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5/2/2012 7:52:36 AM
Topic:
Week 11 in Pac-12 Baseball

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• Five Pac-12 teams are ranked in Baseball America’s top 25 poll: OREGON (10), ARIZONA (11), STANFORD (12), UCLA (14) and ARIZONA STATE (20).

• Eight Pac-12 Players are on the 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list: Stanford junior RHP Mark Appel, ASU junior infielder Joey DeMichele, UCLA junior outfielder Jeff Gelalich, Arizona junior RHP Kurt Heyer, WSU junior outfielder Derek Jones, Stanford junior infielder/RHP Stephen Piscotty, California junior infielder Tony Renda and ASU junior RHP Brady Rodgers. Gelalich and Jones are new additions to the watch list, while Oregon State’s Tony Bryant, Stanford’s Kenny Diekroeger and Arizona State’s Deven Marrero were on the initial watch list in February, but are not on the midseason list.

• Arizona senior designated hitter Bobby Brown is one of Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week. Brown went 9-for-12 (.750) in the weekend series against East Tennessee State. He tallied four extra-base hits, scored six runs and drove in another nine runs. Brown posted a 1.417 slugging percentage and a .769 on-base percentage while stealing three bags in as many attempts. Louisville Slugger has honored a Pac-12 player with the national recognition in back-to-back weeks, with Stanford freshman Alex Blandino earning the award last week.

• Stanford junior Stephen Piscotty is on College Baseball 360’s Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Week 11 after a strong weekend against then-No. 12 UCLA. Piscotty batted .500 (5-for-10) against the Bruins, driving in five runs and adding a solo shot. In Friday’s 7-2 win, he hit a two-out, three-run homer to bring the score to 6-0. He was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate on Saturday and drove in two runs on Sunday to help Stanford clinch the series with a 7-2 final.

• Arizona outscored weekend opponent East Tennessee State 51-17 over their three-game series--that’s exactly three Wildcat scores for every ETSU run. Arizona’s batting average is now up to .336, good enough for third in the country. Junior infielder Seth Mejias-Brean leads the ‘Cats and the Conference at .391.

• Stanford righty Mark Appel struck out double digits for the fifth time this season, tallying 10 Ks in his Friday start at UCLA. The junior leads the Pac-12 in batters struck out and batters struck out looking at 81 and 30, respectively.
5/2/2012 8:04:26 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 12

ASU74
ASU74
ConnorOSU wrote:
Ariz 3-0
Stan 3-0
USC 3-0
WSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UCLA 3-0


C
Gutsy predictions! I did the same thing this week last year and was rewarded with 4 of 6 sweeps. Ya think lightning will strike twice? Good luck. Wave
5/3/2012 8:05:14 AM
Topic:
Hog Trash

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ASU74
I asked a Hog fan and this is not 10 days old....it happened +/- 5/15/2006
5/3/2012 9:13:38 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 12

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ASU74
Welcome DuckFan127
Now Riverduck will not feel so lonely. Beavers beware...ya get two ducks together and soon they will produce a flock!
doggy style
5/3/2012 10:09:04 AM
Topic:
Hog Trash

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ASU74
It was still worthy of an Oscar nomination!
5/3/2012 11:38:59 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 12

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ASU74
Riverduck wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
Welcome DuckFan127
Now Riverduck will not feel so lonely. Beavers beware...ya get two ducks together and soon they will produce a flock!
doggy style

Well at least ducks can fly...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekLEG8xsOs&feature=fvwp&NR=1


Very Cute.
I am in the Central Flyway for migrating waterfowl and the motto in the duck blind is "If it flys; it dies" I make a mean marinated BBQ Teal. Come on down to Houston & have some....Beavers are also invited.....guns, knives and baseball bats must be checked at the door.
edited by ASU74 on 5/3/2012
5/4/2012 6:21:53 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 12

ASU74
ASU74
Kendall's picks from his column; College Weekend Preview:

[font=verdana]No. 10 Stanford at No. 23 Oregon State[/font]
[font=verdana]-- This important Pac-12 series has major implications not only in conference, but also on the national stage. The Cardinal has one of the nation’s top one-two punches on the weekend in left-handed pitcher Brett Mooneyham and right-handed pitcher Mark Appel, but both tend to go into lulls at times. Both must be exceptional this weekend against the Beavers, who desperately need a strong showing this weekend to improve their long-shot at most NCAA Regional hosting chances. -- PG Pick: OREGON STATE[/font]
[font=verdana]No. 7 Purdue at No. 14 UCLA[/font]
[font=verdana]-- In terms of actual implications on the national stage, it probably doesn’t get more important than this series. Though it’s being getting downplayed by Purdue coach Doug Schreiber for good reasons, there’s no question this series means everything to the Boilermakers. Should Purdue take care of business against the Bruins, there’s a very good chance it’s a national seed entering the postseason. For those of you scoring at home, the Big Ten has never had a national seed. -- PG Pick: PURDUE[/font]
[font=verdana]No. 13 Oregon at No. 9 Arizona
-- The Wildcats have quietly put together a very solid campaign this spring with ace right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer leading the charge. Arizona needs some help from an RPI standpoint to get in the national seed mix, but things could change in its favor this weekend. The Wildcats must be great against the Ducks, who possess one of the nation’s best pitching staffs with a solid set of starters, led by Alex Keudell and Jake Reed. UO would solidify its position as a potential national seed with a series win, while the Wildcats would get more in the discussion. -- PG Pick: ARIZONA[/font]
5/7/2012 1:49:57 PM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week (Week 12)

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ASU74
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — OREGON sophomore second baseman Aaron Payne has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and UCLA sophomore right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko has been named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for April 30-May 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Payne helped the Ducks to a 4-1 week, including a series win over then-No. 11 Arizona over the weekend. The sophomore went .353 (6-for-17) with six RBI (five of which were in two-out situations), two runs, two stolen bases and a .476 on-base percentage. He drove in the game-winning run in a come-from-behind win over Gonzaga on Tuesday, but did the most damage at Arizona: He drove in half of Oregon’s runs on Friday as the Ducks prevailed, 6-1, and helped turn three double plays on Sunday, including the final two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Arizona brought the game-tying run to the plate.

This is Payne’s second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the seventh all-time selection for Oregon. The San Clemente, Calif., native is the first Pac-12 player to earn back-to-back Player of the Week honors since Arizona State’s Ike Davis and Washington’s Kyle Conley each did so in 2008.

Plutko allowed just one run and two hits in 8.1 innings in game one of a doubleheader against then-No. 13 Purdue on Saturday. He carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, retiring the first 16 Purdue batters. A one-out single broke his no-hitter in the top of the sixth, and he did not allow a run until the ninth inning, when UCLA led, 5-0. The sophomore struck out seven and walked none as his record improved to 6-3.

This is Plutko’s third career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and UCLA’s 62nd all-time selection. Plutko now has earned the honor twice this season, first receiving the award on March 13.

Also Nominated (Player): N/A

Also Nominated (Pitcher):
Trevor Williams, ASU; Justin Jones, CAL; Alex Keudell, ORE; Jace Fry, OSU; Aaron West, WASH.

5/8/2012 12:02:53 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 12

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ASU74
Dodger Matt wrote:
My week for making mistakes

One payer called to ask about a discrepancy in his score, and when I checked the scores I noticed that I had scored the Wazzu-Cal series 2-1 Wazzu instead of 2-1 Cal. So here are the updated scores. Apologies once again.
Ton of Bricks

Week 12 scores


Borg makes it to the top of the list for the first time this season. If the Ducks had lost today’s game, he and I would have swapped scores.
  • 21.0 borgguy
  • 21.0 Duckfan127
  • 19.0 cswanson2k7
  • 19.0 Dodger Matt
  • 19.0 Florida Beaver
  • 18.0 RiverDuck
  • 17.0 ASU74
  • 17.0 BeaverBob
  • 17.0 FullertonBaseballFan
  • 17.0 MostUnknown
  • 17.0 OpihiMan
  • 17.0 Rowdy
  • 15.0 WildCard85
  • 14.0 ConnorOSU


Pac-12 conference game prediction averages so far

Trying something new here. This week's rank and previous week's rank, with a plus for a move up and minus for a move down.
RANK . PREV . WKS. . TTL . . . AVG . . . NAME   
. 1 . . .1 . . 7 . . 131.4 . . 18.77 . . Rowdy
+ 2 . . .4 . . 6 . . 111.8 . . 18.63 . . cswanson2k7
- 3 . . .2 . . 8 . . 149.0 . . 18.63 . . FullertonBaseballFan
+ 4 . . .5 . . 7 . . 128.2 . . 18.31 . . RiverDuck
- 5 . . .3 . . 8 . . 145.8 . . 18.23 . . WildCard85
+ 6 . . .8 . . 7 . . 126.0 . . 18.00 . . borgguy
- 7 . . .6 . . 8 . . 142.2 . . 17.78 . . MostUnknown
+ 8 . . .9 . . 8 . . 140.6 . . 17.58 . . Dodger Matt
- 9 . . .7 . . 8 . . 140.4 . . 17.55 . . ASU74
+ 9 . . 10 . . 8 . . 140.4 . . 17.55 . . Florida Beaver
+11 . . 12 . . 8 . . 132.2 . . 16.53 . . OpihiMan
-12 . . 11 . . 7 . . 113.6 . . 16.23 . . ConnorOSU
.13 . . 13 . . 8 . . 129.6 . . 16.20 . . BeaverBob
If this happens again next week, I will refund everyone's money.

Whoa Nilly...newbie Duckfan127 went to the top of the class already; sharing the weekly high score with borgguy....I guess his probationary status is offically over now. Beavers can intentionally hit him with a 93 mph fast ball. (Don't tell anyone you did it intentionally or DM will suspended you.) Hammer Time
5/9/2012 1:35:51 PM
Topic:
Week 12 in Pac-12 Baseball

ASU74
ASU74
• Six Pac-12 teams are ranked in Baseball America’s top 25 poll: OREGON (9), UCLA (11), ARIZONA (14), STANFORD (17), ARIZONA STATE (19) and OREGON STATE (23).

• Oregon was named CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s Team of the Week after going 4-1 on the road last week and claiming a series win at then-No. 11 Arizona. The Ducks nabbed a pair of one-run wins in a midweek series at Gonzaga (3-2 on Tuesday, 8-7 on Wednesday), and then won two out of three in Tucson (6-1 on Friday, 6-12 on Saturday, 3-1 on Sunday). Oregon sophomore Aaron Payne received his second-straight Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for his contributions in those five games: He went .353 (6-for-17) with six RBI (five of which were in two-out situations), two runs, two stolen bases and a .476 on-base percentage. Payne also earned a spot on College Baseball 360’s Primetime Performers Honor Roll.

• UCLA sophomore right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko, the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, earned top honors from College Baseball 360 as the Primetime Pitcher of the Week. Plutko allowed just one run and two hits in 8.1 innings in game one of a doubleheader against then-No. 13 Purdue on Saturday. He carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, retiring the first 16 Purdue batters. A one-out single broke his no-hitter in the top of the sixth, and he did not allow a run until the ninth inning, when UCLA led, 5-0. The sophomore struck out seven and walked none as his record improved to 6-3.

• Oregon State senior Ryan Gorton is on the 20-man watch list for the 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. The award recognizes the nation’s top player who excels both as a pitcher and position player. Gorton has put in time as a catcher, designated hitter and relief pitcher this season. The honor is named for the former Washington State star and major-leaguer Olerud, and will be awarded June 30 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame Night of Champions.

• UCLA freshman RHP David Berg leads the Pac-12 in ERA (1.53), opposing batting average (.173), appearances (31) and games in relief (31). His ERA is 13th-best in the country, while he ranks in the top 10 nationally for hits allowed per nine innings (5.36, 5th) and WHIP (0.87, 9th).
5/10/2012 12:39:22 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 13

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ASU74
UCLA 3-0
Aziz 3-0
Ore 3-0
Stan 3-0
OSU 3-0
XGon 2-1 Boy do I hate calling this one, but the Devils have not been that hot on the road especially in the NW Territories

Duckfan127: It assists DM when you use his abbreviations....see his post to Riverduck.
5/10/2012 12:41:20 PM
Topic:
National Predictions: Week 13

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ASU74
Baylor 3-0
LSU 3-0
Stan 3-0
UCLA 2-1
Ariz 2-1
5/10/2012 1:12:44 PM
Topic:
New Home for the ASU Sun Devils

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ASU74
May 9, 2012 - The City of Mesa and Chicago Cubs announced a July 11 ground-breaking event start construction of the new spring
training baseball facility for the Chicago Cubs. The city and the team also announced they are in the final stages of an agreement for
the ASU baseball program to also use the venue.

Groundbreaking for the Chicago Cubs new spring training stadium in Mesa is tentatively set for July 11.


Arizona State also will play baseball at the $99-million stadium, located at the southeast corner of the Loop 101 and 202 freeway
intersection, formerly site of Riverview Golf Course.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 1, 2013. Both the Cubs and ASU will begin play at the new stadium
in February 2014.
Initial renderings of the stadium were released Wednesday. The stadium will have a capacity of 15,000 including up to 4,000 grass
seating, suites and party decks.
The Cubs and ASU will share a playing field with the complex also to include seven full-size practice fields (one exclusively for ASU)
and an infield-only practice field. ASU will have a separate clubhouse.
"It becomes tangible and more than just a concept" via the renderings, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said. "It's especially gratifying for me to
see the Cubs and ASU logos. That's when you feel the reality of this actually happening and you think about what will happen come
2014 when we're open. It gets the juices flowing."
Mike Lufrano, Cubs executive vice president, said the facility "will provide the best fan experience in spring training and offer
world-class training and development for our players year-round."
ASU Vice President for Athletics Steve Patterson met last week with former ASU players and season ticket holders to answer
questions about the move to an off-campus stadium.
"Arizona State has an innovative and unique opportunity to align with one of the world's most recognizable sports brands in the
Chicago Cubs while also increasing the university's reach in the city of Mesa and Illinois," Patterson said.
ASU played at Hohokam Stadium, the Cubs' current home in Mesa, including hosting an NCAA regional in 2002 while Packard
Stadium was undergoing renovations. The Sun Devils also played some games at Rendezvous Park in Mesa and Phoenix
Municipal Stadium in the 1950s and '60s.

5/10/2012 1:21:45 PM
Topic:
New Home for the ASU Sun Devils

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ASU74
Sorry Guys...the cut & paste of the text & photos did not come out as it should have on the PG preview & I could not delete & start over, but ya get the picture....kinda.
5/13/2012 8:46:38 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 13

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ASU74
Riverduck wrote:
Sherfy has to have a certain uh oh level, then he puts the pedal to the metal. He was just flat out nasty again today for his 15th save. I wonder what the pac 12 save single season record is.. He has got to be getting close.


PAC-10/12 TEAM RECORDS

MOST SAVES

1. Jack Krawczyk, USC (1998) . . . . . . . . . . 23
2. Kevin Gunderson, OSU (2006) . . . . . . . . 20
Brett Merrick, WASH (1994) . . . . . . . . . . 20
4. Dan Hubbs, USC (1993). . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
5. Brian Nichols, USC (1987) . . . . . . . . . . . 17
6. Paul Koss, USC (2007). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
7. Jason Garner, USC (1995) . . . . . . . . . . . 15
8. Jason Stoffel, ARIZ (2008) . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Jeff Bruksch, STAN (2000). . . . . . . . . . . 13
Mike Call, WASH (1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Steve Chitren, STAN (1987) . . . . . . . . . . 13


MOST SAVES
Season: 25 ....................................... Washington, 2003

http://www.pac-12.org/portals/7/images/history/baseball/pac-10-records.pdf
edited by ASU74 on 5/13/2012
edited by ASU74 on 5/13/2012
5/15/2012 8:11:10 AM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week (Week 13)

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — ARIZONA sophomore left fielder Johnny Field has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and teammate junior right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer has been named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for May 7-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Field batted .583 in Arizona’s series sweep at CALIFORNIA, registering a base hit at least once all three games to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The sophomore amassed seven hits, four runs, his second home run of the season, two doubles and an RBI to accompany a pair of drawn walks, two outfield assists and a .643 on-base percentage for the weekend.

This is Field’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 57th all-time selection for Arizona. Field is the second Wildcat to earn Player of the Week honors this season, with Seth Mejias-Brean winning on March 19.

Heyer threw his fifth complete game of the season (the eighth of his career) on Friday, striking out nine and walking one in Arizona’s 3-1 victory at Cal. He scattered five hits and no earned runs over nine innings as he limited the Golden Bears to just two at-bats (0-for-2) with a runner in scoring position. Heyer improved to 9-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.28.

This is Heyer’s fifth career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Arizona’s 49th all-time selection. This is Heyer’s second Pitcher of the Week award this season, as he first earned the honor on March 6.

Also Nominated (Player): Michael Benjamin, ASU; Brett Thomas, ORE; Michael Conforto, OSU; Stephen Piscotty, STAN; Jeff Gelalich, UCLA.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Trevor Williams, ASU; Jimmie Sherfy, ORE; Dan Child, OSU; Adam Plutko, UCLA.

5/15/2012 10:42:58 AM
Topic:
Stupidest Baseball Rule Ever?

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ASU74
Kendall:
Do you have any insight as to what rule was applied here & why? In your opinion was it applied correctly?
edited by ASU74 on 5/15/2012
5/15/2012 7:04:43 PM
Topic:
Week 13 in Pac-12 Baseball

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ASU74
• Six Pac-12 teams are ranked in Baseball America’s top 25 poll: OREGON (6), UCLA (11), ARIZONA (14), STANFORD (17), ARIZONA STATE (18) and OREGON STATE (23).

• Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, Oregon leads the Pac-12 with one Conference series remaining (Oregon State in Corvallis). Arizona is 1.5 games back with two Pac-12 series left (USC on the road and Arizona State at home). UCLA is 2.5 games behind the Ducks and faces CALIFORNIA on the road this weekend, and then hosts USC next weekend.

• Arizona State is holding its second “Pass the Bucket Night” of the season when they host Arizona on Wednesday to raise money and awareness for student coach Cory Hahn and his family. Hahn is a former ASU player who was paralyzed last season in the third game of his collegiate career after he slid head-first into the opposing second baseman’s leg on a steal attempt. Volunteers in gray ASU jerseys will be stationed at every section in Packard Stadium and will pass around donation buckets during the fourth inning. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

• Arizona swept the Pac-12’s weekly awards, with sophomore left fielder Johnny Field winning Player of the Week and junior right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer earning Pitcher of the Week. Field batted .583 in the Wildcats’ series sweep at Cal over the weekend, amassing seven hits, four runs, a home run, two doubles and an RBI along with a pair of drawn walks, two outfield assists and a .643 on-base percentage for the three-game series. Heyer threw his fifth complete game of the season on Friday, striking out nine and walking one in Arizona’s 3-1 victory at Cal. He scattered five hits and no earned runs over nine innings as he limited the Golden Bears to just two at-bats (0-for-2) with a runner in scoring position. Heyer improved to 9-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.28. Field now leads the Pac-12 in on-base percentage (.484) and is second in the Conference in batting average (.378) and runs scored (51). Heyer leads the Conference in innings pitched (102.2), is second in batters struck out (85) and batters struck out looking (26), and has the Pac-12’s sixth-best ERA (2.28).

• The Pac-12 has two teams in the top five of the NCAA RPI: UCLA at No. 3 and Oregon at No. 5. Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State round out the top 25 at Nos. 11, 17 and 21, respectively.

5/17/2012 7:33:05 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 14

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ASU74
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
Ariz 3-0
UCLA 3-0
Stan 3-0
Ore 3-0

I'll be swinging for the fences again this week! Can lightning strike two weeks in a row? We all believe our picks are perfect each Friday morning, sometimes even thru Saturday nite Thumbs Upthen.... we find out the final results Sunday evening!Cry
5/17/2012 7:35:36 PM
Topic:
National Predictions: Week 14

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ASU74
TCU 3-0
Pepperdine 2-1
Gonzaga 2-1
LBS 3-0
ASU 2-1
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