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

April 5, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA STATE sophomore infielder/outfielder Drew Maggi has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD right-handed pitcher Jordan Pries has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 29-April 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Maggi of Phoenix, Ariz., was the offensive catalyst for the Sun Devils, leading the team to a  2-1 series win at Oregon over the weekend. The sophomore leadoff hitter went 6-for-13 for a .462 batting average, scoring four runs and driving in three. In Thursday’s 1-0 victory over the Ducks, Maggi hit his first-career home run to lift ASU. For the season, he leads the team with 40 hits and ranks second with an on-base percentage of .448 and third in batting average (.396).

This marks the first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Maggi and the Conference leading 92nd all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Arizona State.

Pries pitched a complete game eight hitter as the Cardinal defeated No. 2 UCLA, 8-4, snapping the Bruins’ 22-game win streak to start the season. The sophomore right-hander from Alameda, Calif., allowed four runs, three earned, struck out three batters and retired seven players in a row, twice. Pries (3-1) threw his second complete game in three weeks. For the season, he leads the squad in ERA (3.35), opposing batting average (.247), inning pitched (43.0) and ranks second in strikeouts (24). 

This is the second-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Pries and the Conference leading 75th all-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Stanford. 

Also Nominated (Player): None
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Seth Blair, ASU; Justin Jones, CAL; Dan Klein, UCLA; Chris Mezger, USC; Jacob Clem, WASH

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
Mar. 22 - Jett Bandy, So., C, ARIZ
Mar. 29 - Steve Selsky, So., OF, ARIZ
Apr. 5 - Drew Maggi, So., INF/OF, ASU

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
Mar. 22 - Tanner Robles, Jr., LHP, OS
Mar. 29 - Jake Borup, So., RHP, ASU
Apr. 5 - Jordan Pries, So., RHP, STAN

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