Oregon State's Cole Gillespie and Arizona's David Coulon Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
May 29, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE junior outfielder Cole Gillespie has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA sophomore left-handed pitcher David Coulon has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 23 - 29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Gillespie, from West Linn, Ore., batted .500 (4-for-8), as Oregon State split two games with UCLA. In Friday's series opener, Gillespie went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, a double, three RBI and two runs scored to help the Beavers defeat the Bruins, 9-2, and clinch the Pac-10 title. Gillespie's two-run homer, which capped a three-run fourth inning that put OSU up 5-1, was his 11th of the season to tie him for 10th place on the Beavers' all-time list of career leaders. The run was Gillespie's 68th of the season, setting a new OSU single-season record. He also had a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the sixth inning and then doubled and scored in the eighth.
Coulon, from Hanford, Calif., tossed a complete-game, seven-hit shutout at USC on Saturday. The left-hander struck out seven and walked one, while posting Arizona's fourth shutout of the year. He became the first Wildcat pitcher this season to work all nine innings and is the first to toss a complete-game shutout since former Wildcat Kevin Guyette did so last season. Coulon's effort on the mound handed the Wildcats their fourth-straight season-series victory over USC, a feat Arizona had not accomplished once in a single season against the Trojans since 1993.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Gillespie's career, while it is the 52nd such honor for Oregon State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the first for Coulon, and the 33rd selection all-time for Arizona.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Bill Rhinehart, ARIZ; Eric Sogard, ASU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Tony Barnette, ASU; Dallas Buck, OSU; Dave Huff, UCLA; Wayne Daman, Jr., 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; May 23 - Mitch Canham, OSU; May 29 - Cole Gillespie, OSU.
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; May 23 - Dallas Buck, OSU; May 29 - David Coulon, ARIZ.