Greg Peavey Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week For Second Time
April 12, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, league commissioner Larry Scott announced on Monday.
Peavey spun a masterful two-hit performance on Friday night against No. 3 UCLA, limiting the Bruins to just a run and three walks while striking out six. UCLA came into the series batting .347 as a team, and managed a single through the left side in the fourth on a hit-and-run and a soft, knuckling liner in the seventh.
Only three batters got into scoring position against Peavey, and none after the fourth. His only run allowed came on a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Peavey retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced and 16 of the last 17 to come to the plate. Four of the last six outs he recorded came via strikeout.
With the honor, Peavey becomes the first Pac-10 Pitcher to earn the award twice this season. He was named the league's Pitcher of the Week on March 1 after throwing a three-hit shutout against Tennessee.
The right-hander has been superb overall this season, going 3-0 with a 1.91 earned run average, which places him second in the conference. His .167 batting average against is also good for second.
Meanwhile, in Pac-10 games, Peavey is fourth with an ERA of 1.12 and second with a batting average against of .098. He has struck out 16 in 16 innings in two combined starts against USC and UCLA.
The honor is the third of the season for the Beavers. Tanner Robles was also named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on March 22. Oregon State has earned 61 Pitcher of the Week awards all-time.
The Beavers have remained relatively steady in the polls after going 2-2 last week and 1-2 against the third-ranked Bruins. Oregon State is ranked 18th by both Baseball America and Rivals.com, 14th by Collegiate Baseball, and 17th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Oregon State next opens its series with Stanford Friday at Goss Stadium. First pitch is 5:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at Goss Stadium, which opens 2 ½ hours before first pitch, on gameday. They can also be purchased by visiting the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or on osubeavers.com.
For fans who can't make it to the game, catch it on the Beaver Sports Radio Network or by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Mike Parker will call all the action.
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