Cal Baseball Hosts No. 2-ranked Arizona State in Conference Series

April 23, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., April 24 Arizona State Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 2:30 p.m.Sat., April 25 Arizona State Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.Sun., April 26 Arizona State Evans Diamond, Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the April 24-26 ASU-Cal games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: Cal (18-20, 5-10) has a huge challenge this weekend as the Golden Bears host No. 2-ranked Arizona State (29-8, 13-2) in a Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond. The last two times the Sun Devils have visited Berkeley, the Bears have been able to defeat the perennial powerhouse two of three games. Last weekend, Cal won two-of-three over Oregon, April 17-19 at Evans Diamond. The Bears were led by junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus, who was named the April 20 Pac-10 Player of the Week, going 11-for-19 (.579), with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. The San Leandro native was 3-for-5 with a two-run double and two-run homer April 14 at UC Davis, 2-for-3 with a grand slam and a sacrifice fly versus Oregon April 17 and 3-for-4 with a two-run homer versus the Ducks on April 19. On Wednesday, Kobernus went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer at Stanford. He is now batting .346 with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 RBI. Cal's other Pac-10 Player of the Week recipient this season is sophomore outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, who is hitting a team-leading .399 (3rd in Pac-10) with 12 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 35 RBI (4th in Pac-10). Canha, who was the March 3 Pac-10 POW after Cal's sweep at Long Beach State, is also first in the Pac-10 with 59 hits and 109 total bases, second in slugging percentage (.736) and fifth with a .477 on-base percentage. He had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 and has hit safely in 36 of 38 games this season. The Bears lead the conference 414 hits, 52 home runs and 680 total bases, and are second with a .306 team batting average. On the mound, Cal tops the league with 10 saves and 110 strikeouts looking. 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 53-95 all-time record against Arizona State, last losing three Pac-10 games (11-7, 11-7, 18-2), April 25-27, 2008 at Packard Stadium. In the last series at Evans Diamond, the Bears won two-of-three (W 4-2, L 15-2, W 13-9) April 27-29, 2007.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, (10th season, 281-256-2, .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.	.335, 26 RBI, 7 HR2	SS	Brian Guinn, So.	.367, 27 RBI, 2 HR5	1B	Mark Canha, So.	.399, 35 RBI, 12 HR23	2B	Jeff Kobernus, Jr.	.346, 32 RBI, 5 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, Jr.	.305, 30 RBI, 8 HR26	3B	Michael Brady, Sr.	.295, 22 RBI, 4 HR19	LF	Danny Oh, Fr.	.281, 24 RBI, 5 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, Jr.	.250, 10 RBI, 4 HR11	DH	Dwight Tanaka, So.	.250, 3 RBI, 0 HR35	RHP	Erik Johnson, Fr. (Fri.)	3-3, 4.42 ERA		TBA (Sat.)41	RHP	Kevin Miller, So. (Sun.)	2-2, 3.63 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 23) Conference Overall W L PCT GB W L T .PCTASU 13 2 .867 --- 29 8 0 .784OSU 8 4 .667 3.5 23 9 0 .719WSU 8 4 .667 3.5 19 17 0 .527USC 9 6 .600 4.0 20 17 0 .541UCLA 9 6 .600 4.0 17 20 0 .459Stan 7 8 .467 6.0 17 16 0 .515Wash 4 8 .333 7.5 15 22 0 .405CAL 5 10 .333 8.0 18 20 0 .474Ore 3 9 .250 8.5 13 25 0 .342Ariz 3 12 .200 7.0 17 19 0 .472

NOTING ARIZONA STATE: The No. 2-ranked (Collegiate Baseball, No. 3 Baseball America) Arizona State Sun Devils, coached by Pat Murphy (15th year at ASU, 607-278-1, .686), are 29-8 (13-2) after sweeping Stanford (14-6, 7-2, 6-3), April 17-19, at ASU, and defeating Hawaii, 17-2, Tuesday in Tempe. Top hitters for the Sun Devils are junior center fielder Jason Kipnis (.403, 11 HR, 53 RBI), freshman shortstop Drew Maggi (.343, 0 HR, 14 RBI) and sophomore right fielder Matt Newman (.323, 3 HR, 27 RBI). Arizona State's tentative pitching rotation is junior right-hander Mike Leake (9-1, 1.61 ERA), junior left-hander Josh Spence (8-0, 1.56 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Seth Blair (4-1, 2.56 ERA). Last season, the Sun Devils finished 49-13 overall, 16-8 (first) in the Pac-10, 3-0 at the NCAA Tempe Regional and 1-2 in the NCAA Tempe Super Regional.

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 .335 (54-for-161) with 15 doubles (1st in Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs (10th in Pac-10) and 26 RBI. Jackson is fourth in the Pac-10 in hits (54), fourth in total bases (94), fifth in stolen bases (11), ninth in slugging percentage (.584) and 10th in runs (33).

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 46-for-151 (.305) at the plate with 12 doubles (6th in Pac-10), eight home runs (8th in Pac-10) and 30 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 is having a breakout year, leading the Bears with a .399 average (59-for-148, 3rd in Pac-10) and has hit safely in 36 of 38 games. Canha has 12 doubles (6th in Pac-10), leads the Pac-10 with 59 hits and 109 total bases, and is second with a .736 slugging percentage. He also has 12 home runs (4th in Pac-10), 35 RBI (4th in Pac-10), and a .477 on-base percentage (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 leads the team with 19 multiple hit and 10 multiple RBI games.

KOBERNUS WATCH: Junior Jeff Kobernus has shown 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 .346 (55-for-159) with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 RBI. He is third in the Pac-10 with 55 hits, fifth with 11 stolen bases, eighth with 80 total bases, 10th with 32 RBI and 10th with a .346 average. Kobernus was the April 20 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 11-for-19 (.579), with two doubles, three home runs (including a grand slam) and 12 RBI last week in games at Stanford, at UC Davis and the three-game series versus Oregon. He is currently on a nine-game hitting streak (19-for-35, .543, 2-2B, 4-HR, 16 RBI) from April 9 and has hit home runs in four of the last five games. On Feb. 23, Kobernus had the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning in the Bears' 4-3 victory over Vanderbilt.

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 .367 (51-for-139, 6th in Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI. Guinn also has 51 hits (5th in Pac-10), scored 34 runs (7th in Pac-10), has a .424 on-base percentage and is leading the Bears with a .438 average (21-for-48) with runners in scoring position. He had a career-game April 15 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 has 15 multiple-hit games, seven multiple-RBI games and eight stolen bases.

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 (2-2) has 39 strikeouts (21 looking, 3rd in Pac-10) in 44.2 innings with a 3.63 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. In Miller's last outing, April 19 versus Oregon, he threw a career-high 7.0 innings with two hits, one run, two walks and four strikeouts.

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 .281 (38-for-135), with three doubles, a triple, five home runs, 24 RBI. 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 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 March 22, 2007. Flemer yielded a lead-off HR to the first hitter he faced, but then retired 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 save and has 44 strikeouts (21 looking, 3rd in Pac-10) in 45.0 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.

YOUNG ACE JOHNSON: Freshman right-hander Erik Johnson (Los Altos, Calif.) has established himself as one of the Bears' top pitchers. Johnson (3-3) is eighth in the Pac-10 with four saves in 14 appearances (five starts), while striking out 37 batters in 38.2 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, four strikeouts) and an April 17 start versus Oregon (career-high 8.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk and a career-high six 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...redshirt freshman Chad Bunting is 3-for-9 this season with two of his three hits being home runs and the other hit a double for a 1.111 slugging percentage...

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 3.14 ERA and a save in 14 appearances...has 24 strikeouts in 28.2 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 .295 (39-for-132, .325 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (6th in Pac-10), two triples, four home runs and 22 RBI...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...5-for-17 (.294) with two home runs and six RBI in career vs. Arizona State...

Michael Bugary, JR., LHP: 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA and a save in a team-high 21 appearances (4th in Pac-10)...has a team-high 50 strikeouts (10th in Pac-10) in 35.2 innings...opponents are batting .221 (9th 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 .399 (59-for-148, 3rd in Pac-10, .357 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (6th in Pac-10), and a team-leading 12 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 35 RBI (4th in Pac-10)...also has 59 hits (1st in Pac-10), 109 total bases (1st in Pac-10), a .736 slugging percentage (2nd in Pac-10), 37 runs (4th in Pac-10) and a .477 on-base percentage (5th in Pac-10)...is first on the team with 19 multiple hit games and 10 multiple RBI games...has hit safely in 36 of 38 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 two-run triple and three RBI Wednesday at Stanford...went 5-for-10 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI April 17-19 vs. Oregon...was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI April 15 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)...

Brian Diemer, SO., RHP: 1-5 with a 7.02 ERA in 10 starts...lost Wednesday at Stanford (2.1 innings, six hits, two walks, one strikeout)...got no decision in April 15 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)...threw a career-high 7.2 innings (no decision, three hits, three runs, one walk, eight strikeouts) Feb. 23 vs. Vanderbilt...

Matt Flemer, FR., RHP/1B: 3-2 with a 7.40 ERA and a save in 11 appearances and seven starts...has 44 strikeouts (22 looking, 3rd in Pac-10) in 45.0 innings...won in relief April 15 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 .367 (51-for-139, 6th in Pac-10, .298 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI...is fifth in the Pac-10 with 51 hits and seventh with 34 runs...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) April 15 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 .438 (21-for-48) with runners in scoring position...1-for-2 career vs. Arizona State...

Brett Jackson, JR., CF: Batting .335 (54-for-161, .242 vs. Pac-10) with 15 doubles (1st in Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs (10th in Pac-10) and 26 RBI...also fourth in the Pac-10 in hits (54), fourth in total bases (94), fifth in stolen bases (11), ninth in slugging percentage (.584) and 10th in runs (33)...started the season on a career-high 18-game hitting streak (31-for-76, .408, 8-2B, 3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI)...went 2-for-5 with a double and triple vs. Oregon April 17...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 17 multiple-hit games...is a first-team Preseason All-American in Baseball America and is on the Golden Spikes Watch List...7-for-17 (.412) with three RBI career vs. Arizona State...

Erik Johnson, FR., RHP: 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA and four saves (8th in Pac-10) in 14 appearances and five starts...has 37 strikeouts in 38.2 innings...won April 17 start vs. Oregon (career-high 8.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, career-high six strikeouts)...lost April 11 start at Washington (5.2 innings, six hits, four runs, one walk, 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 (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. Arizona State...

Jeff Kobernus, JR., 2B: Batting .346 (55-for-159, 10th in Pac-10, .333 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 RBI...is third in the Pac-10 with 55 hits, fifth with 11 stolen bases, eighth with 80 total bases and 10th with 32 RBI...is on a nine-game hitting streak (19-for-35, .543, 2-2B, 4-HR, 16 RBI) from April 9 and has hit home runs in four of the last five games...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 five of the last six contests...was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI Wednesday at Stanford...went 6-for-10 with two home runs and seven RBI vs. Oregon April 17-19...was 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI vs. the Ducks April 17...went 3-for-5 with a double, two-run homer and four RBI April 15 at UC Davis...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 18 multiple hit games...6-for-17 (.353) with a home run career vs. Arizona State...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 2-2 with a 3.63 ERA and a save in 11 appearances and six starts...has 39 strikeouts (21 looking, 3rd in Pac-10) in 44.2 innings...won April 19 start vs. Oregon (career-high 7.0 innings, two hits, one run, two walks, four strikeouts)...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 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)...0-0 with a 12.60 ERA (five strikeouts in 5.0 innings) career vs. Arizona State...is slated to start Sunday vs. the Sun Devils...

Danny Oh, FR., OF: Batting .281 (38-for-135, .214 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, a triple, five home runs and 24 RBI...hit a two-run homer in first collegiate at-bat Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside...was 2-for-5 with a home run vs. Oregon April 19 and 2-for-5 with a double and home run vs. the Ducks April 17...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 11 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games...

Blake Smith, JR., RF/1B/RHP: Batting .305 (46-for-151, .340 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (6th in Pac-10), eight home runs (8th in Pac-10) and 30 RBI...is seventh in the Pac-10 in total bases (82) and 10th in hits (46)...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 6-for-10 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI vs. Oregon April 17-19...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI April 15 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...5-for-19 (.263) with two doubles and two RBI career vs. Arizona State...

Dylan Tonneson, JR., C: Batting .250 (24-for-96, .143 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI...is third in the Pac-10 in hit by pitch (11)...went 2-for-3 with a double April 15 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...2-for-10 with a home run and five RBI career vs. Arizona State...

Daniel Wolford, JR., RHP: 1-1 with a 7.40 ERA in 13 relief appearances...has 26 strikeouts in 20.2 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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