Hague Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

May 30, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington freshman outfielder Matt Hague has been named Pacific-10 ConferenceBaseball Player of the Week and California senior left-handed pitcher Travis Talbott hasbeen named Pitcher of the Week for May 24-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announcedtoday.

Hague, from Kent, Wash., went 9-for-15 (.600) with two doubles, a home run and eightRBI in the Huskies' three-game sweep of UCLA,. He also scored three runs and had asacrifice fly. Hague, who started 28 of the Huskies' 55 games (all in the second half ofthe year), finished the regular season with a .419 batting average (52-for-124) with 12doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBI.

Talbott, from Santa Cruz, Calif., picked up a win and a save at No. 6 Arizona lastweekend, helping the Bears win two of three over the Wildcats. He earned the save in thefirst game of the series, throwing two and one-third innings with no hits, no runs, onewalk and two strikeouts. It was his ninth save of the season, tying him for second on theCalifornia all-time single-season save list. In game three, Talbott earned the win bypitching the final three and two-thirds innings with no hits, no runs, one walk and threestrikeouts. For the weekend, he threw six innings without allowing a hit or a run, whileissuing two walks and striking out five. Talbott finished the season 6-1 with nine savesand a 1.18 ERA. He had 36 strikeouts in 45 and two-thirds innings, and opponents battedonly .185 against him.

The Player of the Week honor is the first of Hague's career, while it is the 47th suchhonor for Washington. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Talbott and the 26thselection all-time for California.

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