Cal Baseball Visits Washington For Three-Game Pac-10 Series

April 8, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Thu., April 9 at Washington Husky Ballpark, Seattle, Wash. 6:00 p.m.Fri., April 10 at Washington Husky Ballpark, Seattle, Wash. 6:00 p.m.Sat., April 11 at Washington Husky Ballpark, Seattle, Wash. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the April 9-11 Cal-Washington games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: Cal (15-14, 3-6) will be striving to get back on the winning track this week when it travels to Washington (11-19, 1-5) for a three-game Pac-10 series, April 9-11, at Husky Ballpark in Seattle. The Golden Bears are in the midst of a season-high four-game losing streak after being swept last week at No. 16-ranked Oregon State. Offensively, the Bears continue to be paced by sophomore outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, who is batting a team-leading .407 (3rd in Pac-10) with a team-best nine home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 27 RBI (5th in Pac-10). Canha, who was the March 3 Pac-10 Player of the Week after Cal's sweep of Long Beach State, is also first in the Pac-10 with 46 hits and is second in the league in total bases (80), third in slugging percentage (.708) and fifth with a .481 on-base percentage. He is currently on a 17-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 28 of 29 games this season. Another hot hitter for Cal is sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn, who is second on the team with a .373 average (6th in Pac-10) and had a key two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning to help send the game into extra-innings in the Bears' 5-4, 11-inning loss at OSU. Guinn is fifth in the Pac-10 with 38 hits and eighth with 25 runs. Junior center fielder Brett Jackson, a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America, is batting .339 and is first in the conference with 13 doubles. The Bears are second in the Pac-10 with a .304 team batting average and have a league-best 314 hits, 34 home runs and 502 total bases. On the mound, junior left-hander Michael Bugary is 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA (3rd in Pac-10) and a save. Bugary leads the Bears with 43 strikeouts (9th in Pac-10) in 29.1 innings. Opponents are batting .202 (7th in Pac-10) in 17 relief appearances (3rd in Pac-10). Cal is first in the Pac-10 with 92 strikeouts looking and 10 saves. Nine of Cal's opponents this season were 2008 NCAA Regional participants. The Bears' 2009 schedule is considered the nation's third toughest by Boyd's World.

SERIES RECORD: Cal has a 27-24 all-time record against Washington, winning two-of-three games (W 10-5, L 7-4, W 5-4), April 18-20, 2008 at Evans Diamond. In the last series in Seattle, the Bears won one-of-three (W 8-3, L 12-2, L 5-4), May 25-27, 2007.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, (10th season, 278-250-2, .526) was the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year after the Bears went 34-25 and played in the Baton Rouge Regional (1-2). Last year, Cal was 33-21-2 and competed in the Long Beach Regional (0-2). Forty five Bears have signed pro contracts under Esquer, including first round picks David Cooper (1B, Toronto, 17th overall) in 2008, Brandon Morrow (RHP, Seattle, fifth overall) in 2006 and Conor Jackson (INF., Arizona, 19th overall) in 2003. Esquer came to Cal after serving as top assistant at Pepperdine (1996-99), and No. 2 assistant at Stanford (1991-96). A shortstop at Stanford (1984-87), he started on the 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors. Esquer played professionally for four seasons with Baltimore, California and Milwaukee.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.	Player	2009 stats4	CF	Brett Jackson, Jr. .339, 21 RBI, 6 HR2	SS	Brian Guinn, So. .373, 19 RBI, 0 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, Jr. .299, 22 RBI, 6 HR5	1B	Mark Canha, So. .407, 27 RBI, 9 HR23	2B	Jeff Kobernus, Jr. .290, 16 RBI, 1 HR26	3B	Michael Brady, Sr. .288, 19 RBI, 3 HR19	LF	Danny Oh, Fr. .313, 16 RBI, 2 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, Jr. .250, 10 RBI, 4 HR15	DH	Marcus Semien, Fr. .216, 4 RBI, 1 HR49	RHP	Matt Flemer, Fr. (Thu.) 2-2, 5.80 ERA51	RHP	Brian Diemer, So. (Fri.) 1-3, 5.73 ERA35	RHP	Erik Johnson, Fr. (Sat.) 2-2, 5.04 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 8) Conference Overall W L PCT GB W L T .PCTASU 8 1 .889 --- 23 6 0 .793OSU 5 1 .833 1.5 18 6 0 .750WSU 4 2 .667 2.5 14 13 0 .519Stan 5 4 .556 3.0 11 12 0 .478UCLA 5 4 .556 3.0 12 17 0 .414USC 4 5 .444 4.0 14 14 0 .500Ore 2 4 .333 4.5 12 17 0 .414CAL 3 6 .333 5.0 15 14 0 .517Wash 1 5 .167 5.5 11 19 0 .367Ariz 2 7 .222 6.0 13 14 0 .481

NOTING WASHINGTON: The Washington Huskies, coached by Ken Knutson (17th year at UW, 570-388-2, .595), are 11-19 (1-5) after getting swept versus No. 1-ranked Arizona State (3-1, 12-1, 6-2) April 3-5 in Seattle, and splitting two games at Gonzaga (L 7-3, W 14-7) April 6-7. Top hitters for the Huskies are junior right fielder Kyle Conley (.333, 11 HR, 30 RBI), senior designated hitter Jake Rife (.320, 1 HR, 16 RBI) and sophomore third baseman Pierce Rankin (.306, 5 HR, 20 RBI). Washington's tentative pitching rotation is freshman right-hander Aaron West (1-0, 2.40 ERA), senior right-hander Jason Erickson (0-3, 7.01 ERA) and freshman right-hander Andrew Kittredge (1-2, 3.33 ERA). In 2008, the Huskies finished 33-22 overall and 11-13 (sixth tied) in the Pac-10.

JACKSON'S HONORS: Junior center fielder Brett Jackson has been named a 2009 first-team preseason All-American by Baseball America, is on the Golden Spikes Award Watch List and is a preseason All-Pac-10 selection by Baseball America and Rivals.com. Jackson is Cal's first, first-team preseason All-America selection since outfielder Brennan Boesch in 2006. Earlier he was named the nation's 13th best player by The College Baseball Blog. Jackson was honorable mention All-Pac-10 last season, and was also selected the eighth-best prospect out of the Cape Cod League by Baseball America, hitting .238 with six doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and eight stolen bases this past summer for the Cotuit Kettleers. Last spring, he batted .307 (62-for-202, .302 versus the Pac-10) with seven doubles, four triples (fourth in the Pac-10), four home runs and 40 RBI for the Bears. Jackson led the team with 12 stolen bases (eighth in the Pac-10) and hit his first career grand slam May 2 versus Arizona. He finished the year batting .333 (23-for-69) with runners in scoring position. Jackson was a 2008 honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection as well, majoring in sociology (now an art major). This season, he is batting .339 (41-for-121, 10th in Pac-10) with 13 doubles (1st in Pac-10), a triple, six home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 21 RBI. Jackson is third in the Pac-10 in hits (41), fourth in total bases (74), sixth in stolen bases (8), sixth in runs (27) and eighth in slugging percentage (.612).

MULTI-TALENTED SMITH: Junior left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing outfielder/pitcher/first baseman Blake Smith is a second-team preseason All-American utility player in both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, and is on the Golden Spikes Award Watch List. Earlier Smith was named the nation's 16th best player, according to The College Baseball Blog, and was selected to the 2009 Wallace Award Watch List as a national player of the year candidate. Additionally, he was named the seventh best prospect from Team USA by Baseball America in early September. Smith was instrumental in the USA Baseball National (Collegiate) Team capturing the gold medal at the IV FISU World Collegiate Baseball Championship in the Czech Republic this past summer as the USA squad topped Japan, 1-0 in 12 innings for the title on July 27. He not only helped pace Team USA to an undefeated 24-0 record, he was the team's leading hitter during the national team's summer tour with a .327 average. Smith finished the summer 18-for-55 (.327) overall with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI in 20 games. He was also one of the national team's top relievers, sporting a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and two saves, striking out 11 batters with only three hits and three walks in 9.0 innings. Another highlight for Smith was hitting a home run versus the Cuban squad that competed in the Beijing Olympics. Last spring, Smith batted .296 with 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 43 RBI for Cal. On the mound, he was 3-0 with a 3.80 ERA and had 36 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. Smith also threw two runners out at the plate from right field during the year and hit a two-run homer against Long Beach State at the NCAA Regional in Long Beach. This season, he is 35-for-117 (.299) at the plate with nine doubles (8th in Pac-10), six home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 22 RBI. On the mound, Smith (0-1) has 26 strikeouts in 20.0 innings with a 5.85 ERA and two saves. He has also thrown two runners out at the plate from right field (March 4 versus San Francisco, March 14 versus Cal Poly).

CANHA'S CONTRIBUTIONS: Sophomore outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, currently on a career-high 17-game hitting streak, is leading the Bears with a .407 average (46-for-113, 3rd in Pac-10) and has hit safely in 28 of 29 games. Canha's only hitless game was a 0-2 day with two walks March 8 at Arkansas. He has seven doubles and leads the Pac-10 with 42 hits, is second with 80 total bases and third with a .708 slugging percentage. Canha also has nine home runs (4th in Pac-10), a .481 on-base percentage (5th in Pac-10) and 27 RBI (5th in Pac-10). He was the March 3 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 9-for-20 (.450) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in Cal's wins over Vanderbilt (4-3), at Santa Clara (12-2) and three-game sweep at Long Beach State (11-8, 9-6, 6-3). Canha is leading the team with 14 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games.

GUINN'S GAME: Sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn had a career-high 15-game hitting streak from March 9-April 3 (23-for-56, .411, 6-2B, 2-3B, 12 RBI) and saw his average rise to .373 (38-for-102, 6th in Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples (7th in Pac-10) and 19 RBI. Guinn also has 38 hits (5th in Pac-10), scored 25 runs (8th in Pac-10), has a .430 on-base percentage and is leading the Bears with a .447 average (17-for-38) with runners in scoring position. He had a career-game Feb. 25 at Santa Clara, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and a career-high three RBI. Guinn is second on the team with 12 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games, and has six stolen bases.

BUGARY BATTLES: Junior left-hander Michael Bugary has overcome injuries (shoulder, knee) suffered the past two seasons to become one of the Pac-10's top relievers. Bugary is 3-0 with a save, a 1.53 ERA (3rd in Pac-10), a team-high 43 strikeouts (9th in Pac-10) in 29.1 innings, and a team-high 17 appearances (3rd in Pac-10). He had an impressive seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings March 7 at Arkansas (earning his first career save), and six strikeouts in 2.0 innings March 23 versus Stanford.KOBERNUS WATCH: Junior Jeff Kobernus has shown his versatility. As a freshman, Kobernus played in the Bears' outfield after staring as a shortstop in high school, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honors after batting .331 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 22 RBI. Last season, he moved to third base and hit .303 with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs (including a grand slam against Loyola Marymount) with 27 RBI. This year Kobernus is Cal's second baseman, batting .290 (36-for-124) with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 16 RBI. He is eighth in the Pac-10 with 36 hits and has six stolen bases. On Feb. 23, Kobernus had the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning in the Bears' 4-3 victory over Vanderbilt.

MASTERFUL MILLER: The Bears have another Wallace Award candidate in sophomore right-hander Kevin Miller. Miller was a 2008 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, as well as honorable mention All-Pac-10, finishing 6-1 with a 2.90 ERA. He had 68 strikeouts in 71.1 innings and started his college career not giving up an earned run in his first 44.0 innings on the mound. Miller was second in the Pac-10 with a 2.90 ERA and a .196 opponent batting average. Miller's top games in `08 included a career-high eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings versus Washington on Apr. 19, and defeating two-time defending national champion Oregon State in relief (6.2 innings, seven strikeouts). He had 21 appearances (five starts), picking up six straight wins from March 11 through May 11. This season, Miller (1-2) has 29 strikeouts (18 looking, 2nd in Pac-10) in 32.1 innings with a 4.18 ERA. He earned his first collegiate save March 25 versus Santa Clara (3.2 innings, five hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts) and picked up the win March 31 versus San Francisco (5.2 innings, five hits, one run, two walks, six strikeouts) at AT&T Park during the Dante Benedetti Classic.

OH'S HEROICS: Freshman outfielder Danny Oh ( Mill Creek, Wash.) hit a two-run homer in his first collegiate at-bat, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning Feb. 20 in the Bears' season-opening 8-7 win over UC Riverside. Oh is batting .313 (31-for-99), with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, 16 RBI, and is second on the team with a .349 average (15-for-43) with runners in scoring position. He was impressive Feb. 25 at Santa Clara, going 4-for-5 with four RBI, and was 4-for-5 with an RBI March 17 at Pacific.

FLEMER'S DEBUT: In one of the best pitching debut in Cal history, freshman right-hander Matt Flemer (El Cerrito, Calif.) threw 6.1 innings with four hits, two runs, no walks and 13 strikeouts Feb. 25 at Santa Clara. Flemer's 13 strikeouts were the most K's for a Bear hurler since Tyson Ross struck out 16 Oral Roberts batters on Mar. 22, 2007. Flemer yielded a lead-off homer to the first hitter he faced, but went on to retire 19 of the next 20 batters. He earned a save in his second outing Feb. 28 at Long Beach State (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, three strikeouts). Flemer is 2-2 with a 5.80 ERA and a save with 35 strikeouts (15 looking, 5th in Pac-10) and only six walks in 35.2 innings.

DIEMER DELIEVERS: Another strong pitching performance from a young Cal player was sophomore right-hander Brian Diemer Feb. 23 versus Vanderbilt. Diemer, who only made five appearances last season, threw a career-high 7.2 innings with three hits, three runs, one walk and eight strikeouts. He threw 6.0 innings with five hits, two earned runs, four walks and a career-high nine strikeouts March 22 versus Stanford. Diemer is 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 33.0 innings.

TONNESON'S TIME: Junior catcher Dylan Tonneson continues to be one of the Bears' most consistent players. After taking over behind the plate for an injured Charlie Cutler early last season, Tonneson has become Cal's everyday catcher. He is currently batting .250 (22-for-88) with five doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI after hitting .306 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 33 RBI as sophomore. Tonneson was the 2008 recipient of the George Wolfman Award as the team's most improved player.

BULLPEN ACE JOHNSON: Freshman right-hander Erik Johnson (Los Altos, Calif.) has established himself as one of the Bears' top pitchers. Johnson (2-2) is second in the Pac-10 with four saves in 12 appearances (three starts), while striking out 26 batters in 25.0 innings. He picked up a save Feb. 20 versus UC Riverside (1.1 innings, one strikeout) and a win Feb. 23 versus Vanderbilt (1.1 innings, three strikeouts). Johnson earned two saves at Long Beach State (Feb. 27-28) and March 4 versus San Francisco. He won in a March 29 start versus Washington State (career-high 6.0 innings, six hits, one earned run, career-high four strikeouts).

CAL BITS: Cal head coach David Esquer has mentored seven All-Americans since 2000, including three freshman All-Americans in the last four years...last season, second baseman Josh Satin was Cal's first, first-team All-American in Baseball America since Troy Penix in 1992, and first baseman David Cooper was a member of four different All-America teams...in 2008, the Bears twice defeated eventual national champion Fresno State (14-4 in San Diego, 5-4 in Berkeley)...Cal is predicted by Baseball America to qualify for the 2009 NCAA Austin, Texas Regional as the No. 3 seed team behind Texas and Arkansas and ahead of Texas-San Antonio...Cal will be looking for back-to-back regional appearances for the first time since 1991-92 under former head coach Bob Milano...Milano, who guided the Bears from 1978-1999 and led them to three College World Series (third place finish in 1980), will be inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in January, 2010...he will join Clint Evans and George Wolfman as Cal coaches in the ABCA Hall of Fame...Evans led the Bears to the first-ever CWS title in 1947 and Wolfman guided Cal to the 1957 national championship...the Bears have two sophomore infielders, Austin Booker and Guinn, who are sons of former Cal standouts and professional ballplayers Rod Booker (1979-80) and Brian Guinn, Sr. (1981-83), while freshman infielder Marcus Semien is the son of former Cal wide receiver Damian Semien (1990-93)...Booker (.375, 3-for-8) hit a home run in his first at-bat of the season Feb. 21 (game one) against UC Riverside and scored the winning run in the Bears' 4-3 victory over Vanderbilt...

DID YOU KNOW?

*Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947, defeating former President George H.W. Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

*The Golden Bears have had two players become league MVPs in professional baseball - Jackie Jensen (1947, 49) 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 - the highest draft pick in Cal history.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Dixon Anderson, FR., RHP: 0-0 with a 4.29 ERA and a save in 10 appearances...has a 19 strikeouts in 21.0 innings...had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings (one hit, one earned run, no walks) April 3 at Oregon State...earned first collegiate save March 23 vs. Stanford (3.0 innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts)...threw a career-high 4.0 innings with a career-high four strikeouts March 14 vs. Cal Poly (eight hits, three runs)...

Michael Brady, SR., 3B/SS: Batting .288 (32-for-111, .344 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles (3rd in Pac-10), two triples (3rd in Pac-10), three home runs, 19 RBI and 56 total bases...was 4-for-5 with a double at Oregon State April 5...went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI March 27 vs. Washington State...was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI March 25 vs. Santa Clara...went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI vs. Stanford March 21...was 2-for-5 with a double and RBI March 17 at Pacific...had a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 28- March 7 (9-for-23, .391, 3-2B, 3B, HR, five RBI)...went 3-for-4 with a double and home run March 6 at Arkansas...was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI Feb. 28 at Long Beach State...hit a home run in the season-opener vs. UC Riverside...is batting .314 (11-for-35) with runners in scoring position...3-for-22 (.136) with two doubles career vs. Washington...

Michael Bugary, JR., LHP: 3-0 (8th in Pac-10) with a 1.53 ERA (3rd in Pac-10) and a save in a team-high 17 appearances (3rd in Pac-10)...has a team-high 43 strikeouts (9th in Pac-10) in 29.1 innings...opponents are batting .202 (7th in Pac-10)...had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings (one hit, one walk) April 5 at Oregon State...won in relief March 23 vs. Stanford (2.0 innings, three hits, two runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings March 31 vs. San Francisco...won in relief March 21 vs. Stanford (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, three strikeouts)...had six strikeouts in 3.0 innings March 17 at Pacific...earned save March 7 at Arkansas with a career-high seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings...had five strikeouts in a career-high 4.0 innings Feb.21 vs. UC Riverside...

Mark Canha, SO., 1B/OF: Batting a team-leading .407 (46-for-113, 3rd in Pac-10, .394 vs. Pac-10) with seven doubles, and a team-leading nine home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 27 RBI (5th in Pac-10)...also has 46 hits (1st in Pac-10), 80 total bases (2nd in Pac-10), a .708 slugging percentage (3rd in Pac-10) and a .481 on-base percentage (5th in Pac-10)...is first on the team with 14 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games...has hit safely in 28 of 29 games and is currently on a career-high 17-game hitting streak from March 9 (28-for-66, .424, 3-2B, 6-HR, 19 RBI)...was 2-for-3 with a double and home run April 1 vs. Long Beach State...went 4-for-5 with a double March 29 vs. Washington State...hit a two-run homer vs. Stanford March 23 and a three-run homer vs. the Cardinal March 22...was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 17 at Pacific...went 3-for-4 with an RBI March 13 vs. Cal Poly...was 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI March 9 at Oklahoma...started the season off on an 11-game hitting streak (18-for-45, .400, 4-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI), including four straight two-hit games (Feb. 27-March 4)...is 0-for-1 career vs. Washington...

Yasser Clor, SO., RHP: 3-1 (4th in Pac-10) with a 8.59 ERA in six appearances and three starts...earned win in start March 25 vs. Santa Clara (career-high 5.1 innings, six hits, one earned run, two walks, two strikeouts)...won in start March 4 vs. San Francisco (3.0 innings, four hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts)...won in relief in the season-opener Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside (2.2 innings, two hits, one run, two walks)...

Brian Diemer, SO., RHP: 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA in seven starts...lost April 4 at Oregon State (5.2 innings, five hits, six runs, three walks, one strikeout)...lost March 28 vs. Washington State (1.1 innings, six hits, five earned runs, one walk, one strikeout)...no decision March 22 vs. Stanford (6.0 innings, five hits, two earned runs, four walks, career-high nine strikeouts)...lost March 14 vs. Cal Poly (2.1 innings, four hits, four runs, three walks, one strikeout)...earned first collegiate win March 7 at Arkansas (5.0 innings, two hits, no runs, six walks, one strikeout)...got no decision March 1 at Long Beach State (5.0 innings, one earned run, four walks)...got no decision, but threw a career-high 7.2 innings with three hits, three runs, one walk and eight strikeouts Feb. 23 vs. Vanderbilt...is slated to start Friday at Washington...

Matt Flemer, FR., RHP/1B: 2-2 with a 5.80 ERA and a save in seven appearances and six starts...has 35 strikeouts (15 looking, 5th in Pac-10) and only six walks in 35.2 innings...is also 1-for-5 with an RBI at the plate...lost April 3 at Oregon State (6.1 innings, eight hits, five runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...lost March 27 vs. Washington State (career-high 7.0 innings, nine hits, six earned runs, two walks, six strikeouts)...got no decision March 21 vs. Stanford (4.0 innings, six hits, four runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...won March 13 vs. Cal Poly (5.0 innings, nine hits, four runs, three strikeouts)...got no decision March 6 at Arkansas (5.0 innings, four hits, two runs, two walks, six strikeouts)...earned first collegiate save March 1 at Long Beach State (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, three strikeouts)...was 1-for-2 with an RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 28...in first collegiate outing threw 6.1 innings with four hits, two runs, no walks and a career-high 13 strikeouts Feb. 25 at Santa Clara...gave up a lead-off home run and then retired 19 of the next 20 Broncos with his 13 K's...is slated to start Thursday at Washington...

Brian Guinn, SO., SS: Batting .373 (38-for-102, 6th in Pac-10, .333 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples and 19 RBI...is fifth in the Pac-10 with 38 hits, eighth with 25 runs and has a .430 on-base percentage...had a career-high 15-game hitting streak from March 9-April 3 (23-for-56, .411, 6-2B, 2-3B, 12 RBI)...was 2-for-5 with two RBI at Oregon State April 5...went 2-for-3 with two doubles vs. Washington State March 27...was 2-for-3 with two RBI vs. Stanford March 23...went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. the Cardinal March 21...was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI March 17 at Pacific...was 3-for-4 March 7 at Arkansas...went a career-high 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Santa Clara Feb. 25...batting a team-best .447 (17-for-38) with runners in scoring position...

Brett Jackson, JR., CF: Batting .339 (41-for-121, 10th in Pac-10, .189 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles (1st in Pac-10), a triple, six home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 21 RBI...also third in the Pac-10 in hits (41), fourth in total bases (74), sixth in stolen bases (eight), sixth in runs (27) and eighth in slugging percentage (.612)...started the season on a career-high 18-game hitting streak (31-for-76, .408, 8-2B, 3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI)...hit a home run at Oregon State April 4 and was 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI vs. the Beavers April 3...hit a three-run homer April 1 vs. Long Beach State and was 2-for-4 with two doubles March 31 vs. San Francisco...went 2-for-4 with a home run March 21 vs. Stanford...was 3-for-5 with two home runs March 9 at Oklahoma...hit a home run March 8 at Arkansas...went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI vs. San Francisco March 4...was 3-for-5 with an RBI at Long Beach State Feb. 28 and a career-high 4-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI Feb. 27 vs. the 49ers...has had 12 multiple-hit games...is a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America and is on the Golden Spikes Watch List...3-for-16 (.187) with a triple and RBI career vs. Washington...

Erik Johnson, FR., RHP: 2-2 with a 5.04 ERA and four saves (3rd in Pac-10) in 12 appearances and three starts...has 26 strikeouts in 25.0 innings...got no decision in April 5 start at Oregon State (4.0 innings, six hits, two earned runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...won in start March 29 vs. Washington State (career-high 6.0 innings, six hits, one earned run, no walks, career-high four strikeouts)...loss in first collegiate start March 15 vs. Cal Poly (3.0 innings, six hits, three earned runs, one walk, career-high four strikeouts)...earned save March 4 vs. San Francisco (1.0 inning, one walk)...earned two saves Feb. 27-28 at Long Beach State (combined 2.1 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 23 vs. Vanderbilt (1.1 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned save in Feb. 20 season-opener vs. UC Riverside (1.1 innings, no hits, no runs, one strikeout)...is slated to start Saturday at Washington...

Jeff Kobernus, JR., 2B: Batting .290 (36-for-124, .222 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 16 RBI...is eighth in the Pac-10 with 36 hits and has six stolen bases...had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 13 (20-for-56, .357, 5-2B, eight RBI)...was 2-for-4 with an RBI at Oregon State April 3...went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI March 31 vs. San Francisco...was 3-for-5 with a double March 7 at Arkansas...went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 23 vs. Vanderbilt, including knocking in the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning...was 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBI in the Feb. 20 season-opener vs. UC Riverside...has 11 multiple hit games...7-for-19 (.368) with a double and two RBI career vs. Washington...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA and a save in nine appearances and four starts...has 29 strikeouts (18 looking, 2nd in Pac-10) in 32.1 innings...won March 31 start vs. San Francisco at AT&T Park (5.2 innings, five hits, one run, two walks, six strikeouts)...earned first collegiate save March 25 vs. Santa Clara (3.2 innings, five hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts)...threw in relief March 22 vs. Stanford (3.1 innings, four hits, one run, three walks, three strikeouts)...threw in relief March 15 vs. Cal Poly (3.0 innings, five hits, no earned runs, two walks)...threw a season-high 6.0 innings in March 9 start (loss) at Oklahoma (seven hits, five runs, two walks, season-high seven strikeouts)...threw in relief March 4 vs. San Francisco (3.0 innings, two hits, one run, four strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 27 at Long Beach State (2.2 innings, three hits, two earned runs, five walks, three strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside (5.0 innings, nine hits, four earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...0-0 with a 1.34 ERA (eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings) career vs. Washington...

Danny Oh, FR., OF: Batting .313 (31-for-99, .188 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 RBI...hit a two-run homer in first collegiate at-bat Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside...was 4-for-5 with an RBI March 17 at Pacific...hit an opposite field home run March 14 vs. Cal Poly...went 3-for-5 with a triple Feb. 28 at Long Beach State...was 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBI Feb. 25 at Santa Clara...has had eight multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games...batting .350 (14-for-40) with runners in scoring position...

Marcus Semien, FR., 3B: Batting .216 (8-for-37, .200 vs. Pac-10) with a double, a triple, home run and four RBI...has five starts at third base and four starts as designated hitter...hit first collegiate home run March 22 vs. Stanford...was 1-for-2 with a triple March 17 at Pacific...went a career-high 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI March 4 vs. San Francisco (first collegiate hit was RBI double)...batting .300 (3-for-10) with runners in scoring position...

Blake Smith, JR., RF/1B/RHP: Batting .299 (35-for-117, .313 vs. Pac-10) with nine doubles (8th in Pac-10), six home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 22 RBI...is seventh in the Pac-10 in total bases (62) and 10th in hits (35)...has thrown two runners out at the plate from right field...is 0-1 with a 5.85 ERA and two saves in nine appearances and three starts...has 26 strikeouts in 20.0 innings...had an eight-game hitting streak from March 22-April 1 (12-for-29, .414, 2-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...was 2-for-5 with a home run April 1 vs. Long Beach State...hit a solo home run and earned a save (1.0 inning, three hits, two runs, one walk, one strikeout) March 31 vs. San Francisco...went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI March 27 vs. Washington State...was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a career-high four RBI March 23 vs. Stanford...earned save March 21 vs. Stanford (1.0 inning, one hit, one run, one walk, one strikeout)...had a two-run homer March 17 at Pacific...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 13 vs. Cal Poly...also struck out the side in the ninth inning vs. the Mustangs March 13...lost in start March 8 at Arkansas (5.1 innings, three hits, five runs, six walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...was 2-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI March 7 at Arkansas...go no decision in Feb. 28 start at Long Beach State (2.1 innings four hits, three earned runs, five walks, three strikeouts)...went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 27 at Long Beach State...got no decision in Feb. 21 start vs. UC Riverside (career-high 5.2 innings, four hits, no earned runs, four walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...batting .318 (14-for-44) with runners in scoring position...is a second-team Preseason All-American in both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, and is on the Golden Spikes and Wallace Award Watch List...8-for-19 (.421) with a double, two home runs and six RBI career vs. Washington...is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a save (eight strikeouts in 5.0 innings) career vs. the Huskies...

Dylan Tonneson, JR., C: Batting .250 (22-for-88, .174 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI...is second in the Pac-10 in hit by pitch (10)...hit a two-run homer vs. Stanford March 21...tied a career-high seven-game hitting streak March 6-15 (10-for-23, .435, 2-2B, 3-HR, five RBI)...was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI March 7 at Arkansas...went 3-for-4 with a double in the season-opener Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside...5-for-11 (.454) with a home run and two RBI career vs. Washington...

Daniel Wolford, JR., RHP: 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA in 10 relief appearances...has 22 strikeouts in 16.2 innings...had a career-high five strikeouts in 2.1 innings March 6 at Arkansas (two hits, no runs, one walk)...earned win in relief Feb. 27 at Long Beach State (1.0 inning, one hit, no runs, one strikeout)...had a career-high five strikeouts in 3.1 innings Feb. 21 vs. UC Riverside (three hits, two runs, two walks)...

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