Brian Hall Named A Louisville Slugger National Player Of The Week
May 3, 2004
Tucson, Ariz. - Stanford senior infielder/outfielder Brian Hall (Carlsbad, NM/Carlsbad HS) has been named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week for the week of April 26 - May 2. Hall had a huge series for Stanford in a three-game sweep of Washington State (April 30 - May 2) to vault the Cardinal into the top spot in the national polls Monday, hitting an incredible .909 by going 10-for-11 with a double, two homers, eight RBI and one walk with a 1.545 slugging percentage. He was also successful in all 23 of his chances defensively.
Hall was 4-for-4 in both of the first two games of the Washington State series, adding a homer and three RBI in Friday night's opener and two RBI in Saturday's contest, while reaching base in eight consecutive official at bats during the two contests. He was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's finale. Hall also had a hit (1-5, 2 RBI) and drove in a pair of runs with two sacrifice flies last Tuesday in a 12-8 win in 14 innings at Santa Clara. He finished the week with a .688 batting average (11-16), a double, two homers, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and a 1.125 slugging percentage.
Hall raised his season average to .399 as he has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games, adding nine homers, 46 RBI and a team-high 10 stolen bases. He is hitting an astounding .638 (30-47) in 12 Pac-10 contests with five homers, 19 RBI and four stolen bases.
The weekly national honor was the first in Hall's career and the second by a Stanford player this season (Jed Lowrie, NCBWA National Co-Hitter of the Week, March 2).
Stanford has posted a 35-6 record that is the second best mark in school history after 41 games and leads the Pac-10 with a 10-2 conference mark. The Cardinal has also won 11 of its last 12 contests overall, all 11 of its three-game series this season and has 16 consecutive regular season three-game series victories dating back to last year. In addition, the Cardinal has a current 13-game home win streak.
Stanford will host San Jose State in a non-conference game on Tuesday, May 4 (6 pm, PDT) before traveling to No. 21 Washington (26-14-1, 10-5 Pac-10) for a key Pac-10 showdown three-game series next Friday-Sunday, May 7-9 (6:30 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PDT). Saturday's game against the second-place Huskies (10-5 Pac-10) will be televised live on FOX Sports Northwest.
Tickets are available for all 2004 regular season Stanford Baseball home games online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.
A full press release about this week's Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week can be accessed on the Collegiate Baseball website.