This Week in Pac-10 Baseball

May 18, 2010

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    Tues., May 18
    San Francisco at California, 2:30 p.m.
    No. 22 OREGON at Portland, 3 p.m.
    Seattle at OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m.
    Hawaii at STANFORD, 5:30 p.m.
    No. 24 WASHINGTON STATE at Gonzaga, 6:30 p.m.
    New Mexico State at USC, 7:15 p.m.

    Wed., May 19
    Seattle at OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.
    New Mexico State at USC, 7:15 p.m.

    Fri., May 21
    No. 10 UCLA at CALIFORNIA*, 2:30 p.m.
    USC at No. 24 WASHINGTON STATE*, 5:30 p.m.
    STANFORD at ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    No. 22 OREGON at WASHINGTON*, 6 p.m.
    OREGON STATE at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m. FS A

    Sat., May 22
    No. 10 UCLA at CALIFORNIA*, 1 p.m.
    OREGON at WASHINGTON*, 2 p.m., Comcast Network
    USC at No. 24 WASHINGTON STATE*, 2 p.m.
    STANFORD at ARIZONA*, 6 p.m.
    OREGON STATE at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 6:30 p.m., FS A

    Sun., May 23
    STANFORD at ARIZONA*, 12 p.m.
    USC at No. 24 WASHINGTON STATE*, 12 p.m.
    OREGON STATE at No. 3 ARIZONA STATE*, 12:30 p.m.
    No. 10 UCLA at CALIFORNIA*, 1 p.m.
    No. 22 OREGON at WASHINGTON*, 1 p.m., Comcast Netwrok

    Game local to site and subject to change.
    * Pacific-10 Conference Game 
    Baseball America rankings.
    FS A - Fox Sports Arizona


    ARIZONA (31-18, 10-11): With a 12-4 win over No. 3 Arizona State on Sunday evening, skipper Andy Lopez became the sixth coach this season and 46th all-time coach to win 1,000 games in their career. SO RHP Kurt Heyer continues to have a stellar freshman campaign for the Wildcats as he ranks third in the Pac-10 in strikeouts (93) and seventh in ERA (2.83). 

    ARIZONA STATE (43-6, 16-5): SO 2B Zack MacPhee continues to lead the Pac-10 in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.400), slugging percentage (.735), on-base percentage (.507), runs scored (57) and triples (13). As a club, the Sun Devils lead the Conference in batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.534), on-base percentage (.441), runs scored (435), hits (586), RBI (390), doubles (120), triples (32) and home runs (47).

    CALIFORNIA (27-18, 11-9): After taking week off to prepare for finals, the Golden Bears return to the diamond against San Francisco. JR OF/1B Mark Canha leads the Pac-10 in RBI (60) and ranks eighth in batting average (.365). As a team, the Golden Bears rank second in the league in slugging percentage (.484) and third in batting average (.329), runs scored (348), hits (526), RBI (310) and triples (19).   

    OREGON (34-18, 10-11): SR C Eddie Rodriguez earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after having a remarkable week at the plate. Rodriguez was 12-for-18 (.667), producing nine RBI on five-extra base hits, including two home runs and two doubles. In Sunday’s 17-7 win over East Tennessee State, Rodriguez capped off the weekend becoming the first Oregon player since reinstatement to hit for the cycle. 

    OREGON STATE (26-19, 9-12): JR INF Stefen Romero extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an infield single in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Washington. Romero ranks second in the Conference in home runs with 13 and fourth in slugging percentage (.633) and fifth in total bases (107). This season the Beavers are 9-2 in one-run games.     

    STANFORD (27-20, 11-10): FR 3B Kenny Diekroeger enters the week with a 21-game hitting streak. The 21 games is believed to be the fourth-longest in school history since 1988, tying him with Brian Hall who had a 21-game hitting streak in 2004. Jeffrey Hammonds has the known school-record at 37 games. In his last four starts, SO LHP Brett Mooneyham has 39 strikeouts. For the year, the Atwater, Calif., native has 83 k’s. 

    UCLA (37-11, 13-8): With a weekend sweep over cross-town rival USC, the Bruins have swept consecutive three-game Pac-10 series for the first time since April 1999 when they swept Arizona State and Washington State. UCLA has three of the top four strikeout leaders in the Pac-10, SO RHP Trevor Bauer is first with 109, SO Gerrit Cole is second with 106 and JR LHP Rob Rasmussen is fourth with 90. 

    USC (23-28, 5-16): SO INF Ricky Oropesa continues to lead all Pac-10 players with 14 home runs and total bases (133). He ranks third in doubles (19) and RBI (54). With 27 long balls in his career, the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native is five home runs away from cracking the school’s top 10 career home run list, and four home runs away from the single-season top 10 home run list.  

    WASHINGTON (26-24, 9-12): After pitching an inning and one-third on Friday night, JR RHP Jacob Clem entered Sunday’s game in the second inning and went the distance, throwing eight innings, allowing two hits and striking out three for the win. Clem ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in ERA (2.62).  SO RHP Andrew Kittredge ranks fifth in the Conference in strikeouts (88) and ninth in innings pitched (82.0).

    WASHINGTON STATE (28-18, 11-10): The Cougars entered the Baseball America rankings for the first time since 4/12 after taking two of three from then-No. 25 Stanford. JR RHP James Wise earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection after logging eight-shutout innings and fanning a career-best eight batters in WSU’s 4-2 victory over the Cardinal on Saturday afternoon. The Cougar bullpen has 16 wins this season, the most since 1987 when the relievers won 19 games.


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