Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher of the Week (5/21/01)
May 21, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA junior right fielder Shelley Duncan has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and OREGON STATE senior left-hander Scott Nicholson has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for May 7-May 14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Duncan, from Tucson, Ariz., hit .538 (7-for-13) with a double and two home runs to help put Arizona at .500 in Conference play with a three-game sweep of Washington. Duncan broke Arizona's single-season home run record after hitting his 24th round-tripper. He now owns all of the Wildcats' home run records. Duncan also scored four runs and notched 10 RBI. He drove in the winning runs in the Arizona's 5-2 win on Saturday and went 5-for-6 in Sunday's game.
Nicholson, from Longview, Wash., pitched a shutout with a 6-0 win over No. 2 USC. He scattered seven hits and struck out four Trojan batters while allowing no walks. With the win, Nicholson is 4-1 in his career against top-5 teams. He is 11-2 on the season with three shutouts and 10 complete games.
The Player of the Week honor is the third for Duncan in his career, and the 37th selection all-time for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the third for Nicholson in his career, and the 51st selection all-time for Oregon State.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Chris Duffy, ASU, Chris O'Riordan, STAN. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week was Sean Rierson, ARIZ, Jeff Bruksch, STAN, Anthony Reyes, USC.
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, May 14 - Josh Canales, UCLA, May 21 - Shelley Duncan, ARIZ.
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, May 14 - Rik Currier, USC, May 21 - Scott Nicholson, OSU.