Garthwaite Named Player Of The Week

April 1, 2002

Washington center fielder Jay Garthwaite has been named the Pacific-10 Conference'sPlayer of the Week, the conference office announced today, marking the second time inthree weeks that Garthwaite has earned the honor.

Garthwaite, a junior from Kent's Kent-Meridian High, led the Huskies to a 3-2 record ingames last week at Washington State and Arizona State. He went 11-for-22 (.500) in thefive games, driving in a remarkable 16 runs. He also scored eight times, hit two doublesand belted four home runs. He slugged for an outstanding 1.136 percentage and alsowalked three times to account for a .560 on-base mark.

His 16 runs batted in in the one week alone were more than all but one of his teammateshave posted all season.

Garthwaite currently leads the Huskies with 42 runs batted in after leading the team with 46last season. His nine home runs and three triples also lead the Huskies. He has hit a homerun in six of his last eight games.

Arizona State's Mike Esposito, who struck out a career-high 17 in the Devils win overWashington last Friday, won the Pitcher of the Week award.

The Huskies take on Gonzaga in a pair of 6:30 p.m. games Tuesday and Wednesday atHusky Ballpark before travelling to face Missouri this weekend in a non-conference series.

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