Arizona's Jon Gaston and UCLA's Tyson Brummett Earn Pac-10 Baseball Weekly Honors
April 3, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore outfielder Jon Gaston has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA senior right-handed pitcher Tyson Brummett has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 27 - April 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Gaston, of Boise, Idaho, led Arizona to a perfect 4-0 record against a pair of nationally ranked teams last week. Gaston was named the Challenge at the Chase MVP after leading the Wildcats to a 6-5 win over No. 16 Arizona State. Two days later he was the driving force behind Arizona's three-game sweep of the defending national champion Oregon State Beavers at home to open Pac-10 play. For the week, Gaston went a combined 7-for-10 (.700) with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, four runs scored, five walks and was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base tries.
Brummett, from Salem, Utah, pitched his third complete game of the season, leading UCLA past Stanford, 8-2, in a series-opening victory at Sunken Diamond on Friday. The senior allowed just two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out nine and walking just two. Brummett improved to 4-4 and started the Bruins' weekend on a winning note, as UCLA went on to capture its first three-game series sweep at Stanford since 1991.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Gaston's career, while it is the 48th such honor for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the third for Brummett, the second of the season, and marks the 42nd selection all-time for UCLA.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Tim Smith, ASU; Charlie Cutler, CAL; Chris Hopkins, OSU; Cody Decker, UCLA.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Preston Guilmet, ARIZ; Matt Gorgen, CAL.
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; March 20 - Kiel Roling, So., C/DH, ASU; March 27 - Brett Wallace, So., 1B, ASU; April 3 - Jon Gaston, So., OF, ARIZ.
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; March 20 - Brian Flores, Jr., RHP, ASU; March 27 - Nick Hagadone, Jr., LHP, WASH; April 3 - Tyson Brummett, Sr., RHP, UCLA.