Oregon's Jones and Oregon State's Gaviglio Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON freshman outfielder Aaron Jones has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week and OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Jones proved to be a tough out during the Ducks' three-game sweep at San Diego. The San Clemente, Calif., native currently leads Oregon in hitting, batting .329 on the year. Jones hit .500 (5-for-10) against the Toreros with two RBI and two runs despite being walked intentionally three times. In Saturday's 6-3 win, Jones was 2-for-4 with a double and scored what would prove to be the game-winning run after leading off the fifth inning with a double. He finished the series with five hits, four runs, two RBI and one double.
This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Jones and Oregon's third all-time Player of the Week selection.
Gaviglio had one of the most impressive performances in Oregon State history in the Beavers' 4-0 series-opening win over Long Beach State on Friday. The Ashland, Ore., native took a perfect game into the eighth inning and ended the game with just one hit allowed - a single to start the eighth. Gaviglio faced 28 batters, just one over the minimum, and struck out 14, the most in a game by an OSU pitcher in a decade. The complete-game shutout was his second of the season and extended his scoreless inning streak to 38 innings. Gaviglio is now 4-0 on the season with an ERA of 0.00. He is the lone Division I pitcher with the qualifying number of innings to not have allowed an earned run thus far. Gaviglio was named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
This is the Gaviglio's third career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor and the 64th all-time selection for Oregon State.
Also Nominated (Player): Joey DeMichele, ASU; Danny Hayes, OSU
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Kurt Heyer, ARIZ; Kramer Champlin, ASU; Dixon Anderson, CAL; Tyler Anderson, ORE; Andrew Triggs, USC
2011 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 22 - Riccio Torrez, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 1 - Chad Bunting, Jr., OF, CAL; Mar. 8 - Andrew Susac, So., C, OSU; Mar. 14 - Matt Newman, Sr., OF, ASU; Mar. 21 - Aaron Jones, Fr., OF, ORE
2011 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 22 - Madison Boer, Jr., RHP, ORE; Mar. 1 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU; Mar. 8 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Mar. 14 - Logan Odom, Sr., RHP, USC; Mar. 21 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU
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