Stanford's Milleville, California's Anderson Named Pac-10 Baseball Player And Pitcher Of The Week
May 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD senior first baseman Brent Milleville has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA freshman right-handed pitcher Dixon Anderson has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 4 - 10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Milleville was an offensive power for the Cardinal last week. He hit .474 (9-for-19) with six runs scored, four home runs, including two grand slams, and 16 RBI in five games. The Wichita, Kan., native slugged an impressive 1.105 and registered an on-base percentage of .545 to help Stanford split a pair of midweek games before winning its weekend, non-conference series with visiting New Mexico. He totaled 11 RBI over the final two games against the Lobos. In the Cardinal's 17-5 victory on May 9, Milleville hit a pair of homers and drove in a career-high seven runs. He became the first Stanford player to record seven RBI in a game since 2007. He followed that performance with a grand slam during Sunday's 9-4 win. It was his second grand slam of the week as he also hit one at Santa Clara on May 6, and the fourth of his career.
This is the first weekly honor for Milleville and the 63rd player of the week all-time for Stanford.
Anderson picked up a win and two saves for Cal last week, pitching 8.2 innings with eight hits, one run and eight strikeouts for a 1.04 ERA. The Piedmont, Calif., native earned his first save of the week against UC Davis on May 5, throwing the final inning with one hit and one strikeout. He picked up his second save in the Bears' 3-2 win at UCLA on May 8, forcing the Bruins into a game-ending double play with runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth. Anderson's week would not end there, as the rookie threw a career-high 6.2 innings of relief in Cal's 8-3 win over the Bruins on May 10. He fanned a career-high seven batters in the outing to help lead the Bears to their first Pac-10 series win on the road this season.
This is the first weekly pitching honor for Anderson and the 29th overall for California.
Also nominated (Player): Dillon Baird, ARIZ; Carlos Ramirez, ASU, Jeff Kobernaus, CAL; Cody Decker, UCLA; Caleb Brown, WASH; Jay Ponciano, WSU
Also nominated (Pitcher): Jason Franzblau, ASU; Tanner Robles, OSU; Max Fearnow, STAN; Trevor Bauer, UCLA
2009 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 24 - Jason Kipnis, Jr., OF, ASU; Mar. 3 - Mark Canha, So., OF/1B, CAL; Mar. 10 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Mar. 17 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 24 - Casey Haerther, Jr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 31 - Derek Jones, Fr., OF, WSU; Apr. 6 - Ryan Ortiz, Jr., C, OSU; Apr. 13 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Apr. 20 - Jeff Kobernus, INF, CAL; Apr. 28 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA; May 5 - Bobby Coyle, So., OF/DH, ARIZ; May 11 - Brent Milleville, Sr., INF, STAN
2009 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 24 - Kevin Couture, Jr., RHP, USC; Mar. 3 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 10 - Jordan Pries, Fr., LHP, STAN; Mar. 17 - Jason Stoffel, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Mar. 24 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 31 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 6 - Josh Spence, Jr., LHP, ASU; Apr. 13 - Rob Rasmussen, So., LHP, UCLA; Apr. 20 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 28 - Preston Guilmet, Sr., RHP, ARIZ; May 5 - Jason Erickson, Sr., RHP, WASH; May 11 - Dixon Anderson, Fr., RHP, CAL