Arizona's Brown, Arizona State's Bresnehan Named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week

March 29, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA junior first baseman Jordan Brown and ARIZONA STATE sophomore right-handed pitcher Pat Bresnehan have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Brown, from Vacaville, Calif., helped lead the Wildcats to a series victory over visiting Washington. Brown wrapped up the weekend with a .429 batting average (6-for-14), a team-best seven RBI and five runs scored. Four of his six hits in the series went for extra bases, including two doubles, a triple and his team-leading eighth home run of the season. In Friday's come-from-behind 6-5 victory, Brown forced the contest into extra innings, hitting a two-out, two-run double down the left field line to tie the game at 5-5 in the ninth inning. Teammate Jeff Van Houten ended the game with a walk-off HR in the 12th inning.

Bresnehan, from Sherborn, Mass., threw a complete-game four-hitter to help lead the Sun Devils to a 17-1 victory over USC on Mar. 25. A day after six ASU pitchers combined for nine walks and three hit batters, Bresnehan got ASU back on the winning track and helped save the bullpen with his first career complete game. He did not allow an earned run and scattered four singles to pick up his first victory in seven career starts. He struck out five and walked only two. For the season, Bresnehan is 2-2 and is second on the team with a 3.76 ERA.

The Player of the Week honor is the second for Brown, while it is the 44th such honor for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Bresnehan and the 46th selection all-time for Arizona State.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Tuffy Gosewisch, ASU; Mike Van Winden, CAL; Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU; Michael Taylor, STAN; Kyle Larsen, WASH; Jim Murphy, WSU.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Mark Melancon, ARIZ; Eric Dworkis, CAL; Dallas Buck, OSU; Matt Leva, STAN; Brandon McKerney, WASH; Dane Renkert, WSU.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Chris Errecart, CAL; Feb. 22 - Trevor Crowe, ARIZ; Mar. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU; Mar. 8 - Taylor Johnson, WASH; Mar. 15 - Brent Lillibridge, WASH; Mar. 22 - Jay Miller, WSU; Mar. 29 - Jordan Brown, ARIZ.

2005 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Brant Rustich , UCLA; Feb. 22 - Anton Maxwell, OSU; Mar. 1 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Mar. 8 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Mar. 15 - Mark Melancon, ARIZ; Mar. 22 - John Meloan, ARIZ; Mar. 29 - Pat Bresnehan, ASU.

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