This Week In Pac-10 Baseball

June 1, 2004

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STANFORD EARNS PAC-10 TITLE AS FIVE TEAMS MAKE REGIONALS
The STANFORD Cardinal won its second Pac-10 title in a row, and its fourth championship since the league consolidated in 1999.... The Pac-10 managed to grab five postseason bids this season, the first time the Conference has earned five berths since 1997... It was only the fourth year that the Pac-10 has recieved five or more bids to regionals, in 1992 six teams made the postseason, while in 1997 and 1990 five teams got the invite... Stanford (16-8, 44-12) earned a No. 5 national seed and will host UNLV, St. John's (N.Y.), and Long Beach State in its own regional beginning Fri., June 4... ARIZONA STATE (13-11, 40-16) received the No. 7 national ranking and will take on Pepperdine, Minnesota, and Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif.... WASHINGTON (15-9, 37-18-1) will ship out to Oxford, Miss., to take on Tulane, Western Kentucky, and host Mississippi.... UCLA (14-10, 33-27) will face Oklahoma, Central Connecticut State and Florida in Oklahoma City, Okla.... ARIZONA (12-12, 30-24-1) will fly out to South Bend, Ind., to play UC Irvine, Kent State, and host Notre Dame.

THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE
*Campus Sites, *Double Elimination
Game 1-2 Fri., June 4; Game 3-4-5 Sat., June 5; Game 6-7 Sun., June 8

Stanford Calif. (all times PST)
Game #1 (1) Stanford (44-12) vs. (4) UNLV (37-22), 6 PM
Game #2 (2) Long Beach St. (36-19) vs. (3) St. John's (36-21), 2 PM
Game #3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (elimination game), 11 AM
Game #4 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 3 PM
Game #5 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game), 7 PM
Game #6 Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (champ. game), 1 PM
Game #7 (if necessary) If winner Game 5 defeats Winner Game 4 in Game 6, temas meet again (championship game), 5 PM

Fullerton, Calif. (all times PST)
Game #1 (1) Arizona St. (40-16) vs. (4) Pepperdine (28-30), 3 PM
Game #2 (CS Fullerton (36-20) vs. (3) Minnesota (38-21), 7 PM
Game #3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (elimination game), 11 AM
Game #4 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 3 PM
Game #5 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game), TBA
Game #6 Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (champ. game), 1 PM
Game #7 (if necessary) If winner Game 5 defeats Winner Game 4 in Game 6, temas meet again (championship game), TBA

Oxford, Miss. (all times CST)
Game #1 (2) Washington (37-18-1) vs. (3) Tulane (38-19), 3 PM
Game #2 (1) Mississippi (39-19) vs. (4) Western Kentucky (34-26), 7 PM
Game #3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (elimination game), 11 AM
Game #4 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 3 PM
Game #5 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game), 7 PM
Game #6 Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (champ. game), 3 PM
Game #7 (if necessary) If winner Game 5 defeats Winner Game 4 in Game 6, temas meet again (championship game), 45 min. after Game 6

South Bend, Ind. (all times EST)
Game #1 (1) Notre Dame (49-10) vs. (4) Kent State (35-25), 2 PM
Game #2 (2) UC Irvine (34-21-1) vs. (3) Arizona (30-24-1), 6 PM
Game #3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (elimination game), 11 AM
Game #4 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 3 PM
Game #5 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game), 7 PM
Game #6 Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (champ. game), 1 PM
Game #7 (if necessary) If winner Game 5 defeats Winner Game 4 in Game 6, temas meet again (championship game), 5 PM

Oklahoma City, Okla. (all times CST)
Game #1 (1) Florida (40-20) vs. (4) Central Conn. St. (41-15-1), 3 PM
Game #2 (2) Oklahoma (37-22) vs. (3) UCLA (33-27), 7 PM
Game #3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (elimination game), 9 AM
Game #4 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, Noon
Game #5 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game), 3 PM
Game #6 Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (champ. game), 4 PM
Game #7 (if necessary) If winner Game 5 defeats Winner Game 4 in Game 6, temas meet again (championship game), 7 PM

LAST WEEKS RESULTS
Fri., May 28

*ARIZONA 7, USC 6
*No. 2 STANFORD 5, No. 16 ARIZONA ST. 0
*WASHINGTON STATE 7, CALIFORNIA 3
*OREGON STATE 3, UCLA 2
No. 20 WASHINGTON 5, UC Irvine 3

Sat., May 29
*USC 9, ARIZONA 8
*No. 2 STANFORD 10, No. 16 ARIZONA ST. 3
*CALIFORNIA 4, WASHINGTON STATE 0
*UCLA 12, OREGON STATE 2
No. 20 WASHINGTON 5, UC Irvine 4

Sun., May 30
*ARIZONA 7, USC 6
*No. 16 ARIZONA ST. 15, No. 2 STANFORD 5
*WASHINGTON ST. 13, CALIFORNIA 3
*UCLA 11, OREGON STATE 6
No. 20 WASHINGTON 8, UC Irvine 7

Player of the Week: Nick Hundley, ARIZ
Pitcher of the Week: Mark Romanczuk, STAN

Player of the Week Facts
* This season, every school in the Pac-10 won a Player or Pitcher of the Week, the first time that has happened since the 1999 season.
* Stanford's Jonny Ash and UCLA's Casey Janssen won Player/Pitcher of the Week on the same day for the second year in a row.
* Three players won Player of the Week twice this season, Arizona State's Travis Buck, Stanford's Brian Hall, and Washington's Zach Clem.
* Two players won Pitcher of the Week twice, Washington's Tim Lincecum and Stanford's Mark Romanczuk.

Pac-10 Teams in Regionals Over the Last 15 Years (Since 1989)

Year	# 	Teams Participating in NCAA Regional Play2004	(5)	Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington2003	(4)	Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Washington2002	(4)	Arizona State, Stanford, USC, Washington2001	(4)	Arizona State, California, Stanford, USC2000	(4)	Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, USC1999	(4)	Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, USC1998	(4)	Arizona State, Stanford, USC, Washington1997	(5)	Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington1996	(3)	Stanford, UCLA, USC1995	(3)	Stanford, UCLA, USC1994	(4)	Arizona State, Stanford, USC, Washington1993	(4)	Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC1992	(6)	Arizona, Arizona St., California, Stanford, UCLA, Washington1991	(3)	California, Stanford, USC1990	(4)	Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, USC1989	(3)	Arizona, Arizona State, USC*Prior to 1999 the Pac-10 was split into Northern and Southern Divisions*

2004 PAC-10 TEAM POSTSEASON NOTES
Arizona
- After winning two of three from USC in Los Angeles, the Wildcats slipped in to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, posting a 12-12 Conference record, 30-24-1 overall... SO C Nick Hundley's three-run homer in the eighth inning on May 30 provided the Wildcats the winning margin over USC, and also guided them into the NCAA's... This is the Wildcats 31st overall trip to the postseason... The Wildcats will begin the tournament playing UC Irvine, a team they played earlier this season but went 0-2-1 against....U of A lost to host and Big East champ Notre Dame 4-2 in Round Rock, Texas earlier this year and has not played against Mid-American winner, Kent State... Arizona holds a 5-7-1 mark against non-conference foes in the tournament field... Last season the Wildcats went two and out in Regionals, losing to Notre Dame 3-5, and San Diego, 2-5.

Arizona State- The Sun Devils have won 12 of their last 15 games and 17 of their last 22... The 15-5 victory over Stanford on May 30 gave coach Pat Murphy his 400th win at ASU... Arizona State will be making its fifth straight regional appearance and 28th overall postseason run...The Sun Devils hold a Pac-10 best 14-5 mark over non-conference foes in the 64-team field, and are 21-12 overall... This time around the Sun Devils will begin the postseason aganist Pepperdine (28-30), one of only three teams to make the postseason without a winning record... ASU is 10-4 all-time against the Waves, last meeting them in 1988... With a win, ASU would play either Big Ten champ Minnesota, or host and Big West champ Cal State Fullerton... ASU holds a 5-1 winning edge over both of those teams... Last year Arizona State made it to Super Regionals before being defeated by College World Series participant Cal State Fullerton two games to one in a best of three game series... To get to the Super Regionals last year, ASU beat Central Connecticut State, New Mexico State, and UNLV in the regional ASU hosted.

Stanford- The Cardinal have won the Conference title 12 of the past 22 years and have finished first or second 22 out of the last 24 years... The Cardinal made it to Regionals for the 11th consecutive season since 1994 and this will be their 25th Regional appearance overall... The Cardinal are the only Pac-10 team to host a regional this year, and it will be the 13th time Stanford has hosted in the first round... In the Stanford Regional, the Cardinal will play UNLV (37-22) with the chance to meet up with other regional foes St. John's (36-21) and Long Beach State (36-19), none of which Stanford has played yet this season... The Cardinal were last seasons College World Series Runner up and they have made the last five consecutive College World Series... Last year they were defeated by Rice in the Championship game of the College World Series... Last year Stanford hosted regionals and defeated Illinois-Chicago, UC Riverside, and Richmond by a combined score of 41-14.

UCLA- The Bruins wrapped up their season with a 2-1 series win at Oregon State... The two victories in Corvallis gave the Bruins an 8-4 Conference road-record, tied for the best Pac-10 away record with Washington... UCLA's 14-10 Conference record and 33-27 overall mark, is the best record the Bruins have posted since 2000 when they went 17-7, 38-26 giving them a share of the Pac-10 Title... This year's trip to the postseason is UCLA's 12th overall and the first time since 2000 that the Bruins have made it to the NCAA Tournament... UCLA will first play host Oklahoma (37-22), with Florida (40-20) and Northeast conference champion Central Connecticut St. (41-15-1) also in their region... In 2000 the Bruins advanced to the Super Regional before being knocked off 14-8 by LSU... UCLA was predicted to finish seventh in the Pac-10 Coaches Preseason Poll.

Washington- The Huskies swept NCAA Tournament participant UC Irvine last weekend in Seattle, winning each game by no more than two runs... The UW has won 10 of its last 13 games... This season marks the third consecutive year that the Huskies have made it to the Tourney, their eighth trip overall... this season the Huskies will play Tulane (38-19) with host Mississippi (39-19) and Sun Belt champion Western Kentucky (34-26) also in their first grouping... Historically, the Dawgs have only played Tulane out of their region, and are 0-3 against the Green Wave, the last game being played between the two teams in 1987... Last season the UW beat Minnesota twice but lost to Long Beach St. twice to end the postseason run... Washington has never made it past regional play.

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