Stanford Baseball's Jeremy Guthrie Earns Second Consecutive Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Honor

March 13, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford sophomore right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (Ashland, OR/Ashland HS) has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week, Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday. Stanford has now won each of the three Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors in 2001. Jeff Bruksch was named the Pac-10's first Pitcher of the Week for the 2001 season on February 26.

Guthrie earned his second consecutive Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor after recording his first career shutout in Stanford's 2-0 victory over #4 USC last Friday. Guthrie scattered six hits and struck out eight in the victory. He improved his overall record to 5-0 with his fifth consecutive win and lowered his season ERA to 0.94. He has given up just five earned runs in 48.0 innings pitched.

The Pitcher of the Week honor is the 56th selection all-time for Stanford.

Guthrie is the leader of Stanford's regular rotation that also includes Tim Cunningham (4-0, 2.45) and Jeff Bruksch (4-0, 3.12). The trio is a combined 13-0 with a 2.18 ERA this season.Stanford became the nation's #1 team in the Baseball America Top 25 poll for the first time this season on Monday, March 12, after sweeping #4 USC March 9-11, the first time the Cardinal has swept the Trojans in a three-game series since 1997. Stanford, which has now won 16 of its last 18 games, has been ranked on top of the BA poll for at least one week in each of the past five seasons.

Stanford is currently on an 11-day break before resuming its schedule by hosting Washington in the Cardinal's Pac-10 opening series Friday-Sunday, March 23-25 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm) at Sunken Diamond.