This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

April 27, 2010

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    Tues., April 27
    USC at UC Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.
    No. 23 CALIFORNIA at UC Davis, 2:30 p.m.
    OREGON STATE at No. 17 OREGON, 6 p.m., CSN NW
    UC Irvine at No. 5 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    Gonzaga at WASHINGTON, 6 p.m.
    San Francisco at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.

    Wed., April 28
    Gonzaga at WASHINGTON, 2 p.m.
    San Francisco at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.

    Fri., April 30
    OREGON STATE at No. 23 CALIFORNIA*, 2:30 p.m.
    No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 UCLA*, 6 p.m.
    No. 21 STANFORD at WASHINGTON*, 6 p.m.
    No. 19 ARIZONA at USC*, 6:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 17 OREGON*, 7 p.m.

    Sat., May 1
    OREGON STATE at No. 23 CALIFORNIA*, 1 p.m.
    No. 19 ARIZONA at USC*, 1:30 p.m.
    No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 UCLA*, 2 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 17 OREGON*, 5 p.m.
    No. 21 STANFORD at WASHINGTON*, 6:30 p.m.

    Sun., May 2
    No. 19ARIZONA at USC*, 1 p.m.
    No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 UCLA*, 1 p.m.
    OREGON STATE at No. 23 CALIFORNIA*, 1 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE at No. 17 OREGON*, 1 p.m.
    No. 21 STANFORD at WASHINGTON*, 1 p.m.

    Mon., May 3
    Santa Clara vs. No. 21 STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.

    Game local to site and subject to change.
    * Pacific-10 Conference Game 
    ^ Stanford vs. Washington on Sat., May 2, will be played at Safeco Field
     Baseball America rankings.

    PAC-10 TEAM NOTES

    ARIZONA (28-11, 8-7): Head coach Andy Lopez is quickly approaching one of the greatest coaching milestones: 1,000 Division I career victories. Lopez has 997 career wins and is looking to become the sixth coach this season to achieve the feat and the 46th all-time. The Wildcats continue to lead the Pac-10 in batting average (.346) and hits (481). 

    ARIZONA STATE (33-5, 11-4): As a team, the Sun Devils leads the Confernce in multiple offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.533), on-base percentage (.442), runs scored (326), RBI (293), doubles (94), triples (26) and total bases (697). Individually, SO 2B Zac MacPhee leads the league in batting average (.440), slugging percentage (.800), on-base percentage (.542), runs scored (45) and triples (11). 

    CALIFORNIA (23-14, 8-7): JR 1B Mark Canha leads the Pac-10 in RBI (47) and ranks in the top 10 in multiple categories, including fifth in home runs (6), sixth in on-base percentage (.473) and hits (53), seventh in runs scored (36) and total bases (82). FR LHP Justin Jones is tied for the league lead in wins (8) and leads the Conference in innings pitched (76.0).

    OREGON (27-13, 8-7): The Ducks have won three-consecutive Pac-10 series. In Sunday’s 8-4 victory over USC, FR INF J.J. Altobelli’s grand slam was the first home run of his career and the first grand slam for Oregon since reinstatement. Last week, SO SS KC Serna was 8-for-20 (.400) with 12 RBI. He had a slugging percentage of .850 and five of his hits were for extra bases. 

    OREGON STATE (21-13, 4-8): This season, the Beavers are 16-0 when out-hitting their opponent, including 6-0 on the road, 15-5 when scoring first and 12-0 when limiting opponents to runs or less. SO OF Adalberto Santos has reached base safely in all but two games this year. Currently, Santos is on a five-game hitting streak where he his 7-for-21 (.333). 

    STANFORD (21-13, 10-5): Winners of eight in its last nine, the Cardinal look to extend its Pac-10 winning streak to eight games when it travels to Seattle to play Washington. After hitting .500 last week, including two game-winning hits, FR 3B Kenny Diekroeger earned his first career Pac-10 Player of the Week selection. On the year, Diekroeger has three game-winning hits. 

    UCLA (29-7, 7-5): In Saturday’s 6-2 victory over then-No. 17 Arizona, SO RHP Trevor Bauer pitched his first complete of the season, fifth of his career, striking out 13 batters and walking one. SR RHP ranks third in the Conference with a 2.27 ERA and leads all Pac-10 pitchers with .173 opponent batting average. Cole (86) and Bauer (85) rank first and second in the league in strikeouts, respectively.       

    USC (17-22, 3-12): SO INF Ricky Oropesa leads the ball club in batting average (.338), slugging percentage (.662), hits (53), RBI (39), doubles (16) and home runs. His 11 home runs leads the Pac-10 and is pacing the Trojans as they have hit a league-leading 35 long balls this season. Oropesa is on pace to be the first USC player to lead the Conference in home runs since Geoff Jenkins in 1995 (23). 

    WASHINGTON (20-18, 5-7): FR 3B Jacob Lamb has not committed an error in his last 25 games, while SO 1B Troy Scott has only made three errors the past two seasons. Lamb leads the squad in batting average (.357), slugging percentage (.473), on-base percentage (.435), and hits (46). He ranks second RBI (23) and total bases (61), and third in runs scored (22). 

    WASHINGTON STATE (21-15, 5-7): JR RHP Chad Arnold earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection after striking out a career-high 11 batters in a complete game five-hitter in the Cougars’ 5-1 victory over then-No. 22 Oregon State on Friday night. Arnold became the first Cougar pitcher since Aaron MacKenzie in 2004 to throw back-to-back complete games. With the opening win over the Beavers, WSU has won the opening game of its last nine Pac-10 series in Pullman, Wash.

     

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