No. 15 Cal Baseball Hosts UCLA in Final Pac-10 Series

May 21, 2008

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., May 23 UCLA, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 2:30 p.m.Sat., May 24 UCLA, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.Sun., May 25 UCLA, Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the May 23-25 UCLA-Cal games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: No. 15-ranked California (32-17-2, 11-10) entertains UCLA (29-24, 11-10) in its final Pac-10 series of the regular season this weekend at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears and the Bruins both sport 11-10 conference records and are looking to secure bids to an NCAA Regional. UCLA was the No. 1-ranked team in Baseball America's preseason poll after advancing to an NCAA Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton in 2007. This season, Cal features two of the Pac-10 best hitters, senior second baseman Josh Satin and junior first baseman David Cooper. Satin is hitting .388 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI, and Cooper is batting .370 with 19 home runs and 55 RBI. Both players were recently announced as candidates for both the Wallace Award and Golden Spikes Award as national players of the year, while Cooper was also selected as one of 16 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy. Cal's top starter is junior right-hander Tyson Ross, who is 7-2 with a 4.29 ERA and has 56 strikeouts in 65.0 innings, and has twice been the conference pitcher of the week. Ross will match-up against UCLA's junior left-hander Tim Murphy (4-6, 3.89 ERA), last week's Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week. The Bears also showcase junior closer Matt Gorgen and freshman right-hander Kevin Miller. Gorgen, who was the May 13 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week with a win and a save at Stanford, is among the top of the conference with nine saves and has a 2.50 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 36.0 innings. Miller is the league leader with a 2.71 ERA and a .182 opponent batting average. As a reliever and spot starter, Miller is 6-1 and has 65 strikeouts in 66.1 innings. Both Satin (Mar. 4) and Cooper (Apr. 1) have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week this year, and Ross was Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Feb. 26 and Apr. 1. Cooper, Ross and Gorgen were all 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.

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 167-159 all-time record against the UCLA Bruins. In the last series, Cal won one-of-three (L 13-6, L 7-2, W 16-0) May 4-6, 2007 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. In the last Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond, the Bears won two-of-three (L 4-2, W 3-2 in 11 innings, W 9-4) Apr. 28-30, 2006.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, is in his ninth season at Cal with a career record of 262-232-2 (.530). 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. .268, 20 RBI, 4 HR16	LF	Charlie Cutler, Jr. .333, 16 RBI, 2 HR18	1B	David Cooper, Jr. .370, 55 RBI, 19 HR3	2B	Josh Satin, Sr. .388, 51 RBI, 17 HR4	CF	Brett Jackson, So. .328, 40 RBI, 4 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, So. .329, 31 RBI, 6 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, So. .290, 39 RBI, 9 HR23	3B	Jeff Kobernus, So. .314, 27 RBI, 3 HR26	SS	Michael Brady, Jr. .250, 29 RBI, 5 HR44	RHP	Tyson Ross, Jr. (Fri.) 7-2, 4.29 ERA27	LHP	Craig Bennigson, Jr. (Sat.) 4-3, 6.28 ERA41	RHP	Kevin Miller, Fr. (Sun.) 6-1, 2.71 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF May 21)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTASU	15	6	.714	---	44	9	0	.830Stan	12	9	.571	---	31	20	2	.604CAL	11	10	.524	---	32	17	2	.647UCLA	11	10	.524	---	29	24	0	.547Ariz	10	11	.476	---	36	16	0	.692Wash	10	11	.476	---	32	20	0	.615USC	10	11	.476	---	27	26	0	.509OSU	11	13	.458	---	25	23	0	.521WSU	6	15	.286	---	28	25	0	.528

NOTING UCLA: The UCLA Bruins, coached by John Savage (fourth year at UCLA, 110-118, .482), are 29-24 (11-10 in Pac-10), last weekend sweeping Washington State (10-0, 7-6 10 inn., 2-1), and lost 12-8 at No. 6 CS Fullerton Tuesday. Top hitters for the Bruins include senior second baseman Alden Carrithers (.384, 4 HR, 43 RBI) and sophomore first baseman Casey Haerther (.327, 9 HR, 44 RBI). UCLA's tentative pitching rotation is junior left-hander Tim Murphy (4-6, 3.89 ERA), sophomore right-hander Charles Brewer (7-4, 5.42 ERA) and sophomore left-hander Gavin Brooks (6-2, 4.92 ERA). In 2007, the Bruins finished 33-28 overall, 14-10 (third) in the Pac-10, 3-0 in the NCAA Regional in Long Beach, Calif. and 0-2 in the NCAA Super Regional in Fullerton, Calif.

IMPRESSIVE ROSS: Junior team captain and 6-6 right-hander Tyson Ross (7-2, 4.29 ERA) - a 2008 preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com - 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 261 strikeouts (fourth on Cal's career list) in 265.1 innings with a 19-12 record and a 3.15 career ERA.

CLUTCH HITTING COOPER: Junior left-handed first baseman David Cooper is a Baseball America preseason All-American, a 2008 Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate, and was recently named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award. Cooper has been dominant in 2008, going 74-for-200 (.370) at the plate with 13 doubles, a Pac-10 leading 19 home runs (including a grand slam) and 55 RBI in 51 games. He also has two game-winning RBI. Cal's top newcomer in 2007, Cooper is 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, Cooper has a combined batting average of .376 (152-for-404, vying for the school record for career batting average of .381 set by Mike Epstein, 1963-64) with 27 doubles, 31 home runs (seventh on the Cal all-time HR list) and 110 RBI.

SATIN'S STORY: Senior second baseman Josh Satin, a candidate for both the Wallace Award and the Golden Spikes Award, 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. Satin leads Cal with a .388 average (69-for-178) and has 10 doubles, 17 home runs and 51 RBI. He also has a .730 slugging percentage and a .507 on-base percentage. Satin owns a .312 career average with 41 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs (10th on the Cal all-time list) and 152 RBI (sixth on the Cal all-time list). He is now sixth on the Cal career hits (241) and seventh on the at-bats (772) list. Satin 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, he hit .348 with 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 RBI. Satin was the first Cal player 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 is hard-throwing junior closer Matt Gorgen (2.50 ERA and nine saves in 2008). 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 40 batters in 36.0 innings this year, and 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 in 2007, 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 86 career appearances, Gorgen now has 149 strikeouts in 136.2 innings, and is second on Cal's career save list (20 saves, one behind Mitch Hawley, 21, 1978-81). His twin brother, Scott, is a standout starting pitcher at UC Irvine.

MASTERFUL MILLER: Freshman right-hander Kevin Miller, recently added to the Wallace Award Watch list, is 6-1 with a Pac-10 best 2.71 ERA and has a team-high 65 strikeouts in 66.1 innings. Miller gave up his first earned runs of the season (after starting his college career not giving up an earned run in his first 44.0 innings) Apr. 12 at USC. His last victory was May 6, when he earned a win in relief versus UC Davis (5.0 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts). Miller had a solid outing Apr. 19 versus Washington, getting a no decision but throwing 6.2 innings (four hits, one earned run, five walks) with a career-high eight strikeouts. On Apr. 5 versus two-time defending national champion Oregon State, he earned the win in relief by throwing 6.2 innings with one hit, no runs, three walks and seven strikeouts. On the year, opponents are batting a Pac-10 best .182.

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 versus Utah Valley Feb. 23, now playing left field). Tonneson, after only seeing action in 18 games last year, is fourth on the team with a .329 average (56-for-170) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 31 RBI, including a career-best 4-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI Apr. 15 at Pacific. He was also 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Bears' 14-4 victory over then-No. 24 Fresno State in San Diego, three hits in Cal's 5-3 victory over No. 22 San Diego State, and three hits in a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount Mar. 16.

CUTLER'S CONTRIBUTIONS: Junior left fielder and team captain Charlie Cutler, who started the year behind the plate before getting hurt, has played extremely well of late, knocking in the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning May 9 at Stanford after going a career-high 5-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI May 6 versus UC Davis. Cutler is now third on the team with a .333 average (48-for-144) with six doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI in 37 games as the Bears No. 2 hitter in the line-up. He also second on the team with a .325 average against Pac-10 competition and has 15 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit games.

STANDOUT SMITH: Sophomore right fielder/pitcher Blake Smith is batting .290 with 10 doubles, two triples, nine home runs (including a grand slam Apr. 2 versus Fresno State) and 39 RBI, while also going 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 16.2 innings on the mound. Smith had the game-winning homer in the eighth inning May 3 versus Arizona, and picked up the wins in relief Apr. 20 versus Washington and Apr. 13 at USC...he also had a two-run homer at USC on Apr. 13, besides throwing the final two innings with two strikeouts. On Apr. 7 versus Stanford, he threw the final 3.0 innings of a 5-5 tie, striking out a career-high six batters. 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.

JACKSON'S ACTIONS: Sophomore center fielder Brett Jackson has excelled during the 2008 campaign, batting .328 (60-for-183) with seven doubles, four triples (third in the Pac-10), four home runs (grand slam May 2 versus Arizona) and 40 RBI. Jackson is also seventh in the Pac-10 with 11 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 was 8-5 with a 4.91 ERA in 2007. 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, OSU 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 Craig Bennigson and Gorgen, Rollin and the Bears shut out a Beaver team in Corvallis for the first time since Apr. 28, 2002. This season he is 4-2 (12-8 career record) and on Mar. 30 defeated No. 5 Long Beach State (5.0 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts). On Apr. 15 at Pacific, Rollin threw a career-high 7.0 innings with five strikeouts.

BEARS PICKED FIFTH IN PAC-10 PRESEASON POLL: The Bears were tabbed fifth in the 2008 Pac-10 preseason poll behind Arizona, ASU, UCLA and two-time defending national champion OSU. Arizona was ranked No. 1 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 ASU. The Bears also shut out two-time defending national champion OSU, 4-0, in Corvallis. Cal was the only team in the conference to win two-of-three games over Pac-10 champion Arizona State when the Bears upset the then-No. 7-ranked Sun Devils at Evans Diamond.

ADDITIONAL CAL NOTES: Cal is now 10th in Rivals.com, 15th in Baseball America, 15th in Collegiate Baseball, 17th in the NCBWA and 19th in USA Today...the highest Bears' ranking this season was No. 5 on Apr. 7 in Baseball America...the highest Cal ranking ever was No. 3 in Baseball America on Mar. 20, 1989...the Bears are second in the Pac-10 with a .311 team batting average and second in the league with 71 home runs...the Bears' 71 homers this season is already the most team home runs since Cal had 73 home runs in 2000...head coach David Esquer is one of 21 active NCAA Division I head coaches who have played in the College World Series...on Apr. 21, Cal junior outfielder Michael Capbarat was named the recipient of the Pac-10 2008 Sportsmanship Award...that same week, Capbarat went 2-for-5 and made two spectacular catches Apr. 22 versus Cal Poly...sophomore DH 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 sophomore Jeff Kobernus (grand slam), Cooper and Satin against LMU in the first game Mar. 15...former Bear catcher Bob Melvin (1980) was the 2007 National League Manager of the Year for the Arizona Diamondbacks with former Cal standout Conor Jackson as his first baseman...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 this past summer is available by clicking 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: 4-3 with a 6.28 ERA in 18 appearances...has 57 strikeouts in 61.2 innings...won in start May 10 at Stanford (6.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...no decision in start vs. UA May (4.0 innings, three hits, three walks, three strikeouts)...lost in relief Apr. 26 at ASU (1.1 innings, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...lost in relief Apr. 19 vs. UW (2.1 innings, five hits, one earned run, three walks, two strikeouts)...lost Apr. 12 start at USC (3.0 innings, seven hits, six runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...had three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief vs. Stanford Apr. 7...no decision vs. OSU Apr. 5 (2.1 innings, four hits, three runs, three walks, one strikeout)...no decision vs. Long Beach State Mar. 29 (4.1 innings, four hits, six runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...no decision at WSU Mar. 21 (5.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...no decision vs. LMU Mar. 15 (4.2 innings, 13 hits, eight earned runs, five strikeouts)...won at Minnesota Mar. 8 (6.1 innings, five hits, one run, four walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won at San Diego State Mar. 1 (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)...2007 HM All-Pac-10...1-0 with 0.82 ERA (nine hits, one run, eight strikeouts in 11.0 innings) career vs. UCLA...possible starter Saturday...

Michael Brady, JR., SS: Batting .250 (41-for-164, .209 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, three triples, five home runs and 29 RBI...had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Mar. 8-28 (14-for-40, .350, 3B, 2-HR, seven RBI)...went 1-for-2 with a triple and RBI vs. UA May 4...was a career-high 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI at USC Apr. 13 and hit a two-run homer Apr. 15 at Pacific...went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI vs. Oregon State Apr. 5, and 2-for-4 with four RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...was 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs and three RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...hit first career triple Mar. 9 vs. New Mexico...has had eight two-hit games this season...3-for-11 (.273) with a double and two RBI career vs. UCLA...

David Cooper, JR., 1B: Batting .370 (74-for-200, 7th in Pac-10, .321 vs. Pac-10) with a team-leading 13 doubles, 19 home runs (1st in Pac-10, 4th on Cal's single-season HR list) and 55 RBI (5th in Pac-10)...has 55 runs (5th in Pac-10), a .720 slugging percentage (5th in Pac-10), a .461 on-base percentage (7th in Pac-10), 144 total bases (2nd in Pac-10), 35 walks (7th in Pac-10) and is third in the Pac-10 with 74 hits...leads team with 17 multiple RBI games...went 4-for-9 with a double, home run and four RBI vs. UA May 2-4 and 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis...was 2-for-5 with a home run Apr. 30 at Cal Poly...had game-winning hit Apr. 20 vs. UW and was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI vs. UW Apr. 18...was 3-for-5 with three-run homer at Pacific Apr. 15...went 4-for-6 with game-winning two-run single at USC Apr. 13...was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...was Apr. 1 Pac-10 Player of the Week (6-for-12 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 WSU Mar. 20-22...went 5-for-15 (.333) with a home run and two RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Mar. 18 vs. Sac. State...went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. New Mexico Mar. 9...in a doubleheader vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23, was 2-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high five RBI in game one, and had a grand slam in game two...batting .368 (21-for-57) with runners in scoring position...is a Baseball America Preseason All-American, a Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate, and a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist...2007 first-team All-Pac-10...3-for-9 (.333) with a home run and three RBI career vs. UCLA...

Charlie Cutler, JR., LF/C: Batting .333 (48-for-144, .325 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI...out Feb. 23-Mar. 18 with broken little finger of right hand...started last 35 games in the outfield after starting year at catcher...went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning May 9 at Stanford...was 5-for-11 (.455) with a double and home run vs. UA May 2-4 and a career-high 5-for-5 with two doubles and RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis...went 3-for-4 with an RBI at ASU Apr. 25...was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22...went 2-for-5 with a home run at USC Apr. 13...was 5-for-13 (.385) with RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 5-for-13 (.385) with two RBI at WSU Mar. 20-22...batting .333 (13-for-39) with runners in scoring position...5-for-13 (.385) with two RBI career vs. UCLA...

Matt Gorgen, JR., RHP: 2-2 with 2.50 ERA and nine saves (3rd in Pac-10) in 26 appearances (5th in Pac-10)...has 40 strikeouts in 36.0 innings...opponents are batting .241...was May 13 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after picking up a win May 9 (three strikeouts in 1.1 innings) and a save May 10 (one strikeout in 1.0 inning) at Stanford...won vs. UA May 3 (1.2 innings, one hit, one walk)...earned saves vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22 (1.0 inning, one strikeout) and Apr. 18 vs. UW (1.2 innings, two strikeouts)...threw 3.2 innings (three hits, one walk) with a season-high four strikeouts at USC Apr. 13...earned save vs. OSU Apr. 4 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save vs. Fresno State Apr. 2 (3.0 innings, one hit, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned save Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State (1.1 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save at WSU Mar. 21 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save at Minnesota Mar. 8 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save at San Diego State Mar. 1 (1.0 inning)...on watch list for NCBWA Stopper of the Year, is a preseason All-American in Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...2007 HM All-Pac-10...1-0 with 0.00 ERA (one hit, no runs, four strikeouts in 5.0 innings) career vs. UCLA...

Rich Gorman, SO., DH: Batting .268 (40-for-149, .288 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak Mar. 16-28 (9-for-28, .321, 3-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...was 4-for-11 (.364) with two RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27 and 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. UW Apr. 19...went 4-for-13 (364) with a double, home run and three RBI at WSU Mar. 20-22...hit two-run homer at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, two home runs and five RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...led-off the first inning with home runs twice against the Lions...was 5-for-9 with three RBI at Minnesota Tournament...batting a team-best .409 (18-for-44) with runners in scoring position...1-for-4 (.250) career vs. UCLA...

Brian Guinn, FR., INF: Batting .324 (12-for-37, .200 vs. Pac-10) with a double, triple and four 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 three starts as designated hitter...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Stanford May 11...was 3-for-3 with a triple against LMU Mar. 15....went 2-for-2 with an RBI Mar. 9 vs. New Mexico at the Metrodome...batting .333 (3-for-9) with runners in scoring position...is the son of former Cal standout and professional player Brian Guinn (1981-83)...

Brett Jackson, SO., CF: Batting .328 (60-for-183, .320 vs. Pac-10) with seven doubles, four triples (3rd in Pac-10), four home runs and 40 RBI...leads team with 11 stolen bases (6th in Pac-10)...went 2-for-4 with a double and two-run homer May 13 at UC Davis...hit a grand slam vs. UA May 2 and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis...was 4-for-10 with two RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27...had a triple and two RBI at Pacific Apr. 15...went 6-for-12 with two doubles and two RBI at USC Apr. 11-13...was 2-for-5 with a triple vs. Stanford Apr. 7 and 3-for-4 with two RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...went 4-for-9 with three RBI vs. OSU Apr. 4-5...was 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBI and first collegiate HR Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley...batting .371 (23-for-62) with runners in scoring position...1-for-3 with an RBI career vs. UCLA...

Jeff Kobernus, SO., 3B: Batting .314 (66-for-210, team-best .392 vs. Pac-10) with team-high 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 27 RBI...went 5-for-12 (.417) with a double and three RBI at Stanford May 9-11...was 6-for-12 with a double and RBI vs. UW Apr. 18-20...had a two-run triple at USC Apr. 12...went 6-for-13 with a triple vs. OSU Apr. 4-6, 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI vs. Stanford Apr. 7 and 3-for-6 with a home run Apr. 9 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 WSU Mar. 20-22...was 3-for-6 with a grand slam Mar. 15 (game one) vs. LMU...went 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles and an RBI at the San Diego Tournament, including 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 Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State...2007 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and HM All-Pac-10...4-for-8 (.500) with a triple and two RBI career vs. UCLA...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA (1st in Pac-10) in 19 appearances (four starts)...has 65 strikeouts in 66.1 innings...opponents are batting .182 (1st in Pac-10)...lost in relief at Stanford May 11 (4.2 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...win in relief May 6 vs. UC Davis (5.0 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...had five strikeouts in 3.1 innings May 3 vs. UA (three hits, two runs, three walks)...no decision at ASU Apr. 26 (5.0 innings, seven hits, seven runs, six walks, five strikeouts)...no decision vs. UW Apr. 19 (6.2 innings, four hits, one earned run, five walks, career-high eight strikeouts)...won Apr. 5 vs. OSU in relief (6.2 innings, one hit, three walks, seven strikeouts)...won vs. Fresno State in relief 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, two walks, four strikeouts)...had seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings Mar. 25 at Santa Clara (two hits, no earned runs, one walk)...earned wins vs. USF (Mar. 11 start, 6.0 innings, three hits, no earned runs, two strikeouts) and LMU (Mar. 15 in relief, 3.1 innings, one hit, one walk, one strikeout)...no decision in Mar. 4 start vs. Stanford (5.0 innings, five hits, one walk, four strikeouts)...

Alex Rollin, SR., RHP: 4-2 with 5.64 ERA in 11 starts...lost May 4 vs. UA (4.1 innings, eight hits, five runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...no decision Apr. 20 vs. UW (4.0 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, two strikeouts)...won Apr. 15 at Pacific (career-high 7.0 innings, six hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost Apr. 6 vs. OSU (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)...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, five strikeouts)...won vs. New Mexico Mar. 9 (5.2 innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...no decisions 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)...0-1 with 9.00 ERA (three hits, five runs, four strikeouts in 5.0 innings) career vs. UCLA...

Tyson Ross, JR., RHP: 7-2 with 4.29 ERA in 10 starts, and has 56 strikeouts in 65.0 innings...no decision May 9 at Stanford (career-high 8.2 innings, five hits, three runs, two walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. UA May 2 (8.0 innings, 11 hits, three runs, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost at ASU Apr. 25 (5.1 innings, eight hits, eight earned runs, five walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. UW Apr. 18 (7.0 innings, nine hits, four runs, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost at USC Apr. 11 (4.0 innings, 10 hits, six runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...won vs. OSU Apr. 4 (7.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, three walks, nine strikeouts)...won vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28 and was Pac-10 POW (8.0 innings, five hits, no runs, two walks, six strikeouts)...won at WSU Mar. 20 (7.0 innings, two hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. LMU Mar. 14 (5.0 innings, three hits, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Feb. 26 (5.0 innings, one hit, one run, one walk, seven strikeouts) vs. Kansas State Feb. 22...preseason All-American in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...2007 first-team All-Pac-10...0-1 with 6.00 ERA (12 hits, six earned runs, 12 strikeouts in 9.0 innings) career vs. UCLA...slated to start Friday vs. the Bruins...

Josh Satin, SR., 2B: Batting .388 (69-for-178, 3rd in Pac-10, .273 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, 17 home runs (3rd in Pac-10) and 51 RBI...fifth in the Pac-10 in total bases (130), ninth in hits (69), seventh in runs scored (52), fourth in slugging percentage (.730), second in walks (43) and second in on-base percentage (.507)...hit safely in first 22 games this season and had a school-record a 27-game hitting streak (May 20, 2007-Mar. 29, 2008)...hit a home run at UC Davis May 13...hit a three-run homer and had four RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis...went 4-for-11 with two home runs and four RBI vs. Cal Poly and UA Apr. 30-May 4...was 2-for-3 with a home run Apr. 30 at Cal Poly...went 2-for-2 with a home run vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22...was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI at USC Apr. 13, and 2-for-4 with a home run at Pacific Apr. 15...went 2-for-4 with a home run Apr. 7 vs. Stanford and 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...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 WSU and had a two-run homer at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 8-for-16 (.500) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was Mar. 4 Pac-10 Player of the Week when Cal defeated three ranked teams at the San Diego Tournament (10-for-19, .526, 2B, 2-HR, eight RBI)...vs. San Diego State Mar. 1 had a three-run homer, and vs. San Diego Mar. 2 went 4-for-5 with two-run homer...vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23 (DH) was 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBI...batting .386 (22-for-57) with runners in scoring position...candidate for Golden Spikes and Wallace awards...4-for-33 (.121) with a home run and four RBI career vs. UCLA...

Blake Smith, SO., RF/RHP: Batting .290 (53-for-183, .253 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 39 RBI...has thrown two runners out at the plate from right field...is 2-0 with 2.70 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 16.2 innings...had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from Apr. 13-27 (12-for-36, .333, 4-2B, 2-HR, eight RBI)...was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI May 6 vs. UC Davis and 4-for-11 with a triple, two home runs and four RBI vs. UA May 2-4...went 4-for-11 (.364) with two doubles and an RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27...was 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI vs. UW Apr. 18, and won vs. Huskies Apr. 20 (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts)...had two-run homer and won (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts) at USC Apr. 13...had six strikeouts in 3.0 innings Apr. 7 vs. Stanford...was 6-for-16 (.375) with a home run and five RBI vs. Fresno State and OSU Apr. 2-6...hit grand slam Apr. 2 vs. Fresno State...hit two-run homer at WSU Mar. 21...doubled in four-straight games Mar. 9-15...was 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...had a three-run homer vs. New Mexico Mar. 7...went 3-for-3 with two strikeouts in 1.0 inning vs. Stanford Mar. 4...batting .319 (22-for-69) with runners in scoring position...2007 HM All-Pac-10...5-for-13 (.385) with three doubles, a home run and three RBI career vs. UCLA...

Dylan Tonneson, SO., C: Batting .329 (56-for-170, .225 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 31 RBI...has .428 on-base percentage...went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and career-high four RBI at ASU Apr. 26...was 5-for-10 with a home run and two RBI vs. UW Apr. 18-20...went 4-for-9 with two doubles and RBI at USC Apr. 11-13...was 4-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI at Pacific Apr. 15...had two home runs and four RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 6-for-12 (.500) with three RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI Mar. 7 vs. Northern Iowa...went 3-for-5 Mar. 1 vs. San Diego State, and 3-for-3 with two RBI Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State, at San Diego Tournament...1-for-1 with an RBI career vs. UCLA...

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