Arizona's Rickard Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week

March 15, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA freshman outfielder Joey Rickard has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Rickard of Las Vegas, Nev., led the Wildcats to a pair of sweeps over Saint Joseph’s and Northern Colorado. As Arizona’s leadoff hitter, Rickard went 11-for-17 for a .579 batting average, helping the Wildcats outscore their opponents 63-16 on the week. He also had a .684 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .692. The freshman outfielder recorded nine RBI, including a team-high five RBI that came in two-out situations. Rickard drew five walks and was a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases. 

This marks the first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Rickard and Arizona’s 53rd all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection.

Bauer, the sophomore right-hander improved to 3-0 on the season, collecting a career-high 15 strikeouts to lead No. 15 UCLA past Mississippi State, 5-2, in the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Valencia, Calif., native surrendered only two runs and three hits in eight-plus innings of work. With the win, Bauer improved to 9-0 in his career as a starting pitcher. For the season, he has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in each of his three starts. 

This is the third-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Bauer and 52nd all-time honoree for UCLA. 

Also Nominated (Player): Eddie Rodriguez, ORE; Adalberto Santos, OSU; Tyler Rahmatulla, UCLA; Ricky Oropesa, USC

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Kurt Heyer, ARIZ; Jake Barrett, ASU; Erik Johnson, CAL Tyler Anderson, ORE; Tanner Robles, OSU;  Ben Mount, USC;

2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Feb. 22 - Zack MacPhee, So., INF, ASU;
Mar. 1 - Derek Jones, So., OF, WSU
Mar. 8 - Eddie Rodriguez, Sr., C, ORE
Mar. 15 - Joey Rickard, Fr., OF, ARIZ

2010 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 22 - Kurt Heyer, Fr., RHP, ARIZ
Mar. 1 - Greg Peavey, Jr., RHP, OSU
Mar. 8 - Kevin Miller, Jr., RHP, CAL
Mar. 15 - Trevor Bauer, So., RHP, UCLA

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