Cal First Baseman Conor Jackson Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
April 22, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, CA - California sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday, Apr. 22 by the Pac-10. It was the third week in a row a Golden Bear player has been named either Pac-10 Player or Pitcher of the Week as senior Trevor Hutchinson earned Pitcher of the Week honors Apr. 8 and sophomore Matt Brown earned Pitcher of the Week honors Apr. 15. It was the 33rd Player of the Week selection all-time for Cal.
Last week, Jackson was 7-for-16 with seven runs, a double, four home runs and 10 RBI against Fresno State Apr. 16 at Evans Diamond and Apr. 19-21 at Arizona State. In the three-game series against the Sun Devils, played at Hohokam Park in Mesa, AZ (the Chicago Cubs spring training facility), Jackson was 6-for-13 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI. He has now hit home runs in each of the last four games. It is the second time this season Jackson has hit home runs in four consecutive games (Mar. 23-29) and he also hit home runs in three consecutive games Feb. 3-8.
Jackson is currently leading the Pac-10 in average (.401), home runs (15), RBI (55), hits (69), total bases (131) and slugging percentage (.762).