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3/3/2013 12:48:59 PM
Topic:
Oregon State vs. Bryant

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i agree
3/3/2013 12:54:12 PM
Topic:
Top teams that have stumbled

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OpihiMan wrote:
Arkansas tried really hard to complete a disappointing weekend. Up 3-1 going into the bottom of the 9th a fielding error gives up the tying run. Then hit a batter to load the bases, then Pacific hit their 4th single of the inning for the winning run. 0-4 in the tourney with losses to Gonzaga, Arizona State (x2), and Pacific!
edited by OpihiMan on 3/3/2013


Don't put the fork in the Hogs yet. They tend to be resiliant.
3/3/2013 1:53:06 PM
Topic:
Top teams that have stumbled

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3 StoogesApplause

LMAO
edited by ASU74 on 3/3/2013
3/3/2013 3:08:55 PM
Topic:
No-Hitter

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I think that is the 3rd one this year already!
Dodgerdawg:
Welcome to the forum.
3/3/2013 3:53:30 PM
Topic:
Top teams that have stumbled

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Works for me.
3/4/2013 5:14:19 AM
Topic:
Way to go ASU

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The game had been called after the 8th inning due to a longer than average Spring Training game and Gonzaga’s pre-arranged travel plans.

This is the first tie game for ASU since March 4, 2001, when the Devils tied No. 2 LSU 5-5 at Packard Stadium.
edited by ASU74 on 3/4/2013
3/4/2013 5:25:07 AM
Topic:
Way to go ASU

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Florida Beaver wrote:
Looks like a tie game 6-6 final in 8 innings. ASU goes 3-0-1 for the weekend.


WTF
I got tired of Gametracker & no audio (technical difficulties) in the 6th with a 5-1 lead thinking we had this one in the bag and went to bed....and in two innings everything went to s*&t. Well, thats baseball!
3/4/2013 5:28:43 AM
Topic:
Nominees for Pac Pitcher/Player of this Week

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For Pitcher, I nominate Trevor Williams ASU.

Right-hander Trevor Williams allowed just five base runners in a complete game as the 24th-ranked Arizona State University baseball team defeated Pacific, 8-1.
edited by ASU74 on 3/4/2013
3/4/2013 5:52:11 AM
Topic:
Top teams that have stumbled

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Rice going 0-3 at the Astros Foundation College Classic. Rice plays Cal today at 3 CT at Rice. I think I will go see the game & support the Pac.
3/5/2013 9:49:32 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 Baseball Pulse: March 4

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By David Lombardi, special to Pac-12.com

With murderer’s row Pac-12 schedules looming for the league’s baseball clubs, non-conference play is giving observers a good gauge of the pulse of western teams. As always, there’s no shortage of variety as far as styles of play go among the Pac-12′s group. Within just two weeks, these contrasting styles will be jockeying for position in the conference standings. For now, though, here’s the vibe emanating from non-conference play:
Arizona
Defending national champion Arizona is off to another solid 10-3 start behind league-leading offensive output, but the Wildcats left this past weekend’s home series against San Francisco with a bitter taste in their mouths. The Dons salvaged the set against Andy Lopez’s heavily favored squad by administering a 9-2 Sunday spanking, a loss that catcher Riley Moore called a “wake-up call.”
Arizona State
There’s no tying in baseball! Well, unless Arizona State’s opponent, Gonzaga, has to catch a flight back to Spokane. The Sun Devils’ game against the Bulldogs finished tied 6-6 in the eighth inning due to the Zags’ pre-arranged travel plans. Thankfully for the Sun Devils, Trever Allen’s home run prevented a loss: after blowing a 5-0 lead, Arizona State needed the shot to even out a 6-5 deficit just as time expired. All’s good, though: the Forks made a statement for West Coast baseball by knocking off SEC power No. 2 Arkansas twice on the weekend.
Cal
Perhaps the greatest moment in Cal baseball history happened two seasons ago in Houston, when Devon Rodriguez capped off a furious ninth-inning rally to bring the Bears back from the dead against Baylor. Cal’s return to Space City hasn’t gone quite as well: Bears pitching surrendered 20 runs through the first two games of the Houston College Classic before netting a Sunday victory.
Oregon
Oregon State won’t win Beaver State bragging rights (though they own the nickname) without a fight from their neighbors to the south. George Horton’s Oregon squad hasn’t been perfect, but the Ducks rebounded from two light-hitting losses at Fullerton to plaster the No. 10 Titans 9-1 on Sunday and improve to 8-3. The Quack Attack is again doing some small things well: Oregon pitchers have picked off four baserunners in just 11 games. The bats, though, must heat up: the Ducks are hitting a Pac-12-low .227 as as team.
Oregon State
Michael Conforto’s a monster again. A year of after dominating Pac-12 pitching as a true freshman, the Beavers’ sophomore slugger is Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Week. Seven RBI on a pair on home runs - one a grand slam – tend to garner positive attention. Oh yeah, Pat Casey’s club hasn’t lost yet: at 12-0, No. 4 Oregon State is the final unbeaten team in the Pac-12. The Beavers’ 0.83 staff ERA may have something to do with that.
Stanford
Another Pac-12 power statement struck in Northern California, where Stanford swept Texas away for the second straight season courtesy of Lonnie Kauppila’s walk-off double. Through 11 games last season, Mark Marquess’ squad had scored 109 runs. This year: only 44. But pitching and defense to the tune of a 1.74 staff ERA is keeping the Cardinal in the win column.
UCLA
John Savage’s UCLA club rides a five-game win streak entering Tuesday’s midweek tilt at Long Beach before next weekend’s exciting invitational brings Notre Dame, Oklahoma and USC to Westwood. The Bruins, who own the league’s most experienced pitching staff, have been solid in all facets of the game. Don’t miss their showdown with the Trojans Sunday, which is live at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

USC

Following a 9-1 win Friday night, the wheels came off of Dan Hubbs’ USC squad at Fresno State. The Trojans required an astonishing 183 pitches to get through 24 outs in a 14-3 Sunday loss to the Bulldogs, and only 99 of those tosses were strikes. Injury piled on to insult: a home plate collision with six-foot-seven behemoth Aaron Judge knocked USC catcher Garrett Stubbs out of the rubber match.
Utah
Utah looks to improve after a brutal first year in the Pac-12, but losing to Ivy League member Dartmouth is not a favorable course of non-conference action. The Utes are 5-5, but they’ve yet to handle a legitimate program like the ones they’ll see week in and week out once conference play begins.
Washington
Washington’s offense has been anemic throughout the Huskies’ rough 3-8 start. Lindsay Meggs’ squad is in the Pac-12 cellar as far as RBI, runs scored, on-base percentage (.303), and slugging percentage (.300). A home series loss to Cal Poly was the latest result.
Washington State
Washington State’s eight-game winning streak finally came to an end against Cal State Northridge Sunday. Redshirt freshman Nick Tanielu spearheaded the hot stretch. The third basemen, who’s tied with Oregon State stud Michael Conforto for the conference lead in total bases, is emerging as another legitimate offensive force in the Pac-12.

David Lombardi has covered Pac-12 baseball since 2007. He is Stanford baseball’s radio play-by-play voice and can be found on Twitter @DavidMLombardi.
3/5/2013 2:44:01 PM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player/Pitcher of Week 3

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Oregon State sophomore outfielder Michael Conforto has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Stanford senior right-handed pitcher Mark Appel has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 25-March 3, the Conference office announced Tuesday.

Conforto paced Oregon State to a sweep of Bryant, going 7-for-15 (.467) with four home runs and 12 runs batted in over the four-game series. The Redmond, Wash. native slugged 1.267 and posted an on-base percentage of .556 during the weekend. He also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Conforto hit all four homers over the last three games of the series, going 7-for-12 during that stretch. He hit a two-run home run in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, and followed that up with a two-run shot in the first inning of the second game. His first of two home runs Sunday was a grand slam, the first of his career, while the second was a three-run shot, giving him seven RBI on the day, which is a single-game career best. He became the first Oregon State player to homer in three consecutive games since Mitch Canham accomplished the feat in 2007. On the year, Conforto is batting .356 with four home runs, two doubles, one triple, 16 RBI and a .711 slugging percentage.

This is Conforto’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Oregon State’s 60th all-time selection.

Appel, a Houston, Texas, native, tossed a three-hitter last Friday against No. 22 Texas, while the Cardinal posted a 2-0 shutout win. He matched a career-high 14 strikeouts and walked one. The first-inning walk was followed by the retiring of the next 13 batters. Appel took a no-hitter into the sixth against the Longhorns and set the tone for Stanford's series sweep. The All-American has struck out double-digit batters in each of his last two outings.

This is Appel’s third career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Stanford’s Conference-leading 78th all-time.

Also Nominated (Player): Brandon Dixon, ARIZ; Ryon Healy, ORE; Lonnie Kauppila, STAN; Kevin Kramer, UCLA; Dallas Carroll, UTAH; Yale Rosen, WSU.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Cody Moffett, ARIZ; Trevor Williams, ASU; Cole Irvin, ORE; Andrew Moore, OSU; David Berg, UCLA; Bob Wheatley, USC; Brock Duke, UTAH; Sean Hartnett, WSU.

2013 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 19 – Ryon Healy, Jr., 1B, ORE; Feb. 26 – Trever Allen, RS So., OF, ASU; March 5 – Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU.

2013 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 19 – James Farris, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 26 – Matt Boyd, Sr., LHP, OSU; March 5 – Mark Appel, Sr., RHP, STAN.
3/6/2013 1:44:21 AM
Topic:
Tuesday College Roundup (3/6)

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Vid with jeff Gold is Applause
3/6/2013 1:55:48 AM
Topic:
New Beaver Logo

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I feel your pain guys. ASU replacing Sparky with the fork last year & now they decided to give Sparky a makeover.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1552683-arizona-state-football-new-sparky-causes-outrage-among-sun-devil-fatithful

Not to mention the black & copper uniys....not our color guys.......Last year DM thought they were black & orange WTH! Devil faithful are not too happy. I saw a " F%$K the Fork" T-shirt last time I was there. Thank you Nike.

More backlash...

http://hittoleftfield.com/2013/03/04/arizona-state-just-barfed-cheap-anime-onto-a-fiberglass-costume/
edited by ASU74 on 3/6/2013
3/6/2013 2:01:27 AM
Topic:
Duck attendance

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RD
That was a creative play...outstanding, but your cheerleaders....well, please, please don't bring them to Tempe this year. Like my singing, ....they can empty any staduim.....Did he star in the movie "Nightmare on Duck Street"?
3/6/2013 2:03:25 AM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player/Pitcher of Week 3

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BB
I saw that also. Outstanding achievement for the young man.
3/6/2013 2:05:50 AM
Topic:
Nominees for Pac Pitcher/Player of this Week

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SouthernBeaver wrote:
For player, I'd nominate Michael Conforto! (real shocker, right?)

7-12 (I think, without checking), 4 Homeruns including Grand Slam and 3-run HR at his next AB.


SB:
Ya nailed it!
3/6/2013 4:29:25 PM
Topic:
Week 3 in Pac 12 Baseball

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Pac-12 teams have gone 81-39 (.675) against non-conference competition through the first three weeks of the season, and six Conference squads head into Week 3 ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll: Oregon State (4), UCLA (9), Stanford, (10), Oregon (13), Arizona (16) and Arizona State (21). The Beavers are off to their fourth 12-0 start in program history. The league’s only remaining unbeaten team--and one of eight left in the nation-- OSU hits the road to take on Portland on Tuesday and returns to Corvallis to host Texas State in a three-game weekend series. A number of Pac-12 teams face ranked opponents this week. The Trojans and Bruins take on 12th-ranked Oklahoma in the Dodgertown Classic, and No. 13 Oregon squares off with No. 2 Vanderbilt in Eugene. USC opens the weekend with a Wednesday matchup against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, while Washington travels to Baton Rouge for a three game series with No. 3 LSU. UCLA and USC renew their rivalry on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the first of 30 games televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.

PAC-12 BASEBALL NOTES

Arizona (10-3)

Arizona earned a split in a two-game series against Utah Valley and took two out of three from San Francisco last week. The Wildcats’ have put on an offensive clinic through the first three weeks of the season, leading the Pac-12 in on-base percentage (.416), runs (110), hits (123), RBI (100) and triples (13)—no other Conference team has more than four triples. Leading the charge for the Cats has first baseman Brandon Dixon, the league’s batting leader (.465). Last week, the junior went 10-for-17 (.588) with three multi-hit games, scored eight runs and drove in three more. He added four stolen bases in five attempts. Junior right-handed pitcher James Farris is tied for third in the Conference with 21 strikeouts.

Arizona State (7-2-1)
Arizona State went 3-0-1 at the Coca Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz. last week, including a pair of victories over then-No. 2 Arkansas. The Sun Devils tied Gonzaga on the final day of the tournament in an eight-inning game that was cut short because of preexisting travel plans. The tie was ASU’s first since 2002 and the tenth by a Conference team since 1999. ASU, which has not allowed a home run this season, ranks in the top four in the conference in a number of defensive categories: hits allowed (1st, 66), ERA (4th, 2.70), opposing batting average (3rd, 202), batters struck out (86). Senior right-hander Trevor Williams has stuck out 21 batters and allowed just three earned runs and three walks in 21 innings this season. Offensively, the Sun Devils rank second in the Pac-12 in slugging percentage (.427) and home runs (7).

California (5-7)
California is coming off of a gauntlet weekend in which it went toe-to-toe with a pair of top 25 teams in Houston, Texas. The Golden Bears went 1-2 at the Astros Foundation College Classic, including a tournament-opening loss to Baylor, but managed five runs against top-ranked North Carolina, which had allowed just 2.2 runs per game entering the contest. Cal exploded for 13 runs in a victory over Houston to close out the tournament. All-American catcher Andrew Knapp went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI, while sophomore Brenden Farney went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the win. On Monday, the Bears took No. 19 Rice to the wire but fell 1-0 on a walk-off single in the ninth. In his first career start, sophomore right-hander Dylan Nelson held the Owls scoreless in six innings of work, allowing six hits and fanning two batters.

Oregon (9-3)
Oregon kicked off the week with 3-1 victory over Portland, then traveled to Cal State Fullerton where it dropped the first and second of three games but responded with a commanding win on Sunday. Entering the series, the Ducks had not lost consecutive games this season. On Monday, UO topped Cal State Northridge, 12-4, in Eugene, scoring five runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach. Junior first baseman Ryon Healy, the Conference leader in doubles, went 3-for-5 and drove in a career-high four runs in the win. On Sunday against Cal State Fullerton, freshman left-hander Cole Irvin pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits and one run while striking out three batters in his first career appearance. The Ducks lead the Pac-12 with 27 doubles. Defensively, they lead the league in runners picked off (4) and saves (5) and rank second with 90 strikeouts. Additionally, their .993 fielding percentage tops the Conference.

Oregon State (12-0)
Oregon State swept Bryant in Corvallis over the weekend to improve to 12-0 for the fourth time in school history. OSU, one of eight remaining unbeaten teams in the nation, last won 12 consecutive games during the 2007 season. The Beavers, who have allowed just 17 runs this season, boast an NCAA-low team ERA (0.83), and have held opponents to a .178 batting average. They lead the Pac-12 and rank fourth in the nation with 5.61 hits allowed per nine innings and have turned a league-leading 13 double plays. Sophomore outfielder Michael Conforto garnered Pac-12 Player of the Week accolades after batting .467 (7-for-15) with four home runs—including his first-career grand slam—and 12 RBI against Bryant. All four of Conforto’s homers came in the final three games of the series, and he became the first Oregon State player to homer in three straight games since 2007. He leads the Pac-12 in home runs (4), slugging percentage (.711) and total bases (32) and ranks second in RBI (16). Freshman right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore also had an outstanding weekend, striking out seven batters in eight innings and allowing one unearned run. He owns the lowest ERA (0.42) in the Conference among qualified pitchers.

Stanford (9-2)
Stanford opened the week with a 7-2 drubbing of Saint Mary’s and capped it with a three-game sweep of then No. 23 Texas in Palo Alto. The Cardinal allowed just five runs in four games last week and lowered its season ERA to 1.74, a figure that ranks second in the Conference and sixth in the nation. Senior right-hander Mark Appel earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing a complete-game three-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Longhorns on Friday. He matched his career high with 14 strikeouts and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The unanimous preseason All-American has struck out double-digit batters in each of his last two outings. He is tied for the league lead with 28 strikeouts. The Cardinal has held opponents to a .200 batting average to rank second in the Pac-12 and has surrendered seven doubles this season, a Conference low.

UCLA (8-2)
UCLA went 4-0 last week, dispatching UC Santa Barbara on the road and sweeping Wright State in a three-game set at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins outscored the Gauchos and Raiders 32-10. Spearheading the offensive effort was sophomore infielder Kevin Kramer, who went 6-of-13 (.462) with five RBI, four runs and four stolen bases last week. He compiled a .650 on-base percentage and a .824 slugging percentage. Sophomore reliever David Berg was outstanding on the bump, picking up two saves in three appearances and striking out seven of 11 batters he faced. He allowed just one batter to reach base. The right-hander is tied for second in the Conference with seven appearances on the year and owns a 1.80 ERA. Opponents have batted just .167 against Berg, a figure that ranks sixth in the Pac-12. UCLA, which has drawn a conference-high 81 combined walks and hit by pitch, owns the league’s second-highest on-base percentage (.412). The Bruins rank third in the league with 67 RBI.

USC (6-5)
USC went 2-2 last week, beating Long Beach State at home and taking the first game of a three game set at Fresno State before dropping the final two games of the series. Saturday’s loss at Fresno State ended a four game winning streak for the Trojans, who had won their previous three games by a combined margin of 17-4. A number of USC pitchers figure prominently in the Conference statistical rankings. Junior southpaw Bob Wheatley, who last week pitched 7.0 innings of shutout baseball in a 9-1 win over Fresno State, ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with a 0.79 ERA. Senior right-hander Greg Zebrack, a Senior CLASS award candidate, ranks third with 12 strikeouts, and junior right-hander Wyatt Strahan ranks fourth in opposing batting average (.163). USC is one of three Conference teams not to have allowed a home run this season.

Utah (5-5)
Utah fell to .500 after posting a 1-2 record at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. over the weekend. The Utes won the opener against Northern Illinois handily but dropped games two and three to Minnesota and Dartmouth, respectively. Freshman third baseman Dallas Carroll was named to the All-Tournament team after a weekend in which he batted .500 (5-for-10), with a double, a triple, two runs and a stolen base. Carroll is a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts this year. Senior right-hander Brock Duke pitched six scoreless innings in the win over Northern Illinois, allowing five hits and striking out five batters en route to earning his second win of the season. He owns a 2.95 ERA in three appearances this season. Freshman catcher A.J. Young is batting 3.53 (6-for-17) with two home runs (tied for fourth in the Pac-12) despite splitting time behind the dish. He ranks second on the team with five RBI. As a team, the Utes are tied for second in the league in home runs (7) and third in stolen bases (15).

Washington (3-8)
Washington took the opener from Cal Poly at Husky Ballpark last week but dropped the final two games of the series. The Huskies won the previous series opener against Lamar before suffering a similar fate. On Friday, UW dealt Cal Poly its first loss of the season, a 2-1 decision, as Austin Voth allowed one run over 7.1 innings and struck out nine. Sophomore second baseman Robert Pehl drove in both of Washington’s runs on doubles in the fourth and seventh innings. Voth is tied for the league league with 28 strikeouts and ranks ninth in innings pitched (20.1). The Huskies travel to Baton Rouge this weekend to take on No. 3 LSU.

Washington State (8-3)
Washington State saw its eight game winning streak snapped against Cal State Northridge on Sunday after the Cougars took the first three games in the series. WSU won its first seven games at Bailey-Brayton Field, marking its best start in Pullman since winning its first seven to begin the 1989 season. Through the first three weeks of the campaign, the Cougars have put together some impressive offensive numbers. They lead the Pac-12 in batting average (.318)— in fact, they are the only team currently batting above .300— slugging percentage (.493), home runs (11) and total bases (188). They rank second in hits (121) and third in runs scored (73). Redshirt freshman third baseman Nick Tanielu (.435) and sophomore outfielder Yale Rosen (.409) rank second and third in the Conference in batting average, respectively. Rosen, who is tied for the Pac-12 lead with four home runs, boasts the leagues’ second-highest slugging percentage (.705), while Tanielu ranks third (.696). Tanielu is tied for the league lead with 32 total bases, and Rosen ranks third with 31. Sophomore left-hander Joe Pistorese owns the Conference’s second-lowest ERA (0.50).
3/9/2013 5:21:13 PM
Topic:
Under the radar...

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The UNLV Rebels are putting together a early impressive resume...

http://www.d1baseball.com/schools/unlv.htm
3/9/2013 6:14:28 PM
Topic:
Under the radar...

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My point exactly...and UNLV is playing at the Sunken Diamond! One win is an upset, a series win (or sweep) is a statement.
edited by ASU74 on 3/9/2013
3/9/2013 6:26:29 PM
Topic:
Kendall - Fayetteville Visit

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When I visited there last year I enjoyed Bordinos.
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