OSU's Lechelt Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and Stanford's Davis Named Pitcher of the Week
April 22, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE senior infielder Lonnie Lechelt has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD senior right-handed pitcher Erik Davis has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 14 - 20, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Lechelt, from Kennewick, Wash., was instrumental in Oregon State's 2-1 series victory over No. 2 Arizona State. Lechelt batted .500 (5-for-10) and drove in seven runs on the strength of a double, triple and a home run. His slugging percentage finished at 1.100 while his on-base percentage was .545. The senior entered Friday night's game as a reserve, and made his only at bat, it coming in the ninth, count. He tripled to left, scoring two runners, and bringing Oregon State to a 4-3 deficit - OSU won the game 6-4. On Saturday, Lechelt, starting at second base, hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning that gave OSU a 5-1 lead in a game the Beavers won 12-3. On the year, Lechelt is batting .326 with two home runs, two triples and 16 RBI.
Davis, from Mountain View, Calif., pitched an incredible fourth straight complete game in a 6-1 victory over UCLA on April 19. The outing was arguably Davis' best of the four as he struck out a career-high and team season-high 13 batters, while walking just one and scattering seven hits. Davis struck out the final six hitters he faced in the contest and had a shutout going until the eighth when three consecutive singles and a wild pitch accounted for the lone UCLA run. Davis is now 4-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 35 strikeouts over 36.0 innings in his four Pac-10 outings.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Lechelt's career, and the 54th such honor for OSU. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Davis, and the 73rd selection all-time for Stanford.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Brad Glenn, ARIZ; David Cooper, CAL; Brent Milleville, STAN.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Eric Berger, ARIZ; Alex Rollin, CAL; Tanner Robles, OSU, Matt Drummond, UCLA.
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; April 8-Sean Ratliff, Jr., OF/LHP, STAN; April 15-Grant Green, So., SS, USC; April 22-Lonnie Lechelt, Sr., IF, OSU.
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; April 8-Nick Haughian, Jr., LHP, WASH; April 15-Ryan Perry, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; April 22-Erik Davis, Sr., RHP, STAN.