This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

March 23, 2010

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    THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

    Tues., March 23
    CALIFORNIA at San Francisco, 2 p.m.
    No. 9 UCLA at UC Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.
    Southern Utah at OREGON, 5 p.m.
    Gonzaga at WASHINGTON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    New Mexico at ARIZONA, 6 p.m.
    No. 19 STANFORD at Pacific, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at Seattle, 6 p.m.
    Pepperdine at USC, 6:30 p.m.

    Wed., March 24
    New Mexico at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.
    Southern Utah at No. 17 OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m.

    Thurs., March 25
    Cal Poly at NO. 9 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at Dallas Baptist, 6:30 p.m.

    Fri., March 26
    Long Beach State at No. 17 OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    USC at No. 19 STANFORD*, 5:30 p.m.
    Cal State Bakersfield at WASHINGTON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    OREGON at ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    Cal Poly at No. 9 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at Dallas Baptist, 6:30 p.m.

    Sat., March 27
    USC at No. 19 STANFORD*, 1 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at Dallas Baptist, 1 p.m.
    Long Beach State at No. 17 OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.
    Cal Poly at No. 9 UCLA, 2 p.m.
    Cal State Bakersfield at WASHINGTON (DH), 2/5 p.m.
    OREGON at ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.

    Sun., March 28
    OREGON at ARIZONA*, 12 p.m.
    Cal State Bakersfield at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.
    CALIFORNIA at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 12:30 p.m.
    Long Beach State at No. 17 OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
    USC at No. 19 STANFORD*, 1 p.m.

    Mon., March 29
    San Francisco at No. 19 STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.

    Game local to site and subject to change.
    * Pacific-10 Conference Game 
    Baseball America rankings.

    PAC-10 TEAM NOTES

    ARIZONA (16-4, 0-0): SO C Jett Bandy earned his first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after going 11-for-18 (.611 batting average) in sweeps over Wichita State and Sacramento State that extended the Wildcats winning streak to 11 games.  Bandy leads the Pac-10 in batting average (.506), hits (41), doubles (11) and runs scored (30). The 11-game winning streak is the third-longest under head coach Andy Lopez.

    ARIZONA STATE (20-0, 0-0): At 20-0, the Sun Devils are off to the second best start in program history behind only the 1961 team’s 21-0 start.  JR RHP Merrill Kelly improved to a league-leading 5-0 after throwing seven shutout innnings in ASU’s, 6-0, win over Houston on Saturday night. Kelly allowed only two hits and struck out a career-high eight batters. 

    CALIFORNIA (11-7, 0-0): FR LHP Justin Jones threw his second-consecutive complete game in a 14-2 win at Cal Poly on Saturday. On the year, Jones is 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA and has struck out 36 batters in 40.0 innings of work. Opponents are batting .201 against the lefty. SO C Chadd Krist ranks second in the Conference in slugging percentage (.870) and total bases (60). 

    OREGON (16-6, 0-0): Winners of 11 of their 12 games, the Ducks are coming off their second sweep of the season. This marked the first time since 1972 that the Ducks have recorded two sweeps in a single season. SO RHP Alex Keudell leads the starting staff with a 1.10 ERA after pitching 7.0 innings of shutout baseball against Nevada. Keudell fanned a career-high nine batters in the win. For the season, Keudell has tossed 32.2 frames and has totaled 35 strikeouts. 

    OREGON STATE (14-3, 0-0): JR LHP Tanner Robles earned his first-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection after striking out a career-high 12 batters in OSU’s 12-2 win over Maine on Saturday evening. In the process, Robles lowered his ERA to 1.72 in 31.1 innings. His ERA ranks fourth in the Pac-10. The Beavers eight-game winning streak is the team’s longest since a 10-game winning streak that ended the 2007 season. 

    STANFORD (10-4, 0-0): After an 11-day layoff, the Cardinal hit a combined .375 last weekend with 30 runs against Pepperdine, including 11 doubles and a .545 slugging percentage. With JR C Zack Jones game-winning single in the ninth on Friday night to defeat Pepperdine, 9-8, the Cardinal now has four walk off wins.  

    UCLA (16-0, 0-0): The Bruins improved to 16-0, the program’s best-ever start to a season, and extended their win streak to a school-record 16 games. As a team, UCLA leads the Conference in team ERA (2.06), opponent batting average (.190) and strikeouts (203). SO RHP Gerrit Cole leads the league in opposing batting average (.149), strikeouts (49), and is tied for first in wins (5).  

    USC (10-10, 0-0): Offensively, the Trojans rank near the top in many categories in the Conference, including second in home runs (21), fourth in hits (216), doubles (43), triples (5) and total bases (332). Leading the way for USC are SO INF Ricky Oropesa who leads the Pac-10 in home runs (6) and SO INF Matt Foat who ranks third in RBI (24).  

    WASHINGTON (7-10, 0-0): SO RHP Andrew Kittredge is tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in strikeouts (38) and is tied for sixth in innings pitched (32.2). JR OF/INF Pierce Rankin has 10 doubles on the season, a mark good for second in the Conference. SO INF Caleb Brown leads the club in slugging percentage (.583), runs scored (14), hits (23), and total bases (35). 

    WASHINGTON STATE (11-5, 0-0): After having two-straight games cancelled against Wichita State due to snow, the Cougars return to Pullman after an 11-day road trip. FR INF Brett Jacobs leads the team in batting average (.439), which ranks sixth in the Conference. Jacob also leads the squad in on-base percentage (.465). 

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