Arizona's Preston Guilmet and Washington's Curt Rindal Named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week
March 13, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON senior first baseman Curt Rindal has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA sophomore right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Rindal, from Mt. Vernon, Wash., went 11-for-18 at the plate leading the Huskies to a four-game winning streak last week, sweeping both Pacific and Southern Utah. Rindal hit three doubles and two home runs to drive in seven runs, giving him a batting average of .611 for the week. Rindal also scored three times and did not strike out while successfully handling all 39 of this fielding chances.
Guilmet, from Citrus Heights, Calif., struck out a career-high 12 batters to help lead Arizona to a 2-1 victory over Hawaii in Honolulu on Friday. The right-hander held the Rainbows scoreless over eight solid innings, limiting Hawaii to just five hits in the rain-delayed game. He worked out of a pair of early jams, leaving the bases loaded in the second and stranding runners on second and third with no outs in the third. Rindal later struck out five of the final seven batters he faced on the night. His effort improved him to 4-0 on the year, tying him for the team lead for victories and lowered his ERA to 2.05 for the year, topping the list for any Arizona starter.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of Rindal's career, while it is the 53rd such honor for Washington. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the second for Guilmet, the second of the season as well, and marks the 35th selection all-time for Arizona.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: David Cooper, CAL; Mike Lissman, OSU; Michael Taylor, STAN; Greg Lagreid, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Tyson Ross, CAL; Eddie Kunz, OSU; Jeffrey Bleich, STAN; Jorden Merry, WASH; Ross Humes, WSU.
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; March 13 - Curt Rindal, Sr, 1B, WASH.
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 6 - Connor Lambert, Fr., RHP, WSU; March 13 -Preston Guilmet, So., RHP, ARIZ.