Stanford's Hall and Arizona's Burns Named Player and Pitcher of the Week

May 4, 2004

STANFORD'S BRIAN HALL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ARIZONA'S SCOTT BURNS NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior outfielder/infielder Brian Hall and ARIZONA senior right-handed pitcher Scott Burns, have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 27- May 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Hall, from Carlsbad, N.M., finished the four-game week with a .688 batting average (11-for-16) with a double, two home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and a 1.125 slugging percentage. In the three-game Conference sweep of Washington State, Hall went 10-for-11 from the plate (.909), slugging 1.545 with eight RBI. He was also successful in all 23 of his chances defensively. In the series opening 8-3 win over the Cougars, Hall went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a home run. The next day in a 13-11 victory, Hall again went 4-for-4, reaching base for his eighth consecutive official at bat.

Burns, from Scottsdale, Ariz., picked up the first two saves of his career this weekend, throwing a combined five innings in two games allowing no runs, no walks and only one hit while striking out four. The fifth-year senior who had only pitched 12 career innings coming into this weekend, bailed out a pitching staff with only seven available arms on the weekend with his biggest performance coming on Sunday, May 2. Entering the game with the 'Cats up 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and the bases loaded, Burns got out of the inning with a liner to the shortstop and went on to pitch two final scoreless innings. The Wildcats went on to win the game 8-3, thus winning the three-game series.

The Player of the Week honor is the second of Hall's career having earned the accolade earlier this season and the 56th all-time selection for Stanford. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first career honor for Burns and the 29th selection all-time for Arizona.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Josh Asanovich, ASU; Brian Horwitz, CAL; Aaron Mathews, OSU; Preston Griffin, UCLA; Greg Issacson, WASH; Justin Hart, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Zechry Zinicola, ASU; Jesse Ingram, CAL; Blake Holler, STAN.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Feb. 24- Dustin Pedroia, ASU; March 2- Travis Buck, ASU; March 9-Travis Buck, ASU; March 16- Zach Clem, WASH; March 23- Brian Horwitz, CAL; March 30- Zach Clem, WASH; April 6- Grant Richardson, WSU; April 13- Brian Hall, STAN; April 20- Danny Putnam, STAN; April 27- Aaron Hathaway, WASH; May 4- Brian Hall, STAN.

2004 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Aaron MacKenzie, WSU; Feb. 24- Jason Urquidez, ASU; March 2- Koley Kolberg, ARIZ; March 9- Mark Romanczuk, STAN; March 16- Tim Lincecum, WASH; March 23- Andy Baldwin, OSU; March 30- Michael Friedman, USC; April 6- Bret Butler, USC; April 13-Jeff Stimpson, STAN; April 20- Garrett Alwert, WSU; April 27- Kevin Gunderson, OSU; May 4- Scott Burns, ARIZ.

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