Category Archives: Pac-12

No. 7 Cal Baseball Tops Fresno State, 5-4

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

BERKELEY, CALIF.Sophomore right fielder/pitcher Blake Smith hit a clutch grand slam in the sixth inning and junior closer Matt Gorgen notched his fifth save of the season as the No. 7-ranked California baseball team edged Fresno State, 5-4, Wednesday at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears improved to 19-6-1 overall and the Bulldogs dropped to 16-14. Continue reading No. 7 Cal Baseball Tops Fresno State, 5-4

Trojans Upset Toreros, 3-2

USD Media Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 14th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (19-11) had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, trailing the University of Southern California (13-14) 3-2, but were unable to push across a run to allow the Trojans to come away with a 3-2 non-conference victory Wednesday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium. Continue reading Trojans Upset Toreros, 3-2

Arizona State defeats Wofford 9 to 3

Ike Davis (Tempe, AZ) – Visiting Wofford College, the 2007 Southern Conference Champions, quickly discovered why Arizona State University is the consensus number one ranked team in the nation as the Sun Devils quickly built a 6 to 0 lead by the end of the second inning.

Terriers starter John Cornley began the game by throwing eight straight balls and therefore walked Devils leadoff hitter Jason Kipnis and two hole batter Ike Davis. However Cornley managed to find the zone against Brett Wallace and got him to strike out before clean up hitter Kiel Roling doubled down the left field line, scoring Kipnis. Continue reading Arizona State defeats Wofford 9 to 3

Uribe out for season

UCLA outfielder/left-handed pitcher Justin Uribe will miss the rest of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left arm according to a a report on Rivals.com. He was injured pitching on March 25th in a loss to San Diego State. This is a huge loss for the UCLA program as Uribe was one of the teams top pitchers this season with a 2-0 record and a 1.35 ERA. The full article is available here.

Double Plays Doom Trojans

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(Tempe, AZ) – Arizona State University turned five double plays during Sunday afternoon action, and completed the series sweep over the visiting University of Southern California. After a rough first inning in which ASU sent eight men to the plate and scored four of them, USC junior starter Ryan Cook settled into a groove and only gave up three additional hits and one more run over the next six innings. Cook takes the loss as the early game damage was too much to overcome, and the Trojans were not able to rally dropping the final game in the series 5 to 2. Continue reading Double Plays Doom Trojans

Lucky Seven

Casey Haerther (Tucson, AZ) – University of California Los Angeles sophomore first baseman Casey Haerther was a perfect seven for seven at the plate on Saturday night, as the visiting Bruins defeated the University of Arizona Wildcats 20 to 8.

Haerther’s perfect performance included four doubles, four runs scored and four runs batted in as well. The seven hits were the most ever recorded by a UCLA player in a baseball game, and topped a six hit performance by former Bruin Chase Utley during the 2000 season. Continue reading Lucky Seven

ASU’s Petey Paramore leaves game with left leg injury

(Tempe, AZ) – After receiving a Reyes Dorado pitch in the top of the eighth inning, Arizona State team captain Petey Paramore fell forward, grabbing the back of his left knee. After a short huddle around the plate, Sun Devil athletic trainers assisted Paramore to the dugout.

In post game comments ASU head coach Pat Murphy stated that he wasn’t sure of the extent of the damage, but that it appeared the injury was to a left leg bone. Team doctors were planning on taking x-rays. Murphy stated he hoped to have Paramore for next weekends road series at Stanford.

Junior Paramore has earned First Team All Pac-10 honors for two straight years, and is once again on the official watch list for the 2008 Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher.

Ejection results in Exclamation

(Tempe, AZ) – In the bottom of the first inning after reaching base following a hit by pitch and advancing all the way to third, Arizona State junior and 2007 Pac-10 Triple Crown winner and Player of the Year Brett Wallace was called out at home to end the inning on an attempted double steal. After rising to his feet Wallace was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Ken Eldridge. “It’s a good lesson” ASU head coach Pat Murphy said “You shouldn’t say anything in reaction to a call.” Continue reading Ejection results in Exclamation