This Week In Pac-10 Baseball

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Six Pac-10 teams were named to the field of 64 for the 2011 NCAA: Division I Baseball Championship: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA.

Arizona State, Oregon State and UCLA are all hosting regionals this weekend.

With six bids, the Pac-10 and the Big 12 tied for second-most behind the ACC and SEC with seven each.

The Pac-10 has four teams ranked in the Baseball America poll: Arizona State (10), Oregon State (15), UCLA (17) and Stanford (24).

Five teams are ranked in the Collegiate Baseball poll: UCLA (12), Oregon State (13), Arizona State (14), Arizona (22), Stanford (23) and California (30).

UCLA won its first outright Pac-10 title since 1986 on Sunday. The Bruins shared the league crown in 2000 and won it outright in 1979 and 1986. UCLA took two of three games to secure its first series victory at Arizona State since 2003.

Including the weekend sweep of Washington, Arizona won nine of its last 12 conference games and 12 of 15 overall. Each of the club's final three losses came by a one-run margin.

By sweeping rival Oregon State, Oregon earned its first conference series sweep since returning to the diamond in 2009. The Ducks' last sweep was against Washington in 1980.

Stanford SO OF Tyler Gaffney enters the NCAA Regional on a 17-game hit streak.

Oregon State SO RHP Tony Bryant and Washington State SR LHP Paris Shewey lead the conference with 10 saves each this season. Shewey earned his 10th on Sunday as the Cougars won the series at USC.

Oregon JR LHP Tyler Anderson, Oregon State JR RHP Sam Gaviglio and UCLA JR RHP Trevor Bauer are among the 30 semifinalists for the 2011 USA Golden Spikes Award, presented to the nation's top amateur baseball player.

Bauer continues to lead the nation with 189 strikeouts this season and is 13 strikeouts shy of the Pac-10 single-season record of 202 set by former USC pitcher Mark Prior in 2001.

The All-Conference team and individual awards are listed on page 4 of this release.


College Station Regional (College Station, Texas)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 3 Seton Hall, 12:35 p.m.

No. 1 Texas A&M vs. No. 4 Wright State, 6:35 p.m.

Tempe Regional (Tempe, Ariz.)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. 3 Charlotte, 1 p.m.

No. 1 Arizona State vs. No. 4 New Mexico, 7 p.m.

Houston Regional (Houston, Texas)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 3 California, 2 p.m.

No. 1 Rice vs. No. 4 Alcorn State, 6 p.m.

Corvallis Regional (Corvallis, Ore.)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Creighton vs. No. 3 Georgia, 1 p.m.

No. 1 Oregon State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 6 p.m.

Fullerton Regional (Fullerton, Calif.)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 3 Kansas State, 4 p.m.

No. 1 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 4 Illinois, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Regional (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Friday, June 3

No. 2 Fresno State vs. No. 3 UC Irvine, 2 p.m.

No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 4 San Francisco, 6 p.m.

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