Cal Baseball Hosts Oregon in Pac-10 Series

April 16, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., April 17 Oregon Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 2:30 p.m.Sat., April 18 Oregon Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.Sun., April 19 Oregon Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the April 17-19 Oregon-Cal games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: Cal (16-18, 3-9) hosts 0regon (12-24, 2-7) for the first time since the 1981 season in a three-game Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond. The Ducks brought back baseball after a 28-year hiatus and are coached by George Horton, the former Cal State Fullerton coach who led the Titans to the national championship in 2004. The Golden Bears are fresh off a 21-4 victory at UC Davis Wednesday in which they pounded out 22 hits and offensively are led by sophomore outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, who is batting a team-leading .388 (3rd in Pac-10) with a team-best 11 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 30 RBI (5th in Pac-10). Canha, who was the March 3 Pac-10 Player of the Week after Cal's sweep at Long Beach State, is also first in the Pac-10 with 52 hits and third in total bases (94), third in slugging percentage (.701) and ninth with a .458 on-base percentage. He had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 and has hit safely in 32 of 34 games this season. Another hot hitter for Cal is sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn, who is second on the team with a .379 average (5th in Pac-10) and fourth in the Pac-10 with 47 hits. Guinn had a spectacular game at UC Davis, going 5-for-7 with two, three-run homers. Junior center fielder Brett Jackson, a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America, is batting .340 and is first in the conference with 14 doubles. The Bears are first in the Pac-10 with 366 hits, 44 home runs and 594 total bases, and second with a .302 team batting average. On the mound, Cal junior left-hander Michael Bugary is 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA (6th in Pac-10) and a save. Bugary leads the Bears with 49 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10) in 33.2 innings. Opponents are batting .217 (8th in Pac-10) in 20 relief appearances (3rd in Pac-10). Cal is first in the Pac-10 with 104 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 14-13 all-time record against Oregon, last winning two games during the 1981 season - 4-3, March 27; and, 6-2, March 28, at Evans Diamond.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, (10th season, 279-254-2, .523) 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. .340, 24 RBI, 7 HR2	SS	Brian Guinn, So. .379, 26 RBI, 2 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, Jr. .294, 27 RBI, 7 HR5	1B	Mark Canha, So. .388, 30 RBI, 11 HR23	2B	Jeff Kobernus, Jr. .319, 22 RBI, 2 HR26	3B	Michael Brady, Sr. .297, 22 RBI, 4 HR19	LF	Danny Oh, Fr. .286, 21 RBI, 3 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, Jr. .250, 10 RBI, 4 HR11	DH	Dwight Tanaka, So. .258, 0 RBI, 0 HR35	RHP	Erik Johnson, Fr. (Fri.) 2-3, 5.28 ERA36	LHP	Chris Petrini, Jr. (Sat.) 1-2, 4.58 ERA41	RHP	Kevin Miller, So. (Sun.) 1-2, 4.06 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 16)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTASU	10	2	.833	---	25	8	0	.758OSU	7	2	.778	1.5	22	7	0	.759Stan	7	5	.583	3.0	15	13	0	.536USC	7	5	.583	3.0	17	16	0	.515WSU	5	4	.556	3.5	15	16	0	.484UCLA	6	6	.500	4.0	14	19	0	.424Wash	4	5	.444	4.5	14	19	0	.424Ore	2	7	.222	6.5	12	21	0	.363Ariz	3	9	.250	7.0	16	16	0	.500CAL	3	9	.250	7.0	16	18	0	.471

NOTING OREGON: The Oregon Ducks, coached by George Horton (first year at UO, 12-21, .363), are 12-21 (2-7) after getting swept at USC (3-2, 10-3, 9-1), April 9-11, in Los Angeles, and losing to Portland, 12-8, April 14 in Eugene. Top hitters for the Ducks are senior center fielder Caleb Tommasini (.315, 2 HR, 7 RBI), freshman second baseman Danny Pulfer (.277, 0 HR, 12 RBI) and junior left fielder Curtis Raulinaitis (.276, 0 HR, 10 RBI). Oregon's tentative pitching rotation is freshman left-hander Tyler Anderson (2-3, 3.16 ERA), junior right-hander Erik Stavert (3-2, 3.16 ERA) and freshman right-hander Alex Keudell (0-2, 3.86 ERA). In the Duck's last season in 1981, they finished 16-21 overall and 2-16 (fourth) in the Pac-10 Northern Division under coach Mel Krause.

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 .340 (48-for-141) with 14 doubles (1st in Pac-10), a triple, seven home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 24 RBI. Jackson is third in the Pac-10 in hits (48), fourth in total bases (85), fifth in runs (31), seventh in stolen bases (9) and ninth in slugging percentage (.603).

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 40-for-136 (.294) at the plate with 10 doubles (8th in Pac-10), seven home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 27 RBI (9th in Pac-10). 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 is leading the Bears with a .388 average (52-for-134, 3rd in Pac-10) and has hit safely in 32 of 34 games. Canha has nine doubles, leads the Pac-10 with 52 hits, and is third with 94 total bases and a .701 slugging percentage. Canha also has 11 home runs (4th in Pac-10), 30 RBI (5th in Pac-10), and a .458 on-base percentage (9th 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 16 multiple hit games and nine 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 has seen his average rise to .379 (47-for-124, 5th in Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples (7th in Pac-10), two home runs and 26 RBI. Guinn also has 47 hits (4th in Pac-10), scored 30 runs (8th in Pac-10), has a .432 on-base percentage and is leading the Bears with a .455 average (20-for-44) with runners in scoring position. He had a career-game on Wednesday at UC Davis, going 5-for-7 with two, three-run homers...Guinn also had a big game Feb. 25 at Santa Clara, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and three RBI. Guinn is third on the team with 14 multiple-hit games, second with seven multiple-RBI games, and has eight 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 3-2 with a save, a 2.67 ERA (6th in Pac-10), a team-high 49 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10) in 33.2 innings, and a team-high 20 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 .319 (46-for-144) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and 22 RBI. He is fifth in the Pac-10 with 46 hits and seventh with nine 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 35 strikeouts (21 looking, 2nd in Pac-10) in 37.2 innings with a 4.06 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 USF (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 .286 (34-for-119), with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, 21 RBI, and is second on the team with a .333 average (17-for-51) with runners in scoring position. He was impressive Feb. 25 at Santa Clara, going 4-for-5 with four RBI; was 4-for-5 with an RBI March 17 at Pacific and hit a grand slam April 9 at Washington.

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 3-2 with a 7.38 ERA and a save with 39 strikeouts (17 looking, 5th in Pac-10) and only nine walks in 39.0 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 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and has 25 strikeouts in 40.0 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 (24-for-96) with six 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.

YOUNG ACE JOHNSON: Freshman right-hander Erik Johnson (Los Altos, Calif.) has established himself as one of the Bears' top pitchers. Johnson (2-3) is fourth in the Pac-10 with four saves in 13 appearances (four starts), while striking out 31 batters in 30.2 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 3.38 ERA and a save in 13 appearances...has 24 strikeouts in 26.2 innings...threw a career-high 5.0 innings with one hit, no runs, one walk and a career-high five strikeouts April 10 at Washington...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 4.0 innings with four strikeouts March 14 vs. Cal Poly (eight hits, three runs)...

Michael Brady, SR., 3B/SS: Batting .297 (38-for-128, .325 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (3rd in Pac-10), two triples (7th in Pac-10), four home runs, 22 RBI and 66 total bases (8th in Pac-10)...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Stanford April 13...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 .317 (13-for-41) with runners in scoring position...

Michael Bugary, JR., LHP: 3-2 (9th in Pac-10) with a 2.67 ERA (6th in Pac-10) and a save in a team-high 20 appearances (3rd in Pac-10)...has a team-high 49 strikeouts (9th in Pac-10) in 33.2 innings...opponents are batting .217 (8th in Pac-10)...had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings April 11 at Washington...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 .388 (52-for-134, 3rd in Pac-10, .326 vs. Pac-10) with nine doubles, and a team-leading 11 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 30 RBI (5th in Pac-10)...also has 52 hits (1st in Pac-10), 94 total bases (3rd in Pac-10), a .701 slugging percentage (3rd in Pac-10) and a .458 on-base percentage (9th in Pac-10)...is first on the team with 16 multiple hit games and nine multiple RBI games...has hit safely in 32 of 34 games...had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 (30-for-74, .405, 4-2B, 7-HR, 20 RBI)...was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI Wednesday at UC Davis...went 2-for-4 with two doubles at Stanford April 13...hit a home run at Washington April 9...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)...

Yasser Clor, SO., RHP: 3-1 (9th in Pac-10) with a 8.04 ERA in seven 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: 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA in nine starts...got no decision in Wednesday start at UC Davis (4.0 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, three strikeouts)...lost in April 10 start at Washington (3.0 innings, seven hits, six runs, two walks, one strikeout)...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...

Matt Flemer, FR., RHP/1B: 3-2 with a 7.38 ERA and a save in nine appearances and sseven starts...has 39 strikeouts (17 looking, 5th in Pac-10) and only nine walks in 39.0 innings...is also 1-for-5 with an RBI at the plate...won in relief Wednesday at UC Davis (3.0 innings, two hits, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...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...

Brian Guinn, SO., SS: Batting .379 (47-for-124, 5th in Pac-10, .319 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 26 RBI...is fourth in the Pac-10 with 47 hits, eighth with 30 runs and has a .432 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)...went a career-high 5-for-7 with two, three-run homers (six RBI) Wednesday at UC Davis...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 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Santa Clara Feb. 25...batting a team-best .455 (20-for-44) with runners in scoring position...

Brett Jackson, JR., CF: Batting .340 (48-for-141, .220 vs. Pac-10) with 14 doubles (1st in Pac-10), a triple, seven home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 24 RBI...also third in the Pac-10 in hits (48), fourth in total bases (85), fifth in runs (31), seventh in stolen bases (nine) and ninth in slugging percentage (.603)...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 15 multiple-hit games...is a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America and is on the Golden Spikes Watch List...

Erik Johnson, FR., RHP: 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA and four saves (4th in Pac-10) in 13 appearances and four starts...has 31 strikeouts in 30.2 innings...lost April 11 start at Washington (5.2 innings, six hits, four runs, one walk, career-high five strikeouts)...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, four strikeouts)...loss in first collegiate start March 15 vs. Cal Poly (3.0 innings, six hits, three earned runs, one walk, 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 Friday vs. Oregon...

Jeff Kobernus, JR., 2B: Batting .319 (46-for-144, .277 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and 22 RBI...is fifth in the Pac-10 with 46 hits and has nine stolen bases (7th in Pac-10)...had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 13 (20-for-56, .357, 5-2B, eight RBI)...has had multiple hit games in four of the last five contests...went 3-for-5 with a double, two-run homer and four RBI Wednesday at UC Davis...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 15 multiple hit games...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 1-2 with a 4.06 ERA and a save in 10 appearances and five starts...has 35 strikeouts (21 looking, 2nd in Pac-10) in 37.2 innings...got no decision April 13 start at Stanford (5.1 innings, six hits, two runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...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. USF (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)...is slated to start Sunday vs. Oregon...

Danny Oh, FR., OF: Batting .286 (34-for-119, .186 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 21 RBI...hit a two-run homer in first collegiate at-bat Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside...went 2-for-4 with a grand slam April 9 at Washington...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 four RBI Feb. 25 at Santa Clara...has had nine multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games...batting .333 (17-for-51) with runners in scoring position...

Chris Petrini, JR., LHP: 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in eight appearances and two starts...has 19 strikeouts in 19.2 innings...pitched 4.2 innings of relief at Washington April 9 (six hits, one run, two walks, five strikeouts)...had three strikeouts in 2.0 innings at Oregon State April 4 (one hit, no runs, no walks)...had four strikeouts in 3.2 innings vs. Washington State March 28 (six hits, one earned run, one walk)...won in March 17 start at Pacific (3.0 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, one strikeout)...had five strikeouts in 3.2 innings Feb. 27 at Long Beach State (two hits, two runs, one walk)...is slated to start Saturday vs. Oregon...

Marcus Semien, FR., 3B: Batting .170 (8-for-47, .091 vs. Pac-10) with a double, a triple, home run and four RBI...has eight 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)...

Blake Smith, JR., RF/1B/RHP: Batting .294 (40-for-136, .279 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, seven home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 27 RBI...is seventh in the Pac-10 in total bases (71) and 10th in hits (40)...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)...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Wednesday at UC Davis...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 .333 (18-for-54) 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...

Dylan Tonneson, JR., C: Batting .250 (24-for-96, .143 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI...is second in the Pac-10 in hit by pitch (11)...went 2-for-3 with a double Wednesday at UC Davis...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...

Daniel Wolford, JR., RHP: 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA in 12 relief appearances...has 25 strikeouts in 18.2 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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