Cal Baseball Travels to No. 15 Arizona for Pac-10 Series

April 3, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Thu., Apr. 5 at Arizona	Frank Sancet Stadium, 7:00 p.m.Fri., Apr. 6 at Arizona	Frank Sancet Stadium, 6:00 p.m.Sat., Apr. 7 at Arizona	Frank Sancet Stadium, 12:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the Apr. 5-7 Cal-Arizona games. Live stats available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: California baseball (17-14, 2-1) faces one of the hottest teams in the nation this week when the Golden Bears travel to Tucson to take on No. 15-ranked Arizona (25-6, 3-0). The Wildcats are on an 11-game winning streak and are fresh off of sweeping defending national champion Oregon State last week at Frank Sancet Stadium. Cal, winners of two of three games from Washington State in its Pac-10 opener, features three sophomores - Tyson Ross, Matt Gorgen and David Cooper - who are putting up impressive numbers and will be counted on for production in the desert. Right-hander Ross and Gorgen are among the Pac-10 leaders in strikeouts, while left-handed first baseman Cooper leads the Bears in practically every offensive category. Ross, on the Wallace Award Watch List as a potential National Player of the Year candidate, was named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after striking out 16 batters in 7.0 innings with only three hits and one walk in a Mar. 22, 2-1, loss to Oral Roberts. He is 3-4 with a 2.51 ERA and leads the Pac-10 with 69 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. Gorgen has established himself as one of the league's top relievers, picking up six saves and leading the league with 18 appearances and a 1.64 ERA. He also has a spectacular 45 strikeouts in 33.0 innings with only six walks. Cooper, a transfer from Cal State Fullerton where he was on the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament Team, leads the Bears with a .370 average, eight doubles, eight home runs (second in the Pac-10) and 35 RBI. He was named the Feb. 26 Pac-10 Player of the Week and has twice had multiple home run games. Other notables for Cal are junior second baseman Josh Satin, who has two game-winning RBI with eight doubles and 26 RBI, and junior right-hander Alex Rollin, who is 6-1 with the second-most wins in the conference.

SERIES RECORD: Cal has a 63-87 all-time record against the Arizona Wildcats. In the last series, the Bears won two-of-three (W 3-2, L 5-1, W 5-4 in 13 innings) Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2006 at Evans Diamond. In the last series in Tucson, Cal won two-of-three (W 6-3, L 10-5, W 7-4) May 27-29, 2005.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 41, is in his eighth season at Cal with a career record of 216-202 (.518). In 2001, he was Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a 34-25 mark and a berth to the NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge, La. (1-2). Thirty nine Cal players have signed professional contracts since Esquer became coach, including first round picks Brandon Morrow (RHP, Seattle, fifth overall) in 2006 and Conor Jackson (INF., Arizona, 19th overall) in 2003. On June 10, 1999, Esquer became the 10th coach in Cal baseball history, which began in 1892. He came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99, and the No. 2 assistant at Stanford 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 went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore, California and Milwaukee organizations.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.	Player	2007 stats10	3B	Stephen Carlson, Sr. .299, 6 RBI, 1 HR23	CF	Jeff Kobernus, Fr. .356, 14 RBI, 0 HR18	1B	David Cooper, So. .370, 35 RBI, 8 HR3	2B	Josh Satin, Jr. .301, 26 RBI, 2 HR20	DH	Jordan Karnofsky, Jr. .326, 9 RBI, 1 HR29	LF	Ryan Hanlon, So. .312, 13 RBI, 3 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, Fr. .292, 11 RBI, 2 HR26	SS	Michael Brady, So. .333, 12 RBI, 0 HR16	C	Charlie Cutler, So. .263, 15 RBI, 2 HR44	RHP	Tyson Ross, So. (Thu.) 3-4, 2.51 ERA46	RHP	Alex Rollin, Jr. (Fri.) 6-1, 3.88 ERA		TBA (Sat.)

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF Apr. 3)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	.PCTAriz	3	0	1.000	---	25	6	.806UCLA	3	0	1.000	---	13	14	.481ASU	4	2	.667	1.5	23	10	.697Wash	4	2	.667	1.5	15	11	.577CAL	2	1	.667	1.0	17	14	.548USC	1	2	.333	2.0	18	12	.600WSU	1	5	.166	3.5	16	13	.551OSU	0	3	.000	3.0	23	6	.793Stan	0	3	.000	3.0	13	12	.520

NOTING ARIZONA: The Arizona Wildcats (15th in Collegiate Baseball, 17th in Baseball America), coached by Andy Lopez (third year, 72-70, .507), are 25-6, 3-0 in the Pac-10 after sweeping defending national champion Oregon State (5-4, 8-2, 17-14) last weekend in Tucson. Top hitters for the Wildcats are sophomore right fielder Jon Gaston (.364, 2 HR, 14 RBI), sophomore third baseman Brad Glenn (.362, 5 HR, 37 RBI) and senior designated hitter Bill Rhinehart (.352, 5 HR, 30 RBI). Arizona's tentative pitching rotation is sophomore right-hander Preston Guilmet (6-0, 1.89 ERA), senior left-hander Brad Mills (6-2, 2.62 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Ryan Perry (0-0, 6.55 ERA). In 2006, the Wildcats were 27-28 overall and 12-12 (4th) in the Pac-10.

WORLD SERIES COOPER: The Bears' top addition this season is sophomore David Cooper, a transfer from Cal State Fullerton who was a member of the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament team. Cooper, a 6-0 left-hander, is batting .370 with 35 RBI, and is second in the Pac-10 with eight home runs, including two, two-run homers vs. Kent State Mar. 9, and two solo home runs at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 26. He was named the Feb. 26 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 10-for-27 (.476) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI at San Jose State, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara. Last season, Cooper flirted with a College World Series record when he had seven consecutive hits in Omaha, tying Terry Francona (1980) and one short of Dave Magadan (1983) and Barry Bonds (1984). He led all players at the World Series with a .533 average (8-for-15) and five RBI. He went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a 7-6 Titan win over top-seeded Clemson. In 2006, Cooper hit .305 with nine doubles, two home runs and 37 RBI, earning All-Big West Conference honorable mention. In 2007, he got a hit in his first at-bat as a Bear, Feb. 2 versus UC Irvine. Baseball America selected Cooper as the nation's ninth-best transfer in its 2007 College Preview.

IMPRESSIVE ROSS: Cal's No. 1 starter is 6-5 sophomore right-hander Tyson Ross, who was selected the Mar. 25 National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after striking out 16 batters (three away from the school record of 19 set by Larry Colton in 1963) with only one walk in 7.0 innings against Oral Roberts. Ross was also noted Mar. 12 by the College Baseball Foundation (honor roll) and InsidePitching.com (West Regional Performance of the week) for his 8-0 shutout of Kent State at the Louisville Cardinal Classic Mar. 9, throwing 8.0 innings with three hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts. On the year, Ross is 3-4, but has a 2.51 ERA and leads the Pac-10 with 69 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. He has thrown at least 6.0 innings in each of his nine starts this season, including a complete game at Stanford Mar. 2. As a true freshman, Ross was honorable mention All-Pac-10, finishing 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA (seventh in the Pac-10). He also had 85 strikeouts (10th in the Pac-10) in 84.7 innings and paced Cal with 15 starts. He is on the watch list for the Wallace Award as the nation's top collegiate baseball player, and is also projected to be the 2007 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America. For his career, Ross has 154 strikeouts in 149.1 innings with a 2.89 ERA.

STRIKEOUT CLOSER GORGEN: Sophomore right-hander Matt Gorgen has been putting up impressive numbers, striking out 45 batters (seventh in the Pac-10) in 33.0 innings with a league-best 1.64 ERA. Gorgen is also first in the Pac-10 with 18 appearances, third with six saves, and of his 45 strikeouts, 23 have been called looking (first in the Pac-10). In the Bears' 6-1 win over Oral Roberts Mar. 24, Gorgen threw a career-high 4.0 innings, yielding just one hit with no walks and a career-high eight strikeouts. In 47 career appearances, he now has 79 strikeouts in 72.2 innings. Gorgen's twin brother, Scott, is a starting pitcher at UC Irvine.

SATIN'S STORY: Junior second baseman Josh Satin is providing the Bears with solid offensive numbers, batting .301 with a team-high eight doubles, two home runs and 26 RBI. Satin, who was noted on the College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll, was the hero Mar. 13 at UC Davis, going 2-for-4 with a double and the game-winning two-run single in the ninth inning, and Mar. 16 versus Rhode Island, hitting the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th. He had one of the finest freshman seasons in school history in 2005, earning All-Pac-10 and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honors. As a redshirt freshman, Satin hit .348 with 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 RBI. He also had 77 hits, 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 Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 honors since Xavier Nady was National Freshman of the Year in 1998.

KOBERNUS COMING THROUGH: Freshman designated hitter Jeff Kobernus is beginning his college career in impressive fashion, batting .356 (42-for-118) with five doubles and 14 RBI, including going 3-for-3 with two RBI at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28. Kobernus is second in the Pac-10 with 11 stolen bases and sixth with 42 hits. He also has 13 multiple hit games and had a team-high nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-Mar. 2 (19-for-39, .487, 2-2B, three RBI). Kobernus, a 6-2, 185-pounder, was an All-East Bay shortstop at Bishop O'Dowd High School, where he was teammates with sophomore right-hander Tyson Ross.

ROLLIN'S RACKING-UP THE WINS: For someone who entered the season without a college victory, junior right-hander Alex Rollin is racking up the wins, going 6-1 with a 4.05 ERA. Rollin's six wins is second-most in the Pac-10, with victories over UC Irvine, Portland, UC Santa Barbara, Indiana State, Rhode Island and Oral Roberts. Against Rhode Island, he threw a career-high 6.2 innings with a career-high five strikeouts. Another top outing for Rollin was throwing 6.0 innings with five hits, no runs, two walks and five strikeouts Feb. 25 at UC Santa Barbara.

HANLON'S HOT START: Cal sophomore outfielder Ryan Hanlon had a break-out series against UC Irvine to start the 2007 season, going 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, a home run and four RBI. Feb. 3 was a big day for Hanlon as he was a career-high 3-for-5 with a double and a three-run homer - the first home run of his college career. He also robbed a UCI player of a home run in right field for the final out of the Bears' 10-4 victory. Hanlon currently owns a .312 average (34-for-109) with six doubles, three home runs and 13 home runs; and hit safely in 20 of the Bears' first 25 games.

STANDOUT SMITH: Freshman right fielder Blake Smith has excelled both offensively and defensively. Smith is hitting .292 (26-for-89) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI. He has started 25 of the team's games in right field, throwing two runners out at the plate. Smith had a career day Feb. 25 at UC Santa Barbara, going 3-for-5 with four RBI, including hitting a three-run homer (first of his home run of his college career) and throwing a Gaucho out at the plate.

STEADY MUNSTER: Senior shortstop Brett Munster is having the best season of his college career, batting .310 (27-for-87) with six doubles, a triple and 11 RBI. Munster is one of only two seniors on Cal's 2007 roster, along with third baseman Stephen Carlson (.299, 2B, 2-3B, HR, six RBI). Munster started the season on a career-high six-game hitting streak (6-for-17, .353, 2B, four RBI) and is currently hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position and is first in the Pac-10 with 99 assists.

EMERGING BENNIGSON: Sophomore left-hander Craig Bennigson had a big game on the mound versus UNLV Feb. 17, picking up his first collegiate victory in only his third collegiate start. Bennigson threw a career-high 6.0 innings with a career-high six strikeouts against the Rebels. He is currently 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA, with a victory in relief at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28, and now has 28 strikeouts in 35.0 innings. Bennigson was able to strikeout the side with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth inning at San Jose State Feb. 20.

BEARS' 2006 SUMMER SHINE: Cal had several players excel in 2006 summer league play. Junior second baseman Josh Satin was a Cape Cod League All-Star for the Orleans Cardinals, and was named Eastern Division MVP during the all-star game when he hit a two-run homer and had a sacrifice fly. Senior shortstop Brett Munster starred for the Moses Lake Pirates in the West Coast Collegiate League, earning all-league honors and a Gold Glove award at shortstop. Sophomore left-hander Craig Bennigson had six saves with a 2.39 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 26.3 innings for the Matsu Miners of the Alaska League. Junior right-hander Alex Rollin threw two complete games with a team-high 76.4 innings for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League. Sophomore right-hander Matt Gorgen went 3-1 with a 0.92 ERA and nine saves in 20 appearances for the Anchorage Bucks of the Alaska League. Sophomore catcher Charlie Cutler was an all-star catcher for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Riverbats of the Northwoods League, batting .299 with 11 doubles, a home run and 29 RBI. Junior left-handed hitting designated hitter Jordan Karnofsky batted .302 with 12 doubles, five home runs and 24 RBI for the Front Royal (Va.) Cardinals of the Valley League. He was listed as the Valley Leagues' ninth-best professional prospect by Baseball America.

ADDITIONAL BEAR NOTES: Cal is third in the Pac-10 with a team batting average of .306, and fourth with a team fielding percentage of .972, and a team ERA of 4.07...the Bears are hitting .338 (106-for-314) with runners in scoring position...Cal is tied with Arizona with 21 team home runs, and lead the Pac-10 with 34 double plays...combined with the Bears' 12 one-run games in 2006, Cal has lost 20 one-run games in the last two years after a 2-1 loss to Oral Roberts Mar. 22...besides having Austin Booker, the son of former Cal All-American and major leaguer Rod Booker on the 2007 squad, the Bears have signed B.J. Guinn, a 6-1, 165-pound shortstop from Berkeley High School for next season. Guinn is the son of former Cal standout (1981-83) and professional baseball player Brian Guinn.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Craig Bennigson, SO., LHP: 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 16 appearances (4th in Pac-10)...has 28 strikeouts in 35.0 innings...earned win in relief at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28 (2.1 innings, four hits, one earned run)...had seven strikeouts in 3.0 innings (two appearances) vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16 and 18...won in relief at UC Davis Mar. 13 (1.2 innings, one hit, no runs, two strikeouts)...lost Mar. 10 at Louisville (0.2 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, one strikeout)...lost Feb. 24 at Long Beach State (4.0 innings, eight hits, five earned runs, three walks, one strikeout)...struck out the side with the bases loaded in relief at San Jose State (Feb. 20)...picked up first collegiate win Feb. 17 vs. UNLV (career-high 6.0 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, career-high six strikeouts)...had three strikeouts in 3.0 innings Feb. 11 vs. Portland...is 0-0 with 2.73 ERA (one earned run in 3.1 innings with two walks and two strikeouts) career vs. Arizona...

Michael Brady, SO., 3B/SS: Batting .333 (21-for-63, .455 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles and 12 RBI...has 12 starts at third base and has started the last five games at shortstop...is on a career-high seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 23 (10-for-21, .476, 2B, five RBI)...was 5-for-11 with an RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1...went 2-for-3 with two RBI at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...was 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Rhode Island Mar. 17...went a career-high 3-for-4 with a three-run double at Stanford Mar. 3...was 2-for-4 with an RBI at UCSB Feb. 26...went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Portland Feb. 11...was 2-for-4 vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...is batting .444 (8-for-18) with runners in scoring position...

Michael Capbarat, SO., OF: Batting .185 (5-for-27) with a triple, home run and nine RBI...has three starts in center field and two starts in left field...hit first collegiate homer, a three-run shot at Louisville Mar. 10...had a two-run triple at San Jose State Feb. 20...was 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 18 and vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...is batting .400 (4-for-10) with runners in scoring position...

Stephen Carlson, SR., 3B: Batting .299 (20-for-67, .273 vs. Pac-10) with a double, two triples (9th in Pac-10), a home run and six RBI...has 17 starts at third base...was 2-for-4 with a RBI Mar. 23, and 1-for-3 with first collegiate home run and two RBI Mar. 24 vs. Oral Roberts...went 2-for-4 vs. Kent State Mar. 9...was 2-for-4 at Long Beach State Feb. 23...went 2-for-5 at San Jose State Feb. 20...hit first career triple vs. UNLV Feb. 16...went 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. Portland Feb. 11...

David Cooper, SO., 1B: Batting .370 (44-for-119, 5th in Pac-10, .462 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, eight home runs (2nd in Pac-10) and 35 RBI (5th in Pac-10)...also has a .639 slugging percentage (5th in Pac-10), a .436 on-base percentage, 76 total bases (4th in Pac-10), 17 walks (6th in Pac-10) and is fourth in the Pac-10 with 44 hits...leads the team with 14 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games...was 6-for-13 with a double and RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1, including going 3-for-5 vs. the Cougars Mar. 30...went 2-for-4 with three RBI vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 23...was 5-for-12 with a two-run homer and three RBI vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...went 5-for-9 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI at the Cardinal Classic Mar. 9-11, including two, two-run homers vs. Kent State Mar. 9...had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-26 (11-for-26, .423, 2-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...had a three RBI game vs. Stanford Mar. 4...was named Feb. 26 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 10-for-27 (.476) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI Feb. 20-26 at San Jose State, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara...against UC Santa Barbara was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 25, and 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI Feb. 26...had a double and three RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 16...went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a two-run homer Feb. 13 vs. San Francisco...was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Portland Feb. 11...went 4-for-5 vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3, and finished the series 7-for-12 with an RBI...got a hit in his first at-bat as a Golden Bear Feb. 2 after transferring from College World Series participant Cal State Fullerton...is batting .452 (14-for-31) with runners in scoring position...

Charlie Cutler, SO., C: Batting .263 (20-for-76, .364 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI...has caught 23 of 31 games...has gotten a hit in 11 of his last 12 games and is on a career-high seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 16 (10-for-23, .435, 2-2B, HR, 10 RBI)...went 4-for-11 with a home run and seven RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1, including going 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBI vs. the Cougars Mar. 30...had a pinch-hit RBI double at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...was 5-for-11 with a double and two RBI vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...went a career-high 3-for-3 with an RBI at Stanford Mar. 4...had a two-run double vs. UNLV Feb. 16...hit first collegiate home run in first at-bat of 2007 season vs. UC Irvine Feb. 2...

Dane Ferguson, SO., RHP: 1-1 with a 3.96 ERA in 13 appearances (10th in Pac-10)...threw 4.0 innings in relief at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28 (three hits, two runs, four walks)...threw a career-high 4.2 innings (five hits, one earned run, one strikeout) at UC Davis Mar. 13...had two strikeouts in 1.1 innings at Louisville Mar. 10...won first collegiate game with 2.1 innings in relief vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3 (two hits, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...

Matt Gorgen, SO., RHP: 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA (1st in Pac-10) and six saves (3rd in Pac-10) in 18 appearances (1st in Pac-10)...has 45 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10; 23 batters struck out looking, 1st in Pac-10) in 33.0 innings...opponents are batting .209 (5th in Pac-10)...had five strikeouts with one hit in 4.2 innings vs. Washington State Mar. 31-Apr. 1...earned save at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28 (1.0 inning, one walk)...earned save throwing a career-high 4.0 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and a career-high eight strikeouts vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 24...earned win vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16 (2.1 innings, two hits, no runs, three strikeouts)...picked up save at UC Davis Mar. 13 with a strikeout in the ninth...earned save vs. Indiana State Mar. 11 (3.1 innings, one hit, two walks, four strikeouts)...made two appearances at Stanford Mar. 3-4, throwing 3.1 innings with two hits, no earned runs, no walks and six strikeouts...earned save at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 26 (3.0 innings, four hits, no runs, no walks, seven strikeouts)...had four strikeouts in 2.0 innings vs. UNLV Feb. 16...earned save vs. Portland Feb. 11 (1.0 inning, one hit, one run)...is 0-0 with 0.00 ERA (two strikeouts in 1.0 inning) career vs. Arizona...

Taylor Grigsby, JR., OF: Batting .326 (14-for-43, .333 vs. Pac-10) with a home run and five RBI...is 3-for-8 as a pinch hitter...has eight starts in center field and one start in right field...had a pinch-hit RBI single vs. Washington State Mar. 31...was 2-for-4 at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...went 2-for-4 with his first collegiate home run Mar. 17 vs. Rhode Island...was 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Indiana State Mar. 11...had an RBI bunt single vs. Portland Feb. 11...had a pinch-hit RBI single vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...is batting .357 (5-for-14) with runners in scoring position...is 0-for-1 career vs. Arizona...

Ryan Hanlon, SO., OF: Batting .312 (34-for-109, .500 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI...has hit safely in 23 of 31 games...was 5-for-10 with a double and two RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1, including going 3-for-4 with an RBI Mar. 31...went 4-for-11 with a double and two-run homer vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...was 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI vs. Kent State Mar. 9...hit a solo home run at Stanford Mar. 4...went 3-for-3 at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25...was 2-for-5 with an RBI at San Jose State Feb. 20...went 2-for-4 vs. UNLV Feb. 18...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak to start the season (9-for-26, .346, 2-2B, HR, four RBI)...was 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a double and a three-run homer (first collegiate) vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...made a home run saving catch over the right field fence for the final out against the Anteaters Feb. 3...is 2-for-7 (.286) with a double career vs. Arizona...

Jordan Karnofsky, JR., DH: Batting .326 (14-for-43, .400 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a home run and nine RBI in 16 games...went 4-for-10 with a home run and two RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1...had a two-run double vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 24...was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. Rhode Island Mar. 17...went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI at UC Davis Mar. 13...is 2-for-3 as a pinch hitter and 4-for-12 (.333) with runners in scoring position...is 2-for-7 (.286) career vs. Arizona...

Jeff Kobernus, FR., OF: Batting .356 (42-for-118, .000 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles and 14 RBI...has 13 multiple-hit games and 42 hits (6th in Pac-10)...leads Cal with 11 stolen bases (2nd in Pac-10)...had an eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 13-28 (13-for-33, .394, 2-2B, five RBI)...had a team-high nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-Mar. 2 (19-for-39, .487, 2-2B, three RBI)...went 3-for-3 with two RBI Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara...was 5-for-13 with a double vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...had a double and two RBI at UC Davis Mar. 13...went 3-for-5 at Stanford Mar. 4...was 5-for-9 with a double at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25-26...went 3-for-5 at Long Beach State Feb. 24...had an RBI double at San Jose State Feb. 20...was a career-high 4-for-6 with two RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 18...went 3-for-5 vs. UNLV Feb. 17...was 4-for-7 with a double and two RBI in two games vs. Portland Feb. 11...was 2-for-4 vs. UC Irvine Feb. 2...is batting .333 (10-for-30) with runners in scoring position...

Brett Munster, SR., SS: Batting .310 (27-for-87, .000 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, a triple and 11 RBI...had an RBI double vs. Rhode Island Mar. 18...had a triple and RBI vs. Kent State Mar. 9, and went 2-for-3 with a double vs. Indiana State Mar. 11...was 2-for-3 with a double at Stanford Mar. 4...went a career-high 3-for-4 with a double at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25...was 2-for-4 with an RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 24...went 2-for-4 with an RBI double at San Jose State Feb. 20...was 2-for-5 with an RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 18...started the season on a career-high six-game hitting streak (6-for-17, .353, 2B, four RBI)...had an RBI double vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...is batting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position...is 4-for-20 (.200) with two doubles career vs. Arizona...

Nick Nunez, JR., RHP: 2-1 with a 6.99 ERA in 14 appearances (7th in Pac-10)...lost in start vs. Washington State Apr. 1 (3.1 innings, five hits, five runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...earned win in start Mar. 23 vs. Oral Roberts, throwing a career-high 6.0 innings with six hits, one earned run, no walks and three strikeouts...had a career-high four strikeouts in 4.0 innings vs. Rhode Island Mar. 17...picked up first win at Cal, throwing 3.7 innings in relief at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 26 (one hit, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...got Cal out of a bases loaded jam with a strikeout vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...

Alex Rollin, JR., RHP: 6-1 with a 3.88 ERA...his six wins is tied for second in the Pac-10...won vs. Washington State Mar. 31 (6.1 innings, 10 hits, two runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...won vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 24 (5.0 innings, four hits, one run, four walks, three strikeouts)...won vs. Rhode Island Mar. 18 (career-high 6.2 innings, eight hits, two runs, one walk, career-high five strikeouts)...won vs. Indiana State Mar. 11 (5.2 innings, five hits, one run, three strikeouts)...lost at Stanford Mar. 4 (2.1 innings, four hits, five runs, two walks, one strikeout)...won at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25 (6.0 innings, five hits, no runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...won Feb. 11 vs. Portland (5.0 innings, eight hits, two runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...vs. UC Irvine earned first colligate win Feb. 4 (5.1 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...slated to start Friday at Arizona...

Tyson Ross, SO., RHP: 3-4 with 2.51 ERA (7th in Pac-10), and a Pac-10-leading 69 strikeouts (14 struck out looking, 8th in Pac-10) in 64.2 innings (2nd in Pac-10)...opponents are batting .220 (7th in Pac-10)...won vs. Washington State Mar. 30 (7.0 innings, eight hits, four runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...was named Mar. 26 National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, despite losing 2-1 to Oral Roberts Mar. 22 when he threw 7.0 innings with three hits, two runs, one walk and a career-high 16 strikeouts...got no decision vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16 (7.0 innings, seven hits, four runs, one walk, eight strikeouts)...won vs. Kent State Mar. 9 (8.0 innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, 10 strikeouts)...lost 1-0 complete game at Stanford Mar. 2 (five hits, one run, one walk, eight strikeouts)...lost at Long Beach State Feb. 23 (7.1 innings, nine hits, three earned runs, two walks, eight strikeouts)...lost Feb. 17 vs. UNLV (7.1 innings, two earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...won vs. Portland Feb. 11 (6.0 innings, one hit, no runs, three walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision vs. UC Irvine Feb. 2 (7.0 innings, nine hits, two earned runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...is 0-1 with 2.86 ERA (two earned runs in 6.1 innings with no walks and four strikeouts) career vs. Arizona...slated to start Thursday at Arizona...

Josh Satin, JR., INF: Batting .301 (37-for-123, team-leading .556 vs. Pac-10) with a team-high eight doubles (tied with Cooper), two home runs and 26 RBI...is on a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 23 (9-for-21, .429, HR, six RBI)...went 5-for-9 with an RBI vs. Washington State Mar. 30-Apr. 1, including 3-for-3 vs. the Cougars Mar. 31...had a two-run single at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 23...had back-to-back game-winning RBI - Mar. 16 vs. Rhode Island (3-for-5) with a bases loaded single in the 11th, and Mar. 13 at UC Davis (2-for-4, 2B) with a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning...went 4-for-13 with two doubles and two RBI at the Cardinal Classic Mar. 9-11...was 3-for-4 with an RBI at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25...had an RBI double vs. UNLV Feb. 18...went 2-for-4 with three RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 16...had a double and two RBI vs. Portland Feb. 11...had a three-run double vs. UC Irvine Feb. 4, and went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...hit a two-run homer vs. UC Irvine Feb. 2...is batting .382 (13-for-34) with runners in scoring position...is 3-for-25 (.120) with three RBI career vs. Arizona...

Blake Smith, FR., OF: Batting .292 (26-for-89, .111 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI...has started 25 games in right field, throwing two runners out at the plate...also has five strikeouts in 6.1 innings on the mound...began college career hitting safely in first eight games (13-for-28, .464, 2B, 3B, three RBI)...was 2-for-5 with a double and RBI at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...hit a solo home run vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 24...went 4-for-8 with a double vs. Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer (first collegiate HR), a career-high four RBI, and threw a runner out at the plate at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25...went 6-for-10 with a double and two RBI vs. UNLV Feb. 16-18, including 3-for-4 with an RBI double and throwing a runner out at the plate Feb. 18...went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple vs. UC Irvine Feb. 3...is batting .321 (9-for-28) with runners in scoring position...

Dylan Tonneson, FR., C: Batting .292 (7-for-24) with three RBI...has started five games behind the plate...in last three games played (Mar. 23-24 vs. Oral Roberts, Mar. 28 at UC Santa Barbara), went 4-for-8 with an RBI...was 2-for-3 with an RBI at UC Santa Barbara Mar. 28...started first game at catcher Feb. 20 at San Jose State, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single...came off the bench to go 1-for-2 vs. UNLV Feb. 18, and 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. San Francisco Feb. 13...

Mike Van Winden, JR., 1B: Batting .235 (4-for-17) with a double and five RBI...was 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. Oral Roberts Mar. 22-24...was 1-for-1 with an RBI at Louisville Mar. 10...went 1-for 2 with a double and two RBI at Stanford Mar. 4...had a pinch-hit RBI single at Stanford Mar. 3...is batting .500 (4-for-8) with runners in scoring position...is 12-for-27 (.444) with a double, a triple and six RBI career vs. Arizona...

DID YOU KNOW?

*Two former Cal players, Jeff Kent of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Xavier Nady of the Pittsburgh Pirates, both hit home runs on opening day (Apr. 2) of the 2007 Major League season.

*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 2007 Cal coaching staff of David Esquer, Dan Hubbs and Jon Zuber has been a part of 17 NCAA Regionals, four College World Series and a National Championship as either players or coaches.

*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). The Bears have competed in five College World Series (1947, 1957, 1980, 1988, 1992).

*Entering 2007, the all-time record for Cal baseball is 2,249-1,666-13 for a .574 winning percentage in 115 seasons.

*Geoff Blum, Cal's starting shortstop as a freshman on the Bears' 1992 College World Series team, had a game-winning homer for the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Major League World Series.

*Last season the Bears had a school-record five players selected in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Amateur Draft, including junior right-hander Brandon Morrow, the fifth pick overall by the Seattle Mariners. Morrow has made the Mariners' squad after pitching in only eight minor league games.

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