No. 16 Cal Baseball Travels to No. 6 Stanford for Pac-10 Showdown

May 8, 2008

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., May 9 at Stanford, Sunken Diamond, Stanford, Calif. 6:00 p.m.Sat., May 10 at Stanford, Sunken Diamond, Stanford, Calif. 1:00 p.m.Sun., May 11 at Stanford, Sunken Diamond, Stanford, Calif. 1:00 p.m.

RADIO: KALX Radio (90.7 FM) will broadcast the May 9-11 Cal-Stanford games. Gametracker available on www.CalBears.com.

TELEVISION INFORMATION: Sunday's game will be televised live at 1 p.m. on CBS College Sports Network (check local cable company for availability) with Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Kevin Stocker (color) announcing.

BEAR NOTES: No. 16-ranked California (30-15-2, 9-9) travels to No. 6-ranked Stanford (28-16-2, 10-5) for a battle between two of the top teams in the Pac-10, and the nation. The Golden Bears, who have defeated the Cardinal once this season (8-3 Mar. 4) and tied, 5-5 in 13 innings Apr. 7, bring to The Farm two of the league's best hitters, senior second baseman Josh Satin and junior first baseman David Cooper. Satin is hitting .400 with 16 home runs and 49 RBI, while Cooper is batting .397 with 19 home runs and 55 RBI. Both players were recently announced as candidates for both the Wallace Award and Golden Spikes Award as national players of the year. Cal's top starter is junior right-hander Tyson Ross, who is 7-2 with a 4.47 ERA and has 51 strikeouts in 56.1 innings, and has twice been the conference pitcher of the week this season. The Bears also showcase junior closer Matt Gorgen and freshman right-hander Kevin Miller. Gorgen is among the top of the conference with eight saves and has a 2.20 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. Miller is among the league leaders with a 2.34 ERA and a .167 opponent batting average. As a reliever and spot starter, Miller is now 6-0 and has 63 strikeouts in 61.2 innings. Both Satin (Mar. 4) and Cooper (Apr. 1) have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week this year, and Ross was Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Feb. 26 and Apr. 1. Cooper, Ross and Gorgen were all 2008 preseason All-Americans, while Satin is a two-time Cape Cod League All-Star and was a Collegiate Baseball freshman All-American in 2005. As a team, the Bears are second in the Pac-10 with a .318 team batting average and lead the league with 68 home runs.

SERIES RECORD: The Bears have a 216-239-1 all-time record against the Stanford Cardinal, winning, 8-3, Mar. 4 and tying, 5-5 in 13 innings on Apr. 7 of this season. In the Pac-10 series last year, Cal won two-of-three (W 3-0, L 4-3, W 13-5) Apr. 20-22, 2007 at Evans Diamond. In the last Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond, the Bears won one-of-three (L 3-2, W 5-1, L 6-4) May 5-7, 2006.

HEAD COACH David Esquer: Esquer, 43, is in his ninth season at Cal with a career record of 260-230-2 (.530). In 2001, he was Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a 34-25 mark and a berth to the NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge, La. (1-2). Thirty nine Cal players have signed professional contracts since Esquer became coach, including first round picks Brandon Morrow (RHP, Seattle, fifth overall) in 2006 and Conor Jackson (1B, Arizona, 19th overall) in 2003. On June 10, 1999, Esquer became the 10th coach in Cal baseball history, which began in 1892. He came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99, and the No. 2 assistant at Stanford from 1991-96. A shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, he was a starter on the 1987 College World Series championship team, earning All-Tournament honors.

TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA LINE-UPNo.	Pos.	Player	2008 stats31	DH	Rich Gorman, So. .270, 20 RBI, 4 HR16	LF	Charlie Cutler, Jr. .336, 13 RBI, 2 HR18	1B	David Cooper, Jr. .397, 55 RBI, 19 HR3	2B	Josh Satin, Sr. .400, 49 RBI, 16 HR4	CF	Brett Jackson, So. .324, 38 RBI, 3 HR33	C	Dylan Tonneson, So. .346, 30 RBI, 6 HR37	RF	Blake Smith, So. .308, 38 RBI, 9 HR23	3B	Jeff Kobernus, So. .304, 24 RBI, 3 HR26	SS	Michael Brady, Jr. .257, 27 RBI, 4 HR44	RHP	Tyson Ross, Jr. (Fri.) 7-2, 4.47 ERA27	LHP	Craig Bennigson, Jr. (Sat.) 3-3, 6.71 ERA41	RHP	Kevin Miller, Fr. (Sun.) 6-0, 2.34 ERA

PAC-10 RACE (AS OF May 8)	Conference	                Overall	W	L	PCT	GB	W	L 	T	.PCTASU	12	6	.667	---	38	9	0	.808Stan	10	5	.667	---	28	16	2	.630Wash	8	7	.533	---	29	16	0	.644CAL	9	9	.500	---	30	15	2	.660OSU	9	9	.500	---	22	18	0	.550UCLA	7	8	.467	---	24	21	0	.533Ariz	8	10	.444	---	31	15	0	.674USC	7	11	.389	---	22	25	0	.468WSU	5	10	.333	---	26	20	0	.565

NOTING STANFORD: The Stanford Cardinal (No. 6 in Baseball America, No. 11 in Collegiate Baseball, No. 12 in USA Today , No. 18 in NCBWA), coached by Mark Marquess (32nd year at Stanford, 1,313-661-7, .665), are 28-16-2 (10-5 in Pac-10), last weekend winning two games versus San Jose State (9-1 at home, 17-6 in San Jose), and winning 7-2 Monday at Pacific, and losing 13-9 Tuesday at San Francisco. Top hitters for the Cardinal include junior catcher Jason Castro (.378, 10 HR, 48 RBI) and senior designated hitter Randy Molina (.362, 4 HR, 33 RBI). Stanford's tentative pitching rotation is junior right-hander Austin Yount (3-2, 1.74 ERA), senior right-hander Erik Davis (7-1, 3.48 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Jeffrey Inman (6-2, 3.43 ERA). In 2007, the Cardinal finished 28-28 overall and 9-15 (eighth) in the Pac-10.

IMPRESSIVE ROSS: Junior team captain and 6-6 right-hander Tyson Ross (7-2, 4.47 ERA) - a 2008 preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com; and a Golden Spikes candidate - started the 2008 season on a high note by one-hitting Kansas State (5.0 innings, one hit, one run, one walk, seven strikeouts) to earn this season's first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award. He is coming off an outstanding 2007 summer season with the USA National Team, finishing 4-1 with a 0.82 ERA, striking out 39 batters with only seven walks in 43.2 innings. A first-team All-Pac-10 selection last spring, Ross finished 6-6 and was second in the league with a 2.49 ERA and third in the conference with 120 strikeouts in 115.2 innings. His 120 strikeouts were second on the Cal all-time single-season strikeout list and he threw at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 17 starts, and 7.0 innings or more 11 times, including a complete game at Stanford. Ross was also named a semifinalist for the Golden Spike Award, and on Mar. 25, 2007, he was picked as the National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after striking out 16 batters (three away from the school record of 19 set by Larry Colton in 1963) with only one walk in 7.0 innings against Oral Roberts. Ross was noted for fielding as well, winning the Rawlings Gold Glove award as the nation's best fielding pitcher. For his career, Ross now has 256 strikeouts (fourth on Cal's career list) in 256.2 innings with an 19-12 record and a 3.15 career ERA.

CLUTCH HITTING COOPER: Junior left-handed first baseman David Cooper is a Baseball America preseason All-American; and a 2008 Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate. Cooper has been dominant in 2008, going 73-for-184 (.397) at the plate with 12 doubles, 19 home runs (including a grand slam) and 55 RBI in 47 games. Cal's top newcomer in 2007, he was a transfer from Cal State Fullerton, where he was a member of the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament team. An All-Pac-10 selection and team MVP in 2007 for the Bears, Cooper batted a team-leading .382 with a team-best 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBI. He also paced Cal with a .627 slugging percentage, 30 walks and had a .450 on-base percentage. Cooper was third in the Pac-10 in batting average, fifth in the league in slugging and on-base percentage, and seventh in the conference in home runs. In 2006, he flirted with a College World Series record with seven consecutive hits, tying Terry Francona (1980) and one short of Dave Magadan (1983) and Barry Bonds (1984). Cooper led all players at the 2006 World Series with a .533 average (8-for-15) with five RBI. In less then two seasons at Cal, he has a combined batting average of .389 (151-for-388, vying for the school record for career batting average of .381 set by Mike Epstein, 1963-64) with 26 doubles, 31 home runs (seventh on the Cal all-time HR list) and 110 RBI.

SATIN'S STORY: Senior second baseman Josh Satin, after back-to-back summers as a Cape Cod League All-Star, had a school-record 27-game hitting streak carrying over from last year, hitting safely from May 20, 2007 through Mar. 29, 2008. During that time he was 54-for-123 (.439) with eight doubles, nine home runs and 38 RBI. This season, Satin leads Cal with a .400 average (66-for-165) and has nine doubles, 16 home runs and 49 RBI, and was added to the Wallace Award Watch list. He also has a .745 slugging percentage and a .516 on-base percentage. Satin owns a .314 career average with 40 doubles, two triples, 27 home runs (ninth on the Cal all-time list) and 150 RBI (sixth on the Cal all-time list). He is now seventh on the Cal career hits (238) and at-bats (759) list. Satin had one of the finest freshman seasons in school history in 2005, earning All-Pac-10 and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honors. As a redshirt freshman, he hit .348 with 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 RBI. Satin was the first Cal freshman to earn Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 honors since Xavier Nady was National Freshman of the Year in 1998.

STRIKEOUT CLOSER GORGEN: The Bears' other Louisville Slugger and Rivals.com preseason All-American is hard-throwing junior closer Matt Gorgen (2.20 ERA and eight saves in 2008). An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection last season, Gorgen is one of 40 players on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List, having struck out 35 batters in 32.2 innings this year, and 75 batters in 61.0 innings with a 2.51 ERA (third in the Pac-10) last year. He also led the Pac-10 with 31 appearances in 2007, was sixth in the league with nine saves (second on the Cal all-time single season list), and 38 of his 75 strikeouts were called looking (second in the Pac-10). In 83 career appearances, Gorgen now has 144 strikeouts in 133.1 innings, and is tied for second on Cal's career save list (19 saves, with Jesse Ingram, 2002-04). His twin brother, Scott, is a standout starting pitcher at UC Irvine.

MASTERFUL MILLER: Freshman right-hander Kevin Miller, recently added to the Wallace Award Watch list, is 6-0 with a 2.34 ERA and has a team-high 63 strikeouts in 61.2 innings. Miller gave up his first earned runs of the season (after starting his college career not giving up an earned run in his first 44.0 innings) Apr. 12 at USC. On Tuesday, he earned a win in relief versus UC Davis (5.0 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts). Miller had a solid outing Apr. 19 versus Washington, getting a no decision but throwing 6.2 innings (four hits, one earned run, five walks) with a career-high eight strikeouts. On Apr. 5 versus two-time defending national champion Oregon State, he threw 6.2 innings with one hit, no runs, three walks and seven strikeouts. On the year, opponents are batting a Pac-10 best .167.

TONNESON'S TIME: Sophomore catcher Dylan Tonneson has done a spectacular job replacing injured junior captain Charlie Cutler (broken little finger of right hand sliding into first base versus Utah Valley Feb. 23, now playing left field). Tonneson, after only seeing action in 18 games last year, is third on the team with a .346 average (54-for-156) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 30 RBI, including a career-best 4-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI Apr. 15 at Pacific. He was also 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Bears' 14-4 victory over then-No. 24 Fresno State in San Diego, three hits in Cal's 5-3 victory over No. 22 San Diego State, and three hits in a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount Mar. 16. Tonneson is ninth in the Pac-10 with a .446 on-base percentage.

STANDOUT SMITH: Sophomore right fielder/pitcher Blake Smith is batting .308 with 10 doubles, two triples, nine home runs (including a grand slam Apr. 2 versus Fresno State) and 38 RBI, while also going 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 13.2 innings on the mound. Smith had the game-winning homer in the eighth inning May 3 versus Arizona, and picked up the wins in relief Apr. 20 versus Washington and Apr. 13 at USC...he also had a two-run homer at USC on Apr. 13, besides throwing the final two innings with two strikeouts. On Apr. 7 versus Stanford, he threw the final 3.0 innings of a 5-5 tie, striking out a career-high six batters. On Mar. 4 versus Stanford, Smith was 3-for-3 at the plate and pitched an inning in relief with no hits and two strikeouts. He had a three-run homer versus Northern Iowa Mar. 7, and a 4-for-5 game with a double versus Minnesota Mar. 8, in the Metrodome.

JACKSON'S ACTIONS: Sophomore center fielder Brett Jackson has excelled during the 2008 campaign, batting .324 (55-for-170) with five doubles, four triples (first in the Pac-10), three home runs (grand slam May 2 versus Arizona) and 38 RBI. Jackson is also sixth in the Pac-10 with 11 stolen bases. In game one of the doubleheader versus Utah Valley on Feb. 23, Jackson had a career day, hitting his first collegiate home run in the second inning, and hitting triples in both the fourth and seventh innings. On Mar. 4 against Stanford, he had a key two-run single in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and help propel Cal to an 8-3 win.

ROLLIN RACKING UP THE WINS: Senior right-hander Alex Rollin was 8-5 with a 4.91 ERA in 2007. Rollin's eight wins were the 10th-most in the Pac-10, with victories over UC Irvine, Portland, UC Santa Barbara, Indiana State, Rhode Island, Oral Roberts, OSU and USC. His victory against the defending national champion Beavers was his most impressive, limiting OSU to four hits and no runs in 6.0 innings. Combined with Craig Bennigson and Gorgen, Rollin and the Bears shut out a Beaver team in Corvallis for the first time since Apr. 28, 2002. This season he is 4-2 (12-8 career record) and on Mar. 30 defeated No. 5 Long Beach State (5.0 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts). On Apr. 15 at Pacific, Rollin threw a career-high 7.0 innings with five strikeouts.

WORKMAN-LIKE WOLFORD: In the season-opener on Feb. 22 versus Kansas State, sophomore Daniel Wolford (2-0, 43 strikeouts in 35.2 innings), a right-handed transfer from Long Beach State, helped Cal one-hit the Wildcats (along with junior Tyson Ross, whose lone hit given up was a lead-off homer in the first inning) by throwing the final 4.0 innings with no hits, no runs, three walks and five strikeouts, earning his first save as a Bear. At the San Diego Tournament this season, three Cal pitchers - senior right-hander Alex Rollin, Wolford and Gorgen - combined to shut out then-No. 17-ranked San Diego, 5-0.

BEARS PICKED FIFTH IN PAC-10 PRESEASON POLL: The Bears were tabbed fifth in the 2008 Pac-10 preseason poll behind Arizona, ASU, UCLA and two-time defending national champion OSU. Arizona was ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll, and UCLA was the No. 1-ranked team in Baseball America's preseason poll. The Bears barely missed the NCAA tournament in 2007, finishing 29-26 overall and were alone in fourth place in the Pac-10 with a 12-12 record. Cal won six of their last eight games, including sweeping USC at Evans Diamond, and earlier won series against World Series qualifiers UC Irvine and ASU. The Bears also shut out two-time defending national champion OSU, 4-0, in Corvallis. Cal was the only team in the conference to win two-of-three games over Pac-10 champion Arizona State when the Bears upset the then-No. 7-ranked Sun Devils at Evans Diamond.

ADDITIONAL CAL NOTES: Cal is now 12th in Rivals.com, 16th in Baseball America, 18th in Collegiate Baseball, 20th in the NCBWA and 21st in USA Today...the highest Bears' ranking this season was No. 5 on Apr. 7 in Baseball America...the highest ranking ever was No. 3 in Baseball America on Mar. 20, 1989...Cal is second in the Pac-10 with a .318 team batting average and leads the league with 523 hits and 68 home runs...the Bears' 68 homers this season is already the most team home runs since Cal had 73 home runs in 2000...head coach David Esquer is one of 21 active NCAA Division I head coaches who have played in the College World Series...on Apr. 21, Cal junior outfielder Michael Capbarat was named the recipient of the Pac-10 2008 Sportsmanship Award...that same week, Capbarat went 2-for-5 and made two spectacular catches Apr. 22 versus Cal Poly...sophomore DH Rich Gorman led-off the bottom of the first inning with a home run in both the Mar. 15 and Mar. 16 games versus Loyola Marymount...the Bears had back-to-back-to-back home runs by sophomore Jeff Kobernus (grand slam), Cooper and Satin against LMU in the first game Mar. 15...former Bear catcher Bob Melvin (1980) was the 2007 National League Manager of the Year for the Arizona Diamondbacks with former Cal standout Conor Jackson as his first baseman...the 2008 Bears have two infielders, redshirt freshman Austin Booker and true freshman Brian Guinn, who are sons of former Cal standouts and pro players Rod Booker (1979-80) and Brian Guinn, Sr. (1981-83)...video of junior right-hander Tyson Ross pitching for Team USA this past summer is available by clicking the left sidebar of the calbears.com baseball page, as well as Cal players and coaches, Dan Hubbs and Jon Zuber, featured on KQED's Out of the Park: The Physics of Baseball.

DID YOU KNOW?

*Cal won the inaugural College World Series title in 1947, defeating former President George Bush's Yale team, 8-7, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

*The Golden Bears have had two players become league MVPs in professional baseball - Jackie Jensen was the American League MVP in 1958 and Jeff Kent was the National League MVP in 2001.

*Cal is one of only 20 schools that have won NCAA Baseball titles and only one of 12 schools that have won more than one national championship (1947, 1957). The Bears have competed in five College World Series (1947, 1957, 1980, 1988, 1992).

*Geoff Blum, Cal's starting shortstop as a freshman on the Bears' 1992 College World Series team, had a game-winning homer for the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Major League World Series.

*In 2006 the Bears had a school-record five players selected in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Amateur Draft, including junior right-hander Brandon Morrow, the fifth pick overall by the Seattle Mariners.

CAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

Craig Bennigson, JR., LHP: 3-3 with a 6.71 ERA in 16 appearances...has 53 strikeouts in 55.0 innings...no decision in start vs. UA May (4.0 innings, three hits, three walks, three strikeouts)...lost in relief Apr. 26 at ASU (1.1 innings, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...lost in relief Apr. 19 vs. UW (2.1 innings, five hits, one earned run, three walks, two strikeouts)...lost Apr. 12 start at USC (3.0 innings, seven hits, six runs, three walks, two strikeouts)...had three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief vs. Stanford Apr. 7...no decision vs. OSU Apr. 5 (2.1 innings, four hits, three runs, three walks, one strikeout)...no decision vs. Long Beach State Mar. 29 (4.1 innings, four hits, six runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...no decision at WSU Mar. 21 (5.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...no decision vs. LMU Mar. 15 (4.2 innings, 13 hits, eight earned runs, five strikeouts)...won at Minnesota Mar. 8 (6.1 innings, five hits, one run, four walks, career-high 10 strikeouts)...won at San Diego State Mar. 1 (career-high 8.0 innings, four hits, three runs, four walks, seven strikeouts)...won Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley (7.0 innings, four hits, one run, one walk, six strikeouts)...2007 HM All-Pac-10...0-0 with 3.16 ERA (11 hits, two earned runs, four strikeouts in 5.2 innings) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...possible starter Saturday at Stanford...

Michael Brady, JR., SS: Batting .257 (39-for-152, .224 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles, three triples, four home runs and 27 RBI...had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Mar. 8-28 (14-for-40, .350, 3B, 2-HR, seven RBI)...went 1-for-2 with a triple and RBI vs. UA May 4...was a career-high 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI at USC Apr. 13 and hit a two-run homer Apr. 15 at Pacific...went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI vs. Oregon State Apr. 5, and 2-for-4 with four RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...was 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs and three RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...hit first career triple Mar. 9 vs. New Mexico...has had eight two-hit games this season...2-for-13 (.154) with an RBI career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

David Cooper, JR., 1B: Batting .397 (73-for-184, 4th in Pac-10, .362 vs. Pac-10) with a team-leading 12 doubles (9th in Pac-10), 19 home runs (1st in Pac-10, 4th on Cal's single-season HR list) and 55 RBI (3rd in Pac-10)...has 54 runs (3rd in Pac-10), a .772 slugging percentage (2nd in Pac-10), a .489 on-base percentage (3rd in Pac-10), 142 total bases (1st in Pac-10), 35 walks (6th in Pac-10) and is first in the Pac-10 with 73 hits...leads team with 23 multiple hit and 17 multiple RBI games...went 4-for-9 with a double, home run and four RBI vs. UA May 2-4 and 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Tuesday vs. UC Davis...was 2-for-5 with a home run Apr. 30 at Cal Poly...had game-winning hit Apr. 20 vs. UW and was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI vs. Huskies Apr. 18...was 3-for-5 with three-run homer at Pacific Apr. 15...went 4-for-6 with game-winning two-run single at USC Apr. 13...was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...was Apr. 1 Pac-10 Player of the Week (6-for-12 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI vs. Long Beach State)...was 4-for-13 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI at WSU Mar. 20-22...went 5-for-15 (.333) with a home run and two RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Mar. 18 vs. Sac. State...went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. New Mexico Mar. 9...in a doubleheader vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23, was 2-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high five RBI in game one, and 1-for-2 with a grand slam in game two...batting .382 (21-for-55) with runners in scoring position...is a Baseball America Preseason All-American and a Golden Spikes and Wallace Award candidate...2007 first-team All-Pac-10...6-for-11 (.545) with four RBI career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Charlie Cutler, JR., LF/C: Batting .336 (43-for-128, .324 vs. Pac-10) with six doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI...out Feb. 23-Mar. 18 with broken little finger of right hand...started last 31 games in the outfield after starting year at catcher...was 5-for-11 (.455) with a double and home run vs. UA May 2-4 and a career-high 5-for-5 with two doubles and RBI Tuesday vs. UC Davis...went 3-for-4 with an RBI at ASU Apr. 25...was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22...went 2-for-5 with a home run at USC Apr. 13...was 5-for-13 (.385) with RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 5-for-13 (.385) with two RBI at WSU Mar. 20-22...6-for-9 (.667) with a double and two RBI career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Matt Gorgen, JR., RHP: 1-2 with 2.20 ERA and eight saves (3rd in Pac-10) in 23 appearances (4th in Pac-10)...has 35 strikeouts in 32.2 innings...opponents are batting .227...picked up win vs. UA May 3 (1.2 innings, one hit, one walk)...earned saves vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22 (1.0 inning, one strikeout) and Apr. 18 vs. UW (1.2 innings, two strikeouts)...threw season-high 3.2 innings (three hits, one walk) with a season-high four strikeouts at USC Apr. 13...earned save vs. OSU Apr. 4 (1.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout)...earned save vs. Fresno State Apr. 2 (3.0 innings, one hit, one walk, four strikeouts)...earned save Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State (1.1 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save at WSU Mar. 21 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save at Minnesota Mar. 8 (1.0 inning, one strikeout)...earned save at San Diego State Mar. 1 (1.0 inning)...on watch list for NCBWA Stopper of the Year, is a preseason All-American in Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...2007 HM All-Pac-10...0-1 with one save and a 2.25 ERA (five hits, one earned run, four strikeouts in 4.0 innings) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Rich Gorman, SO., DH: Batting .270 (38-for-141, .308 vs. Pac-10) with eight doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI...had a career-high seven-game hitting streak Mar. 16-28 (9-for-28, .321, 3-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...was 4-for-11 (.364) with two RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27 and 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. UW Apr. 19...went 4-for-13 (364) with a double, home run and three RBI at WSU Mar. 20-22...hit two-run homer at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, two home runs and five RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...led-off the first inning with home runs twice against the Lions...was 5-for-9 with three RBI at Minnesota Tournament...batting a team-best .405 (17-for-42) with runners in scoring position...2-for-5 (.400) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Brett Jackson, SO., CF: Batting .324 (55-for-170, .318 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, four triples (1st in Pac-10), three home runs and 38 RBI...leads team with 11 stolen bases (6th in Pac-10)...hit a grand slam vs. UA May 2 and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI Tuesday vs. UC Davis...was 4-for-10 with two RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27...had a triple and two RBI at Pacific Apr. 15...went 6-for-12 with two doubles and two RBI at USC Apr. 11-13...was 2-for-5 with a triple vs. Stanford Apr. 7 and 3-for-4 with two RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...went 4-for-9 with three RBI vs. Oregon State Apr. 4-5...was 2-for-3 with a two-run double vs. Stanford Mar. 4...was 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBI and first collegiate HR Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley...batting .373 (22-for-59) with runners in scoring position...1-for-2 career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Jeff Kobernus, SO., 3B: Batting .304 (59-for-194, team-best .388 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles (9th in Pac-10), two triples, three home runs and 24 RBI...went 3-for-10 with a double and two RBI vs. UA May 2-4...was 6-for-12 with a double and RBI vs. UW Apr. 18-20...had a two-run triple at USC Apr. 12...went 6-for-13 with a triple vs. Oregon State Apr. 4-6, 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI vs. Stanford Apr. 7 and 3-for-6 with a home run Apr. 9 vs. Santa Clara...was 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and three RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 6-for-12 with two doubles at WSU Mar. 20-22...was 3-for-6 with a grand slam Mar. 15 (game one) vs. LMU...went 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles and an RBI at the San Diego Tournament, including 3-for-5 vs. Missouri and 3-for-6 with a double vs. Fresno State...was 2-for-4 with a double and home run Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State...2007 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and HM All-Pac-10...1-for-7 (.143) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Kevin Miller, FR., RHP: 6-0 (6th in Pac-10) with a 2.34 ERA (2nd in Pac-10) in 18 appearances (four starts)...has 63 strikeouts (7th in Pac-10) in 61.2 innings...opponents are batting .167 (1st in Pac-10)...win in relief Tuesday vs. UC Davis (5.0 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...had five strikeouts in 3.1 innings May 3 vs. UA (three hits, two runs, three walks)...no decision at ASU Apr. 26 (5.0 innings, seven hits, seven runs, six walks, five strikeouts)...no decision vs. UW Apr. 19 (6.2 innings, four hits, one earned run, five walks, career-high eight strikeouts)...won Apr. 5 vs. OSU in relief (6.2 innings, one hit, three walks, seven strikeouts)...won vs. Fresno State in relief Apr. 2 (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts), and Mar. 29 vs. Long Beach State (2.2 innings, no hits, two walks, four strikeouts)...had seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings Mar. 25 at Santa Clara (two hits, no earned runs, one walk)...earned wins vs. USF (Mar. 11 start, 6.0 innings, three hits, no earned runs, two strikeouts) and LMU (Mar. 15 in relief, 3.1 innings, one hit, one walk, one strikeout)...no decision in Mar. 4 start vs. Stanford (5.0 innings, five hits, one walk, four strikeouts)...had three strikeouts in inning of relief Feb. 29 vs. Missouri...possible starter Sunday at Stanford...

Alex Rollin, SR., RHP: 4-2 with 5.26 ERA in 10 starts...lost May 4 vs. UA (4.1 innings, eight hits, five runs, two walks, four strikeouts)...threw 3.1 innings of one hit relief at Cal Poly Apr. 30...no decision Apr. 20 vs. UW (4.0 innings, five hits, one run, one walk, two strikeouts)...won Apr. 15 at Pacific (career-high 7.0 innings, six hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost Apr. 6 vs. OSU (2.1 innings, nine hits, four runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...won Mar. 30 vs. Long Beach State (5.0 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts)...got no decision Mar. 22 at WSU (3.1 innings, eight hits, four runs, one walk)...won vs. LMU Mar. 16 (5.2 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. New Mexico Mar. 9 (5.2 innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts)...got no decisions Mar. 2 at San Diego (3.2 innings, two hits, no runs, four walks, four strikeouts) and Feb. 23 vs. Utah Valley (3.0 innings, five hits, five earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...0-1 with a 3.71 ERA (eight hits, four earned runs, three strikeouts in 9.2 innings) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Tyson Ross, JR., RHP: 7-2 (2nd in Pac-10) with 4.47 ERA in nine starts, and has 51 strikeouts in 56.1 innings...won vs. UA May 2 (career-high 8.0 innings, 11 hits, three runs, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost at ASU Apr. 25 (5.1 innings, eight hits, eight earned runs, five walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. UW Apr. 18 (7.0 innings, nine hits, four runs, three walks, five strikeouts)...lost at USC Apr. 11 (4.0 innings, 10 hits, six runs, three walks, six strikeouts)...won vs. OSU Apr. 4 (7.0 innings, seven hits, two runs, three walks, nine strikeouts)...won vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28 and was Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (career-high 8.0 innings, five hits, no runs, two walks, six strikeouts)...won at WSU Mar. 20 (7.0 innings, two hits, one run, three walks, five strikeouts)...won vs. LMU Mar. 14 (5.0 innings, three hits, three runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Feb. 26, throwing 5.0 innings (one hit, one run, one walk, seven strikeouts) vs. Kansas State Feb. 22...preseason All-American in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Rivals.com; and Golden Spikes candidate...2007 first-team All-Pac-10...2-0 with a 0.60 ERA (11 hits, one run, 14 strikeouts in 15.0 innings) career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...slated to start Friday vs. the Cardinal...

Josh Satin, SR., 2B: Batting .400 (66-for-165, 3rd in Pac-10, .286 vs. Pac-10) with nine doubles, 16 home runs (2nd in Pac-10) and 49 RBI (6th in Pac-10)...is fourth in the Pac-10 in total bases (123), fifth in hits (66), fourth in runs scored (50), third in slugging percentage (.745), second in walks (41) and second in on-base percentage (.516)...hit safely in first 22 games this season and had a school-record a 27-game hitting streak (May 20, 2007-Mar. 29, 2008)...hit a three-run homer and had four RBI Tuesday vs. UC Davis...went 4-for-11 with two home runs and four RBI last week vs. Cal Poly and UA...was 2-for-3 with a home run Apr. 30 at Cal Poly...went 2-for-2 with a home run vs. Cal Poly Apr. 22...was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI at USC Apr. 13, and 2-for-4 with a home run at Pacific Apr. 15...went 2-for-4 with a home run Apr. 7 vs. Stanford and 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Santa Clara Apr. 9...was 5-for-10 with two doubles and three RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 5-for-11 (.455) with a home run and four RBI Mar. 20-22 at WSU and had a two-run homer at Santa Clara Mar. 25...was 8-for-16 (.500) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was Mar. 4 Pac-10 Player of the Week when Cal defeated three ranked teams at the San Diego Tournament (10-for-19, .526, 2B, 2-HR, eight RBI)...vs. San Diego State Mar. 1 had a three-run homer, and vs. San Diego Mar. 2 went 4-for-5 with two-run homer...vs. Utah Valley Feb. 23 (DH) was 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBI...batting .396 (21-for-53) with runners in scoring position...candidate for the Golden Spikes and Wallace awards...11-for-36 (.306) with a double, three home runs and five RBI career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Blake Smith, SO., RF/RHP: Batting .308 (52-for-169, .279 vs. Pac-10) with 10 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 38 RBI...has thrown two runners out at the plate from right field...is 2-0 with 3.29 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 13.2 innings...had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from Apr. 13-27 (12-for-36, .333, 4-2B, 2-HR, eight RBI)...was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI Tuesday vs. UC Davis and 4-for-11 with a triple, two home runs and four RBI vs. UA May 2-4...went 4-for-11 (.364) with two doubles and an RBI at ASU Apr. 25-27...was 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI vs. UW Apr. 18, and won vs. Huskies Apr. 20 (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts)...had two-run homer and won (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts) at USC Apr. 13...had six strikeouts in 3.0 innings Apr. 7 vs. Stanford...was 6-for-16 (.375) with a home run and five RBI vs. Fresno State and OSU Apr. 2-6...hit grand slam Apr. 2 vs. Fresno State...hit two-run homer at WSU Mar. 21...had an eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-21 (13-for-34, .382, 4-2B, 2-HR, nine RBI)...doubled in four-straight games Mar. 9-15...was 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...had a three-run homer vs. New Mexico Mar. 7...went 3-for-3 with two strikeouts in 1.0 inning vs. Stanford Mar. 4...batting .328 (22-for-67) with runners in scoring position...2007 HM All-Pac-10...5-for-13 (.385) with three RBI career vs. Stanford in Pac-10 games...

Dylan Tonneson, SO., C: Batting .346 (54-for-156, .250 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 30 RBI...has .446 on-base percentage (9th in Pac-10)...went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a career-high four RBI at ASU Apr. 26...was 5-for-10 with a home run and two RBI vs. UW Apr. 18-20...went 4-for-9 with two doubles and RBI at USC Apr. 11-13...was 4-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI at Pacific Apr. 15...had two home runs and four RBI vs. Long Beach State Mar. 28-30...went 6-for-12 (.500) with three RBI vs. LMU Mar. 14-16...was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI Mar. 7 vs. Northern Iowa...went 3-for-5 Mar. 1 vs. San Diego State, and 3-for-3 with two RBI Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State, at San Diego Tournament...

Daniel Wolford, SO., RHP: 2-0 with a 5.80 ERA in 19 appearances...has 43 strikeouts in 35.2 innings...had four strikeouts in 1.2 innings vs. Long Beach State (two appearances) Mar. 29-30...had four strikeouts in 2.0 innings at Santa Clara Mar. 25...made two appearances at WSU Mar. 21-22, (nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings)...picked up the win Mar. 21 vs. the Cougars in relief (2.2 innings, three hits, no runs, one walks, career-high five strikeouts)...made two appearances against LMU Mar. 14-16 (4.1 innings, four hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts)...had four strikeouts in 1.2 innings at Minnesota Mar. 8...won Mar. 2 in relief at San Diego (4.1 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)...earned save Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State (4.0 innings, no hits, three walks, five strikeouts)...sophomore transfer from Long Beach State...

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