Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher of the Week
May 20, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE sophomore first baseman Jeremy West has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD junior right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for May 13-19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
West, from Las Vegas, Nev., hit .562 (9-for-16) while playing in four of Arizona State's five games last week. He also added two doubles, a triple and a grand slam home run, while scoring five times and driving in 11 runs. West recorded one of the best run-producing performances in Sun Devil history as he went 4-for-6 with eight RBI and a grand slam against Portland. The eight RBI were the second-most in ASU single-game history. West is ASU's offensive leader, pacing the squad in batting average (.365), runs (50), doubles (18), homers (12), RBI (63) and slugging percentage (.707).
Guthrie, from Ashland, Ore., recorded his first shutout of the season and struck out a career-high 13 batters with no walks in Stanford's 11-0 win over UCLA last weekend. He retired the side 1-2-3 in six of the nine innings and retired 11 straight batters from the fifth to ninth innings. Guthrie improved to 9-1 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.68. The Golden Spikes finalist has tossed four straight complete games and recorded 109 strikeouts in 114.1 innings.
The Player of the Week honor is the second for West this season. It is the 66th selection all-time for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the third for Guthrie in his career, and the 60th selection all-time for Stanford.
Also nominated for Player of the Week was Michael Done, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week was Jered Liebeck, ASU.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Mar. 12 - Adam Berry, UCLA; Mar. 19 - Jay Garthwaite, WASH; Mar. 26 - Andre Ethier, ASU; Apr. 1 - Jay Garthwaite, WASH; Apr. 8 - Jeremy West, ASU; Apr. 15 - Jason Cooper, STAN; Apr. 22 - Conor Jackson, CAL; Apr. 29 - Alberto Concepcion, USC; May 6 - Andy Jarvis, OSU; May 15 - John Baker, CAL & Wes Whisler, UCLA; May 20 - Jeremy West, ASU.
2002 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Mar. 12 - Robbie McClellan, ASU; Mar. 19 - Jon Williams, USC; Mar. 26 - Marc Kaiser, ARIZ; Apr. 1 - Mike Esposito, ASU; Apr. 8 - Trevor Hutchinson, CAL, Apr. 15 - Matt Brown, CAL; Apr. 22 - Shawn Kohn, WASH; Apr. 29 - Ben Rowe, OSU; May 6 - Mike Kunes, UCLA; May 15 - Tim Cunningham, STAN; May 20 - Jeremy Guthrie, STAN.