Johnson Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week
March 8, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington senior outfielder Taylor Johnson and Stanford junior left-handed pitcherMark Romanczuk have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week forthe week of March 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Johnson, from Vancouver, Wash., went 9-for-13 (.692) in four games last week, with fivewalks. He also scored six runs, drove in five, had two doubles and a home run. Johnsonstole two bases and did not strike out. In a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara,he was 8-for-9 with five walks and reached base in 12 straight plate appearances at onestretch. In a 6-5 win on Mar. 5, he walked to lead off the ninth inning and scored thewinning run on Kyle Larsen's two-out single. Johnson currently leads the UW in batting(.400), runs (13), hits (20), homers (3), walks (12), slugging (.620) and on-basepercentage (.516).
Romanczuk, from Newark, Del., pitched his second consecutive complete game for hisPac-10 co-leading fourth victory of the season. Having tossed the first complete gameshutout of his career in his previous outing, Romanczuk allowed just three runs and fivehits with seven strikeouts in a complete game win in the series opener versus California.After giving up three runs in the first two innings, he was lights-out from that point on,blanking the Golden Bears on just one hit over his final seven frames. The win was the27th of his career, moving him into a tie for seventh on the school's all-time list andwithin 10 of all-time school leader Jeff Ballard (37, 1982-85).
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Johnson, while it is the 44th such honor forWashington. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the sixth for Romanczuk and the 68thselection all-time for Stanford.
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