OSU's Nicholson Honored By Pac-10

April 2, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State's Scott Nicholson was named the Pacific-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for March 27-April 1, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday. Nicholson (Longview, Wash./Lower Columbia CC), a senior lefthander, earned the honor for the first time this season and the second time in his career.

On March 31, Nicholson pitched a five-hitter to shut out Arizona 8-0 in Tucson, it took Nicholson just 82 pitches as he walked none and struck out four. He averaged 9.1 pitchers per inning and 2.6 pitches per hitter in the game, of the 31 hitters he faced, nine plate appearances were over in just one pitch and eight more were over in two pitches.

It was Nicholson's third straight complete game and his second shutout in those three games (he also blanked Minnesota on March 17), he has five complete games this season. Nicholson improved his record to 6-1 and lowered his earned run average to 2.90 with the win.

Nicholson is the first Beaver named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week this season. Oregon State has had two Pac-10 Players of the Week: first baseman Andy Jarvis (March 5-11) and catcher Bryan Ingram (March 19-26).

Oregon State (19-12 overall, 3-3 Pacific-10) will be at home this weekend for a series against California, meeting the Golden Bears on Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The games Saturday and Sunday can be heard on KLOO-AM (1340).

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