Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week
Feb. 25, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE has swept the weekly honors as junior designated hitter Jeremy West has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and junior right-hander Ryan Schroyer has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 18-24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
West, from Las Vegas, Nevada, hit .556 (5-for-9) with six runs scored, three home runs and 10 RBI as the Sun Devils earned four victories over Gonzaga, Dayton and Notre Dame last week. West broke out versus the 11th-ranked Irish on Feb. 22, with three hits, six RBI, two home runs, including a grand slam, to help ASU defeat Notre Dame, 16-3. In sunday's series finale, West rallied the team by igniting the nine-run sixth inning with a two-out, two-run home run.
Schroyer, from Casa Grande, Ariz., pitched four scoreless innings out of the bullpen and recorded his fourth save of the year in ASU's 14-8 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 23. After striking out the side in the Sun Devils' win the day before, Schroyer shut down the Irish over the last three innings of play, recording his 12th save of his career. Now alone in sixth place in the ASU record books for career saves, he has yet to allow an earned run on the year (0.00 ERA) in 13.1 innings and has recorded 18 strikeouts.
The Player of the Week honor is the second for West in his career and the 67th selection all-time for ASU. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Schroyer, the 46th Sun Devil to earn the weekly recognition.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Jeremy Burchett, CAL; Andy Jarvis, OSU; Carlos Quentin, STAN. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week was Brian Montalbo, CAL.
2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Billy Susdorf, UCLA; Feb. 11 - Allen Craig, CAL; Feb. 18 - Jeff Clement, USC; Feb. 25 - Jeremy West, ASU.
2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Jered Liebeck, ASU; Feb. 11 - John Hudgins, STAN; Feb. 18 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - Ryan Schroyer, ASU.