Cal Baseball Finishes 2001 Season 34-25 Overall and 14-10 in Pac-10

May 30, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - HEAD COACH DAVID ESQUER: The Bears coach, the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, just concluded his second season at Cal and has a career record of 59-53 (.527)...Esquer, 35, became only the 10th coach in the long history of Cal baseball, which began in 1892, when he was hired June 10, 1999...Esquer replaced longtime Bear mentor Bob Milano, who retired May 17, 1999 after 22 years as the Bears head coach and 29 years involved in the Cal baseball program...Esquer came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99...prior to working at Pepperdine, he was the No. 2 assistant coach at Stanford under Mark Marquess from 1991-96...a shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, Esquer, along with assistant coach Ron Witmeyer, were starters on Stanford's 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors after hitting .350 with six RBI in Omaha...he also earned All-Pac-10 Southern Division honors as a senior and went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers organizations...

BEAR NOTES: Cal's 2001 baseball season came to end as the No. 3 seeded Bears lost to No. 2 seed Virginia Commonwealth, 11-2, in the Bears second game of Day Two (May 26) of the NCAA South Regional at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA...Cal, which finished the year 34-25 overall (14-10, tied for third in the Pac-10), had eliminated No. 4 seed Minnesota, 9-3, the morning of May 26, but could not top the VCU Rams (40-18) in an evening game that was delayed nearly two hours due to lightning and ended at 12:14 a.m...the Bears had lost to VCU, 9-7, in the tournament's second game on May 25...three hitters, senior right fielder Rob Meyer, freshman left fielder Brian Horwitz and senior first baseman Clint Hoover stood out at the South Regional...Meyer was outstanding during his three games in Baton Rouge, going 6-for-12 with three home runs and seven RBI...he finished the season as the Bears leading hitter, batting .355 with six doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBI...Meyer was a Pac-10 honorable mention selection and was the May 7 Pac-10 Player of the Week...Horwitz went 7-for-13 with two doubles and an RBI at the Regional, getting three hits in each of the first two games...Hoover finished his college career going 4-for-13 with a double, home run and five RBI at LSU, and is now fourth on the Cal all-time career RBI list (157), fifth on the career home run list (39) and eighth on the career doubles list (44)...on the mound, junior left-hander Jason Dennis (5-3) picked up the 9-3 win May 26 versus Minnesota, pitching 5.3 innings with seven hits, three runs, two walks and a strikeout...it was the Bears first postseason win since defeating Georgia Tech, 4-3, May 25, 1995 at the Mideast Regional in Knoxville, TN...senior right-hander David Cash earned the save in the victory over Minnesota, throwing 3.7 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts...Cash finished the 2001 season 10-3 with four saves and concluded his Cal career with a 23-7 overall record with six saves...his 23 wins is fifth on the Bears career win list and his six saves is seventh on the Cal career save list...Cash, a 2001 honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, is also fourth for career win-loss percentage (.767), eighth on the career strikeout list (198), ninth on the career games list (79) and tied for sixth on the single-season win list (10)...junior second baseman Carson White, a 2001 first team All-Pac-10 selection, has an impressive season, batting .338 overall and leading the Bears in doubles (19) and triples (four) and was second to Hoover with 49 RBI...other top hitters for Cal during the year were sophomore catcher John Baker (.331), sophomore center fielder Ben Conley (.324) and freshman shortstop Jeff Dragicevich (.302)...improved offensive production was a key for Cal, as all season long the Bears were solid on the mound, sporting a respectable 4.29 team ERA (third-best in the Pac-10), but in the past four weeks raised their team batting average to .291 and hit .322 with runners in scoring position...led by head coach David Esquer, the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Cal qualified for the NCAA postseason play for the first time since 1995...the Bears 34 wins were the most single season victories since 1992 when Cal placed seventh at the College World Series...the Bears 4.29 team pitching ERA was the lowest team ERA since 1989...Cal now has a 32-17 all-time record in postseason play...

2001 CALIFORNIA LINE-UP AT THE 2001 NCAA REGIONALNo.	Pos.   	Player	              Final 2001 stats2	CF	Ben Conley, So.	      .324, 21 RBI, 2 HR34	3B	Conor Jackson, Fr.    .288, 31 RBI, 4 HR26	RF	Rob Meyer, Sr.	      .355, 44 RBI, 10 HR33	C	John Baker, So.	      .331, 29 RBI, 3 HR1	2B	Carson White, Jr.     .338, 49 RBI, 8 HR17	1B	Clint Hoover, Sr.     .262, 54 RBI, 11 HR24	LF	Brian Horwitz, Fr.    .310, 30 RBI, 1 HR3	DH	Brad Smith, So.	      .241, 17 RBI, 3 HR9	SS	Jeff Dragicevich, Fr. .302, 21 RBI, 3 HR32	RHP	Trevor Hutchinson, Jr. (Fri.)	6-7, 3.85 ERA5	LHP	Jason Dennis, Jr. (Sat.)	5-3, 5.77 ERA20	RHP	Brian Montalbo, Fr. (Sat.)	4-1, 4.38 ERA
2001 PAC-10 STANDINGS (as of May 29)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTUSC	18	6	.750	---	42	17		.712Stan	17	7	.708	1.0	46	15		.754ASU	14	10	.583	4.0	37	20	1	.647CAL	14	10	.583	4.0	34	25		.576Arizona	12	12	.500	6.0	33	23		.589OSU	11	13	.458	7.0	31	24		.564UCLA	9	15	.375	9.0	30	27		.526Wash	7	17	.292	11.0	29	23		.558WSU     6	18	.250	12.0	15	39		.278

PLAYER NOTES

RYAN ATKINSON: Was 0-3 with a 4.72 ERA...had seven no decisions this season...got no decision in last outing of the year Apr. 14 vs. USC (1.0 inning, three hits, three runs, one walk)...got no decision Apr. 8 at OSU (3.0 innings, three hits, no runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 1 at UW (1.3 innings, four hits, three runs, two walks, one strikeout)...lost Mar. 24 vs. WSU (4.0 innings, six hits, three earned runs, one walk, one strikeout)...got no decision Mar. 17 vs. ASU (5.0 innings, two hits, one run, four walks, four strikeouts)...suffered loss Mar. 10 vs. UC Santa Barbara (6.0 innings, six hits, four runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 3 at Stanford (4.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...Feb. 17 at LMU got no decision (3.3 innings, four hits, three runs, three walks, three strikeouts)...suffered loss vs. BYU Feb. 10 (5.3 innings, five hits, three runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara (7.0 innings, two hits, one earned run, no walks, six strikeouts)...Santa Clara game was his first appearance since May 10, 1999 at Washington State, sitting out 2000 season after Tommy John surgery...opponents batted .247 against...

JOHN BAKER: Batted .331 (56-for-169, 13-2B, 3-HR, 29 RBI, .341 vs. Pac-10)...finished the season on a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 29 (19-for-47, .404, 4-2B, HR, 5 RBI)...went 4-for-12 with a double at the South Regional, including going 2-for-5 in the first game against Virginia Commonwealth...was 7-for-13 with a double, home run and three RBI May 4-6 at UCLA and 2-for-4 May 8 vs. Santa Clara...went 7-for-14 with a double and five RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 5-for-12 with two RBI Apr. 12-14 vs. USC and 3-for-5 Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's...was 4-for-11 with two doubles and three RBI Mar. 31-Apr. 1 at Washington...had huge game Mar. 18 vs. Arizona State, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and a career-high six RBI...went 2-for-3 Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run (first collegiate homer) and two RBI Feb. 17 at Loyola Marymount...batted .308 (16-for-52) with runners in scoring position...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

MATT BROWN: Was 3-3 with a 5.04 ERA and a team-high eight saves (1st in Pac-10) and 29 appearances (3rd in Pac-10)...had 54 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 44.7 innings...in last outing had six strikeouts in 2.7 innings May 26 versus Virginia Commonwealth...pitched 2.0 innings with two strikeouts May 13 at Kansas State...picked up wins in relief May 5 at UCLA (3.0 innings, two hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts) and May 8 vs. Santa Clara (0.7 inning, one hit, one walk)...earned save Apr. 28 vs. Stanford (0.2 innings, no hits, no runs, one strikeout), getting the final two outs with bases loaded...earned save Apr. 20 at Arizona (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...picked up two saves Mar. 30-31 at Washington, pitching 1.7 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and five strikeouts...suffered loss Mar. 17 vs. Arizona State after being one out away from win (3.0 innings, four hits, two earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...picked up save Mar. 14 vs. Columbia (1.0 inning, one hit, no runs, two strikeouts)...suffered loss Mar. 7 at Stanford (2.3 innings, one hit, one run, no walks, two strikeouts), but was outstanding in first series against the Cardinal, pitching all three games, earning a save Mar. 3 (0.7 inning, one strikeout with bases loaded) and not giving up a hit until a solo home run...had five strikeouts and no walks in his 5.0 innings against Stanford...earned save Feb. 9 vs. BYU (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, season-high five strikeouts)...picked up win Feb. 13 at Pacific (1.0 inning, two hits, two runs, no walks, one strikeout)...opponents batted .249 against...was the MVP of the 2000 American Legion World Series, leading his Danville, CA team to the national title...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

DAVID CASH: Was 10-3 with a 3.77 ERA and four saves...is sixth in Pac-10 with 10 wins, fourth with 28 appearances and had a team-high 94 strikeouts (6th in Pac-10) in 93.0 innings...opponents batted .254 against...earned save May 26 versus Minnesota, pitching 3.7 innings with one hit, no runs and four strikeouts...also had three strikeouts in 1.0 inning May 25 versus Virginia Commonwealth...pitched twice in relief May 12-13 at Kansas State, picking up win May 13 (2.7 innings, three hits, two runs, three walks, four strikeouts)...won in relief May 6 at UCLA (7.7 innings, eight hits, two earned runs, two walks, one strikeout)...got no decision Apr. 22 start at Arizona (7.0 innings, 11 hits, seven runs, one walk, eight strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 14 vs. USC (5.0 innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, six strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 8 at Oregon State (4.0 innings, two hits, unearned run, no walks, three strikeouts)...earned save Apr. 1 at Washington (4.7 innings, three hits, one run, three walks, one strikeout)...was outstanding Mar. 27 vs. Pacific (6.0 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, career-high 11 strikeouts)...earned win in relief Mar. 18 vs. Arizona State (3.3 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, five strikeouts)...won in relief Mar. 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara (4.0 innings, two hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...started Mar. 7 at Stanford (no decision, 5.0 innings, two hits, one run, three walks, four strikeouts)...picked up win Mar. 3 at Stanford (1.7 innings, four hits, one run, three walks, two strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State (1.3 innings, one hit, unearned run, one walk, three strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 18 at Loyola Marymount (career-high 8.0 innings, seven hits, five runs, one walk, nine strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 13 at Pacific (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...picked up win Feb. 9 vs. BYU (6.0 innings, seven hits, three runs, four walks, nine strikeouts) and Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara (1.0 inning, two hits, one run, one strikeout)...has a 23-7 Cal career mark (.767) with six saves...his 23 wins is fifth on the Bears career win list and his six saves is seventh on the Cal career save list...he is also fourth for career win-loss percentage (.767), eighth on the career strikeout list (198), ninth on the career games list (79) and tied for sixth on the single-season win list (10)...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

BEN CONLEY: Batted .324 (55-for-170, .337 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI...started the last 34 games for Cal...went 5-for-13 with a double and an RBI at the South Regional, including going 3-for-6 with an RBI May 25 versus Virginia Commonwealth...was 7-for-16 with a double and two RBI May 4-6 at UCLA...went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run Apr. 27 vs. Stanford and a career-high 4-for-5 with a double May 1 at San Francisco...was 8-for-17 with a double and seven RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona and 2-for-3 with an RBI Apr. 24 at Nevada...went 4-for-13 Apr. 12-14 vs. USC...was 2-for-5 with first collegiate home run Apr. 6 at Oregon State...went 3-for-9 with three RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...was 3-for-8 with a double, an RBI and four runs Mar. 16-18 vs. Arizona State...got first collegiate hit Mar. 7 at Stanford and went 3-for-5 with an RBI against the Cardinal...saw action on the mound Mar. 6 vs. Nevada (1.0 inning, one walk)...batted .476 (20-for-42) with runners in scoring position...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

JASON DENNIS: Was 5-3 with a 5.77 ERA...picked up the win May 26 vs. Minnesota at the South Regional, pitching 5.3 innings with seven hits, three runs, two walks and a strikeout, earning the Bears first postseason victory since May 25, 1995...got no decision May 13 at Kansas State (4.0 innings, five earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision May 5 at UCLA (4.3 innings, eight hits, six runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...was outstanding in an Apr. 28 shutout vs. Stanford (8.3 innings, nine hits, no runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 21 at Arizona (5.3 innings, 13 hits, nine runs, three walks, one strikeout)...lost Apr. 13 vs. USC (5.3 innings, six hits, four earned runs, two walks)...lost Apr. 7 at Oregon State (4.7 innings, 10 hits, four earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...earned win Mar. 31 at Washington (7.0 innings, six hits, two runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...won Mar. 25 vs. Washington State (6.0 innings, four hits, no earned runs, no walks, four strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 18 vs. Arizona State (4.7 innings, nine hits, four earned runs, four walks, three strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara (4.0 innings, five hits, two runs, no walks, five strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State, making first appearance since 1999 after Tommy John surgery (3.0 innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts)...

JEFF DRAGICEVICH: Batted .302 (51-for-169, 6-2B, 3-HR, 21 RBI, .318 vs. Pac-10), starting 49 games at shortstop...was 3-for-9 with three RBI at the South Regional...went 4-for-11 with a double and two RBI May 8 vs. Santa Clara and May 12-13 at Kansas State...was 4-for-12 with two RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 6-for-10 with a double and a home run Apr. 6-8 at Oregon State...was 5-for-12 with an RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...went 4-for-10 with a double and two RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. Washington State and was 3-for-6 with an RBI Mar. 27 vs. Pacific...was 4-for-11 with a home run and four RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. Arizona State, including hitting a three-run homer Mar. 18 vs. the Sun Devils...went 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run Mar. 9 vs. UC Santa Barbara...went 2-for-5 with a double Feb. 18 at Loyola Marymount...older brother, Scott, is the starting shortstop for Stanford...batted .373 (19-for-51) with runners in scoring position...

CHRIS GROSSMAN: Batted .254 (15-for-59, 4-2B, HR, seven RBI), getting a hit in his first five at bats of the season...believed to be first Bear to start career with five consecutive hits...started year on seven-game hitting streak (11-for-23, .478, 2-2B, HR, five RBI) from Feb. 4-18...had key walk in 10th inning in Cal's 5-4 victory Apr. 14 vs. USC...went 1-for-3 with RBI double Mar. 24 vs. Washington State...was 1-for-3 with a double Mar. 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara...had pinch hit single Mar. 3 at Stanford...went 4-for-12 with a double and three RBI Feb. 16-18 at Loyola Marymount...had the game-winning RBI Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's...went 2-for-5 with first collegiate home run Feb. 13 at Pacific...in first collegiate game Feb. 4 at Santa Clara, went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI...

CLINT HOOVER: Batted .262 (62-for-237) with 14 doubles and a team-best 11 home runs (5th in Pac-10), 54 RBI (9th in Pac-10) and 14 multiple RBI games...was 4-for-13 with a double, home run and five RBI at the South Regional, including going 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI May 26 vs. Minnesota...had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from Apr. 28-May 13 (15-for-41, .366, 4-2B, 4-HR, 14 RBI)...went 5-for-9 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI May 12-13 at Kansas State...was 5-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBI May 4-6 at UCLA...went 2-for-9 with a double, home run and three RBI Apr. 27-29 vs. Stanford and 1-for-4 with a home run May 1 at San Francisco...was 6-for-15 with a double, grand slam (fourth career grand slam) and six RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 3-for-6 with grand slam and career-high five RBI Apr. 21 vs. the Wildcats...went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI Apr. 8 at Oregon State...was 4-for-12 with an RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...went 3-for-13 with a double, grand slam and seven RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. Washington State...was 2-for-9 with a double, home run and three RBI Mar. 9-11 vs. UC Santa Barbara...went 8-for-15 with a double, home run and four RBI Feb. 16-18 at Loyola Marymount...was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's...went a career-high 4-for-5 with a double Feb. 17 at Loyola Marymount...is fourth on the Cal all-time career RBI list (157), fifth on the career home run list (39) and sixth on the career total bases (368) and at bats list (755)...was a two-time Pac-10 honorable mention selection (1999, 2000)...batted .317 (26-for-82) with runners in scoring position...

BRIAN HORWITZ: Batted .310 (74-for-239, .255 vs. Pac-10) with 17 doubles, a triple, a home run and 30 RBI...also had a team-best 11 stolen bases...had a school record 23-game hitting streak from Feb. 9-Mar. 25 (37-for-96, .385, 12-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI)...went 7-for-13 with two doubles and an RBI at the South Regional, including going 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI May 25 vs. Virginia Commonwealth and 3-for-5 May 26 vs. Minnesota...was a career-high 4-for-6 with three RBI May 13 at Kansas State and was 2-for-4 with a double May 7 at Saint Mary's...went 5-for-16 with two doubles and five RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 3-for-5 with two RBI Apr. 10 at San Jose State...went 6-for-13 with two doubles and five RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. Washington State...was 5-for-12 with two doubles and an RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. Arizona State...went 3-for-4 with first collegiate home run Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...was 6-for-13 and hit a double in each game Mar. 9-11 vs. UC Santa Barbara...had game winning RBI single Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-4 with an RBI double Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State...was 5-for-15 with three doubles and a triple Feb. 16-18 at Loyola Marymount...had pinch-hit double and scored winning run Feb. 13 at Pacific...had six outfield assists this season...batted .338 (22-for-65) with runners in scoring position...

TREVOR HUTCHINSON: Was 6-7 with a 3.85 ERA, 91 strikeouts (9th in Pac-10) and a team-high two complete games and 114.7 innings pitched (6th in Pac-10, ninth-best Cal single-season mark)...suffered loss May 25 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (7.0 innings, 14 hits, six earned runs, two walks, eight strikeouts)...picked up win May 12 at Kansas State (7.0 innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned second collegiate save May 8 vs. Santa Clara (1.3 innings, one hit)...earned win May 4 at UCLA (8.0 innings, 10 hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts)...threw complete-game victory Apr. 27 vs. Stanford (seven hits, one earned run, one walk, 10 strikeouts)...won Apr. 20 at Arizona (7.7 innings, 10 hits, six earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...threw well, but lost Apr. 12 vs. USC (8.0 innings, eight hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts)...got no decision Apr. 6 at Oregon State (7.0 innings, 13 hits, five runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 30 at Washington (5.0 innings, eight hits, four earned runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...lost Mar. 23 vs. Washington State (8.0 innings, 16 hits, three earned runs, no walks, three strikeouts)...lost Mar. 16 vs. Arizona State (4.7 innings, seven hits, four earned runs, four walks, two strikeouts)...lost Mar. 9 vs. UC Santa Barbara (7.0 innings, eight hits, five runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...lost Mar. 2 at Stanford (6.0 innings, five hits, three runs, five walks, five strikeouts)...got no decision Feb. 23 at Long Beach State (8.0 innings, 10 hits, four runs, four walks, eight strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 16 at Loyola Marymount (6.0 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, one walk, career-high 12 strikeouts)...threw well, but lost Feb. 8 vs. BYU (first collegiate complete-game, six hits, no earned runs, one walk, 10 strikeouts)...earned win Feb. 2 at Santa Clara (6.0 innings, six hits, one run, five strikeouts)...older brother, Chad, is former two-sport standout as a pitcher and quarterback for Stanford...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

CONOR JACKSON: Batted .288 (67-for-233, .319 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 31 RBI and a team-high 37 walks (2nd in Pac-10) and 50 runs scored (9th in Pac-10)...had a 14-game hitting streak from Mar. 10-Apr. 1 (19-for-52, .365, 3-2B, 3B, 7 RBI) and had a seven-game hitting streak from May 4-13 (13-for-31, .419, 3-2B, 3-HR, 6 RBI)...went 3-for-4 May 7 at Saint Mary's and 6-for-11 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI May 12-13 at Kansas State...went a career-high 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI May 12 at Kansas State...was 3-for-12 with a double, home run and three RBI May 4-6 at UCLA...went 6-for-15 with two RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...was 7-for-12 with two RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...went 4-for-10 with a double, triple and RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. Washington State...went 2-for-2 with an RBI Mar. 6 vs. Nevada...had a seven-game hitting streak Feb. 18-Mar. 6 (10-for-26, .385, 2B, HR, six RBI)...went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer (first collegiate HR) Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State...in season-opener Feb. 2 vs. Santa Clara went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI...batted .328 (21-for-64) with runners in scoring position...was the Los Angeles 4A City Player of the Year last season at El Camino Real High School...

RYAN LUBNER: Was 1-2 with a 4.23 ERA and one save...had 19 strikeouts in 27.7 innings...pitched in relief May 26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (2.0 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk)...started Apr. 24 at Nevada (lost, career-high 3.7 innings, four hits, four runs, three walks, career-high five strikeouts)...picked up win in relief Apr. 3 vs. San Francisco (3.0 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts)...went 2.0 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts Mar. 16 vs. Arizona Statw...pitched 3.0 innings (three hits, one run, no walks, one strikeout) Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...earned save Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (0.7 innings, no hits, no runs)...opponents batted .243 against...

ROB MEYER: Batted a team-leading .355 (76-for-214, .360 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and a team-high 24 multiple hit games...also had eight outfield assists and three, four-hit games...was outstanding at the South Regional, going 6-for-12 with three home runs and seven RBI...was 3-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high four RBI May 26 vs. Minnesota...went 3-for-5 with an RBI May 13 at Kansas State...was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week after going a career-high 4-for-6 with four runs scored and two RBI May 1 at USF and 6-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBI May 4-6 at UCLA...also had a game-saving diving catch in the 10th inning May 5 at UCLA...went 3-for-3 Apr. 28 vs. Stanford...was 7-for-15 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went a career-high 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four runs scored Apr. 22 vs. the Wildcats...went 2-for-4 (both bunt singles) with an RBI Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's...was 5-for-11 with two home runs Apr. 6-8 at Oregon State and was 2-for-3 with two RBI Apr. 10 at San Jose State...went 6-for-12 with a home run and four RBI Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...was 2-for-3 with an RBI Mar. 3 at Stanford...was 2-for-5 with three RBI Feb. 23 at Long Beach State...went 1-for-2 and threw a runner out at home Feb. 27 vs. San Jose State...was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer Feb. 13 at Pacific...had key lead-off homer in the seventh inning and threw a runner out at first base from right field in the ninth inning Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara...batted .394 (28-for-71) with runners in scoring position...is ninth on the Cal all-time at-bat list (723)...was honorable mention All-Pac-10...

BRIAN MONTALBO: Was 4-1 with a 4.38 ERA and had 47 strikeouts in 61.7 innings...suffered the loss in May 26 start vs. Virginia Commonwealth (2.3 innings, four hits, five runs, four walks, three strikeouts)...was outstanding in a start May 1 at San Francisco, giving up only one hit (bad hop single) in 6.0 innings with three walks and four strikeouts...won in relief Apr. 21 at Arizona (3.7 innings, six hits, three earned runs, two walks, one strikeout)...pitched well Apr. 13 vs. USC (3.3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned win Mar. 13 vs. Sacramento State (career-high 6.3 innings, four hits, no earned runs, five walks, career-high seven strikeouts) ...pitched 6.0 innings Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (no decision, two hits, no earned runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...Feb. 13 at Pacific pitched 4.0 innings with one hit, one earned run, two walks and a career-high seven strikeouts...picked up win in first collegiate start Feb. 4 at Santa Clara (5.0 innings, six hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...was a fourth round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves out of Dimond High School in Anchorage, AK...

BRAD SMITH: Batted .241 (28-for-116, .292 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI...had a career-high seven game hitting streak from Apr. 14-27 (9-for-28, .321, 2B, 2-HR, 8 RBI)...was 4-for-12 with a double and an RBI May 4-6 at UCLA and was 1-for-4 with a home run May 8 vs. Santa Clara...went 1-for-2 with a key two-run homer Apr. 27 vs. Stanford and was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI May 1 at San Francisco...was 4-for-14 with a double and an RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona...went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's (first collegiate homer, career-high three RBI)...was 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning Apr. 14 vs. USC...went 2-for-8 with two doubles Mar. 2-3 at Stanford...

ANDREW SPROUL: Was 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA, a save and had 27 strikeouts in 35.0 innings...opponents batted .235 against...threw May 26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (two hits, one run)...started May 7 at Saint Mary's (no decision, 3.0 innings, five hits, three runs, one walk, one strikeout)...pitched in relief May 1 at San Francisco (2.0 innings, two hits, one run, no walks, two strikeouts)...suffered loss in relief Apr. 22 at Arizona (1.0 inning, one hit, one run, two walks, one strikeout)...pitched well Apr. 14 vs. USC (4.0 innings, two hits, one run, one strikeout)...earned win in relief Apr. 10 at San Jose State (3.0 innings, two hits, unearned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned win in relief Apr. 1 at Washington (3.0 innings, three hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...picked up win in start Mar. 14 vs. Columbia (5.0 innings, three hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts)...pitched 4.0 innings in relief Mar. 6 vs. Nevada (two hits, no earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...picked up win Feb. 20 vs. Saint Mary's (2.3 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 18 at Loyola Marymount (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, no walks, one strikeout)...finished his Cal career 7-4 (.636) with three saves and 91 strikeouts in 109.0 innings...

CARSON WHITE: Batted .338 (76-for-225, .340 vs. Pac-10) with a team-leading 19 doubles (4th in Pac-10, eighth-best all-time Cal single-season mark), four triples (6th in Pac-10), eight home runs, 49 RBI and .564 slugging percentage (9th in Pac-10)...went 4-for-13 with a double at the South Regional...had an 18-game hitting streak from Apr. 1-May 1 (29-for-70, .414, 8-2B, 3B, 5-HR, 25 RBI)...was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI (game-winning RBI) May 8 vs. Santa Clara and went 3-for-8 with two RBI May 12-13 at Kansas State...was 4-for-15 with four doubles and three RBI May 4-6 at UCLA...went 5-for-11 with a double Apr. 27-29 vs. Stanford and was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI May 1 at San Francisco...was 6-for-14 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona and was 2-for-4 with a home run Apr. 24 at Nevada...went 4-for-11 Apr. 12-14 vs. USC, with a key double in the 10th inning Apr. 14 vs. the Trojans...went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI Apr. 10 at San Jose State...had game-winning homer in the 10th inning Apr. 3 vs. San Francisco...went 2-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high six RBI Apr. 1 at Washington...was 4-for-12 with a double, triple and two RBI Mar. 23-25 vs. Washington State...went 4-for-11 with a double, two home runs and three RBI Mar. 16-18 vs. Arizona State...was 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer Mar. 18 vs. the Sun Devils...was 2-for-3 with a double Mar. 14 vs. Columbia...went 2-for-6 Feb. 23 at Long Beach State...was 5-for-14 with a double, triple and five RBI Feb. 16-18 at Loyola Marymount...went a career-high 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBI Feb. 17 at Loyola Marymount...in the season-opener Feb. 2 at Santa Clara, went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI...went 2-for-4 Feb. 3 vs. Santa Clara...was a junior college All-American last season at Fresno City College...batted .365 (27-for-74) with runners in scoring position...was selected first team All-Pac-10...

SPENCER WYMAN: Batted .222 (16-for-72) with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI...hit a towering solo home run and scored twice May 25 vs. Virginia Commonwealth at the South Regional...went 1-for-4 with an RBI Apr. 13 vs. USC...was 1-for-4 and hit his first collegiate home run Apr. 8 at Oregon State...went 4-for-12 with a double Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at Washington...was 2-for-5 Mar.

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