Pac-10 Baseball Round-Up: Feb. 20, 2009

Feb. 20, 2009

Arizona Wins Opener, 5-3
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona baseball team opened the 2009 season with a 5-3 victory over visiting Sacramento State as junior Jason Stoffel earned his 19th career save to become the program's all-time leader in the category. [READ MORE]

No. 6 ASU Wins 15-3 On Opening Night
TEMPE, Ariz. - Pitcher Josh Spence threw six shutout innings and outfielder Matt Newman had a home run and five RBI as the No. 6 Arizona State University baseball team opened the 2009 season with a 15-3 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday night in front of a crowd of 2,532 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. [READ MORE]

Cal Baseball Wins Season Opener, 8-7, Over UC Riverside
BERKELEY, Calif. - Freshman Danny Oh hit a pinch hit two-run homer in his first collegiate at-bat to help propel Cal baseball to a 8-7 win over UC Riverside in the 2009 season-opener Friday at Evans Diamond. Oh, from Mill Creek, Wash., hit his two-run shot to right field off of UCR right-hander Kevin Dickey (0-1, 0.2 inning, four hits, two runs), to give the Golden Bears an 8-6 advantage in Cal's four-run seventh inning. UC Riverside came back with a run in the top of the eighth inning to get within one run, but freshman reliever Erik Johnson was able to strikeout Trevor Hairgrove for the final out of the eighth and then got the Hilltoppers out in order in the ninth inning for his first collegiate save. [READ MORE]

Ducks Win!
MORAGA, Calif. - Oregon baseball returned to the diamond for the first time in 28 years on Friday, and the Ducks left Louis Guisto Field with their first win in 28 years, defeating Saint Mary's 5-3. [READ MORE]

Beavers Drop 5-4 Decision At Tennessee On Opening Day
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Joey Wong, Adalberto Santos and John Tommasini all had two hits but the 25th-ranked Oregon State baseball team dropped a 5-4 decision to Tennessee in the Beavers' 2009 season opener on Friday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. [READ MORE]

No. 5 Stanford Rallies From 5-0 Deficit To Defeat Vanderbilt, 6-5, In 10 Innings
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford outfielder Toby Gerhart delivered a two-out, RBI-single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Jake Schlander with the winning run and give the fifth-ranked Cardinal (1-0) a 6-5 victory over visiting Vanderbilt (0-1) in the 2009 season opener at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. [READ MORE]

No. 12 UCLA Defeats UC Davis, 13-1, In Season Opener
LOS ANGELES - Sophomore left-hander Rob Rasmussen limited UC Davis to two hits, striking out five, in five scoreless innings to earn his first collegiate victory as the No. 12 UCLA baseball team downed UC Davis, 13-1, Friday evening on Opening Night at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. [READ MORE]

USC Beats Long Beach State, 5-3, In Season Opener
LOS ANGELES - Junior right-hander Brad Boxberger (Tustin/Foothill HS) allowed just one hit in six innings, recording career-highs with six walks and 11 strikeouts as the USC Trojans opened the 2009 regular season with a 5-3 win over the Long Beach State 49ers at Dedeaux Field. Junior catcher/pitcher Robert Stock (Westlake Village/Agoura HS) went 2-for-3, threw out two runners and came in to pitch a perfect ninth for his first save of the season. [READ MORE]

Huskies Fall To Fresno State, 5-4, In Opener
FRESNO, Calif. - Jake Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth as the Fresno State baseball team handed Washington a 5-4 loss Friday night at Beiden Field in the first game of the season for both teams. [READ MORE]

Cougars Swept In Double Header At Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Andrew Darr hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift No. 22 Arkansas past Washington State 7-5 and provide the Razorbacks a doubleheader sweep, Friday to begin the 2009 season for both schools. [READ MORE]

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