Utah's Carroll and ASU's Kellogg named Pac-12 baseball players of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Utah freshman third baseman Dallas Carroll has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Arizona State freshman left-handed pitcher Ryan Kellogg has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for March 18-24, the Conference office announced Tuesday.
Carroll led the Utes to a pair of victories over Stanford last week. The Salt Lake City native hit .412 in the series (7-for-17) with two doubles, five RBI and a stolen base. He kicked off the week going 2-for-3 against Utah Valley on Tuesday, driving in the game-tying run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. On Friday, against Stanford, he went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning that cut into a four-run deficit. He scored the winning run against the Cardinal on Saturday after producing a leadoff single in the top of the 10th inning, and, in the rubber match, he went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI to propel Utah to a 7-5 victory. Carroll, who has started every game for the Utes this season, owns a .286 batting average with three doubles, two triples and nine RBI. He is tied for sixth in the Conference with six stolen bases.
Carroll is Utah's first-ever Pac-12 Player of the Week selection.
Kellogg threw the ninth no-hitter in ASU history in a complete-game shutout on the road against No. 3 Oregon State. The Whitby, Ontario, Canada product moved to 5-0 on the season as he completed ASU's first no-hitter since Feb. 2, 1993 -- the school's first ever in Conference play and the second ever on the road. He did not allow a walk in 110 pitches, as OSU's only two base runners of the game reached on Sun Devil errors. Kellogg, who handed the Beavers their first Pac-12 loss of the season, carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. He is the fourth freshman at ASU to throw a no-hitter and is the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a game between two Conference teams since Stanford's Jason Middlebrook on May 8, 1994. Kellogg has defeated a pair top-5 teams this season, as he beat No. 2 Arkansas on March 2.
This is Kellogg's first career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Arizona State's 63rd all-time. Teammate Trevor Williams picked up the honor on March 12.
Also Nominated (Player): Jake Peevyhouse, ASU; Ryon Healy, ORE; Justin Ringo, STAN; Pat Valaika, UCLA; Adam Nelubowich, WSU.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Tommy Thorpe, ORE; Matt Boyd, OSU; Mark Appel, STAN; Grant Watson, UCLA; Austin Voth, WASH.
2013 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 19 - Ryon Healy, Jr., 1B, ORE; Feb. 26 - Trever Allen, RS So., OF, ASU; March 5 - Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU; March 12 - Tyler Smith, Sr., SS, OSU; March 19 - Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU; March 26 - Dallas Carroll, Fr., 3B, UTAH.
2013 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 19 - James Farris, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 26 - Matt Boyd, Sr., LHP, OSU; March 5 - Mark Appel, Sr., RHP, STAN; March 12 - Trevor Williams, Jr., RHP, ASU; March 19 - Matt Boyd, Jr., RHP, OSU; March 26 - Ryan Kellogg, Fr., LHP, ASU.