No. 5 Cal Baseball Visits USC for Three-Game Conference Series

April 10, 2008

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., Apr. 11 at USC, Dedeaux Field, Los Angeles, Calif. 7:00 p.m.Sat., Apr. 12 at USC, Dedeaux Field, Los Angeles, Calif. 1:30 p.m.Sun., Apr. 13 at USC, Dedeaux Field, Los Angeles, Calif. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the Apr. 11-13 Cal-USC games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: No. 5-ranked California (22-7-2) travels to USC this weekend for a three-game Pac-10 series at Dedeaux Field. The Golden Bears' No. 5 ranking is the team's highest since they were No. 5 in Collegiate Baseball's 1996 preseason poll. Cal has earned its lofty ranking by going 6-1 against ranked opponents this season, and in the last two weeks has swept then-No. 5-ranked Long Beach State and won two-of-three over two-time defending national champion Oregon State. The Bears feature three players - senior second baseman Josh Satin, junior first baseman David Cooper and freshman right-hander Kevin Miller - who are leading the Pac-10 in statistical categories. Satin, who has hit safely in 29 of 30 games this season, leads the conference in batting average (.444) and hits (52). Cooper is the league leader with 14 home runs and is batting .376 with a team-high 36 RBI. Miller tops the conference with 0.00 ERA and a .125 opponent batting average. As a reliever and spot starter, Miller is now 5-0 and has yet to give up an earned run, and has 38 strikeouts, in 38.2 innings. Both Satin (Mar. 4) and Cooper (Apr. 1) have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week this year. Another Pac-10 honoree is junior right-hander Tyson Ross, who has twice been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 1, Feb. 26) and is 5-0 with a 1.97 ERA, and 30 strikeouts in 32.0 innings. One more conference leader is junior closer Matt Gorgen, who is tied for the league lead with six saves. Cooper, Ross and Gorgen were all selected as 2008 preseason All-Americans, while Satin is a two-time Cape Cod League All-Star and was a Collegiate Baseball freshman All-American in 2005. In Rivals.com, Satin was recently mentioned as the nation's top senior in their Midseason Report.

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 135-221 all-time record against the USC Trojans. Cal swept USC (4-3, 6-1, 6-3) last season, May 19-21, 2007 at Evans Diamond. In the last series at USC, the Bears were swept (2-1 10 innings, 3-2, 10-1) Apr. 7-9, 2006.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 42, is in his ninth season at Cal with a career record of 252-222-2 (.531). 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 (1B, 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.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.	Player	2008 stats31	DH	Rich Gorman, So. .243, 16 RBI, 4 HR16	LF	Charlie Cutler, Jr. .313, 7 RBI, 0 HR18	1B	David Cooper, Jr. .376, 36 RBI, 14 HR3	2B	Josh Satin, Sr. .444, 34 RBI, 10 HR23	3B	Jeff Kobernus, So. .306, 18 RBI, 3 HR4	CF	Brett Jackson, So. .313, 20 RBI, 1 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, So. .312, 24 RBI, 5 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, So. .327, 18 RBI, 3 HR26	SS	Michael Brady, Jr. .296, 21 RBI, 2 HR44	RHP	Tyson Ross, Jr. (Fri.) 5-0, 1.97 ERA27	LHP	Craig Bennigson, Jr. (Sat.) 3-0, 5.95 ERA46	RHP	Alex Rollin, Sr. (Sun.) 3-1, 5.02 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF Apr. 9)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTASU	4	2	.667	---	28	3	0	.903CAL	4	2	.667	---	22	7	2	.742Stan	4	2	.667	---	15	10	1	.596Wash	3	3	.500	---	21	9	0	.700OSU	3	3	.500	---	15	10	0	.600UCLA	3	3	.500	---	14	13	0	.518USC	4	5	.444	---	16	15	0	.516WSU	2	4	.333	---	18	13	0	.581Ariz	3	6	.333	---	17	11	0	.607

NOTING USC: The USC Trojans, coached by Chad Kreuter (second year as head coach at USC, 43-44, .494), are 16-15 (4-5 in Pac-10), last weekend winning two-of-three versus UCLA (W 6-1, W 7-4, L 4-2) at home, and defeating Cal State Fullerton, 5-4 in 11 innings, Tuesday. Top hitters for the Trojans include senior third baseman Roberto Lopez (.385, 2 HR, 21 RBI) and sophomore shortstop Grant Green (.356, 2 HR, 23 RBI). USC's tentative pitching rotation is junior left-hander Tommy Milone (4-2, 2.44 ERA), junior right-hander Ryan Cook (4-2, 4.22 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Brad Boxberger (2-2, 4.81 ERA). In 2007, the Trojans finished 27-29 overall, 8-16 (ninth) in the Pac-10.

IMPRESSIVE ROSS: Junior team captain and 6-6 right-hander Tyson Ross - a 2008 preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com; and a Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate - started the 2008 season on a high note by one-hitting Kansas State (5.0 innings, one hit, one run, one walk, seven strikeouts) to earn this season's first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award. He is coming off an outstanding 2007 summer season with the USA National Team, finishing 4-1 with a 0.82 ERA, striking out 39 batters with only seven walks in 43.2 innings. A first-team All-Pac-10 selection last spring, Ross finished 6-6 and was second in the league with a 2.49 ERA and third in the conference with 120 strikeouts in 115.2 innings. His 120 strikeouts were second on the Cal all-time single-season strikeout list and he threw at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 17 starts, and 7.0 innings or more 11 times, including a complete game at Stanford. Ross was also named a semifinalist for the Golden Spike Award, and on Mar. 25, 2007, he was picked as the 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 noted for fielding as well, winning the Rawlings Gold Glove award as the nation's best fielding pitcher. For his career, Ross now has 235 strikeouts (tied for fourth on Cal's career list) in 232.1 innings with a 2.67 career ERA.

CLUTCH HITTING COOPER: Junior left-handed first baseman David Cooper is a Baseball America preseason All-American; and a 2008 Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate. Cooper has started 2008 on fire, going 44-for-117 (.376) with eight doubles, 14 home runs (including a grand slam) and 36 RBI in the first 31 games. Cal's top newcomer in 2007, he was a transfer from Cal State Fullerton, where he was a member of the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament team. An All-Pac-10 selection and team MVP in 2007 for the Bears, Cooper batted a team-leading .382 with a team-best 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBI. He also paced Cal with a .627 slugging percentage, 30 walks and had a .450 on-base percentage. Cooper was third in the Pac-10 in batting average, fifth in the league in slugging and on-base percentage, and seventh in the conference in home runs. In 2006, he flirted with a College World Series record with seven consecutive hits, tying Terry Francona (1980) and one short of Dave Magadan (1983) and Barry Bonds (1984). Cooper led all players at the 2006 World Series with a .533 average (8-for-15) with five RBI. In less then two seasons at Cal, he has a combined average of .380 (122-for-321) with 22 doubles, 26 home runs (already tied for 10th on the Cal all-time home run list) and 91 RBI.

SATIN'S STORY: Senior second baseman Josh Satin, after back-to-back summers as a Cape Cod League All-Star, had a school-record 27-game hitting streak carrying over from last year, hitting safely from May 20, 2007 through Mar. 29, 2008. During that time he was 54-for-123 (.439) with eight doubles, nine home runs and 38 RBI. This season, Satin leads Cal and the Pac-10 with a .444 average with eight doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBI. He also has a .769 slugging percentage and a .518 on-base percentage. Satin owns a .315 career average with 39 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 135 RBI. 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.

STRIKEOUT CLOSER GORGEN: The Bears' other Louisville Slugger and Rivals.com preseason All-American, and third Wallace Award candidate, is hard-throwing junior closer Matt Gorgen. An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection last season, Gorgen is one of 40 players on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List, having struck out 75 batters in 61.0 innings with a 2.51 ERA (third in the Pac-10) last year. He also led the Pac-10 with 31 appearances, was sixth in the league with nine saves (second on the Cal all-time single season list), and 38 of his 75 strikeouts were called looking (second in the Pac-10). In 74 career appearances, Gorgen now has 133 strikeouts in 121.2 innings, and is fourth on Cal's career save list (17 saves). His twin brother, Scott, is a standout starting pitcher at UC Irvine.

MASTERFUL MILLER: Freshman right-hander Kevin Miller improved his record to 5-0 and kept his ERA at 0.00 with two wins in relief Apr. 1-6. In picking up the decision Apr. 2 versus Fresno State, Miller pitched 2.0 innings with no hits, no runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Last Saturday versus two-time defending national champion Oregon State, he threw a career-high 6.2 innings with one hit, no runs, three walks and a career-high seven strikeouts to earn the victory. For the week, Miller pitched 8.2 innings, allowing only one hit with no runs, four walks and nine strikeouts. On the year, he has not given up an earned run in 38.2 innings and has 38 strikeouts in those 38.2 innings. Opponents are batting .125 against him.

WORKMAN-LIKE WOLFORD: In the season-opener on Feb. 22 versus Kansas State, sophomore Daniel Wolford, a right-handed transfer from Long Beach State, helped Cal one-hit the Wildcats (along with junior Tyson Ross, whose lone hit given up was a lead-off homer in the first inning) by throwing the final 4.0 innings with no hits, no runs, three walks and five strikeouts, earning his first save as a Bear. In 13 appearances this season, which is tied for second on the team with Miller, Wolford is 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA and has only given up five earned runs in 27.2 innings with 37 strikeouts. At the San Diego Tournament this season, three Cal pitchers - senior right-hander Alex Rollin, Wolford and Gorgen - combined to shut out then-No. 17-ranked San Diego, 5-0.

TONNESON'S TIME: Sophomore catcher Dylan Tonneson has done a spectacular job replacing injured junior captain Charlie Cutler (broken little finger of right hand sliding into first base in the second game of the year versus Utah Valley, now playing left field). Tonneson, after only seeing action in 18 games last year, is 33-for-101 (.327) on the year with six doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI, including a career-best 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Bears' 14-4 victory over then-No. 24 Fresno State in San Diego. He had three hits in Cal's 5-3 victory over No. 22 San Diego State, and three hits a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount Mar. 16.

STANDOUT SMITH: Sophomore right fielder/pitcher Blake Smith is now batting .312 with five doubles, a triple, five home runs (including a grand slam Apr. 2 versus Fresno State) and 24 RBI. On Mar. 4 versus Stanford, Smith was 3-for-3 at the plate and pitched an inning in relief with no hits and two strikeouts. He had a three-run homer versus Northern Iowa Mar. 7, and a 4-for-5 game with a double versus Minnesota Mar. 8, in the Metrodome.

EMERGING BENNIGSON: Junior left-hander Craig Bennigson, a 2007 honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, is currently tied for seventh in the Pac-10 with 41 strikeouts. Bennigson struck out a career-high 10 batters Mar. 8 versus Minnesota at the Metrodome. He had some of his best performances of his career at the end of last season, finishing 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA. Bennigson had a top outing May 6, shutting out UCLA, 16-0, and throwing a career-high 8.0 innings with five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Bennigson also pitched well in a win versus Pac-10 champion Arizona State Apr. 29, throwing 6.0 innings with five hits, one earned run, one walk and four strikeouts.

JACKSON'S ACTIONS: Sophomore center fielder Brett Jackson has started the 2008 campaign off well, batting .313 (35-for-112) with two doubles, three triples (second in the Pac-10), a home run and 20 RBI. Jackson is also third in the Pac-10 with nine stolen bases. In game one of the doubleheader versus Utah Valley on Feb. 23, Jackson had a career day, hitting his first collegiate home run in the second inning, and hitting triples in both the fourth and seventh innings. On Mar. 4 against Stanford, he had a key two-run single in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and help propel Cal to an 8-3 win.

ROLLIN RACKING UP THE WINS: Senior right-hander Alex Rollin gathered up the wins last season, going 8-5 with a 4.91 ERA. Rollin's eight wins were the 10th-most in the Pac-10, with victories over UC Irvine, Portland, UC Santa Barbara, Indiana State, Rhode Island, Oral Roberts, Oregon State and USC. His victory against the defending national champion Beavers was his most impressive, limiting OSU to four hits and no runs in 6.0 innings. Combined with Bennigson and Gorgen, Rollin and the Bears shut out a Beaver team in Corvallis for the first time since Apr. 28, 2002. On Mar. 16, he pitched 5.2 innings with six hits, one run, two walks and a season-high five strikeouts versus Loyola Marymount. On Mar. 30, Rollin defeated No. 5 Long Beach State, throwing 5.0 innings with six hits, one run, two walks and two strikeouts.

BEARS PICKED FIFTH IN PAC-10 PRESEASON POLL: The Bears were tabbed fifth in the 2008 Pac-10 preseason poll behind Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and two-time defending national champion Oregon State; and ahead of Stanford, USC, Washington State and Washington. Arizona was the No. 1-ranked team in Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll, and UCLA was the No. 1-ranked team in Baseball America's preseason poll. The Bears barely missed the NCAA tournament in 2007, finishing 29-26 overall and were alone in fourth place in the Pac-10 with a 12-12 record. Cal won six of their last eight games, including sweeping USC at Evans Diamond, and earlier won series against World Series qualifiers UC Irvine and Arizona State. The Bears also shut out two-time defending national champion Oregon State, 4-0, in Corvallis. Cal was the only team in the conference to win two-of-three games over Pac-10 champion ASU when the Bears upset the then-No. 7-ranked Sun Devils at Evans Diamond.

ADDITIONAL CAL NOTES: Cal is ranked fifth in Baseball America and Rivals.com, and seventh Collegiate Baseball...the highest the Bears have ever been ranked is third in Baseball America (Mar. 20, 1989)...after 31 games, Cal is second in the Pac-10 with a 3.22 team ERA and .318 team batting average...sophomore designated hitter Rich Gorman led-off the bottom of the first inning with a home run in both the Mar. 15 and Mar. 16 games versus Loyola Marymount...the Bears had back-to-back-to back home runs by Kobernus (grand slam), Cooper and Satin against LMU in game one Mar. 15...former Bear catcher Bob Melvin (1980) was named the 2007 National League Manager of the Year for the Arizona Diamondbacks...former Cal standout Conor Jackson is a first baseman for Arizona...the 2008 Bears have two infielders, redshirt freshman Austin Booker and true freshman Brian Guinn, who are sons of former Cal standouts and pro players Rod Booker (1979-80) and Brian Guinn, Sr. (1981-83)...video of junior right-hander Tyson Ross pitching for Team USA is available on the left sidebar of the calbears.com baseball page, as well as Cal players and coaches, Dan Hubbs and Jon Zuber, featured on KQED's Out of the Park: The Physics of Baseball.

DID YOU KNOW?

*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.

*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).

*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.

*In 2006 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.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Craig Bennigson, JR., LHP: 3-0 with a 5.95 ERA in eight appearances...has 41 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10) in 39.1 innings...had three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief vs. Stanford Monday...got no decision vs. Oregon State Apr. 5 (2.1 innings, four hits, three runs, three walks, one strikeout)...got no decision vs. Long Beach State Mar. 29 (4.1 innings, four hits, six runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...got no decision at WSU Mar. 21 (5.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...got no decision vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 15 (4.2 innings, 13 hits, eight earned runs, no walks, five strikeouts)...won at Minnesota Mar. 8, throwing 6.1 innings with five hits, one run, four walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts...earned win at San Diego State Mar. 1, throwing a career-high 8.0 innings (four hits, three runs, four walks, seven strikeouts)...won Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley (7.0 innings, four hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...was a 2007 honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (four hits, two earned runs, four strikeouts in 9.1 innings) career vs. USC...slated to start Saturday versus the Trojans...

Michael Brady, JR., SS: Batting .296 (29-for-98, .294 vs. Pac-10) with a double, two triples, two home runs and 21 RBI...had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Mar. 8-28 (14-for-40, .350, 3B, 2-HR, seven RBI)...went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI vs. Oregon State Apr. 5, and was 2-for-4 with four RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...was 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs and three RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...hit first career triple Mar. 9 vs. New Mexico at the Metrodome...has had four two-hit games this season...is 4-for-11 (.364) with two home runs and three RBI career vs. USC...

Mark Canha, FR., LF: Batting .311 (14-for-45) with a double and four RBI...has 12 starts in left field as a true freshman...was 6-for-14 (.455) with a double and four RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...went a career-high 4-for-4 with three RBI against the Lions in game one Mar. 15...was 2-for-3 vs. Stanford Mar. 4, and 2-for-4 at San Diego State Mar. 1...

David Cooper, JR., 1B: Batting .376 (44-for-117, 10th in Pac-10, .286 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, and a team-leading 14 home runs (1st in Pac-10) and 36 RBI (4th in Pac-10)...also has 36 runs scored (4th in Pac-10), a .803 slugging percentage (2nd in Pac-10), a .483 on-base percentage (4th in Pac-10), 94 total bases (2nd in Pac-10), 25 walks (4th in Pac-10) and is fourth in the Pac-10 with 44 hits...is first on the team with 12 multiple RBI games...has hit home runs in three of the last four games...was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...was the Apr. 1 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 6-for-12 (.500) with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI vs. Long Beach State...was 4-for-13 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI at Washington State Mar. 20-22...went 5-for-15 (.333) with a home run and two RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16, and was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Mar. 18 vs. Sacramento State...was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. New Mexico Mar. 9 at the Metrodome...in a doubleheader vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23, went 2-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high five RBI in game one, and 1-for-2 with a grand slam in game two...is batting .344 (11-for-32) with runners in scoring position...is a Baseball America Preseason All-American and a 2008 Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate...was first-team All-Pac-10 in 2007... is 7-for-10 (.700) with a double, home run and three RBI career vs. USC...

Charlie Cutler, JR., LF/C: Batting .313 (20-for-64, .333 vs. Pac-10) with a double and seven RBI...missed three weeks with broken little finger of right hand sliding into first base in the second game of the year versus Utah Valley Feb. 23...has started the last 15 games (14 in left field) in the outfield after starting the season behind the plate...was 2-for-4 with a double vs. Oregon State Apr. 5, and was 2-for-3 with an RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...went 5-for-13 (.385) with an RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...was 5-for-13 (.385) with two RBI at Washington State Mar. 20-22 and was 3-for-5 Mar. 25 at Santa Clara...is 7-for-16 (.437) with a double and two RBI career vs. USC...

Matt Gorgen, JR., RHP: 0-2 with a 2.14 ERA and six saves (1st in Pac-10) in a team-high 16 appearances (2nd in Pac-10)...has 24 strikeouts in 21.0 innings...opponents are batting .216...earned save vs. Oregon State Apr. 4 (1.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout)...earned save vs. Fresno State Apr. 2, throwing a season-high 3.0 innings (one hit, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned save Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State (1.1 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save at Washington State Mar. 21 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save at Minnesota Mar. 8 (1.0 inning, no hits, one strikeout)...earned save at San Diego State Mar. 1 (1.0 inning)...is on the watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year, is a preseason All-American in Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com, and is a Wallace Award candidate...was a 2007 honorable mention All-Pac-10...is 0-1 with a 3.70 ERA and one save (12 hits, three earned runs, four strikeouts in 7.1 innings) career vs. USC...

Rich Gorman, SO., DH/2B: Batting .243 (25-for-103, .227 vs. Pac-10) with seven doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI...is ninth in the Pac-10 with 25 runs...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 16-28 (9-for-28, .321, 3-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...went 4-for-13 (364) with a double, home run and three RBI at Washington State Mar. 20-22, and hit a two-run homer at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, two home runs and five RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...led-off the bottom of the first inning with home runs twice against the Lions...had first career home run Mar. 15 vs. LMU...went 5-for-9 with three RBI at the University of Minnesota Tournament at the Metrodome...hit doubles in the first three games this season...is batting .400 (12-for-30) with runners in scoring position...is 1-for-1 with a double career vs. USC...

Brian Guinn, FR., INF: Batting .333 (7-for-21, .000 vs. Pac-10) with a triple and two RBI as a true freshman...has two starts at shortstop (Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State, Mar. 15 in game two vs. Loyola Marymount) and one start as designated hitter...was 3-for-3 with a triple against the Lions Mar. 15....went 2-for-2 with an RBI Mar. 9 vs. New Mexico at the Metrodome...is the son of former Cal standout and professional player Brian Guinn (1981-83)...

Brett Jackson, SO., CF: Batting .313 (35-for-112, .273 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, three triples, a home run and 20 RBI...leads the team with nine stolen bases (3rd in Pac-10)...was 2-for-5 with a triple Monday vs. Stanford and a career-high 3-for-4 with two RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...went 4-for-9 with three RBI vs. Oregon State Apr. 4-5...was 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14...went 2-for-3 with a key two-run double vs. Stanford Mar. 4...was a career-high 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBI and first collegiate home run Feb. 23 (game one) vs. Utah Valley...is batting .371 (13-for-35) with runners in scoring position...is 1-for-6 (.167) with a double and RBI career vs. USC...

Jeff Kobernus, SO., 3B: Batting .306 (41-for-134, team-best .480 vs. Pac-10) with a team-high nine doubles (4th in Pac-10), three home runs and 18 RBI...is seventh in the Pac-10 with 41 hits...went 6-for-13 with a triple vs. Oregon State Apr. 4-6, 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI vs. Stanford Monday and 3-for-6 with a home run Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...was 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and three RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 6-for-12 with two doubles at Washington State Mar. 20-22...was 3-for-6 with a grand slam Mar. 15 (game one) vs. Loyola Marymount...went 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles and an RBI at the University of San Diego Tournament, including going 3-for-5 vs. Missouri and 3-for-6 with a double vs. Fresno State...was 2-for-4 with a double and home run in the season-opener Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State...was a 2007 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...is 3-for-10 (.300) with an RBI career vs. USC...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 5-0 (3rd in Pac-10) with a 0.00 ERA (1st in Pac-10) in 13 appearances...has 38 strikeouts in 38.2 innings...opponents are batting .125 (1st in Pac-10)...picked up three wins in relief in last three outings...won Apr. 5 vs. Oregon State, throwing a season-high 6.2 innings (one hit, no runs, three walks) with a career-high seven strikeouts...won vs. Fresno State Apr. 2 (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts), and Mar. 29 vs. Long Beach State (2.2 innings, no hits, no runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...pitched in relief Mar. 25 at Santa Clara, throwing 4.2 innings (two hits, no earned runs, one walk) with a career-high seven strikeouts...earned wins vs. San Francisco and Loyola Marymount; throwing 3.1 innings (one hit, no runs, one walk, one strikeout) in relief vs. LMU Mar. 15 (game one), and pitching a career-high 6.0 innings (three hits, no earned runs, no walks, two strikeouts) in a start vs. San Francisco Mar. 11...got a no decision in a strong start (5.0 innings, five hits, no runs, one walk, career-high four strikeouts) Mar. 4 vs. Stanford...had three strikeouts in an inning of relief Feb. 29 vs. Missouri...

Chris Petrini, SO., LHP: 2-2 with a 6.31 ERA in six appearances...has 22 strikeouts in 25.2 innings...opponents are batting .223...pitched well in relief Monday vs. Stanford (5.0 innings, three hits, one run, no walks, four strikeouts)...lost Apr. 1 vs. San Francisco at AT&T Park (0.1 inning, four hits, four earned runs, one walk)...got no decision Mar. 25 at Santa Clara (1.0 inning, no hits, two runs, four walks)...suffered loss Mar. 15, despite career-high nine strikeouts in 6.2 innings (seven hits, four earned runs, no walks) vs. Loyola Marymount (game two)...won Mar. 7 vs. Northern Iowa during the University of Minnesota Tournament in the Metrodome, throwing a career-high 7.0 innings (three hits, three runs, four walks, six strikeouts)...won Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State (5.2 innings, four hits, four runs, five walks, three strikeouts) at the San Diego Tournament...sat out the 2007 season after having Tommy John surgery...is 0-0 with a 34.62 ERA (three hits, five earned runs, two strikeouts in 1.1 innings) career vs. USC...

Alex Rollin, SR., RHP: 3-1 with a 5.-02 ERA in seven starts...has 21 strikeouts in 28.2 innings...lost Apr. 6 vs. Oregon State (2.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...won Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State (5.0 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 22 at WSU (3.1 innings, eight hits, four runs, one walk)...won vs. LMU Mar. 16 (5.2 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, career-high five strikeouts)...won vs. New Mexico at the Metrodome Mar. 9 (5.2 innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...got no decisions in starts Mar. 2 at San Diego (3.2 innings, two hits, no runs, four walks, four strikeouts) and Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley (3.0 innings, five hits, five earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (seven hits, one strikeout in 7.1 innings) career vs. USC...is a potential Sunday starter vs. the Trojans...

Tyson Ross, JR., RHP: 5-0 (3rd in Pac-10) with 1.97 ERA (5th in Pac-10) in five starts, and has 30 strikeouts in 32.0 innings...opponents are batting .161 (2nd in Pac-10)...won vs. Oregon State Apr. 4 (7.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, three walks, season-high nine strikeouts)...won vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28 and was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, throwing a career-high 8.0 innings (five hits, no runs, two walks, six strikeouts)...won at Washington State Mar. 20 (7.0 innings, two hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14 (5.0 innings, three hits, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...was the first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week this season, throwing 5.0 innings with one hit, one run, one walk and seven strikeouts vs. Kansas State Feb. 22...is a preseason All-American in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Rivals.com; and a Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate...was first-team All-Pac-10 in 2007...is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA (17 hits, six runs, 16 strikeouts in 13.0 innings) career vs. USC...is slated to start Friday vs. the Trojans...

Josh Satin, SR., 2B: Batting a team-best .444 (52-for-117, 1st in Pac-10, .450 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, 10 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 34 RBI (6th in Pac-10)...is also third in the Pac-10 in total bases (90), first in hits (52), fifth in runs scored (33), third in slugging percentage (.769), sixth in walks (21) and second in on-base percentage (.518)...had gotten a hit in the first 22 games this season and ended with a school-record a 27-game hitting streak (steak ended Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State)...has now gotten a hit in 29-of-30 games this season...is currently on a seven-game hitting streak from Apr. 1 (11-for-25, .440, 3-2B, HR, four RBI)...went 2-for-4 with a home run Monday vs. Stanford and 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...was 5-for-10 with two doubles and three RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 5-for-11 (.455) with a home run and four RBI Mar. 20-22 at Washington State and had a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 8-for-16 (.500) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...was Mar. 4 Pac-10 Player of the Week when the Bears upset three nationally-ranked teams during the San Diego Tournament, going 10-for-19 (.526) with a double, two home runs and eight RBI...vs. San Diego State Mar. 1 had a three-run homer, and against San Diego Mar. 2 went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer...in doubleheader vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23 was 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBI...is batting a team-best .457 (16-for-35) with runners in scoring position...is 13-for-32 (.406) with four doubles and nine RBI career vs. USC...

Blake Smith, SO., RF/RHP: Batting .312 (34-for-109, .231 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and 24 RBI...has thrown two runners out at the plate from right field...has 14 strikeouts in 7.2 innings on the mound...had six strikeouts in 3.0 innings Monday vs. Stanford and was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...was 6-for-16 (.375) with a home run and five RBI last week against San Francisco, Fresno State and the three-game series versus Oregon State...had three consecutive games with two hits apiece, including hitting his first career grand slam Apr. 2 vs. Fresno State...went 3-for-10 with a home run and two RBI vs. Long Beach State...hit a two-run homer at Washington State Mar. 21...had a career-high eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-21 (13-for-34, .382, 4-2B, 2-HR, nine RBI)...hit doubles in four-straight games Mar. 9-15...was 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...had a three-run homer vs. New Mexico at the Metrodome Mar. 7...went 3-for-3 and had two strikeouts in 1.0 inning vs. Stanford Mar. 4...was 2-for-4 with three RBI vs. Fresno State at the San Diego Tournament Feb. 28...is batting .326 (14-for-43) with runners in scoring position...was a 2007 honorable mention All-Pac-10...is 2-for-11 (.182) with career vs. USC...

Dylan Tonneson, SO., C: Batting .327 (33-for-101, .095 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI...has started the last 29 games behind the plate...was 2-for-3 with a double Monday vs. Stanford and 2-for-3 with an RBI Wednesday vs. Santa Clara...went 3-for-10 with two home runs and four RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...was 2-for-4 with his first collegiate home run vs. Sacramento State Mar. 18...went 6-for-12 (.500) with three RBI vs. Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16, including a career-high 3-for-4 with an RBI Mar. 16 vs. the Lions...was 2-for-3 with a double and a career-high four RBI Mar. 7 vs. Northern Iowa at the Metrodome...went 3-for-5 Mar. 1 vs. San Diego State, and 3-for-3 with two RBI Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State, during the San Diego Tournament...

Daniel Wolford, SO., RHP: 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA in 13 appearances...has 37 strikeouts in 27.2 innings...opponents are batting .196...had four strikeouts in 1.2 innings vs. Long Beach State (two appearances) Mar. 29-30...had four strikeouts in 2.0 innings at Santa Clara Mar. 25...made two appearances at Washington State Mar. 21-22, recording nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings...picked up the win Mar. 21 vs. the Cougars in relief (2.2 innings, three hits, no runs, one walks, career-high five strikeouts)...made two appearances against Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16, throwing a combined 4.1 innings with four hits, no runs, one walk and three strikeouts...had four strikeouts in 1.2 innings at Minnesota Mar. 8 in the Metrodome...won Mar. 2 in relief at the University of San Diego, throwing a season-high 4.1 innings (two hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save in season-opener Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State, throwing 4.0 innings with no hits, three walks and five strikeouts...is a sophomore transfer from Long Beach State...

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