Arizona Baseball Sweeps Weekly Awards
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — ARIZONA sophomore left fielder Johnny Field has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and teammate junior right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer has been named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for May 7-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Field batted .583 in Arizona's series sweep at CALIFORNIA, registering a base hit at least once all three games to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The sophomore amassed seven hits, four runs, his second home run of the season, two doubles and an RBI to accompany a pair of drawn walks, two outfield assists and a .643 on-base percentage for the weekend.
This is Field's first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 57th all-time selection for Arizona. Field is the second Wildcat to earn Player of the Week honors this season, with Seth Mejias-Brean winning on March 19.
Heyer threw his fifth complete game of the season (the eighth of his career) on Friday, striking out nine and walking one in Arizona's 3-1 victory at Cal. He scattered five hits and no earned runs over nine innings as he limited the Golden Bears to just two at-bats (0-for-2) with a runner in scoring position. Heyer improved to 9-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.28.
This is Heyer's fifth career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Arizona's 49th all-time selection. This is Heyer's second Pitcher of the Week award this season, as he first earned the honor on March 6.
Also Nominated (Player): Michael Benjamin, ASU; Brett Thomas, ORE; Michael Conforto, OSU; Stephen Piscotty, STAN; Jeff Gelalich, UCLA.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Trevor Williams, ASU; Jimmie Sherfy, ORE; Dan Child, OSU; Adam Plutko, UCLA.
2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 21 - Abe Ruiz, Sr., 1B, ASU; Feb. 28 - Jeff Gelalich, Jr., OF, UCLA; March 6 - Joey DeMichele, Jr., 2B, ASU; March 13 - Jeff Gelalich, Jr., OF, UCLA; March 19 - Seth Mejias-Brean, Jr., 3B, ARIZ; March 26 - Beau Amaral, Jr., OF, UCLA; April 2 - Derek Jones, Fr., OF, WSU; April 9 - Brett Thomas, So., OF, ORE; April 16 - Beau Amaral, Jr., OF, UCLA; April 23 - Alex Blandino, Fr., 3B, STAN; April 30 - Aaron Payne, So., 2B, ORE; May 7 - Aaron Payne, So., 2B, ORE; May 14 - Johnny Field, So., OF, ARIZ
2012 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 21 - Jimmie Sherfy, So., RHP, ORE; Feb. 28 - Mark Appel, Jr., RHP, STAN; March 6 - Kurt Heyer, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; March 13 - Adam Plutko, So., RHP, UCLA; March 19 - Grant Watson, Fr., LHP, UCLA; March 26 - Brady Rodgers, Jr., RHP, ASU; April 2 - Konner Wade, So., RHP, ARIZ; April 9 - Alex Keudell, Sr., RHP, ORE; April 16 - Alex Keudell, Sr., RHP, ORE; April 23 - Jace Fry, Fr., LHP, OSU; April 30 - Trevor Williams, So., RHP, ASU; May 7 - Adam Plutko, So., RHP, UCLA; May 14 - Kurt Heyer, Jr., RHP, ARIZ