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CBD Column: SoCal Wk 7 Weekend Preview

An abbreviated version for the Week 7 weekend preview. Find out where all the Southern California teams are playing, what we’ll have our eyes on and then take a trip around the horn.

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Pac-12 Weekend Recap

As conference play kicked off over the weekend, the competition level proved just how ultra-competitive of a conference that the Pac-12 already is. Oregon State was the only Pac-12 team to come out of week one unscathed as they swept Cal in their conference opener. This makes them the only team in the conference undefeated in Pac-12 play aside from Stanford who has yet to play a conference game.

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Joe Pond allowed only three hits.

Utah Coach Kinneberg on Playing in the Pac-12

Joe Pond allowed only three hits.LOS ANGELES — The Utah Utes took a pair of close games in their first ever Pac-12 games Friday afternoon at USC’s Dedeaux Field.

Utah completely shut down the Trojans’ offensive attack. The Utes got great pitching efforts from starters Joe Pond (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 7 K) and Brock Duke (7 IP, 8 H, ER, 5 K) and relievers Tyler Wagner and Mitch Watrous allowed only hit in five innings.

I caught up with Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg between the doubleheader about how things have changed now that the Utes are members of the Pac-12 conference:

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Garrett Stubbs is caught in a rundown.

CBD Photo Gallery: Utah Takes Doubleheader In First Pac-12 Games

Garrett Stubbs is caught in a rundown.LOS ANGELES — The Utah Utes introduced themselves to Pac-12 conference play with a doubleheader sweep of USC on Friday afternoon at Dedeaux Field.

The Utes (6-11, 2-0) took the first game 1-0 behind a combined three-hitter by Joe Pond and Tyler Wagner, negating a complete game, 11-strikeout effort by USC (12-6, 0-2) ace Andrew Triggs.

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CBD Column: Pac-12 Notebook

Pac-12 Notebook


Overall Record: 58-25

PCT: .699

Ranked Teams

Collegiate Baseball: Stanford (3), ASU (11), Oregon (15), Arizona (18), USC (21), Cal (25), Oregon State (26), UCLA (28)

NCBWA: Stanford (2), ASU (11), Arizona (14), Oregon (23), Oregon State (24), UCLA (25), Cal (28), USC (29),

Baseball America: Stanford (2), Arizona (7), ASU (11), UCLA (17), Oregon (18) Continue reading


2012 Pac-12 Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, STANFORD has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title this season. The Cardinal received all 10 possible first-place votes and 100 points. Stanford finished the 2011 campaign with a 35-22 record after progressing to NCAA Super Regional play in the postseason. Stanford is ranked in the top five in the preseason polls, including a No. 2 ranking in Baseball America’s preseason top 25 poll. The Cardinal features preseason All-America selections Stephen Piscotty, Mark Appel and Kenny Diekroeger. Continue reading


2012 CBD Season Preview: Pac-12 (Part Two)

Here is Part Two of our Pac-12 Preview. You can check out the first part of the preview by clicking here.

UCLA (35-24 overall, 18-9 Pac-12)

Key Returning Players: RHP Zack Weiss, RHP Adam Plutko, OF Beau Ameral

Key Losses Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Trevor Bauer, 1st overall pick Gerrit Cole, C Steve Rodriguez Continue reading


NCBWA Names 2012 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading


Tyler Shreve leaves Utah Football program to purse Baseball Career

Utah quarterback and RHP Tyler Shreve has left the Utah football program to transfer to Riverside (CA) Community College where he will play both football and baseball. Shreve was a highly regarded baseball recruit out of high school but only pitched 0.2 innings as a freshman in 2011. He was drafted in the tenth round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010. It should be interesting to see if Shreve ends up transferring to a Division 1 baseball program after the 2012 season.  Continue reading