This Week in Pac-10 Baseball
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PAC-10 BASEBALL NOTES
• ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, OREGON STATE and STANFORD will represent the Pac-10 in the Super Regionals of the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
• With four teams advancing in the postseason, the Pac-10 is tied with the SEC for most teams in the Super Regionals.
• The Conference had a record of 18-5 in the opening regionals.
• Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford all went 3-0 in their regionals.
• Cal punched its ticket to the program's first Super Regional with a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Baylor 9-8.
• The Pac-10 had four players - all pitchers - drafted in the first round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Pac-10 and ACC each had four players drafted in the first round, the most of any conference.
• UCLA JR RHP Gerrit Cole became the first Bruin to be chosen first overall in the June draft when the Pittsburgh Pirates made him their top pick. Cole finished the season with a 3.31 ERA and 119 strikeouts. He has compiled 376 career strikeouts, the second-highest total in school history.
• Fellow Bruin, JR RHP Trevor Bauer was drafted third by the Arizona Dimondbacks. Bauer, Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2011 Golden Spikes Award, went 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA this season. He led the nation with 203 strikeouts, establishing a new Pac-10 single-season record. The previous record was held by USC's Mark Prior, who amassed 202 strikeouts during the 2001 season.
• This marks the first time since 1978 in which one college baseball program has had two of the top three overall draft selections. That year, Arizona State's Bob Horner and Hubie Brooks were drafted first and third, respectively.
• The Los Angeles Dodgers chose Stanford JR LHP Chris Reed with the 16th pick. The Cardinal closer is tied for third in the Pac-10 with nine saves (in 11 attempts) and has a 1.80 ERA in 27 relief appearances.
• OREGON JR LHP Tyler Anderson became the program's second first-round pick and the first since 1972 when the Colorado Rockies selected him at No. 20. He is the first Ducks pitcher to go in the first round. Anderson finished the season with an 8-3 record, 2.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts.
• Four Pac-10 pitchers were named to the Louisville Slugger All-America teams as announced by Collegiate Baseball last week. Bauer was named to the first team, Anderson and Oregon State JR RHP Sam Gaviglio were second-team members and ARIZONA SO RHP Kurt Heyer was a third-team selection.
• The Pac-10 will have complete MLB Draft coverage following its completion on Wednesday, June 8.
UPCOMING NCAA SCHEDULE
Austin Super Regional (Austin, Texas)
Arizona State at No. 7 Texas
Friday, June 10 - 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, June 11- 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, June 12 (if necessary) - 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Chapel Hill Super Regional (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Stanford at No. 3 North Carolina
Friday, June 10 - 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, June 11 - 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, June 12 (if necessary) - 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Nashville Super Regional (Nashville, Tenn.)
Oregon State at No. 6 Vanderbilt
Friday, June 10 - 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saturday, June 11 - 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sunday, June 12 (if necessary) - TBD (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU)
Santa Clara Super Regional (Santa Clara, Calif.)
California vs. Dallas Baptist
Saturday, June 11 - 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sunday, June 12 - 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Monday, June 13 (if necessary) - TBA (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Games will be a best-of-three series.
The determination of the Men's College World Series order of first-round games both Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, will be announced Monday, June 13. The ESPN family of networks and www.NCAA.com/cws will release the CWS game dates and times as soon as they are available.
The 65th College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
Games are local to site and subject to change.
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