Wes Whisler Named Pac-10 Co-Player of the Week

May 13, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLAfreshman first baseman Wes Whisler and CALIFORNIA junior catcher John Baker have been named Pac-10 BaseballCo-Players of the Week and STANFORD junior left-hander Tim Cunningham hasbeen named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12, CommissionerTom Hansen announced today.

Whisler, from Noblesville, Ind., hit .368 (7-for-19) with three homeruns, as UCLA won three of four games last week against Long Beach Stateand Arizona. Whisler knocked out multiple hits in three of thosecontests and extended his hitting streak to 11 games before going 0-for-4on Saturday. He also added six runs and seven RBI. Whisler has 13 homeruns on the season, two short of UCLA's freshman record of 15.

Baker, from Walnut Creek, Calif., batted .583 in Cal's series againstOregon State and helped the Bears to a three-game sweep over the Beavers. He was 7-for-12 with a double, grand slam home run and three walks. Healso scored four times and drove in seven runs.

Cunningham, from Rocklin, Calif., helped Stanford win its Pac-10 seriesover Arizona State last weekend. He earned the Cardinal's 3-1 Sundayvictory in the rubber game of the series, shutting the Sun Devils outover the first seven innings. Cunningham is 6-2 on the season and has a3.97 ERA. He leads Stanford1s pitching staff with 15 games started.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for both Baker and Whisler intheir careers. It is the 34th selection all-time for Cal and the 37thselection all-time for UCLA. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the firstfor Cunningham in his career, and the 59th selection all-time forStanford.

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