Pac-10 Baseball Round-Up: March 21, 2009

March 21, 2009

No. 4 ASU Takes Out Arizona 7-3
TEMPE, Ariz. - For the second consecutive night, a strong starting pitching performance led the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team to victory over Arizona, as Josh Spence earned the win in a 7-3 victory on Saturday. A second straight sellout crowd of 4,371 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark saw the Sun Devils improve to 16-3 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-10, on the season. [READ MORE]

Cal Baseball Defeats Stanford, 7-6, to Open Pac-10 Play
BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of California baseball team - behind home runs from Brett Jackson and Dylan Tonneson, and stellar relief pitching from Michael Bugary and Blake Smith - defeated Bay Area rival Stanford, 7-6, Saturday in the Pac-10 opener at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears improved their record to 11-7 (1-0), while the Cardinal dropped to 3-9 (0-1). Cal also got strong hitting efforts from sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn (2-for-4, two RBI) and senior third baseman Michael Brady (2-for-3, two doubles, RBI). [READ MORE]

Oregon Comes From Behind To Defeat UW, 6-4
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sophomore Mitch Karraker laced a two-run line drive to right center in the eighth inning that put the game-winning run across the plate, leading Oregon to a 6-4 non-conference victory over Washington on Saturday afternoon at PGE Park. [READ MORE]

Ducks Can't Rally Late In Loss To Hawai'i
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon had plenty of opportunities to put runs on the board Saturday with its 10 hits, but it only happened on one occasion, and the Ducks fell 3-1 to Hawai'i in their third game of the inaugural Rose City Invitational at PGE Park on Saturday. [READ MORE]

Santos Drives in Four as the Beavers Defeat Saint Mary's
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Adalberto Santos went four-for-five from the plate and fell a triple short of the cycle, while Greg Peavey and Josh Osich combined to hold Saint Mary's without an earned run as the Beavers rolled to a 12-3 victory on Saturday night at Goss Stadium. [READ MORE]

UCLA Baseball Opens Pac-10 Play With 14-4 Victory at USC
LOS ANGELES - Freshman right-hander Gerrit Cole (2-2) surrendered just two runs and six hits in five innings, recording six strikeouts and one walk, to lead the UCLA baseball team past USC, 14-4, on Saturday afternoon in both teams' Pac-10 Conference opener at Dedeaux Field. [READ MORE]

Rankin's Homer Snaps Streak; Beat Pilots, 5-2
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sophomore Pierce Rankin hit his third home run of the weekend, breaking a 2-2 tie in the eighth, to lead the Washington baseball team to a 5-2 win over Portland Saturday night at the Rose City Invitational. [READ MORE]

Cougar Baseball Defeats South Dakota State
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State rapped out 13 hits and cruised to a 12-4 victory over South Dakota State in nonconference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field, Saturday. [READ MORE]

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