This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

April 13, 2010

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    THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

    Tues., April 13
    WASHINGTON at Portland, 3 p.m.
    STANFORD at Santa Clara, 6 p.m.
    No. 1 UCLA at UC Riverside, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Seattle University^, 6 p.m.

    Wed., April 14
    Gonzaga at WASHINGTON STATE, 5:30 p.m.

    Fri., April 16
    WASHINGTON at No. 21 CALIFORNIA*, 2:30 p.m.
    STANFORD at No. 18 OREGON STATE*, 5:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 24 ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    OREGON at No. 1 UCLA*, 6 p.m.
    USC at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.

    Sat., April 17
    WASHINGTON at No. 21 CALIFORNIA*, 1 p.m.
    OREGON at No. 1 UCLA*, 2 p.m.
    STANFORD at No. 18 OREGON STATE*, 2 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 24 ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    USC at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.

    Sun., April 18
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 24 ARIZONA*, 12 p.m.
    OREGON at No. 1 UCLA*, 12 p.m.
    USC at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 12:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at No. 21 CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
    STANFORD at No. 18 OREGON STATE*, 1 p.m.

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

    PAC-10 TEAM NOTES

    ARIZONA (23-9, 4-5): SO OF Steve Selsky extended his hitting steak to 18-games as the Wildcats went 3-1 on the road last week, including a 2-1 series win over Washington. The series win over the Huskies was the first series win in Seattle for Arizona since 2000. Selsky leads the Pac-10 in runs scored (41) and hits (59). In Pac-10 games, Selsky is slugging an astounding 1.027, which is .252 points higher than the second-best figure in league only games.  

    ARIZONA STATE (28-3, 6-3): SO 2B Zach MacPhee earned his second-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after going 12-for-22 (.545) with three home runs and 13 RBI. MacPhee is the first Sun Devil to record double digit triples in a season since Lemmie Miller in 1981 (10). In Saturday’s 11-7 win over Washington State, SO SS Drew Maggi became the eighth player in school history to steal 20+ plus bases in back-to back seasons. 

    CALIFORNIA (20-10, 6-3): The Golden Bears have won eight-straight games, the most since 2008 when the team won nine-straight. The weekend sweep of USC was the first sweep in LA since the Pac-10 went to a three-game format in 1972. In addition, it was the first Pac-10 road sweep for the Bears since winning three-straight at Washington State in 2002. 

    OREGON (21-11, 4-5): Nine games into the Conference season, the Ducks have already matched last year’s win in league games (four). With its 2-1 series win over then-No. 22 Stanford, Oregon won its first Pac-10 series since reinstatement. SR C Eddie Rodriguez continues to lead the team in batting (.343), slugging (.448), on-base percentage (.412) and RBI (24).  

    OREGON STATE (20-8, 3-3): JR RHP Greg Peavey nabbed his second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection of the season after going the distance in a 4-1 win over No. 3 UCLA. His final line included two hits, a run, three walks and six strikeouts. Teams are now batting .167 against him. Head coach Pat Casey needs four more wins to bring him to 700 all-time as a collegiate head coach.  

    STANFORD (14-13, 4-5): After starting the season making 26 errors in the first 16 games, the Cardinal has made just eight errors in the last 11 games. In his last four starts, SO RHP Jordan Pries has a 1.93 ERA. FR 3B/RHP Stephen Piscotty leads the squad in batting (.343) and hits (35), and is tied for the team lead in runs scored (23) and RBI (19). 

    UCLA (25-3, 4-2): The Bruins have won their first two Pac-10 series for the first time since 2007, when the team won 10 of its first 11 Conference games. The 16-inning contest played on Saturday against Oregon State marked the longest game (innings) in school history since an 18-inning game at Arizona State on Feb. 23, 1990. The Bruins’ three weekend starting pitchers are the Pac-10’s top three strikeout leaders: SO RHP Gerrit Cole (71), SO RHP Trevor Bauer (67) and JR LHP Rob Rasmussen (63). 

    USC (15-17, 2-7): SO INF Ricky Oropesa continues to lead the team in the triple crown categories with a .328 batting average, 11 home runs and 33 RBI. His marks in home runs and RBI rank first and fourth in the Conference, respectively. SO RHP Andrew Triggs leads the club in innings pitched (53.2) and strikeouts (46). 

    WASHINGTON (17-13, 3-3): SO RHP Andrew Kittredge ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in innings pitched (51.2) and strikeouts (55). JR C/INF/OF Pierce Rankin leads the team in slugging percentage (.528), RBI (26), doubles (11) home runs (5) and total bases (56). His 11 doubles are tied for eighth in the Conference. 

    WASHINGTON STATE (17-11, 3-3): With a 2-1 series win over top-ranked Arizona State, the Cougars took a series against the Sun Devils for the first time in school history. In Saturday’s 11-7 loss to ASU, the Cougar defense turned five double plays, which tied the program record. WSU has nine come-from-behind wins this season, including five when it has to over come a deficit twice. FR INF Brett Jacobs continues to lead the squad in batting (.400).

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