Washington State's Jones Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week

March 1, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON STATE sophomore outfielder Derek Jones has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 22-28, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Jones of Snohomish, Wash., was named the Most Valuable Player of the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic in Lubbock, Texas after leading the Cougars to a 4-0 record. Jones went 7-for-16 for a .438 batting average. The sophomore outfielder hit safely in all four games during the tournament with a double, two home runs, three RBI, a stolen base and seven runs scored. His best performance of the weekend came in WSU’s 6-3 win over Bethune-Cookman when he homered twice and scored three times. 

This marks the second-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Jones and Washington State’s 63rd all-time Player of the Week Selection.

Peavey was masterful in his only performance of the week, throwing his first-career shutout in a 1-0 victory over Tennessee. A native of Vancouver, Wash., Peavey scattered just three hits, stuck out a career-high nine batters and did not allow a Volunteer baserunner to get past second base. He dropped his ERA from 3.60 to 0.64 and was the first Beaver pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout this season. 

This is the first-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Peavey and the 59th all-time honoree for Oregon State. 

Also Nominated (Player): Raoul Torrez, ASU; Chadd Krist, CAL; Danny Pulfer, ORE; Parker Berberet, OSU; Brett Krill, UCLA

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Jake Borup, ASU; Erik Johnson, CAL;  Scott McGough, ORE; Garrett Claypool, UCLA; Adam Conley, WSU

2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Feb. 22 - Zack MacPhee, So., INF, ASU
Mar. 1 - Derek Jones, So., OF, WSU

2010 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 22 - Kurt Heyer, Fr., RHP, ARIZ
Mar. 1 - Greg Peavey, Jr., RHP, OSU


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