...

Adam Gold, JR., RHP: Is 5-5 with a 5.56 ERA...has team-high 55 strikeouts in 68.0 innings...is fifth in the Pac-10 in batters struck out looking (25)...lost vs. USC Apr. 22 (5.7 innings, nine hits, six runs, four earned runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...lost at Washington Apr. 15 (6.7 innings, six hits, five runs, three walks, four strikeouts)...won vs. ASU Apr. 9 (season-high 7.3 innings, eight hits, three runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...lost at OSU Apr. 2 (5.0 innings, six hits, four runs, two walks, seven strikeouts)...won vs. WSU Mar. 25 (6.0 innings, six hits, three earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...won at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 19 (5.0 innings, four hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...won vs. UNLV Mar. 11 (7.0 innings, three hits, two runs, two walks, five strikeouts)...lost at Stanford Mar. 5 (1.7 innings, four hits, four earned runs, three walks)...got no decision vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25 (5.0 innings, five hits, three runs, four walks, six strikeouts)...won at Long Beach State Feb. 18 (7.0 innings, five hits, no earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...got no decision at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12 (6.0 innings, six hits, six runs, one walk, career-high 10 strikeouts)...lost vs. UC Irvine Feb. 4 (5.7 innings, nine hits, seven runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...is 0-1 with 3.86 ERA (nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings) career vs. UCLA...is slated to start Friday at UCLA...

James Holder, SR., 1B/DH: Is batting .300 (33-for-110, team-leading .457 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 11 RBI...is 10th in the Pac-10 in hit by pitch (eight)...was 4-for-10 with a RBI last week vs. USC and 1-for-2 with a triple and scored the winning run Tuesday vs. UC Davis...went 5-for-9 at Washington Apr. 15-17, including scoring the winning run in the 11th Apr. 17...was 6-for-10 with a double and three RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10...went 3-for-4 vs. San Francisco Mar. 1...was 2-for-6 with a double and the game-winning RBI in the 12th inning vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25...had a pinch-hit home run vs. UC Irvine Feb. 4...is 4-for-7 (.571) with a double, home run and six RBI career vs. UCLA...

Travis Howell, FR., C: Is batting .194 (12-for-62, .059 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles and eight RBI...has started 19 games behind the plate...was 1-for-3 with a RBI vs. Hawaii Apr. 20...went 1-for-3 with a RBI double at Nevada Apr. 5...was 3-for-4 with an RBI double vs. San Francisco Mar. 1...went 1-for-2 with two RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 20...was 2-for-5 vs. UC Irvine Feb. 5...

Brandon Morrow, SO., RHP: Is 0-1 with a 9.36 ERA and a save...has 25 strikeouts in 25.0 innings...threw twice in relief at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20 (3.0 innings, one hit, six strikeouts)...earned save vs. the Vulcans Mar. 19 (2.0 innings, no hits, three strikeouts)...lost vs. UNLV Mar. 13 (1.0 inning, six hits, four earned runs)...got no decision at Stanford Mar. 6 (3.0 innings, four hits, three runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...got no decisions at Long Beach State Feb. 20 (4.0 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, three strikeouts), at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (career-high 5.0 innings, eight hits, five runs, three walks, six strikeouts) and vs. UC Irvine Feb. 5 (4.7 innings, five hits, four runs, three walks, five strikeouts)...

Josh Satin, FR., INF: Is batting .372 (64-for-172, 6th in Pac-10, .431 vs. Pac-10) with 64 hits (4th in Pac-10), 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 31 RBI and a .441 on-base percentage...has a team-high 22 multiple-hit games...went 5-for-12 with three doubles and five RBI last week vs. USC...was 4-for-11 at Washington Apr. 15-17...went 5-for-10 with a home run vs. ASU Apr. 9-10...was 4-for-9 with a RBI at OSU Apr. 1-3...had a 15-game hitting streak from Mar. 6-Apr. 2 (24-for-43, 558, 7-2B, 11 RBI)...went 4-for-9 (.444) with a double and two RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...hit doubles in six consecutive games from Mar. 6-18...was 9-for-17 (.529) with a double, triple and RBI at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20...went 7-for-12 (.583) with three doubles and five RBI vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...was 3-for-4 with a double at Stanford Mar. 6...went 6-for-15 (.400) with a double, two home runs and eight RBI at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12-13...was 2-for-5 with a home run in game one, and 2-for-5 with a double, two-run homer and four RBI in game two, Feb. 13 vs. the Lions...was 2-for-6 with the game-winning RBI vs. UC Irvine Feb. 5...is hitting a team-best .419 (26-for-62) with runners in scoring position...

Kyle Spraker, FR., INF: Is batting .233 (31-for-133, .195 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI...has started 40 games at shortstop with six errors in 164 chances (.963 fielding percentage) and 28 double plays...is currently on a five-game hitting streak from Apr. 20 (6-for-17, .353, 2-HR, three RBI)...went 3-for-10 with a home run last week vs. USC and 2-for-3 with a home run Tuesday vs. UC Davis...was 3-for-8 with a three-run homer vs. WSU Mar. 24-26...went 5-for-14 (.357) with a double vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13, including a career-high 4-for-5 Mar. 13...had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 6-18 (8-for-16, .500, 3-2B, RBI)...was 5-for-10 with two doubles and an RBI at Loyola Marymount Feb. 12-13...

Matt Swanson, SR., RHP: Is 5-1 with a 1.13 ERA and two saves (9th in Pac-10) in a Pac-10-leading 24 appearances...has 30 strikeouts and has only given up five earned runs in 39.7 innings...opponents are batting .230 against him...threw 3.0 innings Tuesday vs. UC Davis (two hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...lost in relief Apr. 23 vs. USC (2.0 innings, one hit, one run, no walks, three strikeouts)...earned win in relief at Washington Apr. 17 (2.3 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...won in relief at Nevada Apr. 5 (2.3 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...earned save vs. Sac. State Mar. 29 (1.3 innings, two hits, no runs, key pick-off in eighth inning)...earned save at Pacific Mar. 15 (2.7 innings, one hit, no runs, three strikeouts)...earned win in relief at Stanford Mar. 6 (season-high 4.0 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...won in relief vs. San Francisco Mar. 1 (1.0 inning, four hits, three runs, one walk)...won in a relief vs. UC Irvine Feb. 5 (3.3 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...is 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA (one strikeout in 1.0 inning) career vs. UCLA...

Travis Talbott, SR., LHP: Is 4-1 with a 1.42 ERA and is third in the Pac-10 with six saves...opponents are batting .210 against him and he is fourth in the conference with 21 appearances...has 26 strikeouts in 31.7 innings and has only allowed five earned runs...won in relief Tuesday vs. UC Davis (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...won in relief vs. ASU Apr. 10 (season-high 4.3 innings, four hits, one run, no walks, two strikeouts)...earned save at Nevada Apr. 5 (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, one strikeout)...earned save at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 19 (1.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout)...earned save vs. San Francisco Mar. 1 (1.7 innings, no hits, no runs, one strikeout)...won in relief vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25 (2.7 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned two saves at Long Beach State, Feb. 18 (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs, four strikeouts) and in game one Feb. 20 (2.0 innings, two hits, one run, one strikeout)...picked up save in game two at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, three strikeouts)...is 1-0 with 4.03 ERA (six strikeouts in 6.7 innings) career vs. UCLA...

Joe Todoroff, JR., RHP: Is 4-2 with a 4.52 ERA in 18 appearances...got no decision in Tuesday start vs. UC Davis (3.2 innings, six hits, five runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...won start vs. Hawaii Apr. 20 (4.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...lost at Sac. State Apr. 12 (5.0 innings, eight hits, three walks, eight strikeouts)...got no decision at Nevada Apr. 5 (5.0 innings, six hits, four runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision vs. WSU Mar. 26 (4.7 innings, five hits, three runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...lost start at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 20 (6.0 innings, six hits, two runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...won in start at Pacific Mar. 15, throwing a season-high 6.3 innings of no-hit ball with four walks and a career-high nine strikeouts...got no decision vs. San Francisco Mar. 1 (5.0 innings, five hits, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...earned win in relief in game one at Long Beach State Feb. 20 (3.0 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk)...earned win in game two at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (4.0 innings, five hits, two runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...

Alex Trafton, JR., RHP: Is 2-0 with a 2.74 ERA and a save in 17 appearances...has 18 strikeouts in 23.0 innings...earned win in relief at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 19 (1.7 innings, three hits, no earned runs, one walk)...won game two at Long Beach State Feb. 20 (2.0 innings, two hits, one strikeout), forcing a double play with the bases loaded...earned save in game one at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (1.0 inning, two hits, two strikeouts)...

Mike Van Winden, FR., 1B: Is batting .283 (47-for-166, .235 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles, a triple, a home run and 25 RBI...is fourth in the Pac-10 in walks (28)...was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Hawaii Apr. 20...had the game-winning single in the 11th inning at Washington Apr. 17...went 4-for-12 with a double and RBI vs. ASU Apr. 9-10, including game-tying RBI Apr. 10 against the Sun Devils...was 7-for-16 with three doubles and six RBI vs. WSU Mar. 24-26, including the game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning Mar. 26...had a career-high eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 6-19 (11-for-27, .407, 2B, 6 RBI)...went 4-for-10 with a triple and two RBI at Hawaii-Hilo Mar. 18-20...was 4-for-13 with two RBI vs. UNLV Mar. 11-13...went 3-for-9 with a double and two RBI at Stanford Mar. 5-6...was 5-for-9 with a double, home run and four RBI vs. Saint Mary's Feb. 25-27...scored the game-winning run in the 12th inning vs. the Gaels Feb. 25...went 3-for-5 with game-winning double in game two at Long Beach State Feb. 20...was 4-for-12 with two doubles and two RBI vs. UC Irvine Feb. 4-6...is hitting .356 (16-for-45) with runners in scoring position...

DID YOU KNOW?

*Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947, defeating former President George Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

*The Golden Bears have had two players become league MVPs in professional baseball - Jackie Jensen was the American League MVP in 1958 and Jeff Kent was the National League MVP in 2001.

*The 2005 Cal coaching staff of David Esquer, Dan Hubbs and Jon Zuber have been a part of 17 NCAA Regionals, four College World Series and a National Championship as either a player or coach.

*Cal is one of only 20 schools that have won NCAA Baseball titles and only one of 12 schools that have won more than one national championship (1947, 1957).

*Entering 2005, Cal is the 15th winningest Division I baseball program in the nation with 2,170 wins in 123 seasons.

*Freshman first baseman Mike Van Winden's great, great uncle is the late Cal football Hall of Famer Vic Bottari.

*Three Cal players, junior infielder Allen Craig, sophomore outfielder Brennan Boesch and sophomore catcher Garrett Bussiere hit home runs in their first collegiate at-bats - Jan. 31, 2003 versus UNLV for Craig, Jan. 29, 2004 versus BYU for Boesch and Feb. 8, 2004 versus Long Beach State for Bussiere.

*Nineteen Cal baseball players and three head baseball coaches (Clint Evans, 1930-54; George Wolfman, 1955-73; Bob Milano, 1978-99) have been inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Milano, Arleigh Williams (1932-35) and John Fiscalini (1946-48) were members of the 2004 Cal Hall of Fame class. Milano led the Bears to three College World Series appearances (1980, 1988, 1992) and was twice named Pac-10 Southern Division Co-Coach of the Year (1980, 1992).

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