This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

April 20, 2010

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    Tues., April 20.
    Long Beach State at No. 5 UCLA, 6 p.m.
    Portland at WASHINGTON, 6 p.m.
    No. 17 ARIZONA at No. 1 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.
    No. 18 OREGON at Gonzaga, 6:30 p.m.
    UC Santa Barbara at USC, 7 p.m.

    Wed., April 21
    No. 18 OREGON at Gonzaga, 1 p.m.
    Pacific at No. 15 CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m
    Santa Clara at No. 22 STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.

    Fri., April 23
    No. 15 CALIFORNIA at No. 22 STANFORD*, 5:30 p.m.
    No. 5 UCLA at No. 17 ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at No. 1 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.
    USC at No. 18 OREGON*, 7 p.m., OSN

    Sat., April 24
    No. 15 CALIFORNIA at No. 22 STANFORD*, 1 p.m.
    USC at No. 18 OREGON*, 5 p.m.
    No. 5 UCLA at No. 17 ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at No. 1 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m.

    Sun., April 25
    No. 5 UCLA at No. 17 ARIZONA*, 12 p.m.
    USC at No. 18 OREGON*, 12 p.m.
    WASHINGTON at No. 1 ARIZONA STATE*, 12:30 p.m.
    No. 15 CALIFORNIA at No. 22 STANFORD*, 1 p.m.

    Mon., April 26
    No. 22 STANFORD at Santa Clara, 6 p.m.

    Game local to site and subject to change.
    * Pacific-10 Conference Game 
    Baseball America rankings.


    ARIZONA (26-9, 7-5): FR RHP Kurt Heyer struck out a career-high 14 batters in Friday’s 5-3 win over Washington State. For his efforts, Heyer earned his second-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection as well as being named the Lousiville Slugger’s National Player of the Week. The 14 strikeouts was the second-highest single game tally by an Arizona freshman in school history.  

    ARIZONA STATE (31-3, 9-3): The Sun Devils regained solo possession of first-place in the Pac-10 with a sweep of USC. SO 2B Zack MacPhee continues to lead the Conference in multiple offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.784), on-base percentage (.535). RBI (43) and triples (10). JR RHP Merrill Kelly improved to 8-0 on the season with a 5-3 victory on Saturday.  ASU reached the 30-win mark for the 48th-straight season and 50th overall in school history. 

    CALIFORNIA (22-11, 8-4): Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the Golden Bears rank second in the league in doubles (82) and third in batting average (.324), slugging percentage (.485), runs (242), hits (382), triples (16), RBI (216) and total bases (571). JR 1B/OF Mark Canha is pacing the Bears as he ranks second in the Pac-10 in RBI (39), third in on-base percentage (.500) and fifth in batting average (.408).   

    OREGON (23-12, 6-6): With a 5-4 victory over then-No. 1 UCLA, the Ducks defeated the Bruins for the first time in Los Angeles since a 3-2 win on March 26, 1975. By defeating UCLA  8-4 on Saturday, Oregon recorded its second-consecutive series win over a ranked opponent. SR OF Curtis Raulinaitis led the Ducks over the weekend with a team-leading six RBI.

    OREGON STATE (20-11, 3-6): The Beavers look to rebound from a five-game losing streak as they head to Pullman, Wash., for a three-game series with Washington State. Head Coach Pat Casey needs four more wins to bring him to 700 all-time as a collegiate head coach. JR INF Stefen Romero ranks second in the Conference with eight home runs.  

    STANFORD (19-13, 7-5): JR 1B Jonathan Kaskow earned his first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 10-for-16 (.625), scoring eight runs and driving in eight as the Cardinal swept No. 14 Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. Stanford set season-highs for hits in back-to-back games, 18 in Santa Clara on Tuesday and 19 on Friday against the Beavers. 

    UCLA (27-5, 5-4): SO INF Dean Espy moved into a three-way tie with Brandon Crawford and Pete Zamora for ninth place on UCLA’s career doubles list with 44 two-baggers. The Bruins pitching staff leads the Pac-10 in ERA (2.44) and strikeouts (368). As a team, UCLA is averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings and has surrendered 6.5 hits per nine innings. SO  RHP Gerrit Cole leads the Conference with 76 strikeouts followed by teammates SO RHP Trevor Bauer (72) adn JR LHP Rob Rasmussen (69).    

    USC (15-20, 2-10): The Trojans look to snap their six-game losing streak. SO INF Ricky Oropesa continues to lead the team in the triple crown categories with a .321 batting average, 11 home runs and 34 RBI. His marks in home runs and RBI ranked first and fifth in the Conference, respectively. As a team, USC leads the Pac-10 with 33 long balls. 

    WASHINGTON (19-15, 4-5): SO RHP Andrew Kittredge ranks seventh in the league in innings pitched (58.0) and strikeouts (60). JR C/INF/OF Pierce Rankin leads the squad in slugging percentage (.500), runs scored (24), RBI (26), doubles (12), home runs (5) and total bases (62). His 12 doubles are tied for seventh in the Pac-10. 

    WASHINGTON STATE (19-14, 3-6): In Sunday’s 12-11 loss to No. 21 Arizona, JR OF Garry Kuykendall stole his 11th base of the season to equal his 2009 total. His 11 steals rank fourth in the Conference. FR INF Brett Jacobs leads the club in batting average (.391) and on-base percentage (.440). His batting average is good for seventh in the Conference.  



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