California's Satin Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA's Murphy Named Pitcher of the Week
March 4, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior second baseman Josh Satin has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA's junior left-handed pitcher Tim Murphy has been named Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Satin, from Calabasas, Calif., helped the Golden Bears go 3-1 upsetting three nationally ranked teams during the University of San Diego Tournament. California beat No. 24 Fresno State (14-4), No. 22 San Diego State (5-3) and No. 17 University of San Diego (5-0), while going 10-for-19 (.526) with a double, two home runs and eight RBI. Against San Diego State, he had a clutch three-run homer in the seventh inning to overcome a 3-2 Aztec advantage and led the Golden Bears to their 5-3 victory. Against San Diego, Satin sealed the 5-0 shutout by hitting a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. On the year, Satin is 15-for-32 (.469) with a double, four home runs and 12 RBI.
Murphy, a Vista, Calif. native, helped the Bruins post a perfect 4-0 mark this past weekend. He threw a complete game shutout Saturday evening, recording a season-high 10 strikeouts in UCLA's 2-0 win over Bethune Cookman at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. Murphy struck out the first six batters he faced and did not issue a walk. Murphy became the first Bruin to throw a complete game victory since Hector Ambriz accomplished the feat in a 9-0 win against Pacific on Feb. 25, 2005. Murphy also threw two innings of hitless, scoreless relief in a 13-inning, 5-4 win agains UC Santa Barbara last Tuesday. On the week, Murphy threw 11.0 scoreless innings, seven hits and totaled 13 strikeouts.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Satin's career, and the 42th such honor for California. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Murphy, and the 45th selection all-time for UCLA.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: C.J. Ziegler, ARIZ; Marcel Champagnie, ASU; Jason Ogata, OSU; Jason Castro, STAN; Alden Carrithers, UCLA; Roberto Lopez, USC; Ty Rasmussed, WASH; Shea Vucinich, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Preston Guilmet, ARIZ; Reyes Dorado ASU; Craig Benningson, CAL; Erik Davis, STAN; Tommy Milone, USC; Nick Haughian, WASH; Andrew Davis, WSU.
2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Brett Wallace, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 4-Josh Satin, Sr., 2B, CAL.
2008 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Tyson Ross, Jr., RHP, CAL; Mar. 4-Tim Murphy, Jr., LHP, UCLA.