Garthwaite Named National Player Of The Week
April 2, 2002
SEATTLE - Junior center fielder Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian HS), who was named the Pac-10Player of the Week on Monday, received another honor Tuesday when the NationalCollegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) named him the national player of theweek.
Garthwaite batted .500 (11-for-22) during five games last week -- two at Washington Stateand three at Arizona State. Over those five games, he belted four home runs and drove in16. His 16 RBI in the one week alone are more than all but one of his teammates havecompiled all season.
Garthwaite has hit five home runs in his last six games and six in his last eight. His ninehome runs through 23 games (with 33 to go) are already more than the seven Michael Donehad to lead the Huskies last season. He's also on pace to shatter the UW runs batted inrecord of 73 (shared by Kevin Miller (1997) and Dominic Woody (1999)). On his currentpace, Garthwaite would finish the 56-game regular season with 102.
Currently, Garthwaite leads the Pac-10 with his 42 RBI and with his .804 sluggingpercentage. He's also third in home runs, tied for first in triples (3) and fourth in total bases(74), despite the fact that the Huskies have played fewer games than any team in the Pac-10.
The Huskies (1-2 Pac-10, 12-10-1 overall) take on Gonzaga Tuesday and Wednesdayevenings at Husky Ballpark before travelling to Columbia, Mo., this weekend for a three-game series against Missouri