Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week
April 22, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON senior right-hander Shawn Kohn has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 16-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Jackson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., was instrumental in guiding the Golden Bears to their first Pac-10 series win over Arizona State in Tempe since 1995. In four games last week he batted .438 (7-for-16) seven runs scored, a double, four home runs and 10 RBI. In the three-game series at ASU, he was 6-for-13 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI. Jackson has hit home runs in each of the last four games. It is the second time this season he has hit home runs in four consecutive game (Mar. 23-29). Jackson is currently on a six-game hitting streak and is batting .401 with 13 doubles, two triples, 15 homers and 55 RBI. He also has a .762 slugging percentage and a .488 on-base percentage.
Kohn, from Woodenville, Wash., picked up both victories in the Huskies' 2-1 series win over No. 2 Stanford. Friday night, he needed only 103 pitches for a complete game six-hitter. Sunday, he threw the ninth and 10th innings as the Huskies won, 4-3, in 10. For the weekend, he was 2-0, with a 0.82 ERA in 11.0 innings pitched, 8 hits (7 singles, 1 double), zero walks and three strikeouts. Incidentally, Kohn, known for his control, has yet to throw a wild pitch in 80.0 innings this season.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Jackson in his career. It is the 33rd selection all-time for California. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Kohn in his career, and the 26th selection all-time for Washington.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Chris Cunningham, ARIZ, Andy Jarvis, OSU, Sam Fuld, STAN, Bill Peavey, USC, Aaron Hathaway, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Sean Rierson, ARIZ, Matt Brown, CAL, Dan Rich, STAN, Wes Whissler, UCLA.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Mar. 12 - Adam Berry, UCLA, Mar. 19 - Jay Garthwaite, WASH, Mar. 26 - Andre Ethier, ASU, Apr. 1 - Jay Garthwaite, WASH, Apr. 8 - Jeremy West, ASU, Apr. 15 - Jason Cooper, STAN, Apr. 22 - Conor Jackson, CAL.
2002 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Mar. 12 - Robbie McClellan, ASU, Mar. 19 - Jon Williams, USC, Mar. 26 - Marc Kaiser, ARIZ, Apr. 1 - Mike Esposito, ASU, Apr. 8 - Trevor Hutchinson, CAL, Apr. 15 - Matt Brown, CAL, Apr. 22 - Shawn Kohn, WASH.