Stanford's Sean Ratliff and Washington State's Connor Lambert Earn Pac-10 Baseball Weekly Honors
March 6, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD sophomore outfielder Sean Ratliff has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON STATE freshman right-handed pitcher Connor Lambert has been named Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 19-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Ratliff, from Longmont, Colo., scored seven runs for Stanford in the final two games of the California series with a career-high and team season-high four on Sunday as the Cardinal completed a three-game sweep of the Golden Bears. Ratliff was also 4-for-10 (.400) in the series with a double, triple, two walks and a stolen base. He was 3-for-4 with a double and triple along with his four runs scored in the series' finale. In addition, Ratliff posted a .900 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base average during the three-game set and also fielded all five of his defensive chances successfully.
Lambert, a native of Olympia, Wash., made his first start as a Cougar as he led Washington State to a 3-0 victory over Air Force in just his third appearance this season. He worked eight innings, allowing just two hits, while striking out a Washington State season-high 10 batters. Lambert walked just one batter and through his eight innings, he faced just one over the minimum. He combined with Ross Humes, who worked a perfect ninth, to throw the combined shutout on a night when the temperatures were in the low 30's. For the season, Lambert is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 10.1 innings worked.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Ratliff's career, while it is the 60th such honor for Stanford. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Lambert, and the 27th selection all-time for WSU.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Petey Paramore, ASU; Jeff Kobernus, CAL; Drew George, OSU; Greg Lagreid, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Daniel Schlereth, ARIZ; Tyson Ross, CAL; Daniel Turpen, OSU; Jeffrey Inman, STAN; Ryan Cook, USC; Jorden Merry, WASH.
2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 -Brad Glenn, So., OF, ARIZ; Feb. 20 - Brandon Crawford, So., SS., UCLA; Feb. 27 - David Cooper, So., 1B, CAL; March 6 - Sean Ratliff, So., OF, STAN.
2007 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 - Josh Satow, Jr., LHP, ASU; Feb. 20 - Preston Guilmet, So., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 27 - Tyson Brummett, Sr., RHP, UCLA; March 3 - Connor Lambert, Fr., RHP, WSU.