Cal Baseball Hosts San Francisco and Santa Clara

May 8, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Tue., May 9 San Francisco Evans Diamond 2:30 p.m.Wed., May 10 Santa Clara Evans Diamond 2:30 p.m.

BEAR NOTES: California (24-24, 9-12) hosts a pair of West Coast Conference opponents this week - San Francisco and Santa Clara - at Evans Diamond, before taking 15 days off and wrapping up the 2006 regular season with a three-game Pac-10 series at No. 18 Arizona State, May 26-28, in Tempe, Ariz. Cal wants to end the '06 campaign on a strong note after winning one-of-three games last week in a Pac-10 series at Stanford (L 3-2, W 5-1, L 6-4). The Bears had won four of five games leading up to the league series versus the Cardinal, and had captured league series from Washington, Arizona, Washington State, and UCLA. Cal is hosting USF and Santa Clara to make up for earlier season rain-outs, and will be looking to avenge two, one-run losses to the Dons (4-3 in 10 innings at Cal Feb. 7, 7-6 Apr. 25 at AT&T Park), and a 12-7 defeat at Santa Clara Apr. 5. The Bears feature junior right-hander Brandon Morrow and senior shortstop Allen Craig, who are both in position for postseason honors. Morrow, a third-team preseason All-American in Baseball America, is 7-3 with a 1.74 ERA, and has 96 strikeouts in 93.3 innings after last Friday's heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Cardinal (8.3 innings, six hits, three runs, no walks, 11 strikeouts). He now has two complete games, has only allowed 65 hits and opponents are batting .200 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 as well after being selected as a 2005 first-team Summer All-American in Baseball America. He is batting .361 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 31 RBI, and is second in the Pac-10 with 70 hits. Junior center fielder Brennan Boesch also tops the Bears with 10 home runs, has a team-best 37 RBI, and has three game-winning RBI.

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 108-34 all-time series record against the San Francisco Dons. Earlier this year, Cal lost to the Dons, 4-3 in 10 innings, Feb. 7 at Evans Diamond, and, 7-6, Apr. 25 in the Dante Benedetti Classic at AT&T Park. The Bears have a 156-92 all-time series record against the Santa Clara Broncos. This season, Cal lost to the Broncos, 12-7, Apr. 5 at Santa Clara.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 40, is in his seventh season at Cal with a career record of 199-185 (.518). 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 stats23	RF	Rob Nesbitt, Sr. .327, 9 RBI, 2 HR4	SS	Allen Craig, Sr. .361, 31 RBI, 10 HR22	LF	Chris Errecart, Jr. .281, 25 RBI, 7 HR32	CF	Brennan Boesch, Jr. .298, 37 RBI, 10 HR3	3B	Josh Satin, So. .223, 20 RBI, 2 HR42	1B	Mike Van Winden, So. .243, 20 RBI, 0 HR28	DH	Travis Howell, So. .230, 8 RBI, 1 HR34	C	Garrett Bussiere, Jr. .246, 14 RBI, 6 HR5	2B	Brett Munster, Jr. .244, 13 RBI, 2 HR39	RHP	Michael Cooper, Jr. (Tue.) 1-3, 5.70 ERA		TBA (Wed.)

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF May 8) Conference Overall W L PCT GB W L .PCTOSU 11 4 .733 --- 34 11 .756USC 10 8 .556 2.5 24 22 .522ASU 8 7 .533 3.0 30 16 .652UCLA 8 7 .533 3.0 25 19 .568Wash 9 9 .500 4.0 31 19 .620WSU 7 8 .467 4.0 30 17 .638CAL 9 12 .428 5.0 24 24 .500Ariz 6 9 .400 5.0 21 25 .456Stan 7 11 .389 5.5 22 21 .512

NOTING SAN FRANCISCO AND SANTA CLARA: The San Francisco Dons, coached by Nino Giarratano (8th year at USF, 215-231, .482), are 32-19 and 12-6 in the West Coast Conference after sweeping at Saint Mary's (6-4, 5-3, 7-6) last weekend. Leading hitter for the Dons is sophomore second baseman Joey Railey (.356, 1 HR, 24 RBI). USF's tentative starting pitcher is TBA. In 2005, USF was 38-18 overall and 20-10 (2nd) in the WCC. The Santa Clara Broncos, coached by Mark O'Brien (5th year at Santa Clara, 137-135, .504), are 26-22 and 7-11 in the West Coast Conference after being swept at San Diego (7-6, 8-7, 4-1) last weekend. Leading hitter for the Broncos is junior outfielder Daniel Nava (.392, 3 HR, 29 RBI). Santa Clara's tentative starting pitcher is TBA. In 2005, the Broncos were 28-28 overall and 11-19 in the WCC.

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 did not missed a beat this spring as he owns a .361 average with a team-best 70 hits, 34 runs and 13 doubles. He also has 26 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 .311 average with 46 doubles (7th on the Cal all-time list), a triple, 27 home runs (9th on the Cal all-time list) and 107 RBI in 190 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 .281, but has seven 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.

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 .298, has the game-winning RBI in three games, leads the team with 10 home runs and 37 RBI, and owns the team's longest hitting streak this season (12 games).

BEARS NOTED NATIONALLY: Besides having three players - Brennan Boesch, Chris Errecart and Brandon Morrow - selected as preseason All-Americans, Cal has also been noted by the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll. Morrow and freshman right-hander Matt Gorgen were selected Feb. 28 after combining for a 3-0 shutout of UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 24 (Morrow 6.0 innings, one hit, six walks, nine strikeouts; Gorgen 3.0 innings, two hits, no walks, five strikeouts). Boesch was a Mar. 28 national honoree after going 6-for-16 with a double, two home runs and six RBI, plus throwing a runner out at the plate, Mar. 21-26 against Sacramento State and Washington.

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.

BEARS ARE HUNGRY: Cal returned 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. Six seniors from the 2006 squad - Craig, outfielder Rob Nesbitt, right-hander Jeremy Burchett, right-hander Alec Harris, catcher Ben Liepman, and right-hander Alex Trafton - will be playing their final home games at Evans Diamond this week when the Bears host San Francisco and Santa Clara.

ADDITIONAL CAL NOTES: Cal sophomore catcher/third baseman Travis Howell had a couple big games the last week, going a career-best 3-for-4 with an RBI double versus UCLA Apr. 30, and on May 2 at Saint Mary's hit his first collegiate homer, a three-run shot in the Bears' 7-6 win...Rob Nesbitt was impressive against UC Davis and Oregon State Apr. 18-23, going 7-for-10 with two doubles and two RBI...Nesbitt, who has started the past 11 games, went 6-for-7 in the last two games against OSU, including going 4-for-4 with an RBI double Apr. 23 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...Cal has lost 11, one-run games this season, including four, one-run games in extra-innings...however, the Bears have won three one-run games in their last four victories (3-2 in 11 innings versus UCLA Apr. 29, 4-3 versus Stanford May 1, 7-6 at Saint Mary's May 2)...Cal is leading the Pac-10 with 162 strikeout versus conference foes and is second in the league with a 3.69 team ERA (lowest Cal team ERA since 3.13 in 1980)...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...the Bears currently have six former players on major league rosters (Geoff Blum, 1992-94, San Diego; Ryan Drese, 1995, 98, Washington; Conor Jackson, 2001-03, Arizona; Jeff Kent, 1987-89, Los Angeles Dodgers; Xavier Nady, 1998-00, New York Mets; Tyler Walker, 1996-97, Tampa Bay), which trails only USC (14) and UCLA (seven) as the most in the Pac-10.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Brennan Boesch, JR., CF: Batting .298 (56-for-188, .293 vs. Pac-10) with nine doubles, 10 home runs (3rd in Pac-10) and a team-leading 37 RBI...had a 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 16-May 5 and has had the game-winning RBI in three of the last seven games (20-for-50, .400, 3-2B, HR, nine RBI)...was 5-for-11 with an RBI double at Stanford last weekend...went 5-for-13 with two doubles and three RBI vs. UCLA Apr. 28-30, 2-for-3 with two RBI May 1 vs. Stanford and 2-for-5 with an RBI May 2 at Saint Mary's...was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Apr. 25 vs. USF at AT&T Park...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...hitting .306 (15-for-49) with runners in scoring position...

Jeremy Burchett, SR., RHP: 0-2 with a 2.96 ERA and five saves (6th in Pac-10) in 20 appearances...has 19 strikeouts in 27.3 innings...earned saves May 1 and May 6 vs. Stanford (2.3 inn., 1 H, 1 SO)...suffered the loss Apr. 25 vs. USF (1.7 inn., 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO)...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 .246 (33-for-134, .206 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI...went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer at Saint Mary's May 2...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...was 2-for-6 with a double vs. Stanford Mar. 4...went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI at UC Irvine Feb. 3...

Michael Cooper, JR., RHP: 1-3 with a 5.70 ERA...has 32 strikeouts in 53.7 innings...no decision vs. UCLA Apr. 30 (3.0 inn., 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO)...no decision vs. OSU Apr. 23 (3.7 inn., 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO)...no decision at WSU Apr. 16 (3.0 inn., 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)...no 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)...no 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)...no 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)...no 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)...is slated to start Tuesday vs. San Francisco...

Allen Craig, SR., SS: Batting .361 (70-for-194, 7th in Pac-10, .348 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (10th in Pac-10), 10 home runs (3rd in Pac-10) and 31 RBI...also has 70 hits (2nd in Pac-10), 34 runs, 113 total bases (3rd in Pac-10), .582 slugging percentage (8th in Pac-10) and .423 on-base percentage...has 26 multiple-hit games and hit home runs in four of five games Apr. 18-25...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...went 5-for-12 with a home run at Stanford last weekend...was 6-for-14 with a double and five RBI vs. UCLA Apr. 28-30, including 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI Mar. 30...went 2-for-5 with a double and home run vs. USF Apr. 25 at AT&T Park...was 6-for-16 with three home runs and seven RBI vs. UC Davis (3-for-4, HR, four RBI) and OSU Apr. 18-23...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 .348 (16-for-46) with runners in scoring position...

Charlie Cutler, FR., OF/C: Batting .246 (16-for-65, .231 vs. Pac-10) with a double and five RBI...has started 16 games in right field, one behind the plate and one as designated hitter...was 2-for-4 at USC Apr. 8...threw a runner out at the plate in the 12th inning vs. UA Apr. 1...went 1-for-3 with a career-high three runs vs. Pacific Mar. 19...was 2-for-2 at UNLV Mar. 10...went 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. UCSB Feb. 24...threw a runner out at the plate vs. Long Beach in the seventh inning Feb. 11...

Chris Errecart, JR., OF: Batting .281 (48-for-171, .289 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, seven home runs and 23 RBI...had a eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 25-Mar. 12 (11-for-32, .344, 2B, 2-HR, four RBI)...went 4-for-11 with two RBI last weekend at Stanford...was 4-for-13 with a two-run homer vs. UCLA Apr. 28-30...went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI vs. USF Apr. 25 at AT&T Park...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...

Matt Gorgen, FR., RHP: 3-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 25 appearances (4th in Pac-10) and one save...has 28 strikeouts in 35.3 innings...won in relief vs. UCLA Apr. 30 (career-high 3.7 inn., 1 H, 3 SO)...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)...

Taylor Grigsby, SO., OF: Batting .250 (19-for-76, .213 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, a triple and nine RBI...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. 5...in 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: 7-3 with a 1.74 ERA (2nd in Pac-10)...has 96 strikeouts (2nd in Pac-10) in 93.3 innings (3rd in Pac-10)...opponents are batting .200 (2nd in Pac-10)...lost at Stanford Friday night, throwing his second complete-game (8.3 inn., 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO)...lost vs. UCLA Apr. 28 (8.0 inn., 10 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO)...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)...no 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)...no 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)...no 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 (Collegiate Baseball, Rosenblatt Report) after 6.3 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk and a career-high 12 strikeouts at UC Irvine Feb. 3...

Brett Munster, JR., INF: Batting .244 (29-for-119, .204 vs. Pac-10) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 13 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 vs. Stanford Mar. 3-4...was 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBI vs. UCSB Feb. 24-26...

Rob Nesbitt, SR., OF: Batting .327 (18-for-55, .406 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, two home runs and nine RBI...went 3-for-9 with a double and two RBI at Stanford last weekend...was 3-for-11 with a two-run homer vs. UCLA Apr. 28-30...went 6-for-8 with an RBI vs. OSU Apr. 21-23, including going 4-for-4 Apr. 23...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 .333 (4-for-12) with runners in scoring position...

Chris Petrini, FR., LHP: 2-1 with 4.88 ERA and a save in 14 appearances...has 16 strikeouts in 27.7 innings...earned save May 2 at Saint Mary's (2.0 inn., 2 H)...threw well in relief Apr. 23 vs. OSU (3.3 inn., 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) and Apr. 18 vs. UC Davis (4.0 inn., 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO)...won Apr. 2 in 5-4, 13-inning victory vs. UA (1.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout)...won in relief Mar. 14 vs. Saint Mary's (1.0 inn., 2 H, 0 ER, 1 SO)...threw career-high 4.7 inning vs. Stanford Mar. 4 (2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)...

Tyson Ross, FR., RHP: 5-4 with 3.52 ERA (10th in Pac-10), and 72 strikeouts in 71.7 innings...won at Stanford May 6 (7.3 inn., 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO)...no decision vs. UCLA Apr. 29 (5.0 inn., 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 SO)...no decision vs. OSU Apr. 22 (5.7 inn., 4 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO)...no 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)...no 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)...

Josh Satin, SO., INF: Batting .223 (37-for-166, .184 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 20 RBI...hit a solo home run May 5 at Stanford...was 4-for-10 with an RBI at USC Apr. 7-9, including 3-for-3 with an RBI Apr. 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...was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and a career-high seven RBI at UC Davis Feb. 14...

Alex Trafton, SR., RHP: 3-3 with a 2.96 ERA and three saves in 27 appearances (2nd in Pac-10)...has 18 strikeouts in 24.3 innings...earned wins in relief vs. UCLA Apr. 29 (1.0 inn.) and at Saint Mary's May 2 (season-high 2.3 inn., 1 H, 2 BB, 2 SO)...earned save vs. Pacific Mar. 17 (0.3 inn.), and UCSB Feb. 25 (1.0 inn., 1 H)...earned win and save in relief vs. Long Beach State Feb. 11-12 (2.0 inn., 2 H, 0 BB, 3 SO)...

Mike Van Winden, SO., 1B: Batting .243 (36-for-148, .222 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, a triple and 20 RBI...went 2-for-5 with two doubles at Saint Mary's May 2...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 RBI vs. Long Beach State Feb. 10-12...hitting .303 (10-for-33) with runners in scoring position...

DID YOU KNOW?

*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 played USF in the inaugural Dante Benedetti Classic at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Later that night, former Bear standout Xavier Nady played for the New York Mets versus the Giants, hitting a home run and throwing a runner out at second base from right field in New York's 4-1 win.

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