This Week in Pac-10 Baseball
May 25, 2010
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tues., May 25
UC Davis at STANFORD, Cancelled
CALIFORNIA at Pacific, 6 p.m.
No. 7 UCLA at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.
UC Irvine at USC, 7:15 p.m.
Wed., May 26
No. 21 OREGON at OREGON STATE^, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 27
No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD*, 5:30 p.m.
Fri., May 28
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE*, 5:30 p.m.
No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD*, 5:30 p.m.
No. 22 WASHINGTON STATE at No. 7 UCLA*, 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at No. 21 OREGON*, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON at USC*, 7:15 p.m.
Sat., May 29
No. 3 ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD*, 1 p.m.
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE*, 2 p.m., FSN NW
No. 22 WASHINGTON STATE at No. 7 UCLA*, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON at USC*, 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at No. 21 OREGON*, 6 p.m.
Sun., May 30
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE*, 12 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at No. 21 OREGON*, 1 p.m.
No. 22WASHINGTON STATE at No. 7 UCLA*, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON at USC*, 1 p.m.
Mon., May 31
NCAA Selection Show, 9:30 a.m. PT, ESPN
Game local to site and subject to change.
* Pacific-10 Conference Game
Baseball America rankings.
^ PGE Park, Portland Ore.
PAC-10 TEAM NOTES
• ARIZONA (32-20, 11-13): SO OF Steve Selsky leads the Conference with 82 hits and ranks near the top in multiple offensive categories, including second in batting average (.387) and total bases (132), third in run scored (54), fourth in slugging percentage (.623), fifth in RBI (49) and doubles (17) and sixth in on-base percentage (.465).
• ARIZONA STATE (45-7, 18-6): SR OF Kole Calhoun earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors as well as Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week after going 6-for-12 (.500) with three home runs, seven RBI, six walks and a slugging percentage of 1.333 against Arizona and a 2-1 series win over Oregon State. With a two-game lead over UCLA with three games left, the Sun Devils are looking for their third-straight Pac-10 Championship.
• CALIFORNIA (27-22, 11-13): The Golden Bears look to snap their seven-game losing streak when they travel to Eugene for a three-game series with the Ducks. JR OF/1B Mark Canha leads the Pac-10 with 60 RBI. As a club, the Bears rank second in the league in slugging percentage (.472) and third in batting average (.322) and triples (20).
• OREGON (37-19, 12-12): SO LHP Tyler Anderson leads the team and ranks near the top in multiple categories, including fourth in ERA (2.55), fifth in strikeouts (94), sixth in opponent batting average (.213) and wins (8), and seventh in innings pitched (88.1). SR C Eddie Rodriguez continues to pace the Ducks in multiple categories, including batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.507), on-base percentage (.412), hits (70), RBI (41), home runs (6) and total bases (102).
• OREGON STATE (28-21, 10-14): The Beavers are 18-11 when hitting at least one home run this season and 10-10 when failing to hit one. Heading into the final week of action, JR INF/OF Jared Norris carries a nine-game hitting streak, while SR OF Adalberto Santos has a 10-game hitting streak of his own. JR 3B Stefen Romero ranks second in the Pac-10 with 13 home runs.
• STANFORD (30-21, 13-11): FR 3B Kenny Diekroeger enters the final week of the season with a team-best .366 batting average. Diekroeger is trying to become the first Stanford freshman since Edmund Muth in 1997 to lead the squad in hitting. His 23-game hitting streak came to an end in Sunday’s 8-4 victory over Arizona. During the fourth-longest streak in school history, the Woodside, Calif., native batted .436 and drove in 20 runs.
• UCLA (41-11, 16-8): Winners of 11 of their last 12 games, including nine-straight Pac-10 games, the Bruins have tied the program record for wins (41) in a regular season with the 1979 team. JR LHP Rob Rasmussen earned his second career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor after notching six strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work in Sunday’s 11-2 win over the Bears. As a pitching staff, UCLA ranks first in the Pac-10 with a 3.08 ERA, a school record 540 strikeouts and a .223 opponent batting average.
• USC (25-31, 5-19): SO INF Ricky Oropesa continues to lead all Pac-10 players with 16 home runs and 144 total bases. With one weekend left on the schedule, Oropesa should become the first USC player to lead the Conference in home runs since Geoff Jenkins in 1995 (23). Oropesa is three home runs away from cracking the school’s top 10 career home run list, and two long balls away from the single-season top 10 home run list.
• WASHINGTON (27-26, 10-14): FR 3B Jacob Lamb leads the squad in batting average (.346), on-base percentage (.414) and hits (65), while C/INF/OF Pierce Rankin leads the club in slugging percentage (.497), RBI (37), doubles (16), home runs (9) and total bases (96). In his last 29.2 innings, JR RHP Jacob Clem has allowed only 21 hits and five runs.
• WASHINGTON STATE (31-18, 14-10): For the first time in school history, the Cougars swept USC in a three-game series. The 46 runs scored in the series were the most in a three-game series since racking up 55, April 14-19, 1999. It was also the most runs scored of any school against the Trojans. SO OF Derek Jones paced the Cougars last weekend, going 7-for-13 (.538) with three home runs and 11 RBI.