This Week In Pac-10 Baseball

June 8, 2004

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The Pac-10 has had a team make the Super Regionals each year since 1996 and has been represented in the Sweet 16 in 23 of the past 26 years thanks to ARIZONA advancing past Regionals last weekend... The Wildcats did not drop a game in the regional, beating UC Irvine 7-3, Kent State 7-4, and No. 5 Notre Dame 7-6 in South Bend, Ind.... Arizona will play Big West foe Long Beach State in Long Beach in a best of three series with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., the following week... the Pac-10 has had a College World Series participant each year since 1996 and has made the CWS 23 times since the league became known as the Pac-10 in 1979... If Arizona advances, it will make its 15th College World Series appearance, the first since it won the national title in 1986.

Long Beach, Calif.

Fri., June 11: Arizona (33-24-1) at Long Beach State (39-19), 7 p.m.
Sat., June 12: Arizona at Long Beach State, 3 p.m.
Sun., June 13: (if necessary) Arizona at Long Beach State, 3 or 6 p.m.

Travis Buck, Arizona State
Chris Cater, Stanford
Derek Decater, Arizona
Chris Denove, UCLA
Jason Donald, Arizona
Preston Griffin, UCLA
Aaron Hathaway, Washington
Casey Janssen, UCLA
Koley Kolberg, Arizona
Kyle Larsen, Washington
Brent Lillibridge, Washington
Jed Lowrie, Stanford
Ryan McCarthy, UCLA
Tyler Mach, Washington
Richard Mercado, Arizona
Dustin Pedroia, Arizona State
Mike Svetlic, UCLA
Jeff Van Houten, Arizona

Most Outstanding Player: Koley Kolberg, Arizona

Postseason Results
Fullerton, Calif.

Fri., June 4
Pepperdine 15, ARIZONA STATE 5

Sat., June 5
ARIZONA STATE 6, Minnesota 4
CS Fullerton 5, ARIZONA STATE 0

Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fri., June 4
UCLA 9, Oklahoma 1
UCLA 17, Oklahoma 7

Sat., June 5
Florida 4, UCLA 3

Sun., June 6
Florida 11, UCLA 0

Oxford, Miss.
Fri., June 4
Tulane 3, WASHINGTON 2

Sat., June 5
WASHINGTON 7, Mississippi 2
WASHINGTON 4, Western Kentucky 1

Sun., June 6
Tulane 12, WASHINGTON 3

South Bend, Ind.
Fri., June 4
ARIZONA 7, UC Irvine 3

Sat., June 5
ARIZONA 7, Kent State 4

Sun., June 6
ARIZONA 7, Notre Dame 6

Stanford, Calif.
Fri., June 4

Sat., June 5
Long Beach St. 7, STANFORD 4
STANFORD 7, St. Johns 2

Sun., June 6
Long Beach St. 8, STANFORD 4


College World Series
College World Series Game Times to Announced: Monday, June 14, at 7 P.M. CT.

College World Series Dates: Teams that played in the Friday-Sunday Super Regional will begin play in Omaha Friday, June 18, and teams that played the Saturday- Monday Super Regional will begin play on Saturday, June 19.

2004 All-Americans
(as of June 8)

Sports Weekly
Jed Lowrie-STAN
Dustin Pedroia, ASU

Collegiate Baseball
First Team
Jed Lowrie- STAN

Second Team
Dustin Pedroia-ASU
Tim Lincecum- WASH

Third Team
Mark Romanczuk- STAN

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
Third Team
Colin Henderson-WSU


Arizona- The Wildcats will be making their first trip to Super Regionals since 1993 where they fell three outs short of making the College World Series... Arizona won the regional title for the first time since 1986, beating UC Irvine 7-3, Kent State 7-4, and No. 5 Notre Dame 7-6... The win over UC Irvine on June 4, was the first postseason win for the Wildcats since 1993... JR RHP Koley Kolberg picked up his second career save of his career in the win over Notre Dame... SO RHP John Meloan kept his undefeated mark intact, picking up the win in the Notre Dame game, working 8.0 innings while striking out nine... JR C Richard Mercado had a team high five RBI including a home run over the three regional games and went 5-for-12 (.417) overall... Arizona had played both UC Irvine and Notre Dame earlier this season going a combined 0-3-1 against those schools... This Friday, Arizona will try to keep the trend alive as it will play Long Beach State at Long Beach in a best of three series with the winner getting a pass to Omaha the following week... The Dirtbags swept the Wildcats in a three-game series earlier this year in Long Beach... Head Coach Andy Lopez takes Arizona to the round of 16 for the first time since taking over as head coach in 2002... With one more win, Lopez will record his 100th win at the helm of the Wildcats.

*For a list of Pac-10 players selected in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft, please see the PDF version of the release.

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