Cal Baseball Travels to Arizona for Pac-10 Play

April 30, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., May 1 at Arizona Sancet Stadium, Tucson, Ariz. 7:00 p.m.Sat., May 2 at Arizona Sancet Stadium, Tucson, Ariz. 6:00 p.m.Sun., May 3 at Arizona Sancet Stadium, Tucson, Ariz. 12:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the May 1-3 Cal-UA games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

BEAR NOTES: Cal (19-23, 6-12) visits Arizona (19-21, 5-13) for a three-game conference series this weekend at Sancet Stadium (Jerry Kindall Field). The Golden Bears recently played No. 2-ranked Arizona State tough at Evans Diamond - losing 3-1, winning 10-6 and losing 6-5. It was the first time this season the Sun Devils had to play a third game of a series to determine the series' winner. The Bears have been led lately by junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus, who was named 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 versus Stanford, UC Davis and Oregon. Last week, Kobernus went 8-for-16 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI against Stanford and Arizona State. He is currently batting .353 and is on a career-high 12-game hitting streak (26-for-51, .510, 4-2B, 5-HR, 19 RBI). Cal's other Pac-10 Player of the Week recipient this season is sophomore outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, who leads the Bears with a .390 average with a team-high 12 home runs and 39 RBI. Canha, the March 3 Pac-10 POW after Cal's sweep at Long Beach State, is also first in the Pac-10 with 62 hits and 112 total bases. He had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 and has hit safely in 39 of 42 games this season. The Bears lead the conference 456 hits, 58 home runs and 747 total bases, and are second behind Arizona (.315) with a .305 team batting average. Cal's tentative starter Friday is freshman right-hander Erik Johnson, who is 3-4 with a 4.00 ERA and has 44 strikeouts (second on the team) in 46.0 innings. Johnson, who started the season as a closer and is eighth in the Pac-10 with four saves, recently threw 7.1 innings with a career-high seven strikeouts April 24 versus Arizona State after an 8.0 innings effort with six strikeouts in a victory over Oregon April 17. Nine of the Bears' opponents this season, including Arizona, were 2008 NCAA Regional participants. Cal's 2009 schedule is considered the nation's third toughest by Boyd's World.

SERIES RECORD: Cal has a 65-91 all-time record against Arizona, last winning two of three games (W 11-5, W 6-5, L 16-5) May 2-4 at Evans Diamond. The last time the two teams played at Sancet Stadium, the Wildcats swept (1-0 in 11 innings, 15-12, 5-3), April 5-7, 2007.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, (10th season, 282-259-2, .521) 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. .330, 29 RBI, 7 HR2	SS	Brian Guinn, So. .344, 27 RBI, 2 HR5	1B	Mark Canha, So. .390, 39 RBI, 12 HR23	2B	Jeff Kobernus, Jr. .354, 35 RBI, 6 HR37	DH	Blake Smith, Jr. .311, 33 RBI, 9 HR26	3B	Michael Brady, Sr. .269, 23 RBI, 4 HR19	RF	Danny Oh, Fr. .298, 30 RBI, 6 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, Jr. .269, 14 RBI, 6 HR31	LF	Rich Gorman, Jr. .294, 1 RBI, 0 HR35	RHP	Erik Johnson, Fr. (Fri.) 3-4, 4.30 ERA		TBA (Sat. and Sun.)

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF APRIL 29) Conference Overall W L PCT GB W L T .PCTASU 15 3 .833 --- 32 9 0 .780WSU 10 5 .667 3.5 21 18 0 .538UCLA 11 7 .611 4.0 20 21 0 .488OSU 9 6 .600 4.5 25 11 0 .694USC 10 8 .556 5.0 22 20 0 .524Wash 7 8 .467 6.5 18 23 0 .439Stan 8 10 .444 7.0 20 18 0 .526CAL 6 12 .333 9.0 19 23 0 .452Ariz 5 13 .278 10.0 19 21 0 .475Ore 3 12 .200 10.5 13 29 0 .310

NOTING ARIZONA: The Arizona Wildcats, coached by Andy Lopez (eighth year at UA, 271-180-1, .601), are 19-21 (5-13) after winning two of three (W 11-1, L 3-1, W 6-3) last weekend at Stanford and losing, 20-3, versus Arizona State Wednesday in Tucson. Top hitters for the Wildcats are junior first baseman Dillon Baird (.411, 5 HR, 36 RBI), sophomore shortstop Bryce Ortega (.362, 3 HR, 27 RBI) and senior center fielder Hunter Pace (.330, 2 HR, 21 RBI). Arizona's tentative pitching rotation is senior right-hander Preston Guilmet (3-4, 3.63 ERA), freshman right-hander Kyle Simon (2-4, 5.76 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Daniel Workman (1-1, 2.10 ERA). Last season, the Wildcats finished 40-19 overall, 12-12 (fourth tie) in the Pac-10, 3-0 at the NCAA Ann Arbor, Mich. Regional and 1-2 in the NCAA Coral Gables, Fla. 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 .330 (58-for-176) with 15 doubles (3rd in Pac-10), three triples (2nd in Pac-10), seven home runs and 29 RBI. Jackson is fourth in the Pac-10 in hits (58), fourth in total bases (100), ninth in stolen bases (11) and 10th in runs (35).

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. 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 52-for-167 (.311) at the plate (team-leading .354 versus Pac-10) with 12 doubles (7th in Pac-10), nine home runs (8th in Pac-10) and 33 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 .390 average (64-for-164, 3rd in Pac-10) and has hit safely in 39 of 42 games. Canha has 12 doubles (7th in Pac-10), leads the Pac-10 with 64 hits, and is third with 114 total bases and a .695 slugging percentage. He also has 12 home runs (4th in Pac-10), 39 RBI (4th in Pac-10) and a .466 on-base percentage (7th 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 21 multiple hit and 11 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 .354 (62-for-175) with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 35 RBI (9th in Pac-10). He is second in the Pac-10 with 62 hits, fourth with 13 stolen bases, seventh with 92 total bases, ninth with 35 RBI and ninth with a .354 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 in games at Stanford, at UC Davis and the three-game series versus Oregon. He is currently on a career-high 12-game hitting streak (26-for-51, .510, 4-2B, 5-HR, 19 RBI) from April 9. 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, who was just named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List as one of the nation's top shortstops, had a career-high 15-game hitting streak from March 9-April 3 (23-for-56, .411, 6-2B, 2-3B, 12 RBI) and is now batting .344 (54-for-157) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI. Guinn also has 54 hits (7th in Pac-10), scored 35 runs (9th in Pac-10), has a .401 on-base percentage and is leading the Bears with a .407 average (22-for-54) 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 16 multiple-hit games, seven multiple-RBI games and nine stolen bases.

MASTERFUL MILLER: Sophomore right-hander Kevin Miller was a 2008 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American last season, 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. On April 19 versus Oregon, Miller 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 .298 (45-for-151), with three doubles, two triples, six home runs and 30 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 45 strikeouts (21 looking, 4th in Pac-10) in 46.0 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 earned his first collegiate save April 25 versus Arizona State (3.2 innings, three hits, one run, no walks, five strikeouts).

YOUNG ACE JOHNSON: Freshman right-hander Erik Johnson (Los Altos, Calif.) has established himself as one of the Bears' top pitchers. Johnson (3-4) is eighth in the Pac-10 with four saves in 15 appearances (six starts), while striking out 44 batters in 46.0 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, 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-10 this season with two of his three hits being home runs and the other hit a double for a 1.000 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 3.86 ERA and a save in 16 appearances...has 26 strikeouts in 30.1 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 .269 (39-for-145, .260 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (7th in Pac-10), two triples, four home runs and 23 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...4-for-20 (.200) with one triple and two RBI in career vs. Arizona...

Michael Bugary, JR., LHP: 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA and a save in a team-high 23 appearances (4th in Pac-10)...has a team-high 58 strikeouts in 41.1 innings...opponents are batting .214...had two appearances last weekend vs. Arizona State, striking out eight batters in 5.2 innings...threw a career-high 4.2 innings April 26 vs. the Sun Devils...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 4.0 innings Feb.21 vs. UC Riverside...

Mark Canha, SO., 1B/OF: Batting a team-leading .390 (64-for-164, 3rd in Pac-10, .343 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (7th in Pac-10), and a team-leading 12 home runs (4th in Pac-10) and 39 RBI (4th in Pac-10)...also has 64 hits (1st in Pac-10), 114 total bases (3rd in Pac-10), a .695 slugging percentage (3rd in Pac-10), 39 runs (4th in Pac-10) and a .466 on-base percentage (7th in Pac-10)...is first on the team with 21 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games...has hit safely in 39 of 42 games...had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 (30-for-74, .405, 4-2B, 7-HR, 20 RBI)...went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBI April 25 vs. Arizona State...was 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and three RBI April 22 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)...is 1-for-1 career vs. Arizona...

Brian Diemer, SO., RHP: 1-6 with a 7.23 ERA and a save in 12 appearances and 10 starts...earned first collegiate April 25 vs. Arizona State (3.2 innings, three hits, one run, no walks, five strikeouts)...lost April 22 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 7.43 ERA and a save in 12 appearances and seven starts...has 45 strikeouts (21 looking, 4th in Pac-10) in 46.0 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 .344 (54-for-157, .286 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI...is seventh in the Pac-10 with 54 hits and ninth with 35 runs...was named to the Watch List for the Wallace Award as a candidate for the nation's top shortstop...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 .407 (22-for-54) with runners in scoring position...0-for-2 career vs. Arizona...

Brett Jackson, JR., CF: Batting .330 (58-for-176, .244 vs. Pac-10) with 15 doubles (3rd in Pac-10), three triples (2nd in Pac-10), seven home runs and 29 RBI...also fourth in the Pac-10 in hits (58), fourth in total bases (100), ninth in stolen bases (11) and ninth in runs (35)...started the season on a career-high 18-game hitting streak (31-for-76, .408, 8-2B, 3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI)...was 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI vs. Arizona State April 25...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...3-for-13 (.231) with one home run (grand slam) and five RBI career vs. Arizona...

Erik Johnson, FR., RHP: 3-4 with a 4.30 ERA and four saves (8th in Pac-10) in 15 appearances and six starts...has 44 strikeouts in 46.0 innings...lost April 24 start vs. Arizona State (7.1 innings, seven hits, three runs, five walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...won April 17 start vs. Oregon (career-high 8.0 innings, six hits, one run, one walk, 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 at Arizona...

Jeff Kobernus, JR., 2B: Batting .354 (62-for-175, 9th in Pac-10, .353 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 35 RBI (9th in Pac-10)...is second in the Pac-10 with 62 hits, fourth with 13 stolen bases, seventh with 92 total bases and ninth with 35 RBI...is on a career-high 12-game hitting streak (26-for-51, .510, 4-2B, 5-HR, 19 RBI) from April 9...had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 13 (20-for-56, .357, 5-2B, eight RBI)...went 2-for-5 with a home run Tuesday vs. Pacific and 3-for-4 with a double and RBI April 26 vs. Arizona State...was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI April 22 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 20 multiple hit games...6-for-23 (.261) with a double and three RBI career vs. Arizona...

Danny Oh, FR., OF: Batting .298 (45-for-151, .235 vs. Pac-10) with three doubles, two triples, six home runs and 30 RBI...hit a two-run homer in first collegiate at-bat Feb. 20 vs. UC Riverside...was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Tuesday vs. Pacific...hit a two-run triple vs. Arizona State April 26 and went 3-for-5 with an RBI vs. the Sun Devils April 25...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 13 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games...is batting .328 (21-for-64) with runners in scoring position...

Chris Petrini, JR., LHP: 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 10 appearances and three starts...has 26 strikeouts in 29.0 innings...won in relief April 25 vs. Arizona State (4.2 innings, six hits, two runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...lost in April 18 start vs. Oregon (4.2 innings, five hits, three runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...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 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (three strikeouts in 2.2 innings) career vs. Arizona...

Blake Smith, JR., RF/1B/RHP: Batting .311 (52-for-167, team-leading .354 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (7th in Pac-10), nine home runs (8th in Pac-10) and 33 RBI...is eighth in the Pac-10 in total bases (91)...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-5 with a home run and two RBI vs. Arizona State April 25...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 .323 (21-for-65) 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 Watch List...10-for-22 (.454) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI career vs. Arizona...

Dylan Tonneson, JR., C: Batting .269 (28-for-104, .161 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI...is third in the Pac-10 in hit by pitch (13)...was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI Tuesday vs. Pacific...hit a home run April 26 vs. Arizona State...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-13 (.154) with two doubles and an RBI career vs. Arizona...

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