Washington's Hague, California's Talbott Named Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher of the Week
May 30, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON freshman outfielder Matt Hague has been named Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA senior left-handed pitcher Travis Talbott has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 24-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Hague, from Kent, Wash., went 9-for-15 (.600) with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI in the Huskies' three-game sweep of UCLA. He also scored three runs and had a sacrifice fly. Hague, who started 28 of the Huskies' 55 games (all in the second half of the year), finished the regular season with a .419 batting average (52-for-124) with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBI.
Talbott, from Santa Cruz, Calif., picked up a win and a save at No. 6 Arizona last weekend, helping the Bears win two of three over the Wildcats. He earned the save in the first game of the series, throwing two and one-third innings with no hits, no runs, one walk and two strikeouts. It was his ninth save of the season, tying him for second on the California all-time single-season save list. In game three, Talbott earned the win by pitching the final three and two-thirds innings with no hits, no runs, one walk and three strikeouts. For the weekend, he threw six innings without allowing a hit or a run, while issuing two walks and striking out five. Talbott finished the season 6-1 with nine saves and a 1.18 ERA. He had 36 strikeouts in 45 and two-thirds innings, and opponents batted only .185 against him.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Hague's career, while it is the 47th such honor for Washington. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Talbott and the 26th selection all-time for California.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Travis Buck, ASU; Mike Van Winden, CAL; Chris Minaker, STAN; Jim Murphy, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Jason Urquidez, ASU; Jeff Gilmore, STAN; Ian Kennedy, USC; Tim Lincecum, 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; Apr. 5 - Jed Lowrie, STAN; Apr. 12 - Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU; Apr. 19 - Travis Buck, ASU; Apr. 26 - Andy Jenkins, OSU; May 3 - Curt Rindal, WASH; May 10 - Trevor Crowe, ARIZ; May 17 - Blake Sharpe, USC; May 24 - Brad Boyer, ARIZ; May 30 - Matt Hague, WASH.
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; Apr. 5 - Kevin Guyette, ARIZ; Apr. 12 - Ian Kennedy, USC; Apr. 19 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Apr. 26 - Eric Dworkis, CAL; May 3 - Ian Kennedy, USC; May 10 - Jeff Gilmore, STAN; May 17 - Dallas Buck, OSU; May 24 - Dallas Buck, OSU; May 30 - Travis Talbott, CAL.