California's Cooper and Tyson Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior first baseman David Cooper has been named the Pacific-10Conference Baseball Player of the Week and teammate junior right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 25 - 31, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Cooper, from Stockton, Calif., went 8-for-16 with two doubles, two home runs, and three RBI last week in the Bears' midweek game at Santa Clara and sweep of No. 5-ranked Long Beach State. He also had 16 total bases, a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .556 on-base percentage. After going 2-for-4 at Santa Clara, he went 6-for-12 against the 49ers with the two doubles and two home runs. Cooper hit two home runs, a double, and had a third ball caught over the fence in the Bears' 10-6 win over Long Beach State on Saturday. On Sunday in Cal's 4-3 win over the 49ers, he went 3-for-3 with a double. On the year Cooper is batting .398 with seven doubles, a team-high 11 home runs, 29 RBI, a .828 slugging percentage and a .496 on-base percentage. He also leads the Bears with 18 walks.
Ross, from Oakland, Calif., picked up his fourth win of the season by throwing a career-high 8.0 innings with five hits, no runs, two walks and six strikeouts in Cal's 6-1 win over No. 5-ranked Long Beach State. On the year, Ross is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 25.0 innings. Opponents are batting .129 against him. Ross now has 226 career strikeouts, good for sixth on the Cal all-time career strikeout list.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of Cooper's career, and the 43rd such honor for California. ThePitcher of the Week honor is the second for Ross, and the 28th selection all-time for the Golden Bears.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Petey Paramore, Jr., 1B, ASU; Jason Ogata Jr., IF/DH, OSU; Cord Phelps, Jr., IF, STAN; Casey Haerther, So., 1B, UCLA.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Rafferty, Sr., RHP, ASU; Taylor Starr, Fr., P, OSU; Jeffrey Inman, So., RHP, STAN; Jorden Merry, Jr., RHP, WASH.
2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Brett Wallace, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 4-Josh Satin, Sr., 2B, CAL;Mar. 11-Ike Davis, Jr., 1B/LHP, ASU; Mar. 18-Ike Davis, Jr., 1B/LHP, ASU; Mar. 25-Ryan Ortiz, So., C, OSU; April 1-David Cooper, Jr., 1B, CAL.
2008 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Tyson Ross, Jr., RHP, CAL; Mar. 4-Tim Murphy, Jr., LHP,UCLA; Mar. 11-David Coulon, Sr., LHP, ARIZ; Mar. 18-Ross Humes, Jr., P, WSU; Mar. 25-Ryan Cook, Jr., RHP,USC; April 1-Tyson Ross, Jr., RHP, CAL.