This Week in Pac-12 Baseball

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• Six Pac-12 teams are ranked in Baseball America's top 25 poll: UCLA (2), OREGON (10), ARIZONA (13), OREGON STATE (16), STANFORD (19) and ARIZONA STATE (21).

• Four players from the Pac-12 are among the 30 semifinalists for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award: Stanford junior RHP Mark Appel, UCLA junior outfielder Jeff Gelalich, Arizona junior RHP Kurt Heyer and Oregon senior RHP Alex Keudell. The Golden Spikes Award recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country.

• Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA are heading to the postseason, starting with regionals this Friday. UCLA received the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament, while Oregon is the No. 5 overall seed. UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Stanford all will host a regional this weekend.

• Arizona and UCLA finished the regular season as Pac-12 Co-Champions after an action-packed final weekend. Each of Arizona's three games against Arizona State was decided in the bottom of the ninth, including Sunday's finale in Tucson: Pac-12 Player of the Week Johnny Field hit a two-out walk-off single to give the Wildcats an 8-7 victory over Arizona State and claim a share of Arizona's first Conference championship since 1992. With that at-bat, Field won the regular season Pac-12 batting title as his 6-for-13 (.462) weekend at the plate pushed his season batting average to .379. Along with his six hits, Field scored three runs in the series to give him a league-best 59 runs scored on the season.

• Fields' teammate, right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer, earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time this season after pitching a complete-game shutout on Friday night, marking his sixth complete game of the season as Arizona downed the Sun Devils, 1-0. The win, paired with an Oregon loss, moved the Wildcats into a tie for first place in the Pac-12. The junior notched his 11th win of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.03 as he scattered six hits and struck out two over the nine innings.

• Baseball America released its rankings for the top 500 MLB Draft prospects this week, and Stanford's Appel is ranked fourth overall. ASU junior shortstop Deven Marrero is slotted 14th, while Stanford junior utilityman Stephen Piscotty is ranked 26th.


Los Angeles Regional (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Friday, June 1
No. 2 San Diego vs. No. 3 New Mexico, 3 p.m.
No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 4 Creighton, 7 p.m.

Tucson Regional (Tucson, Ariz.)
Friday, June 1

No. 2 New Mexico State vs. No. 3 Louisville, 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 4 Missouri, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Stanford Regional (Stanford, Calif.)
Friday, June 1

No. 2 Pepperdine vs. No. 3 Michigan State, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 4 Fresno State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Eugene Regional (Eugene, Ore.)
Friday, June 1

No. 2 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 3 Indiana State, 2 p.m.
No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 4 Austin Peay, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Regional (Baton Rouge, La.)
Friday, June 1

No. 2 Oregon State vs. No. 3 Belmont, 2 p.m.
No. 1 Louisiana State vs. No. 4 Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m.

Fri.-Mon., June 8-11
NCAA Super Regionals, TBA

Fri.-Mon.Tues., June 15-25/26
College World Series, TBA

Each regional will feature two games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A game seven will take place on Monday, June 4, if necessary.

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 4 (if necessary).

Game times are local to site and subject to change.

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