Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week
May 26, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior outfielder Andre Ethier has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON sophomore relief pitcher Will Fenton has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for May 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Ethier, from Phoenix, Ariz., went 8-for-17 (.471) with six runs scored, two doubles, two triples, four home runs and eight RBI in four games last week, including a three-game sweep over in-state rival, Arizona. In the four games he compiled a 1.529 slugging percentage while the Sun Devils went 3-1 to reach the 50-win mark on the season (50-12). Ethier has recorded 27 multi-hit games and is currently in the midst of a career-high 17-game hitting streak.
Fenton, from Kingston, Wash., picked up three saves in four Washington wins last week. He worked a total of five and one third innings, allowing three hits, no runs and no walks, while striking out nine. On Mon., May 19, he threw the final 2.1 innings versus ASU, striking out five and stranding four runners in scoring position. On Sat., May 24, he threw two perfect innings, helping the Huskies to their first-ever sweep of USC. Fenton finished the regular season without allowing a single run in his 30 innings, giving up 14 hits and striking out 48.
The Player of the Week honor is the second for Ethier in his career and the 71st selection all-time for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Fenton, the 29th Husky to earn the weekly recognition.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Brandon Averill, UCLA; Ryan Garko, STAN; Aaron Hathaway, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Erik Averill, ASU; Mark Romanczuk, STAN.
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; May 12 - Jonny Ash, STAN; May 19 - Dustin Pedroia, ASU; May 26 - Andre Ethier, 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; May 5 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; May 12 - Casey Janssen, UCLA; May 19 - Brian Bannister, USC; May 26 - Will Fenton, WASH.