Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week
May 5, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD swept the weekly honors as senior catcher Ryan Garko has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and freshman left-hander Mark Romanczuk has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 28-May 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Garko, from Walnut, Calif., went 10-for-13 (.769) with three home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.615 slugging percentage to lead Stanford to a key three-game sweep of USC to move into sole possession of first-place in the Conference. He added two doubles, six runs scored, 21 total bases, two walks and one stolen base in the series. On Sun., May 4, Garko went 4-for-4 with two homers, including his first career grandslam, and a career-high seven RBI to help the Cardinal to a 8-3 victory.
Romanczuk, from Newark, Del., pitched a three-hit complete game in the first game of a doubleheader on Sun., May 4 at USC to remain unbeaten at 9-0 and become the first Pac-10 pitcher to reach the nine-win mark. He allowed only three runs and struck out five to hold the Trojans scoreless over the final seven innings. It was the second complete game for Romanczuk this season.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Garko in his career and the 52nd selection all-time for Stanford. The Pitcher of the Week is the third such honor for Romanczuk, the 64th Cardinal to earn the weekly recognition.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Conor Jackson, CAL; Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU; Billy Susdorf, UCLA. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Matt Brown, CAL; Casey Janssen, 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; Apr. 14 - Aaron Mathews, OSU; Apr. 21 - Conor Jackson, CAL; Apr. 28 - Jeremy West, ASU; May 5 - Ryan Garko, STAN.
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; May 5 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN.