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Pac-12 Tournament: How the Prospects Fared and Other Notes

 Leif Skodnick  |    May 26th, 2024 10:46am EDT

PHOENIX – The final Pac-12 Baseball Tournament is in the books, and the final championship game was a thriller, with Tommy Splaine driving in Emilio Corona with a single in the bottom of the ninth to give Arizona a 4-3 win over Southern California.

While the conference is no more, several prospects for the upcoming Major League Baseball draft played at Scottsdale Stadium this week, and Arizona will move on to play in the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament Outlook—In Sunday’s projection of the 64-team field for the NCAA Tournament, d1baseball.com has four teams—Arizona, who earned an automatic bid, California, Oregon State, and Oregonin the field of 64.

According to the projection, Oregon would head to the Norman, Okla. region, which is hosted by Oklahoma, along with Louisiana State and Southeast Missouri State.

Cal would head to the College Station, Texas, regional hosted by Texas A&M, along with Texas and Niagara.

Arizona would play in the Santa Barbara, Calif. regional hosted by UC Santa Barbara, along with St. John’s and San Jose State. Despite winning the Pac-12 regular season and tournament titles, the Wildcats would not host a regional.

Oregon State would receive the No. 14 seed and host a regional in Corvallis, Ore. that would include Duke, Connecticut, and Evansville.

How The Top Prospects Fared

Travis Bazzana, 2B, Oregon State – Bazzana, the No. 2 ranked prospect for the upcoming draft, went hitless in two games with three walks for the Beavers, one of them intentional.

Rodney Green Jr., OF, California – Green went 2-for-10 in two games of pool play, driving in two runs and scoring one against Arizona on May 23.

Jackson Kent, P, Arizona – Kent, a lefty, threw five innings in Arizona’s loss to Cal on May 23, allowing seven runs on seven hits, walking two, and fanning seven.

Caleb Lomavita, C, California – Lomavita went 4-for-9 with four runs scored and two RBI, including a home run against USC on May 24.

Aiden May, P, Oregon State – May went four innings against Arizona State in pool play on May 23, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out to and walking two.

Malcolm Moore, C, Stanford – Moore was named to the All Pac-12 Tournament Team as the catcher despite the Cardinal being eliminated in the semifinals on Friday. He went 4-for-10 with three homers, four runs scored, and four RBI.

2024 All Pac-12 Tournament Team

Catcher – Malcolm Moore, Stanford
First Baseman – Peyton Schulze, California
Second Baseman – Ryan Jackson, USC
Third Baseman – Max Handron, California
Shortstop – Mason White, Arizona
Designated Hitter – Kevin Takeuchi, USC
Outfielders – Brayden Dowd, USC; Brendan Summerhill, Arizona; Rodney Green, Jr., California
Pitchers – Caden Aoki, USC; Clark Candiotti, Arizona

Tournament MVP – Mason White, Arizona

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