This Week In Pac-10 Baseball
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The Pac-10 has three teams ranked in the Baseball America poll: Oregon State (2), Arizona State (6) and UCLA (24).
Oregon State and Arizona State both moved up one spot in the rankings.
OSU JR RHP Sam Gaviglio and UCLA JR RHP Trevor Bauer were named quarterfinalists for National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
ASU SO DH Joey DeMichele raised his batting average up to .406 to lead all Pac-10 players and rank 20th nationally. DeMichele had his second five-hit game of the season on Saturday.
Arizona is hitting .329 as a team, which ranks first in the Pac-10 and third in the NCAA. In the sweep of Alcorn State over the weekend, the Wildcats outscored the Braves 33-6 and hit .392.
Stanford's 20 hits in Saturday's 8-7 win over Washington were a season high. Pac-10 Player of the Week FR 1B Brian Ragira went 5-for-5 in the game.
Cardinal SO RHP Mark Appel struck out a career-best nine in Friday's win. He allowed just two runs (one unearned) on six hits.
UCLA FR RHP Adam Plutko threw a two-hit complete-game shutout in the Bruins' 4-0 win over Oregon on Sunday. He finished with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Five Pac-10 pitchers are ranked in the top-25 of the NCAA in strikeouts this season. UCLA's Trevor Bauer continues to lead the country with 154. Arizona SO RHP Kurt Heyer is third with 108, followed by Oregon JR LHP Tyler Anderson at No. 8 (96). Bruin JR RHP Gerrit Cole and OSU's Sam Gaviglio are tied for 23rd (86).
The Pac-10 has seven teams ranked in the NCAA RPI top-50: Arizona State (4), Oregon State (11), Stanford (15), Arizona (25), California (36), UCLA (41) and Washington State (46).
Tues., May 10
OREGON vs. Seattle, 6 p.m.
at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Wash.
Portland at OREGON STATE, 5:35 p.m.
UC Davis at STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.
UCLA at Long Beach State, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., May 11
OREGON at Seattle, 12:30 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 6 p.m.
Fri., May 13
ARIZONA STATE at USC, 6 p.m. *
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 6 p.m. *
at Safeco Field, Seattle, Wash.
STANFORD at OREGON, 7 p.m. * (FSN-Tape Delayed)
Cal State Bakersfield at UCLA, 6 p.m.
Sat., May 14
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE, 2 p.m. *
ARIZONA STATE at USC, 2 p.m. *
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 2 p.m. *
STANFORD at OREGON, 2 p.m. *
Cal State Bakersfield at UCLA, 2 p.m.
Sun., May 15
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m. *
ARIZONA STATE at USC, 1 p.m. *
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m. *
STANFORD at OREGON, 1 p.m. * (CSNNW)
Cal State Bakersfield at UCLA, 1 p.m.
Mon., May 16
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
Pacific at WASHINGTON, 2 p.m.
* Pac-10 Conference game
Games are local to site and subject to change.