This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

May 4, 2010

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    Tues., May 4
    No. 21CALIFORNIA at Sacramento State, 2:30 p.m.
    No. 12 UCLA at Pepperdine, 3 p.m.
    San Jose State at STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.
    Seattle University at WASHINGTON, 6 p.m.
    No. 23 ARIZONA at  No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.
    USC at UC Irvine, 6:30 p.m.
    Portland at No. 15 OREGON, 7 p.m.

    Fri., May 7
    No. 15 OREGON at OREGON STATE*, 5:30 p.m.
    Cal State Bakersfield at No. 23 ARIZONA, 6 p.m.
    No. 12 UCLA at WASHINGTON*, 6 p.m.
    STANFORD at Long Beach State, 6:30 p.m.
    Utah at USC, 7 p.m.

    Sat., May 8
    No. 15 OREGON at OREGON STATE*, 1 p.m., FSN NW
    STANFORD at Long Beach State, 2 p.m.
    No. 12 UCLA at WASHINGTON*, 2 p.m.
    Utah at USC, 2 p.m.
    No. 21CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON STATE*, 5:30 p.m.
    Cal State Bakersfield at No. 23 ARIZONA, 6 p.m.

    Sun., May 9
    Cal State Bakersfield at No. 23 ARIZONA, 12 p.m.
    No. 15 OREGON at OREGON STATE*, 1 p.m.
    STANFORD at Long Beach State, 1 p.m.
    No. 12 UCLA at WASHINGTON*, 1 p.m.
    Utah at USC, 1 p.m.

    Mon., May 10
    San Diego at OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    Santa Clara at STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.
    BYU at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m.

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



    ARIZONA (29-13, 9-9): Head coach Andy Lopez is quickly approaching one of the greatest coaching milestones: 1,000 Division I career victories. Lopez has 998 career wins and is looking to become the sixth coach this season to achieve the feat and the 46th all-time.  The Wildcats will play nine of their last 12 games at home at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium, where they are 24-7 on the season. 

    ARIZONA STATE (38-5, 14-4): SO 1B Riccio Torrez was 13-for-24 (.542) with eight RBI as the third-ranked Sun Devils were 5-0 last week, including a sweep of then-No. 5 UCLA, marking the first Sweep in LA for ASU since 1994. As a team, the squad leads the Pac-10 in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.542), on-base percentage (.445), runs scored (381), hits (523), RBI (342), doubles (107), triples (29) home runs (42), total bases (814) and walks (228). 

    CALIFORNIA (26-15, 11-7): For the first time in head coach David Esquer’s 11 seasons, the Golden Bears have swept three Pac-10 opponents in a single season. In last weekend’s sweep of Oregon State, SO OF Danny Oh went 7-for-10 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI. FR LHP Justin Jones is tied for the Conference lead in wins (9) and leads the league in innings pitched (83.0). 

    OREGON (30-14, 10-8): SR RHP Justin LaTempa earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection after tossing a complete game, one-hit shutout against Washington State on Friday night. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native, struck out a career-high 10 batters and issued only one walk. It was the first complete game shutout by an Oregon pitcher since reinstatement and the first shutout of a Pac-10 opponent by the Ducks since a 3-0 victory at Washington on May 8, 1976. 

    OREGON STATE (21-17, 4-11): Despite being swept last weekend by No. 21 California, FR INF Tyler Smith extended his hitting streak to nine games, while JR INF Stefen Romero increased his hitting streak to six game. Romero is tied for second in the Pac-10 with nine home runs. Head coach Pay Casey missed his first game in 16 seasons to tend to a family medical matter in Corvallis. 

    STANFORD (22-17, 10-8): Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Washington in 15 innings was the second longest game in school history, tying the 2006 squad that went 15 against Santa Clara. SO LHP Brett Mooneyham struck out a career-best 13 batters in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Huskies. It marked the most strikeouts by a Cardinal pitcher since Erik Davis struck out 13 in 2008. 

    UCLA (30-10, 7-8): The Bruins lead the Pac-10 with 434 strikeouts, rank second in the Conference with a 3.04 team ERA and average 10.6 striekouts per nine innings. UCLA’s weekend starters continue to be among the Pac-10 leaders in strikeouts, ranking first, second and fourth, respectively. SO RHP Gerrit Cole (95), SO RHP Trevor Bauer (92) and JR LHP Rob Rasmussen (78).        

    USC (19-24, 5-13): In Friday’s 6-0 shutout of then-No. 19 Arizona, SO RHP Andrew Triggs threw seven scoreless innings, allowed three hits and struckout eight batters. SO INF Ricky Oropesa leads all Pac-10 players with 11 home runs, tied for second with 110 total bases,tied for third with 16 doubles and tied for fourth with 40 RBI. 

    WASHINGTON (24-19, 8-7): With a 4-3 win in 15 innings against then-No. 21 Stanford, the Huskies recorded their first ever three-game sweep of the Cardinal. The 15 inning game was the longest game in the 13-year history of Husky Ballpark. FR 3B Jacob Lamb leads the club in batting average (.360), on-base percentage (.432) and hits (54). 

    WASHINGTON STATE (22-17,6-8): In Friday’s 3-2 come-from-behind win against No. 15 Oregon, the Cougars posted their 13th come-from-behind win of the season. Over the weekend, SR RHP Seth Harvey made his 69th-career appearance on the mound, good for sixth all-time in program history. FR INF Brett Jacobs is eighth in the Conference in batting average (.384).




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