Andrew Romine Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

April 4, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore shortstop Andrew Romine has been named the Pac-10 Conference's Player of the Week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. It is the first Player of the Week honor in Romine's career and the 78th time in ASU baseball history they have had a Player of the Week. Romine is the second Sun Devil to win the award this season, joining teammate Ike Davis, who was named Player of the Week on March 6.

Romine, from Lake Forest, Calif., returned to the Sun Devil lineup this weekend after suffering a blood clot in his arm last summer and going through rib removal surgery in January. The sophomore, who had not played baseball since the 2005 College World Series, made his 2006 debut in Arizona State's three-game series at Washington State and in the Challenge at Chase vs. Arizona. For the week, Romine went 7-for-12, knocking in seven runs, including the game-winner on Saturday night in Pullman. Romine had several highlights on the field as well, including a diving stop and throw in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday to preserve the 2-1 win over the Cougars.

Andrew was also named a College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Player of the Week yesterday.

Romine and the Sun Devils host the Washington Huskies in their first home Pac-10 series of the season this weekend. First pitch on Friday is at 7 PM, while Saturday's contest will be shown on FSN Arizona beginning at Noon. The series finale gets underway at 1 PM at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.

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