This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

March 30, 2010

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    THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

    Tues., Mar. 30
    Fresno State at CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m.
    USC at Loyola Marymount, 3 p.m.
    Seattle at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m.
    Pepperdine at No. 6 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at Gonzaga, 6:30 p.m.

    Thurs., April 1
    No. 22 ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA*, 2:30 p.m.
    No. 2 ARIZONA STATE at OREGON*, 5 p.m.
    No. 19 STANFORD at No. 6 UCLA*, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON*, 6 p.m.
    No. 21 OREGON STATE at USC*, 7 p.m.

    Fri., April 2
    No. 22 ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA*, 2:30 p.m.
    No 19 STANFORD at No. 6 UCLA*, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON*, 6 p.m.
    No. 2 ARIZONA STATE at OREGON*, 7 p.m.
    No. 21 OREGON STATE at USC*, 7 p.m.

    Sat., April 3
    No. 22 ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA*, 12 p.m.
    No. 2 ARIZONA STATE at OREGON*, 1 p.m.
    No. 21 OREGON STATE at USC*, 1 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON*, 1 p.m.
    No. 19 STANFORD at No. 6 UCLA*, 2 p.m.

    Mon., April 5
    No. 19 STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE ay BYU, 3 p.m.
    San Diego at No. 2 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.

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

    PAC-10 TEAM NOTES

    ARIZONA (20-5, 2-1): For the third-consecutive week, a Wildcat has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week. This week SO OF Steve Selsky earned the honor after going 10-for-20 (.500 batting average) and accounting for 18 runs, scoring 10 and driving in eight. The last time a school had three-straight Pac-10 Players of the Week was Arizona State from Feb. 24-March 9, 2004. Arizona’s 15-game winning streak, the sixth longest in program history, was snapped in Oregon’s 9-8 win on Sunday. 

    ARIZONA STATE (23-0, 3-0): With a 6-1 victory over California on Saturday night, the Sun Devils improved to 20-0, to set a new school record for the best start to a season, surpassing the 1961 squad who started 21-0. SO RHP Jake Borup earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors and the Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week after retiring 21 straight batters, including striking out a career-high 13. 

    CALIFORNIA (12-10, 0-3): JR 1B/OF Mark Canha currently has a hitting streak of 13 games. Canha is fifth in the Conference in RBI (26) and seventh in runs scored (26). SO C Chadd Krist is tied for first in the Pac-10 in doubles (11), second in slugging percentage (.765) and fourth in total bases (65).  

    OREGON (18-8, 1-2): Sunday’s 9-8 win over Arizona snapped the Wildcats 15-game winning streak. SR C Eddie Rodriguez leads the team in batting average (.405), slugging percentage (.524), on-base percentage (.457), RBI (23) and total bases (44). The Ducks’ pitching staff ranks third in the league in team ERA (2.99) and strikeouts (205).  

    OREGON STATE (16-5, 0-0): Dating back to last season, the Beavers are 21-3 in non-conference home games. In the fifth inning this season, OSU has outscored its opponents 21-4. JR INF Stefen Romero leads the club in batting average (.352), slugging percentage (.718), on-base percentage (.461), runs scored (21), hits (25), RBI (20) home runs (6) and total bases (51). His marks in home runs and slugging ranks second and fourth in the Pac-10, respectively. 

    STANFORD (12-7, 2-1): Winners of eight of its last 12, the Cardinal have three freshmen with batting averages above .300: 3B/RHP Stephen Piscotty (.356), OF Tyler Gaffney (.349) and INF Kenny Diekroeger (.313). Piscotty leads the squad in batting average, runs scored (19), doubles (7) and RBI (15).

    UCLA (20-0, 0-0): With a three-game sweep of Cal Poly, the Bruins extended its school-record win streak to 20 games. SR INF/OF Blair Dunlap extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games, the longest such streak for any Bruin since 2005, when Chris Jensen hit safely in 18 consecutive  games. SR RHP Garett Claypool recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in a 7-1 win over UC Santa Barbara. The pitching staff leads the league in team ERA (2.30), opponent batting average (.188) and strikeouts (252). 

    USC (12-12, 1-2): Paced by SO INF Ricky Oropesa’s eight home runs, the Trojans lead the Conference with 24 home runs. Oropesa leads the squad in batting average (.347), slugging percentage (.716), on-base percentage (.427), runs scored (24), hits (33), home runs, doubles (9), walks (13) and total bases (68). His marks in home runs leads the Pac-10, while he ranks third in total bases. USC is also tied for first in team fielding percentage (.977). 

    WASHINGTON (11-10, 0-0): During the Huskies current four-game winning streak, JR C Pierce Rankin is 6-for-17 for a .353 batting average, three home runs and a slugging percentage of .941. Rankin is tied for the Conference lead in doubles (11), and leads the team in total bases (49). 

    WASHINGTON STATE (14-7, 0-0): FR INF Brett Jacobs extended his hitting streak to 12 games after going 2-for-3 in a 3-0 loss to Cal State Bakersfield. Jacobs leads the team and ranks third in the Conference in batting average (.459). The Cougars overcame their largest deficit (six runs to beat CSUB 13-12) at home since March 30, 2001 when they trailed UCLA  10-0 and won 12-11. 

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