Cal Baseball Places Three Players on All-Pac-10 Team

June 1, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, CA - The University of California baseball program had three players - sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch, freshman second baseman Josh Satin and senior left-hander Travis Talbott - selected to the 2005 Pacific-10 All-Conference Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Boesch, who was on the watch list this season for both the Golden Spikes and Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's top collegiate player, batted a team-leading .355 (6th in Pac-10) with 21 doubles (5th in Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBI. He also had a .567 slugging percentage (10th in Pac-10) with 77 hits (6th in Pac-10) and 123 total bases (10th in Pac-10). Boesch's 21 doubles were third on the Cal all-time single-season doubles list, and he hit .367 (22-for-60) with runners in scoring position.

A redshirt freshman, Satin was second on the team with a .348 average (10th in Pac-10) and 40 RBI. He also had 77 hits (6th in Pac-10), 15 doubles, a triple and five home runs. Satin was the team-leader with 26 multiple-hit games, had a team-high 15-game hitting streak from Mar. 6-Apr. 2 (24-for-43, 558, 7-2B, 11 RBI), and hit a team-best .434 (33-for-76) with runners in scoring position. He is the first Cal freshman to make All-Pac-10 honors since Xavier Nady in 1998.

Left-hander reliever Talbott was spectacular in 2005, finishing 6-1 with a 1.18 ERA and is third in the Pac-10 with nine saves in 30 appearances. Opponents only batted .185 against him and he recorded 36 strikeouts with only six earned runs in 45.7 innings. Talbott was recently named the May 24-29 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after picking up a win and a save last weekend at No. 7 Arizona. His nine saves places him second on the Cal all-time single-season save list, and his 84 career appearances is ninth on the Bears' all-time list.

Cal had three other players named honorable mention All-Pac-10 - junior left fielder Allen Craig, senior right-hander Eric Dworkis and senior right-hander Matt Swanson.

Craig batted .307 overall with a .358 average versus Pac-10 competition this season. He added 14 doubles, eight home runs and 35 RBI, and three times this season led-off a game with a home run. Craig now owns a .292 career batting average as a Bear with 33 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 72 RBI in three seasons.

Dworkis was extremely valuable for Cal as a senior transfer from Gonzaga, finishing the year 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA (7th in Pac-10) and a team-high 71 strikeouts in 105.7 innings (4th in Pac-10). He was spectacular versus Stanford on May 7, throwing a career-high 10.0 innings with six hits, one run, no walks and five strikeouts. Dworkis was named the Apr. 26 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete game shutout versus USC, and also pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one walk and a season-high 10 strikeouts at Saint Mary's on Feb. 26.

Finishing his college career in fine fashion, Swanson was 6-3 with a 1.66 ERA and two saves in 30 appearances (3rd in Pac-10) this season. He also had 37 strikeouts and only nine earned runs in 48.7 innings, and earned wins in relief twice against Stanford. For his career, Swanson owns an 11-5 mark with three saves in 71 appearances and a 2.99 career ERA.