Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

April 28, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior first baseman Jeremy West has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON junior right-hander Clay Johnson has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 21-27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

West, from Las Vegas, Nev., had a big weekend at the plate going 9-for-16 (.562) with seven runs scored, five home runs and 13 RBI in the three-game series against Washington State. He hit one home run in each of the first two games, including a walk-off two-run homer on Sat., April 26, then tied the ASU single-game record with three home runs on Sunday's 25-0 win. West recorded 24 bases over the weekend and a 1.500 slugging percentage.

Johnson, from Elma, Wash., started two games last week, earning the win in both. On Tues., April 22, he threw a pre-determined four-inning start in a win over Hawaii-Hilo, holding the Vulcans scoreless. On Sun., April 27, he went six innings in a win over California, allowing only one run on six hits. For the week, Johnson was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA, giving up nine hits, one run, while striking out nine.

The Player of the Week honor is the fourth for West in his career and the 69th selection all-time for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Johnson, the 28th Husky to earn the weekly recognition.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were Brian Anderson, ARIZ; Brian Horwitz, CAL; Carlos Quentin, STAN; Aaron Hathaway, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Beau Vaughan, ASU; Mike Padgett, CAL; Brian Bannister, USC.

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; Apr. 14 - Aaron Mathews, OSU; Apr. 21 - Conor Jackson, CAL; Apr. 28 - 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; 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; Apr. 14 - Josh Rummonds, USC; Apr. 21 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Apr. 28 - Clay Johnson, WASH.

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