Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher of the Week (5/7/01)
May 7, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior right fielder Rob Meyer has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA STATE freshman right-hander Mike Esposito has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 30-May 7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Meyer, from Antioch, Calif., hit .500 over four games last week, helping the Bears to a win over San Francisco and a sweep at UCLA. Meyer notched a four-hit performance at USF and went 6-for-14 against the Bruins. On the week he had a double and home run, while knocking in six runs and scoring eight times.
Esposito, from Las Vegas, Nev., earned the win in ASU's 15-1 victory over then-No. 19 Tennessee. The freshman went six innings, allowing no runs on two hits with six strikeouts and three walks. The two hits allowed were infield singles. Esposito is 4-2 with a 3.64 ERA.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Meyer in his career, and the 32nd selection all-time for California. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Esposito in his career, and the 42nd selection all-time for Arizona State.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Nick Walsh, ASU, Matt Pearl, UCLA, Tyler Davidson, WASH.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were David Cash, CAL, Scott Nicholson, OSU, Zack Daniels, WASH.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26 - Brian Baron, UCLA, Mar. 5 - Seth Davidson, USC, Mar. 13 - Andy Jarvis, OSU, Mar. 20 - Ernie Durazo, ARIZ, Mar. 27 - Bryan Ingram, Apr. 2 - Bookie Gates, WSU, Apr. 9 - Matt Abram, ARIZ, Apr. 16 - Shelley Duncan, ARIZ, Apr. 23 - Brian Barden, OSU, Apr. 30 - Mike Lopez, ASU, May 7 - Rob Meyer, CAL.
2001 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26 - Jeff Bruksch, STAN, Mar. 5 - Jeremy Guthrie, STAN, Mar. 13 - Jeremy Guthrie, STAN, Mar. 20 - Mark Prior, USC, Mar. 27 - Mark Prior, USC, Apr. 2 - Scott Nicholson, OSU, Apr. 9 - Jeff Bruksch, STAN, Apr. 16 - Mark Prior, USC, Apr. 23 - Mark Prior, USC, Apr. 30 - Mark Prior, USC, May 7 - Mike Esposito, ASU.