Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week
April 8, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore outfielder Jeff Van Houten has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA sophomore right-hander Jesse Ingram has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for March 31-April 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Van Houten, from Paradise Valley, Ariz., helped the Wildcats win their final non-conference series of the season with a 9-for-13 (.692) weekend against Miami (Ohio). The second-year starter hit two triples, his seventh home run of the season, knocked in eight RBI and scored five runs. He also slugged 1.231 in the three games and had a .714 on-base percentage. On Sun., April 6, Van Houten finished a double short of hitting for the cycle in the game and tallied a career-high-tying six RBI in the 9-4 Arizona win.
Ingram, from Lafayette, Calif., picked up two saves last weekend at UCLA, throwing 4.0 innings of no-hit, no-run ball, with two walks and four strikeouts. On Sun., April 6, he pitched 3.0 innings, allowing no runs and no hits to help the Golden Bears to a 12-9 win. Ingram now has seven saves on the season to go along with a 2-0 record, 3.90 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 32.3 innings pitched.
The Player of the Week honor is the second for Van Houten this season and the 39th selection all-time for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Ingram, the 24th Golden Bear to earn the weekly recognition.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were James Holder, CAL; Chris Biles, OSU; Ryan Garko, STAN; Matt Thayer, UCLA; Brent Lillibridge, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were John Hudgins, STAN; Doug Silva, UCLA.
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; Mar. 4 - Danny Putnam, STAN; Mar. 11 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Mar. 18 - Jeff Van Houten, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Jeff Clement, USC; Apr. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU; Apr. 8 - Jeff Van Houten.
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; Mar. 4 - Mike Kunes, UCLA; Mar. 11 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Mar. 18 - Jeff Petersen, WASH; Mar. 25 - Richie Gardner, ARIZ; Apr. 1 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Apr. 8 - Jesse Ingram.