Four Huskies Earn Pac-10 Honorable Mention
May 21, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four University of Washington baseball players All-Pacific-10 Conference honorablemention, though no Husky made the first team, which was announced today by Pac-10Commissioner Tom Hansen.
Senior Marc Rittenhouse, junior Michael Done, junior Shawn Kohn and sophomoreTyler Davidson were the four Huskies to earn mention. Arizona State catcher Casey Myerswas named the Pac-10 Player of the Year while USC right-hander Mark Prior earnedPitcher of the Year.
Stanford outfielder Carlos Quentin took the Freshman of the Year award while California'sDavid Esquer was named Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a third-place finishand a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Rittenhouse, a second baseman from Bellevue, Wash., batted .375 in his final season asthe Huskies' leadoff man. Rittenhouse missed more than half of his senior year afterundergoing thumb surgery early in the year, but still finished his career fifth in UW historyin both career runs and career walks. His 19 career homers rank him ninth all-time.
Done, a third baseman from Littleton, Colo., led the Husky regulars with his .342 battingaverage and with seven home runs. He also had 15 doubles and 36 runs batted in.Davidson, an outfielder from Edmonds, Wash., batted .337 with six homers and 42 RBI.
Kohn, a right-handed pitcher from Woodinville, Wash., emerged as the Husky ace in mid-season. He finished the year 6-2 with a 2.57 earned run average, the lowest by a Huskystarter since 1993. Four weeks ago, he led the NCAA in earned run average with a 0.78mark at the time. He worked 80.2 innings, allowing only 60 hits and 15 walks whilestriking out 65.
Here is the complete 2001 All-Pacific-10 Conference baseball team:
Name School Pos.Rod Allen Arizona St. OFStefan Bailie Washington St. 1BBrian Barden Oregon St. 3BBrian Baron UCLA DHBrian Barre USC OFChris Biles Oregon St. OFJosh Canales UCLA 2BBrooks Conrad Arizona St. 2BRik Currier USC RHPSeth Davidson USC SSShelley Duncan Arizona OFErnie Durazo Arizona 1BChris Duffy Arizona St. OFBen Francisco UCLA OFSam Fuld Stanford OFBryan Ingram Oregon St. CScott Nicholson Oregon St. LHPChris O'Riordan Stanford 2BCarlos Quentin Stanford OFCarson White California 2B
Player of the Year: Casey Myers, Sr., C, Arizona StatePitcher of the Year: Mark Prior, Jr., RHP, USCFreshman of the Year: Carlos Quentin, OF, StanfordCoach of the Year: David Esquer, California