Stanford's Kaskow Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week

April 19, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD junior first baseman Jonathan Kaskow has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA freshman right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for April 12-18, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Kaskow of Coppell, Texas, led the Cardinal to four wins last week, including a three-game sweep of No. 14 Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. The junior first baseman was 10-for-16 for a .625 batting average, a .938 slugging percentage and a .700 on-base percentage. He accounted for 16 runs, scoring eight and driving in eight. In Tuesday night’s 14-0 victory over Santa Clara, Kaskow paced the Cardinal going 3-for-4, scoring three runs, driving in three and hitting his first home run of the season. For the season, Kaskow is tied for third on the team in RBI (22) and tied for fourth in hits (30).

This marks the first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Kaskow and the 64th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Stanford. 

Heyer was impressive in the Wildcats 5-3 victory over Washington State on Friday night as the freshman right-hander went 8.2 innings, striking out a career-high 14 batters. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits as he improved to 6-0 on the season. In the process, he retired 15-consecutive Cougars from the fourth through eighth inning. Heyer did not allow his first walk until two outs in the ninth inning. His 14 strikeouts was the second-highest single game tally by an Arizona freshman in school history. 

This is the second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection of the season, second overall, and the 44th all-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Arizona.

Also Nominated (Player): Rafael Valenzuela, ARIZ; Johnny Ruettiger, ASU; Mark Canha, CAL; Curtis Raulinaitis, ORE; Dean Espy, UCLA

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Justin Jones, CAL; Justin LaTempa, ORE; Rob Rasmussen, UCLA

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
Apr. 12 - Zack MacPhee, So., INF, ASU
Apr. 19 - Jonathan Kaskow, Jr., 1B, STAN

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, OSU
Mar. 29 - Jake Borup, So., RHP, ASU
Apr. 5 - Jordan Pries, So., RHP, STAN
Apr. 12 - Greg Peavey, Jr., RHP, OSU
Apr. 19 - Kurt Heyer, Fr., RHP, ARIZ

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