Cal Baseball Faces USF at AT&T Park, Hosts UCLA in Pac-10 Series

April 25, 2006


Tue., Apr. 25 vs. USF AT&T Park, San Francisco 1:00 p.m.Fri., Apr. 28 UCLA Evans Diamond, Berkeley 2:30 p.m.Sat., Apr. 29 UCLA Evans Diamond, Berkeley 1:00 p.m.Sun., Apr. 30 UCLA Evans Diamond, Berkeley 1:00 p.m.

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BEAR NOTES: California (19-20, 6-9) travels to AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) Tuesday to take on the University of San Francisco in the inaugural Dante Benedetti Classic. It will be the first collegiate baseball game ever played at the Giants' home ballpark, honoring a San Francisco baseball legend. The Golden Bears then host UCLA (23-16, 7-5) this weekend in a crucial Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond. Cal has captured league series from Washington, Arizona and at Washington State, but was swept at USC and last weekend at home by No. 9-ranked Oregon State. The Bears feature two players, junior right-hander Brandon Morrow and senior shortstop Allen Craig, who are putting themselves in position for postseason honors. Morrow, a third-team preseason All-American (Baseball America), is 7-1 with a Pac-10 leading 1.52 ERA, and has 81 strikeouts in 77.0 innings. He also has one complete game, has only allowed 49 hits and opponents are batting .187 against him. Morrow was the National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 6, and is on the Roger Clemens Award Watch List as a National Pitcher of the Year candidate. Craig is having an outstanding year after being selected as a 2005 first-team Summer All-American in Baseball America. He is batting .363 with 11 doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI, and has hit home runs in three of his last four games. Craig is fourth in the Pac-10 with his eight home runs and 92 total bases, sixth with his .586 slugging percentage, seventh with his 57 hits and eighth with his .363 average.

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 108-33 all-time series record against San Francisco, but fell to the Dons, 4-3 in 10 innings, Feb. 7 at Evans Diamond. Cal has a 164-156 all-time series record against the UCLA Bruins. Last season, the Bears won two-of-three (W 7-1, W 6-4, L 4-2) Apr. 29-May 1 in Los Angeles. In 2004, Cal won one-of-three (L 7-2, L 10-7, W 3-2) Apr. 23-25 at Evans Diamond.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 40, is in his seventh season at Cal with a career record of 194-181 (.517). 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 nine 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	2006 stats2	RF	Taylor Grigsby, So. .290, 9 RBI, 0 HR3	3B	Josh Satin, So. .239, 18 RBI, 1 HR4	SS	Allen Craig, Sr. .363, 23 RBI, 8 HR32	CF	Brennan Boesch, Jr. .265, 27 RBI, 9 HR22	LF	Chris Errecart, Jr. .263, 19 RBI, 6 HR42	1B	Mike Van Winden, So. .261, 18 RBI, 0 HR34	C	Garrett Bussiere, Jr. .270, 12 RBI, 5 HR23	DH	Rob Nesbitt, Sr. .400, 5 RBI, 1 HR5	2B	Brett Munster, Jr. .262, 12 RBI, 2 HR21	RHP	Brandon Morrow, Jr. (Fri.) 7-1, 1.52 ERA44	RHP	Tyson Ross, Fr. (Sat.) 4-4, 3.94 ERA		TBA (Tue., Apr. 25/Sun. Apr. 30)

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF Apr. 24) Conference Overall W L PCT GB W L .PCTOSU 9 3 .750 --- 28 9 .757USC 9 6 .600 --- 23 19 .548ASU 7 5 .583 2.0 28 14 .667UCLA 7 5 .556 2.0 23 16 .590Wash 6 6 .500 3.0 27 15 .643WSU 5 7 .417 3.5 26 15 .634Ariz 5 7 .417 3.5 17 20 .459CAL 6 9 .400 3.0 19 20 .487Stan 3 9 .250 6.0 17 17 .500

NOTING USF AND UCLA: The San Francisco Dons, coached by Nino Giarratano (8th year at USF, 208-230, .475), are 25-18 and 7-5 in the West Coast Conference after winning one-of-three at Gonzaga (L 3-1, W 8-1, L 9-8) Apr. 21-23 in Spokane. Leading hitter for the Dons is sophomore second baseman Joey Railey (.370, 1 HR, 20 RBI). USF's tentative starting pitcher is sophomore right-hander Brian Anderson (4-0, 3.89 ERA). In 2005, the Dons finished 38-18 overall and 20-10 in the WCC (2nd West). The UCLA Bruins, coached by John Savage (2nd year at UCLA, 38-57, .400), are 23-16 and 7-5 in the Pac-10 after winning two-of-three versus No. 10 Arizona State (L 3-2, W 5-1, W 11-10 in 10 innings) Apr. 21-23 in Los Angeles. Leading hitters for the Bruins are junior designated hitter Hector Ambriz (.343, 3 HR, 27 RBI), freshman shortstop Brandon Crawford (.323, 4 HR, 23 RBI) and senior right fielder Chris Jensen (.317, 4 HR, 24 RBI). UCLA's tentative pitching rotation is junior right-hander Hector Ambriz (5-5, 3.54 ERA), junior left-hander Dave Huff (5-2, 2.85 ERA) and junior right-hander Tyson Brummett (5-4, 4.57 ERA). In 2005, the Bruins finished 15-41 overall and 4-20 in the Pac-10 (eighth).

BEARS ARE HUNGRY: Cal returns seven regular position players from a squad that was 34-23 overall and 13-11 (fifth) in the Pac-10 in 2005. Last season, the Bears notched 13 wins against teams that advanced to an NCAA Regional; captured Pac-10 series versus Stanford, Arizona State and Arizona; and swept Long Beach State; yet were denied an NCAA berth. Cal became the first Pac-10 team not to advance to postseason with an over .500 record in the conference play. Baseball America felt Cal was the most deserving team left off the 2005 NCAA tournament field.

CRAIG'S STANDOUT SENIOR CAMPAIGN: Senior Allen Craig is coming off a phenomenal summer playing shortstop for Alexandria (Minn.) of the Northwoods League, batting .362 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI, earning first-team Summer All-America accolades in Baseball America. Craig has not missed a beat this spring as he owns a .363 average with a team-best 57 hits, 28 runs and 11 doubles. He also has 21 multiple-hit games. Craig was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2005, batting.358 against conference foes and leading off a game with a home run three times during the year. For his career, Craig has a .309 average with 44 doubles (8th on the Cal all-time list), a triple, 25 home runs and 99 RBI in 181 games.

MORROW CONTINUES TO SHINE: Similar to Craig, junior Brandon Morrow had an outstanding summer that has carried over to the spring. Competing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League, Morrow and junior outfielder Chris Errecart wowed the scouts and were named preseason All-Americans in Baseball America (Errecart second-team, Morrow third-team). Morrow struck out 24 batters in 14.7 innings with a 1.84 ERA and three saves, and was selected the fifth-best professional prospect, while Errecart hit .303 with six home runs and 22 RBI and was selected the fourth-best professional prospect by Baseball America. This spring for the Bears, Morrow was named the National Pitcher of the Week when he allowed no hits in 6.3 innings with 12 strikeouts and only one walk in the Feb. 3 season-opener at UC Irvine, and at UNLV on Mar. 10, threw his first career complete-game with six hits, one run, three walks and seven strikeouts. He is on the Roger Clemens Award Watch List as a candidate for the national pitcher of the year. This spring, Errecart is batting .263, but has six home runs, and hit two, two-run homers at UNLV. He also teamed-up with Brennan Boesch to hit back-to-back homers to defeat Long Beach State Feb. 11, on his 21st birthday.

CAL BASEBALL TO FACE USF IN INAGURAL DANTE BENEDETTI CLASSIC: Cal will travel across the bay Tuesday to face USF at AT&T Park in the inaugural Dante Benedetti Classic celebrating the legacy of a giant in San Francisco youth and collegiate baseball. Benedetti, who coached USF for 16 years for an annual salary of one dollar passed away in November, 2005 at the age of 86 after a long illness. The 1 p.m. contest will be the first collegiate game ever played in the home park of the San Francisco Giants, and will precede the Giants' 7 p.m. night contest against the New York Mets. Former Cal standout Xavier Nady will be playing in the major league game for the Mets. Nady (1998-00) is an outfielder for New York and a former three-time All-American and 2000 National Preseason Player of the Year in Baseball America. For information on tickets call (415) 972-2298 or visit All proceeds from the event will go to the 'Dante Benedetti Field of Dreams' fund.

HONORING CARL VAN HEUIT: On Sunday, Apr. 23, the official dedication of the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility (which includes the Jeff Kent Batting Cages and Stuart Gordon Bullpens) took place at Evans Diamond. The Carl Van Heuit Training Facility, named after the former Cal football Hall of Famer and staunch supporter of the Bears' baseball program, provides the team with indoor batting cages, indoor and outdoor bullpens, as well as weight training equipment. Van Heuit, who was an All-American safety in 1950 and helped Cal to the 1949 and '50 Rose Bowls, was also instrumental in the fundraising for the Jackie Jensen Press Box in 1987, and the field facelift in the fall of 1992.

PRESEASON ACCOLADES GALORE FOR BOESCH: Junior center fielder Brennan Boesch entered the 2006 season with the most preseason accolades since Xavier Nady was Baseball America's National Preseason Player of the Year in 2000. Boesch is a preseason All-American with the Collegiate Baseball Writers (first-team), Baseball America (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball (third-team). He is also on the Brooks Wallace List as a candidate for national player of the year honors. Last season, Boesch batted .355 (fifth in the Pac-10) with 21 doubles (fifth in the Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBI. His 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, earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors. This season, Boesch is hitting .265, but leads the team with nine home runs, 28 runs and 27 RBI.

SATIN'S STELLAR FRESHMAN CAMPAIGN: Sophomore Josh Satin was stellar in 2005, earning All-Pac-10 and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honors. As a redshirt freshman second baseman, Satin had a .348 average and 40 RBI. He also had 77 hits, 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs, a team-leading 26 multiple-hit games, a 15-game hitting streak and a team-best .434 average with runners in scoring position. Satin was the first Cal freshman to earn both Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 honors since Xavier Nady was the National Freshman of the Year in 1998.

CAL'S JENSEN AND EVANS ON HALL OF FAME BALLOT: Cal has two baseball legends - Jackie Jensen and Clint Evans - among the 46 nominees for the inaugural class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The finalist will be announced Apr. 26 by the College Baseball Foundation, followed by an induction ceremony July 4 in Lubbock, Texas. The list of legendary players includes such athletes as Jensen, Will Clark of Mississippi State, Dave Winfield of Minnesota, Robin Ventura of Oklahoma State and Fred Lynn of USC. Evans is part of a list of pre-1947 candidates who also include Lou Gehrig of Columbia and Bobby Layne of Texas, among others. One of the greatest athletes ever to play for the University of California, Jensen twice earned All-America status (1947, 1949) as an outfielder for Cal's baseball team, and helped the Bears to the NCAA College World Series title in 1947. He also pitched Cal to one of its victories in the 1947 College World Series, over a Yale team that featured future president George Bush. Jensen had a distinguished pro baseball career and was selected as the American League MVP while with the Boston Red Sox in 1958, and played in the World Series for the New York Yankees as well. He also earned first-team All-America honors at running back in 1948 while becoming Cal's first-ever 1,000-yard rusher in a season. Jensen rushed for 1,703 yards in his three years as a starter and averaged 6.0 yards per carry. He is one of the few athletes in history to play in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series, and was voted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1984. Clint Evans was the head baseball coach at Cal from 1930-54, amassing a .681 winning percentage with a 547-256 mark during his 25 seasons leading the Golden Bears. Evans coached Cal to the nation's first NCAA College World Series title in 1947 with a 8-7 victory over Bush's Yale team in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was instrumental in college baseball establishing a world series in order to determine a national champion, and overall his Cal teams won six California Intercollegiate Baseball Association titles and tied for three others. Cal's baseball field, Evans Diamond, is named in his honor.

ADDITIONAL CAL NOTES: Cal senior outfielder Rob Nesbitt was impressive last week against UC Davis and Oregon State, going 7-for-10 with two doubles and two RBI...Nesbitt, who has only started six games this season, went 6-for-7 in the last two games against OSU, including going 4-for-4 with an RBI double Sunday against the Beavers...earlier, Nesbitt came off the bench to hit the game-winning homer in the 13th inning against Arizona in the Bears' 5-4 victory Apr. 1-2...he is now batting .400 (10-for-25) on the season with three doubles, a home run and five RBI in 16 games...Cal has lost nine, one-run games this season, including four, one-run games in extra-innings...the Bears are leading the Pac-10 with 115 strikeout versus conference foes and are third in the league with a 3.72 team ERA...Cal has captured two games via dramatic home runs - on Feb. 11, Cal defeated Long Beach State after trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the ninth on back-to-back homers by Boesch and Errecart for a 3-2 win, and on Apr. 2 Nesbitt defeated Arizona, 5-4 in 13 innings, with an opposite field homer to right...Boesch was involved in another dramatic finish, throwing Washington's Bradley Boyer out at the plate in the top of the ninth to preserve Cal's 2-1 win Mar. 24.


Brennan Boesch, JR., CF: Batting .265 (40-for-151, .241 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, nine home runs (3rd in Pac-10) and a team-leading 27 RBI...went 3-for-5 with a double, two, two-run homers and a career-high five RBI Apr. 13 at WSU...hit a three-run homer vs. UA Apr. 1...was 4-for-12 with a home run and two RBI vs. UW Mar. 24-26...went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run homer and four RBI vs. Sac. State Mar. 21...was 3-for-10 with a double and four RBI vs. Stanford Mar. 3-4, and hit a two-run homer vs. Georgetown Mar. 7...went 5-for-10 with three home runs and four RBI vs. Long Beach State Feb. 10-12...hit two homers against the 49ers Feb. 11, and was 3-for-3 with a homer Feb. 12...was 3-for-4 at UC Irvine Feb. 5...5-for-13 (.384) with two doubles and two RBI career vs. UCLA...

Jeremy Burchett, SR., RHP: 0-1 with a 3.32 ERA and three saves (9th in Pac-10) in 15 appearances...has 16 strikeouts in 21.7 innings...earned save Apr. 16 at WSU (1.7 inn, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...earned save Mar. 30 vs. UA (1.0 inn., 2 H, 0 ER) and Mar. 25 vs. UW (1.0 inn., 2 H, 0 ER, 1 SO)...

Garrett Bussiere, JR., C: Batting .270 (30-for-111, .255 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI...was 5-for-11 with two home runs and five RBI at WSU Apr. 13-16...had a three-run homer Mar. 30 vs. UA, and was 2-for-4 with a home run at Santa Clara Apr. 5...went 4-for-10 with a double and home run at UNLV Mar. 10-12, including 3-for-3 with a double Mar. 10...went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI at UC Irvine Feb. 3...3-for-10 (.300) with an RBI career vs. UCLA...

Michael Cooper, JR., RHP: 1-3 with a 5.11 decision Apr. 23 start vs. OSU (3.7 inn., 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) decision Apr. 16 start at WSU (3.0 inn., 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) decision vs. UA Apr. 1 (3.7 inn., 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 2 SO)...lost vs. UW Mar. 26 (4.1 inn., 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) decision vs. Pacific Mar. 19 (6.0 inn., 8 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...lost at UNLV Mar. 12 (5.0 inn., 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) decision vs. Stanford Mar. 4 (1.3 inn., 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB)...won vs. UCSB Feb. 25 (career-high 7.0 inn., 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) decision vs. Long Beach State Feb. 11 (career-high 7.0 inn., 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO)...lost at UC Irvine Feb. 4 (3.3 inn., 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO)...0-0 with 0.00 ERA (0 earned runs in 6.0 inn.) career vs. UCLA...

Allen Craig, SR., SS: Batting .363 (57-for-157, 8th in Pac-10, .317 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles, eight home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 23 RBI...also has 57 hits (7th in Pac-10), 28 runs, 92 total bases (4th in Pac-10), .586 slugging percentage (6th in Pac-10) and .422 on-base percentage...has 21 multiple-hit games...had a 10-game hitting streak from Mar. 3-19 (20-for-40, .500, 6-2B, 3-HR, 11 RBI), including eight-straight multiple-hit games from Mar. 3-14...was 6-for-16 with three home runs and seven RBI last week vs. UC Davis (3-for-4, HR, four RBI) and OSU...went 5-for-13 with a double at WSU Apr. 13-16...went 5-for-6 vs. Arizona Apr. 1...was 4-for-12 with a home run vs. UW Mar. 24-26...went 7-for-13 (.538) with four doubles, a home run and four RBI vs. Saint Mary's and Pacific Mar. 14-19...was 7-for-12 (.583) with a double, home run and three RBI at UNLV Mar. 10-12...went 4-for-10 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. Stanford Mar. 3-4...hitting .333 (12-for-36) with runners in scoring position...8-for-26 (.308) with three doubles, a home run and four RBI career vs. UCLA...

Chris Errecart, JR., OF: Batting .263 (36-for-137, .269 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, six home runs (8th in Pac-10) and 19 RBI...had a eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 25-Mar. 12 (11-for-32, .344, 2B, 2-HR, four RBI)...was 6-for-13 with a RBI double vs. UA Mar. 30-Apr. 1...went 5-for-13 with a double and two, two-run homers at UNLV Mar. 10-12...was 4-for-10 with two home runs, including the game-winner vs. Long Beach State on 21st birthday Feb. 11...hit a two-run homer vs. San Francisco Feb. 7...4-for-27 (.148) with two doubles and four RBI career vs. UCLA...

Matt Gorgen, FR., RHP: 2-4 with a 1.88 ERA in 21 appearances (7th in Pac-10) and one save...has 21 strikeouts in 28.7 innings...won in relief at WSU Apr. 16 (1.7 inn., 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO)...threw well in relief Apr. 5 at Santa Clara (3.0 inn., 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO)...won in relief vs. Stanford Mar. 3 (0.3 inn.)...earned save vs. UCSB Feb. 24 (3.0 inn., 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, career-high 5 SO)...threw a career-high 3.3 innings vs. Long Beach State Feb. 10 (2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO)...

Taylor Grigsby, SO., OF: Batting .290 (18-for-62, .243 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, a triple and nine RBI...has started the last 11 games in right field and has hit safely in eight of those games since starting Apr. 5 at Santa Clara...had a career-high five-game hitting streak from Apr. 5-13 (10-for-20, .500, 2-2b, 3B, four RBI)...went a career-high 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI at Santa Clara Apr. first collegiate start was 1-for-4 with two RBI at UNLV Mar. 10...went 1-for-1 with a run off the bench at UC Irvine Feb. 4...hitting .350 (7-for-20) with runners in scoring position...

Brandon Morrow, JR., RHP: 7-1 with a 1.52 ERA (1st in Pac-10)...has 81 strikeouts (3rd in Pac-10) in 77.0 innings (3rd in Pac-10)...opponents are batting .187 (2nd in Pac-10)...lost vs. OSU Apr. 21 (7.0 inn., 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO)...won at WSU Apr. 13 (7.0 inn., 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 SO) decision at USC Apr. 7 (6.0 inn., 4 H, O ER, 6 BB, 5 SO)...won vs. UA Mar. 30 (8.0 inn., 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO)...won vs. UW Mar. 24 (7.0 inn., 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO)...won vs. Pacific Mar. 17 (8.3 inn., 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO)...won at UNLV Mar. 10 with complete-game (6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO) decision vs. Stanford Mar. 3 (7.3 inn., 7 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 SO)...won vs. UCSB Feb. 24 (6.0 inn., 1 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 9 SO) decision vs. Long Beach State Feb. 10 (5.0 inn., 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...was named National Pitcher of the Week after 6.3 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk and a career-high 12 strikeouts at UC Irvine Feb. 3...1-0 with 0.00 ERA (2 SO in 2.0 inn.) career vs. UCLA...slated to start Friday vs. UCLA...

Brett Munster, JR., INF: Batting .262 (28-for-107, .225 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 12 RBI...went 4-for-10 with a double, triple and four RBI vs. OSU Apr. 21-23...was 3-for-9 with an RBI vs. UW Mar. 24-26 and 2-for-2 with a home run vs. Georgetown Mar. 7...went 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBI vs. UCSB Feb. 24-26...0-for-1 career vs. UCLA...

Rob Nesbitt, SR., OF: Batting .400 (10-for-25, .583 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a home run and five RBI...was 7-for-10 lwith two doubles and two RBI last week...went 6-for-8 with an RBI vs. OSU Apr. 21-23, including going 4-for-4 Apr. 23...went 1-for-2 with an RBI double vs. UC Davis Apr. 18...hit the game-winning homer in the 13th inning vs. UA Apr. 2...was 1-for-1 with a RBI double Feb. 4 at UC Irvine...hitting .429 (3-for-7) with runners in scoring position...

Tyson Ross, FR., RHP: 4-4 with 3.94 ERA, and 57 strikeouts in 59.3 decision vs. OSU Apr. 22 (5.7 inn., 4 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO) decision at WSU Apr. 14 (6.0 inn., 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO)...lost at USC Apr. 8 (6.7 inn., 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO)...lost vs. UA Apr. 1 (6.3 inn., 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO)...won vs. UW Mar. 25 (career-high 8.0 inn., 3 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 SO)...lost at Pacific Mar. 18 (3.0 inn., 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO) decision at UNLV Mar. 11 (4.7 inn., 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO)...won vs. Georgetown Mar. 7 (3.0 inn., 2 H, 0 ER, 2 SO)...won vs. UCSB Feb. 26 (5.0 inn., 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO)...won vs. Long Beach State Feb. 12 (6.0 inn., 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, career-high 9 SO)...lost at UC Irvine Feb. 5 (5.0 inn., 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO)...slated to start Saturday vs. UCLA...

Josh Satin, SO., INF: Batting .239 (33-for-138, .200 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 18 RBI...was 4-for-10 with an RBI at USC Apr. 7-9, and 2-for-3 with an RBI at Santa Clara Apr. 5...went 2-for-3 with a double and triple at UNLV Mar. 12...went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and a career-high seven RBI at UC Davis Feb. 14...1-for-10 (.100) career vs. UCLA...

Alex Trafton, SR., RHP: 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA and three saves (9th in Pac-10) in 21 appearances (7th in Pac-10)...has 13 strikeouts in 17.0 innings...earned save vs. Pacific Mar. 17 (0.3 inn.), and UCSB Feb. 25 (1.0 inn., 1 H)...earned win and save vs. Long Beach State Feb. 11-12 (2.0 inn., 2 H, 0 BB, 3 SO)...

Mike Van Winden, SO., 1B: Batting .261 (31-for-119, .259 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, a triple and 18 RBI...was 3-for-10 with three RBI at WSU Apr. 13-16...went 3-for-10 with a double, triple and two RBI vs. UW Mar. 24-26...was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI vs. Georgetown Mar. 7...went 5-for-11 with two doubles and an RBI vs. Long Beach State Feb. 10-12...hitting .360 (9-for-25) with runners in scoring position...3-for-11 (.273) career vs. UCLA...


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

*Cal is one of only 20 schools to win a NCAA baseball title, and one of 12 to win more then one College World Series (1947, 1957). The Bears have competed in five CWS (1947, 1957, 1980, 1988 and 1992).

*The Golden Bears have two players who became league MVPs in professional baseball - Jackie Jensen was American League MVP in 1958 and Jeff Kent was National League MVP in 2000.

*The 2006 Cal coaching staff of David Esquer, Dan Hubbs and Jon Zuber has been part of 17 NCAA Regionals, four College World Series and two National Championships.

*Senior shortstop Allen Craig (Jan. 31, 2003 vs. UNLV), junior outfielder Brennan Boesch (Jan. 29, 2004 vs. BYU) and junior catcher Garrett Bussiere (Feb. 8, 2004 vs. Long Beach State) hit home runs in their first collegiate at-bats.

*On Apr. 25, Cal will play USF in the inaugural Dante Benedetti Classic at 1 p.m. at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Later that night, former Bear standout Xavier Nady will play for the New York Mets versus the Giants at AT&T Park.

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