This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

March 16, 2010

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    Tues., March 16
    Wichita State at ARIZONA, 6 p.m.
    No. 10 ARIZONA STATE at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at Dallas Baptist, 6:30 p.m.

    Wed., March 17
    Houston at CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m.
    Wichita State at ARIZONA, 6 p.m.
    No. 10 ARIZONA STATE at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at Dallas Baptist, 6:30 p.m.

    Fri., March 19
    Sacramento State at ARIZONA, 4 p.m.
    Nevada at OREGON, 5 p.m.
    Cal State Fullerton at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m.
    Maine at No. 18 OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at Cal Poly, 6 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at No. 12 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    Houston at No. 10 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.
    Pepperdine at No. 23 STANFORD, 6:30 p.m.
    USC at Pacific, 6:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at Wichita State, 7 p.m.

    Sat., March 20
    Nevada at OREGON (DH), 12 p.m.
    Sacramento State at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.
    Maine at No. 18 OREGON STATE (DH), 1/5 p.m.
    Pepperdine at No. 23 STANFORD, 2 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at No. 12 UCLA, 2 p.m.
    Cal State Fullerton at WASHINGTON, 2 p.m. 
    WASHINGTON STATE at Wichita State, 2 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at Cal Poly, 6 p.m.
    Houston at No. 10 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.
    USC at Pacific, 6:30 p.m.
    Nevada at OREGON, 11 a.m.

    Sun., March 21
    Nevada at OREGON, 11 a.m.
    Sacramento State at ARIZONA, 12 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at Wichita State, 12 p.m.
    Houston at No. 10 ARIZONA STATE, 12:30 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at Cal Poly, 1 p.m.
    Maine at No. 18 OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
    Pepperdine at No. 23 STANFORD, 1 p.m.
    Oral Roberts at No. 12 UCLA, 1 p.m.
    USC at Pacific, 1 p.m.
    Cal State Fullerton at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.

    Game local to site and subject to change.
    Baseball America rankings.

    PAC-10 TEAM NOTES

    ARIZONA (11-4, 0-0): FR CF Joey Rickard earned his first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after going 11-for-17 (.579 batting average) in sweeps over Saint Joseph’s and Northern Colorado. For the week, the Wildcats outscored their opponents 63-16. FR RHP Kurt Heyer threw a complete game in a 9-1 victory over NCU. It was the first complete game thrown by a Wildcat pitcher since Preston Guilmet did so on April 25, 2008 against Oregon State. 

    ARIZONA STATE (15-0, 0-0): With the Sun Devils’ 15-game winning streak to start the season, head coach Tim Esmay set a new standard for wins to start a career as ASU’s head coach. Jim Brock held the previous record for the best start by a first year head coach, going 12-0 in 1972. SO 2B Zack MacPhee already has more triples (7) and stolen bases (9) than he did all of last year (1 and 8, respectively).   

    CALIFORNIA (9-5, 0-0): FR LHP Justin Jones threw a complete game in the Golden Bears, 6-4, win at No. 9 Rice. Jones now has 27 strikeouts in 30.0 innings. Cal’s five shutouts in its first 14 games already ties the 2007 squad’s shutouts for the entire season. It is the most single-season shutouts for the Bears since the 1978 team recorded seven shutouts. 

    OREGON (12-6, 0-0): Winners of seven of their last eight, the Ducks are two wins away from matching last year’s win total. SR C Eddie Rodriguez has a team-leading 10-game hitting streak. SO LHP Tyler Anderson has tossed 16-consecutive scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters in Oregon’s 5-0 victory over Seattle.  

    OREGON STATE (10-3, 0-0): The Beavers went 3-0 in the OSU Spring Tournament. In the month of March, JR LHP Tanner Robles has allowed only two earned runs in 23.1 innings.  JR INF Stefen Romero leads the squad in batting average (.298), slugging percentage (.638),  hits (14), doubles (5), home runs (3) and total bases (30). He also ranks second in on-base percentage (.414), runs scored (12) and RBI (12).  

    STANFORD (7-4, 0-0): The Cardinal will be back in action this week after taking last week off for finals. JF INF Colin Walsh leads the squad in slugging percentage (.625), on-base percentage (.471), hits (13), RBI (10), doubles (4) and total bases (25). 

    UCLA (13-0, 0-0): At 13-0, the Bruins are off to the best start in the modern era (dating to 1955), while the 13-game winning streak is the program’s longest since winning 13-straight games at the end of the 1969 season. SO RHPs Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole pitched back-to-back games with 15 strikeouts a piece. For his efforts, Bauer was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, while he and Cole earned National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball

    USC (9-8, 0-0): The Trojans took three of four from Hawai’i, outscoring the Rainbows 21-2 in the last two games. USC is 7-2 on the road this season. SO INF Matthew Foat leads the team batting average (.353), slugging percentage (.632), on-base percentage (.416), hits (24), RBI (18), doubles (8) and total bases (43). As a team, USC ranks third in the Pac-10 in fielding (.974). 

    WASHINGTON (7-7, 0-0): SO RHP Andrew Kittredge improved to 3-1 with a 12-10 victory over BYU. He struck out eight in 5.1 innings. Kittrdge it tied for second in the Pac-10 in innings pitched (28.0) and fourth in strikeouts (35). SO INF Caleb Brown leads the team in batting average (.388), slugging percentage (.592), on-base percentage (.474), hits (19) and total bases (29). 

    WASHINGTON STATE 10-3, 0-0): SR UT Matt Fanelli extended his hitting streak to eight games in a 6-5 loss to Texas A&M. In Saturday’s 7-5 victory over the Aggies, seven Cougars had at least one hit. Pitching in his third-straight game, JR RHP Chad Arnold pitched at least 6.0 innings. 

    -www.pac-10.org-


     

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