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3/31/2013 2:53:54 PM
Topic:
Saturday college baseball roundup (3/30)

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Riverduck wrote:
You should wait till the ducks finish their game.. Irvin struck out 11 and threw a complete game shutout. That should have been in there. And yes he is a freshman.


RD
You flunked the reading test.
"Cole Irvin, LHP, Oregon: Irvin continues to have an exceptional freshman campaign for the Ducks. He struck out 11 batters and allowed just four hits in a complete game shutout win over Washington."
Read Report
4/1/2013 7:23:00 AM
Topic:
Baseball Vids & links

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ASU74
hogfan4life wrote:
Found another cool video of a HR robbing last year. I had forgot about this. ASU this is your boy Vinson. This is why I beleive he can be a big league outfielder if he can hit.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r2mvp1KTMJc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dr2mvp1KTMJc%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded


Yea, I saw that one last year....he actually practices that type of "climbing the fence" play.
4/1/2013 9:15:18 AM
Topic:
Oregon State vs San Diego

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ASU74
BeaverBob:
Love your new image!
F
4/3/2013 9:19:59 AM
Topic:
Week 7 in Pac 12 Baseball

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By the Pac-12 Conference
Conference play rolls on, and several marquee matchups highlight this week’s action. UCLA, Washington and Washington State renew non-conference rivalries, and the league slate delivers two games featuring ranked opponents. Five teams enter the week ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Oregon State slipped to No. 6 after suffering a pair of setbacks at San Diego. The Beavers are followed by Oregon at No. 7 and UCLA at No. 10. At 8-1, the Ducks are off to their best start in Pac-12 play since the program reclaimed varsity status in 2009. Arizona State, which reenters the rankings after a one-week hiatus, and Stanford round out the Conference’s representation in the poll at No. 23 and No. 25, respectively. Pac-12 teams have compiled a 118-67 (.638) record against non-conference competition this season. A pair of league pitchers, Stanford’s Mark Appel and Oregon’s Cole Irvin, tossed complete-game shutouts last week, while OSU’s Matt Boyd and ASU’s Ryan Kellog picked up their Conference-leading sixth wins of the year. Irvin earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week and NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week honors for his effort. UCLA hosts rival Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday before heading home for a series against Oregon State in a battle of top 10 foes. Washington takes on crosstown rival Seattle University in a midweek matchup, and then travels to Pepperdine for a three-game weekend set. Washington State squares off with in-state rival Gonzaga in Pullman before resuming Conference play against Utah in Salt Lake City. Arizona State opens the week on the road with a two-game series against Wichita State before returning home to meet Oregon. Arizona and California clash in Tucson, and USC, which kicks off its week against UC Irvine on Tuesday, hosts Stanford in a weekend set.

PAC-12 BASEBALL NOTES

Arizona (18-11)

Arizona earned its first, second and third Conference wins of the season in a sweep of Utah in Tucson last week to snap the program’s longest losing streak since 2008. The Wildcats, who allowed 32 runs during the six-game slide (5.33 avg.), surrendered just eight runs in the set (2.67 avg.). Arizona leads the league in runs scored (199), RBI (180), triples (22), stolen bases (63), walks drawn (130) and on-base percentage (.408) and ranks second in batting average (.308) and total bases (386) and third in slugging percentage (.413). UA, which has raked a nation-leading 22 triples, is one of two Pac-12 squads with a team batting average above .300. Brandon Dixon leads the Pac-12 and ranks fifth in the country with 22 stolen bases.

Arizona State (15-8-1)
Arizona State has logged five wins over top-10 opponents this season, more than any other Pac-12 team. The Sun Devils, who have gone 5-3 (.625) against top-10 foes, also boast the highest winning percentage against top-tier competition among Conference squads. Freshman left-hander Ryan Kellogg, who threw the ninth no-hitter in ASU history on March 23, earned his league-high sixth win of the season against UCLA on Friday and became the first Sun Devil in more than 13 years to start his career 6-0. Kellogg leads the Pac-12 in opposing batting average (1.54), and his 1.37 ERA ranks fourth in the league. ASU has allowed just two home runs and one triple in 24 games this season. They have also held opponents to a .214 opposing batting average, which ranks second in the Conference.

California (16-13)
California, which won its first seven games at Evans Diamond, dropped two of three at home to USC last week. The Bears erupted for a season-high 15 runs against the Trojans on Saturday to avoid the sweep, and sophomore third baseman Chris Paul went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and a grand slam and seven RBI in the win. In Conference games, Cal leads the league in runs scored (57), RBI (53) and home runs (8), and three Bears have hit two or more home runs: Devon Rodriguez (3), Paul (2) and Andrew Knapp (2). Cal pitchers have struck out a league-high 68 batters during league play.

Oregon (22-6)
Oregon has won 12 of its last 13 games, a stretch during which it has allowed three runs or fewer on eight occasions. The Ducks, who posted back-to-back shutouts against Washington last week, have allowed one run or fewer in five of their last seven outings. Freshman lefthander Cole Irvin garnered Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week and NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week accolades after pitching Oregon’s first complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday. He allowed just four hits while striking out a season-high 11 batters and registering one walk. At 8-1, the Ducks are off to their best Conference start since baseball regained varsity status in 2009. Oregon owns a Conference-best .988 fielding percentage,which ranks second nationally, and Duck pitchers have rung up 205 batters to lead the Pac-12.

Oregon State (22-4)
Oregon State lost its first series since April 27-29, 2012, as it dropped the bookends of a three-game set at San Diego last week. The Beavers allowed 25 runs in the series, more than they had in their seven previous games combined. On Friday, Oregon State earned its first victory over the Toreros since 2005— OSU batters collected a season-high 18 hits, and all nine starters hit safely. Matt Boyd, who improved to 6-0 with the win, is one of just two Pac-12 pitchers with six wins this season. His .187 opposing batting average ranks fourth in the Conference, and his 1.69 ERA ranks seventh. The Beavers, who have held opposing batters to a league-low .210 batting average, rank third in the NCAA with a 1.89 team ERA.

Stanford (14-9)
Stanford took two of three from Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field, a venue that has proven difficult for visitors this season. In earning its first series win in league play, the Cardinal limited one of the league’s top offensive teams to just three runs over the first two games of the set. On Thursday, senior right-hander Mark Appel pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits striking out 10 batters—it was the first time the Cougars had been shut out in 2013. Appel, the league-leader in strikeouts (64), has fanned double-digit batters in five straight starts (61 total) and has earned three complete-game victories this year. His .161 opposing batting average ranks second in the league, and his 0.96 ERA ranks 12th in the NCAA. The Cardinal owns the second-lowest team ERA in the Pac-12 at 2.54, and Stanford pitchers have struck out 8.6 batters per nine innings, a figure that leads the Conference and ranks 15th in the nation.

UCLA (18-6)
UCLA lost its first series of the season and dropped back-to-back tilts for the first time this year. The Bruins’ last series loss was to Stanford in April 2012, and they have not been swept since 2010. Including Saturday’s 10-inning win against ASU, they have played in four extra-innings games so far this year; they didn’t play an extra-inning game all last season. Prior to last week’s series against ASU, UCLA had allowed three runs or fewer in 15-of-21 games— they allowed four runs or more in each game against the Sun Devils, including a season-high 10 on Saturday. Still, the Bruins boast Pac-12-best 1.01 WHIP (2nd in the NCAA) and rank 10th in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (7.05). Three Bruin pitchers—David Berg (5th, .196), Cody Poteet (7th, .211) and Adam Plutko (8th, .214)—rank in the top eight in the league in opposing batting average. Berg owns the Conference’s third-lowest ERA (1.30).

USC (11-16)
USC claimed its second series victory over Cal in as many years, taking the first and second of three games in Berkeley last week. It was the Trojans’ first series victory over a Conference opponent on the road since May 2011. USC allowed eight total runs in games one and two, both wins, and conceded 15 runs in Saturday’s loss. In wins, the Trojans have managed a 1.98 cumulative ERA; in losses, they’ve posted a 7.15 team ERA. Junior left-hander Bob Wheatley ranks 6th in the Pac-12 with a 1.69 ERA, and sophomore right-handed pitcher Wyatt Strahan ranks 11th in the league with a 2.21 ERA. The Trojans are hitting a league-best .335 against left-handed pitchers this season.

Utah (12-13)
Utah outlasted in-state rival BYU, 5-4, in 10 innings on Tuesday before dropping all three games in a weekend set at Arizona. Utah’s victory over BYU capped a season-high-tying three-game winning streak for the Utes, who began the run with a pair of road wins at Stanford to claim its second series victory over a Conference opponent since joining the league in 2012. The Utes rank second in the Pac-12 and 20th in the nation in triples per game (.48), and their 47 stolen bases also rank second in the Conference.

Washington (6-19)
Washington hits the road again for four games this week, beginning with a tilt against crosstown rival Seattle University. UW claimed a 4-2 victory over the Redhawks at Husky Stadium on March 5. Senior outfielder Jayce Ray went 3-4 (.750) and scored a pair of runs in the win. Junior right-handed pitcher Austin Voth ranks second in the league and is tied for 19th in the country with 52 strikeouts. Junior righthander Trevor Dunlap, who is slated to make his second start as a Husky, has allowed just 16 hits in 23.2 innings this season.

Washington State (16-10)
Washington State topped Stanford on Saturday, 8-5, marking its first victory over the Cardinal since April 1 2011. Prior to Saturday’s win, the Cougars had suffered seven straight losses in the series, including the first two meetings this year. WSU has lost just once this season when it has allowed fewer than four runs— Thursday’s loss at Stanford is the exception— and they’ve conceded three runs or fewer in 10 of 16 wins. The Cougars rank at or near the top of the Conference in a number of offensive statistical categories. They lead the Pac-12 in batting average (.323), slugging percentage (.466), hits (295), doubles (59), home runs (18) and total bases (426) and rank second in RBI (166), on base percentage (.399) and runs scored (186). Three of the top nine batting averages in the Pac-12 belong to Washington State players.
4/3/2013 9:24:17 AM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player/Pitcher of Week 7

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Updated April 1, 2013
By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Arizona sophomore second baseman Trent Gilbert has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Oregon freshman left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for March 25-31, the Conference office announced Monday.

Gilbert led Arizona to a sweep of Utah last week. The Torrance, Calif. native accounted for nine of the Wildcats’ 21 runs in the series. He batted .385 (5-for-13) for the week with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and six RBI. He also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch, boosting his on-base percentage to .467. Gilbert tallied a career-high five RBI, including a pair of two-run doubles in a 15-4 win on Friday, and, on Saturday, he helped secure the sweep with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning that provided the winning margin (2-1). Gilbert leads all Pac-12 players with 35 RBI and ranks in the top five in hits (30) and runs scored (34). His five triples this season also lead the Conference and are tied for the national lead. Defensively, he is tied for second in the Pac-12 with 88 assists, seven of which came in last weekend’s series against the Utes.

This is Gilbert’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Arizona’s 59th all-time selection.

Irvin pitched Oregon’s first complete-game shutout of the season and only allowed two runners to advance past first base in the Ducks’ 6-0 victory over Washington on Saturday. He allowed just four hits, while striking out a season-high 11 batters and registering one walk. The Yorba Linda, Calif. product found his rhythm early, fanning seven batters through the first four innings, and never let up. He struck out one in the sixth, another in the seventh and notched a pair of punch outs in the ninth. Irvin, who owns a 3.00 season ERA, improved to 5-1 with the win. In 48.0 innings of action, the freshman has collected 27 strikeouts and has allowed just one home run. The Ducks are 8-1 in league play and sit atop the Pac-12 standings.

This is Irvin’s first career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Oregon’s 6th all-time.

Also Nominated (Player): Kasey Coffman, ASU; Chris Paul, CAL; Ryon Healy, ORE; Shane Zeile, UCLA; Adam Landecker, USC.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Tyler Crawford, ARIZ; Trevor Williams, ASU; Mark Appel, STAN; Bob Wheatley, USC.

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; March 12 – Tyler Smith, Sr., SS, OSU; March 19 – Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU; March 26 – Dallas Carroll, Fr., 3B, UTAH; April 1 – Trent Gilbert, So., 2B, ARIZ.

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; March 12 – Trevor Williams, Jr., RHP, ASU; March 19 – Matt Boyd, Jr., RHP, OSU; March 26 – Ryan Kellogg, Fr., LHP, ASU; April 1 – Cole Irvin, Fr., LHP, ORE.
4/3/2013 9:26:31 AM
Topic:
Pac Stats...so far

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http://pac-12.com/Sports/Baseball/Statistics.aspx
4/3/2013 7:53:25 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

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Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 4/3/2013


RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
F
4/3/2013 8:00:38 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

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ASU74
UCLA 2-1
Ore 2-1 ( seeing as I can't pick a winner for S*%T lately, ASU is a lockd to win the series.)
Ariz 2-1
Stan 3-0
WSU 3-0
XP 3-0
4/4/2013 6:41:58 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

ASU74
ASU74
Riverduck wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 4/3/2013


RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
F

no bet..I got to find a way to the top.. and this is go for broke. I remember going to az and all the trash..we were the last team to beat the eventual champs.. so who knows. We are due a breakout performance. Our pitching and D are the big equalizer.. That is one reason we are 8-1..


RD
I'm very disappointed. After all the time I've spent in hunting blinds, I've never heard Ducks go cluck, cluck, cluck.....they always go quack, quack, quack...either way good luck.
F
4/5/2013 8:45:03 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

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Dodger Matt wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
RD, I'm very disappointed. After all the time I've spent in hunting blinds, I've never heard Ducks go cluck, cluck, cluck.....they always go quack, quack, quack...either way good luck.
F

Fred, up here in Oregon, they're known as "green chickens".


ohhh, I found one....peculiar species


I just thought RD would have more than 8 bucks worth of faith in his team. Color me green with disappointment. Cluck, cluck, cluck.
4/5/2013 11:21:43 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

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BB
I like your new look.
F
4/5/2013 11:39:26 AM
Topic:
SEC Matchups & Scoreboard 4/4-4/7

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LSU 3-0
Ark 3-0
A&M 2-1
FLA 2-1
UGA 2-1
S. Carolina 2-1
Vandy 3-0
4/5/2013 12:54:14 PM
Topic:
Ore at ASU

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Preview

From the Duck point of view:

The Matchup: The Ducks open an eight-game road swing this weekend when they visit No. 24 Arizona State in Tempe. Oregon swept ASU in a three-game series in Eugene during the 2012 season. The Ducks won game one 1-0 getting a four-hit shutout from starter Alex Keudell. Aaron Jones hit a solo home run to account for the only run in the game. The Ducks won game two 3-1 with Jake Reed getting the win after allowing no runs in 7.1 innings and Kyle Garlick hitting a pair of home runs. Oregon wrapped up the sweep with a 4-3 win in game three thanks to three RBI from Jones.

Oregon heads into the Arizona State series behind a pitching staff that has been strong over the first 28 games. The starters have combined for a 2.91 ERA, while the bullpen has a 2.13 ERA. Jake Reed, Cole Irvin, Tommy Thorpe and Jeff Gold have combined for 15 quality starts in the 28 games, with Reed accounting for five and Thorpe and Irvin (a true freshman) both having four. The Ducks’ bullpen has 11 saves with Jimmie Sherfy getting eight of those, Garrett Cleavinger two and Christian Jones one. Offensively, the Ducks have increased their team batting average from .224 to .249 in the last 12 games. Healy leads the squad in batting average (.345), hits (38), doubles (11), home runs (5), RBI (26) and slugging percentage (.582).

Arizona State enters the series after playing a pair of games at Wichita State on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Sun Devils will be playing their third ranked team in as many Pac-12 weekends. ASU picked up one win (4-0) in a three-game series at No. 3 Oregon State March 22-24, before taking two of three from No. 4 UCLA last weekend. The Sun Devils won games one (4-1) and two (7-4), before losing game three (12-10) in 10 innings. ASU also has a pair of wins over then No. 2 Arkansas on Feb. 28 and March 2.

From the Devil's point of view:

The Sun Devils are 11-5 all-time against Oregon and swept the Ducks last time the two teams faced off at Packard Stadium in 2011, winning 5-2, 3-1 and 8-0. ASU was swept last season in Eugene, Ore., losing 0-1, 1-3 and 3-4. Right-hander Trevor Williams went seven innings, but took the loss after striking out four and giving up three earned runs on six hits in game two of the series. Outfielder Kasey Coffman
had two hits and scored two runs in a one-run loss in the series finale.


Quick Hits
  • The Devils have five wins this season over top-10 teams, with two coming against Arkansas, one at Oregon State on March 23 and two against UCLA on March 28 and 29
  • ASU has played 12 true freshmen this season, including eight position players and four pitchers. This is the most among teams ranked in the top 25 and is tied for the seventh most in the NCAA (Tennessee leads with 17)
  • All nine of ASU's primary starting position players are local Arizona products
  • ASU is 17th on the national average attendance list, and first in Pac-12 and No. 1 on the West Coast, with an average of 2,650 fans per game.
  • The Devils did not commit an error for the second consecutive game and the fourth in the past five games, and the ninth game this season.
    Saturday Starter - LHP Ryan Kellogg:

  • He has given up just five earned runs in the past 32 innings dating back to the sixth inning of his start against then-No. 2 Arkansas on March 2
  • Held a 16 consecutive scoreless-inning streak from 2nd inning against Washington St. on March 16 to 2nd inning against UCLA on March 29
  • Is the first freshman in more than 13 years to begin his career 6-0
  • 19 consecutive innings without issuing a walk, including two consecutive starts, dating back to the 6th inning against Washington St. on March 16
  • As of March 31, he ranks 2nd in WHIP (0.65), 3rd in victories (6), ninth in Div. I in hits allowed per nine innings (4.89), 28th in walks allowed per nine innings (0.98) and 47th in ERA (1.37)
  • As of April 4, he ranks 4th in the Pac-12 in ERA (1.37), first in opposing batting average (.154), ninth in innings pitched (46) and is tied for first with six wins. He also ranks fifth in walks allowed with five.



  • edited by ASU74 on 4/5/2013
    4/5/2013 6:58:53 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

    ASU74
    ASU74
    Vid link:
    http://pac-12.com/live/thesundevils
    4/5/2013 7:54:29 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

    ASU74
    ASU74
    ASU draws 1st Blood:
    ASU up 2-0 B3
    4/5/2013 8:05:52 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

    ASU74
    ASU74
    Ducks get one back, ASU up 2-1 M4
    4/5/2013 8:28:27 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

    ASU74
    ASU74
    ASU goes down town...ASU leads 3-1, 2 out B5, Devils were not finished. Ducks walk 2 Devils who score on a 2 run triple. Now ASU 5 - Ducks 1
    edited by ASU74 on 4/5/2013
    4/5/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Topic:
    Beavers vs. Bruins

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    ASU74
    2 Pac upsets so far today. Utes over WSU 7-4, basebment dweller UW over Pepperdine 6-2
    4/5/2013 9:19:06 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

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    ASU74
    Ducks pick up 4 T8, 0 out. ASU 5 Ducks 5
    edited by ASU74 on 4/5/2013
    4/5/2013 9:44:17 PM
    Topic:
    Ore at ASU

    ASU74
    ASU74
    T9 5 each still.

    ASU 2nd baseman w/ 12 assists.
    edited by ASU74 on 4/5/2013
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