This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

June 7, 2005

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The Pac-10 has had a team make the Super Regionals each year since 1996 and has been represented in 24 of the past 27 years thanks to ARIZONA STATE, OREGON STATE and USC advancing at Regionals last weekend... Because the Beavers and Trojans play each other in the Super Regionals, the Pac-10 is assured of a berth in the College World Series for the ninth straight year. A Pac-10 team has made the CWS 24 times since the league became known as the Pac-10 in 1979... Familiar opponents abound for the Pac-10's trio of Super Regional participants; while Oregon State and USC battle in Corvallis for the second time in the last four weeks, Arizona State travels to Cal State Fullerton for the fourth time in the last five postseasons... The Sun Devils are making their second trip in the last three years to college baseball's Sweet 16, while USC has made it this far in five of the last seven years. The last time Oregon State advanced beyond the first round was in 1952, when the Beavers advanced to the College World Series.


Campus Sites, Best of Three

Corvallis, Ore. (all times Pacific)

Game 1 - Sat., June 11 - #16 USC at #2 OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Game 2 - Sun., June 12 - #16 USC at #2 OREGON STATE, 6 p.m.
Game 3 - Mon., June 13 - #16 USC at #2 OREGON STATE, 4 p.m. (if necessary)

Fullerton, Calif. (all times Pacific)

Game 1 - Fri., June 10 - #17 Arizona STATE vs. #4 Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
Game 2 - Sat., June 11 - #17 Arizona STATE vs. #4 Cal State Fullerton, 4 p.m.
Game 3 - Sun., June 12 - #17 Arizona STATE vs. #4 Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m. (if necessary)


Fullerton, Calif.

Fri., June 3
#7 ARIZONA 5, Missouri 3

Sat., June 4
#7 ARIZONA 6, #4 Cal State Fullerton 5

Sun., May 29
#4 Cal State Fullerton 7, #7 ARIZONA 2

Mon., June 6
#4 Cal State Fullerton 6, #7 ARIZONA 3

Tempe, Ariz.

Fri., June 3
#23 ARIZONA STATE 9, East Carolina 6

Sat., June 4
#23 ARIZONA STATE 11, #25 Coastal Carolina 3

Sun., June 5
#23 ARIZONA STATE 9, #25 Coastal Carolina 5

Corvallis, Ore.

Fri., June 3
#2 OREGON STATE 4, Ohio State 3

Sat., June 4
#2 OREGON STATE 11, St. John's 1

Sun., June 5
#2 OREGON STATE 19, St. John's 3

Long Beach, Calif.

Fri., June 3
#21 USC 7, Pepperdine 3

Sat., June 4
#21 USC 6, #12 Long Beach State 4

Sun., June 5
Pepperdine 9, #21 USC 2

Mon., June 6
#21 USC 5, Pepperdine 2

Waco, Texas

Sat., June 4
#24 Texas Christian 5, STANFORD 1

Sun., June 5
STANFORD 6, Texas-San Antonio 2
STANFORD 12, #24 Texas Christian 4

Mon., June 6
#8 Baylor 4, Stanford 3 (12 inn.)

(Pac-10 Honorees Only)


All-Regional Team

Mitch Canham, Oregon State
Jacoby Ellsbury, , Oregon State
Cole Gillespie, , Oregon State
Tyler Graham, , Oregon State
Andy Jenkins, Oregon State
Shea McFeely, Oregon State
Jonah Nickerson, Oregon State

Most Outstanding Player

Mitch Canham, Oregon State


All-Regional Team

Brad Boyer, Arizona
Nick Hundley, Arizona


All-Regional Team

Matt Cusick, USC
Hector Estrella, USC
Jack Spradlin, USC

Most Outstanding Player

Matt Cusick, USC


All-Regional Team

Erik Averil, Arizona State
Colin Curtis, Arizona State
Tuffy Gosewisch, Arizona State
Jeff Larish, Arizona State
J.J. Sferra, Arizona State

Co-Most Outstanding Players

Erik Averil, Arizona State
Tuffy Gosewisch, Arizona State


All-Regional Team

John Hester, Stanford
Chris Lewis, Stanford
Matt Manship, Stanford
John Mayberry Jr., Stanford


ARIZONA STATE junior OF Travis Buck extended his hitting streak to eight games during Regional play and has at least one hit in 22 of his last 23 games... He also recorded his 33rd multi-hit game of the year and his 10th game of three or more hits... Buck also became just the 21st player in ASU history to record 100 hits in a season... Junior LHP Brett Bordes saw action in his 32nd game of the year on June 5 against Coastal Carolina, moving him into seventh in the ASU single-game record books... Colin Curtis extended his hitting steak to 13 games and is hitting .417 (20-for-48) during the streak... With three runs scored, Jeff Larish now has 217 to rank fourth in ASU history... ASU won its fourth regional title and own an all-time 132-55 record in 29 postseason appearances... ASU will advance to the Super Regionals in two of the last three season (also 2003)... the Devils own a 25-7 record at Packard Stadium this season and with two wins over the nationally-ranked Chanticleers are now 13-15 against ranked teams in 2005... SP Erik Averill and C Tuffy Gosewisch shared regional Most Outstanding Player honors at the Tempe Regional. Gosewisch led all players with 10 RBI and hit .500 (6-for-12) with four doubles.

Oregon State's sweep of the Corvallis regional means the Beavers will move on to the next round of the NCAAs for the first time since 1952, when the Beavers beat USC twice to earn the right to host second round action against Fresno State. The `52 Beavers then advanced to the College Word Series, making OSU's only trip to Omaha to date. The Beavers' only other hosting experience between then and last weekend came in 1963, when OSU hosted... USC. The Trojans took two of three on that trip, and moved on to the College World Series. This season's Beaver squad took two of three from USC to close out the regular season, but the Trojans snapped a 10-game OSU winning streak in Oregon State's regular season finale... Sophomore catcher Mitch Canham was named Most Outstanding Player after he went 8-for-13 with one home run, three doubles, six runs batted in and six runs scored in three games... The Beavers continue to push the school benchmarks for wins (44) and home wins (24).

USC's trip to Long Beach Regional marked its 40th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, but its first in three years. It was the 12th time in the last 16 regional appearances that USC has had to travel in the first round. The Trojans boast a 207-75 record in the postseason after last weekend's 3-1 showing at Long Beach. In the previous five appearances (1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02), the Trojans made three trips to the College World Series and registered a 27-11 record in postseason play. The Trojans' last Super Regional appearance came in 2002, when USC fell to Stanford... The Trojans are the only team to hand Oregon State a loss in the Beavers' last 14 games, breaking a 10-game OSU winning streak with a 12-2 win in Corvallis on May 22... Freshman 1B Matt Cusick was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Long Beach Regional after going 9-for-12 (.750) with four RBI.

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