David Stringer Earns Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week Honors

Feb. 28, 2006

Walnut Creek, Calif. - A phenomenal week has earned Stanford sophomore righthanded pitcher David Stringer Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the period ending Monday, February 27. Stringer, a 2004 graduate of Palo Alto High School just across El Camino Real from Stanford, won the award for the first time in his career.

Stringer made his first collegiate start against Nevada on Tuesday and earned his first victory at Stanford, taking a one-hitter into the sixth and facing the minimum number of batters through the first five innings. Then, in the key rubber game of a three-game series at Fresno State on Sunday, he came in to start the fifth inning and shut the Bulldogs out the rest of the way (5.0 IP) while giving up just four hits and walking only one to earn the victory.For the week, he was 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA and struck out 15 with seven strikeouts versus Nevada and eight at Fresno State. He allowed just one earned run, walked only one and gave up just seven hits as opponents hit only .189 against him in his 10.1 innings of work.

Stringer did not pitch at all during his freshman season in 2005.

His selection marked the 70th time a Stanford pitcher has been chosen for the honor in the history of the award.

The Cardinal moved back into the Baseball America poll at No. 19 on Monday. Stanford is ranked as high as No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball, while checking in at No. 17 in both the NCBWA and Rosenblatt Report polls released Monday.

Stanford continues a 10-game road swing with a three-game non-conference series at California (6-5) this Friday-Sunday, March 3-5 (2 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

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