Arizona State's Kiel Roling and USC's Brad Boxberger Earn Pac-10 Baseball Weekly Honors
April 10, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE sophomore catcher and designated hitter Kiel Roling has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and USC freshman right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Roling, of Grand Junction, Colo., helped lead the Sun Devils to a 3-0 sweept of the Cardinal, thanks to an impressive showing at the plate as he went 6-for-15 (.462) on the weekend. In the first game of the series, he went 4-for-4 before following up his performance the following game hitting 2-of-5 at the plate, including two two-run home runs. His second homer of the game cleared the stadium's outer wall, coming to rest in a parking lot across the street from the ballpark. Roling knocked in six runs in the series and scored five times. It was his second two-homer game of his career (March 17 against Maine).
Boxberger, of Tustin, Calif., allowed just one run on three hits and a walk, while striking out five in seven innings during Friday's 4-1 win at No. 9 Oregon State. The freshman All-America candidate made his fifth quality start of the season and now possesses a 1.46 ERA in six road starts this season. Overall, he is 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA on the season.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of Roling's career and season, while it is the 82nd such honor for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Boxberger and marks the 59th selection all-time for USC.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Brad Glenn, ARIZ; Blake Smith, CAL; Darwin Barney, OSU; Brandon Crawford, UCLA.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Jason Stoffel, ARIZ; Mike Leake, ASU; Tyson Ross, CAL; Eddie Kunz, OSU.
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; April 10 - Kiel Roling, So., C/DH, ASU.
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; April 10 - Brad Boxberger, Fr., RHP, USC.