UCLA's Chris Jensen and Stanford's Greg Reynolds Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
May 16, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior right-fielder Chris Jensen has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD junior right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 9 - 15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Jensen, from San Diego, Calif., helped the Bruins clinch a crucial Pac-10 series against archrival USC, by hitting .571 (8-for-14), with a home run, two doubles, five RBI, and six runs scored. Jensen was particularly hot at the plate in the Saturday and Sunday games, which were televised on Fox Sports Net, going 3-for-5 (.600) at the plate with a home run, a double, and two RBI on Saturday, and 4-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and three RBI on Sunday. He finished the week hitting .529 (9-for-17) in four games, raising his batting average 19 percentage points. On the season, Jensen is hitting .332 with a team-leading 65 hits, five home runs, and team-bests of 31 RBI and 42 runs scored.
Reynolds, from Pacific, Calif., pitched his first career complete game shutout and third consecutive complete game to outduel Washington's Tim Lincecum in a 5-0 Stanford victory. Reynolds struck out nine and walked just one, while scattering eight hits to win his fourth straight start, the fifth in his last six outings. He improved to 6-3 overall and lowered his ERA to 3.17, as he did not allow a hit after the seventh inning and struck out five of the last 10 hitters he faced. Reynolds has struck out 80 batters in 96.2 innings over 14 starts this season.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Jensen's career, while it is the 45th such honor for UCLA. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second for Reynolds and the 72nd selection all-time for Stanford.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Colin Curtis, ASU; Cole Gillespie, OSU; Chris Lewis, STAN; Travis Coulter, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Tony Barnette, ASU; Tyson Brummett, UCLA; Travis Webb, WSU.
2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Cyle Hankerd, USC; Feb. 21 - Matt Stevens, WASH; Feb. 28 - Andy Lentz, WASH; Mar. 7 - Ike Davis, ASU; Mar. 14 - Matt Stevens, WASH; Mar. 21 - Hector Ambriz, UCLA; Mar. 28 - Jay Miller, WSU; Apr. 4 - Andrew Romine, ASU; Apr. 11 - Zach Clem, WASH; Apr. 18 -Eric Sogard, ASU; Apr. 25 -Zach Clem, WASH; May 2 -Zach McAngus, WSU; May 9 -Chris Minaker, STAN; May 16 - Chris Jensen, UCLA.
2006 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Wayne Daman, Jr., WSU; Feb. 21 - Ian Kennedy, USC; Feb. 28 - David Stringer, STAN; Mar. 7 - Tyson Brummett, UCLA; Mar. 14 - Hector Ambriz, UCLA; Mar. 21 - John Dunn, USC; Mar. 28 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Apr. 4 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Apr. 11 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Apr. 18 -Tim Lincecum, WASH; Apr. 25 -Dave Huff, UCLA; May 2 -Greg Reynolds, STAN; May 9 -Tim Lincecum, WASH; May 16 - Greg Reynolds, STAN.