Petersen Named National Player Of The Week

March 17, 2003

University of Washington pitcher Jeff Petersen has been named a NationalPlayer of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, the magazine's publishersannounced today.

Petersen, a junior from Covington (Kentwood HS), threw a complete-game,one-hit shutout Saturday to beat Cal State Northridge, 11-0. The 6-foot-4 right-hander needed only 105 pitches to throw his first career complete game. Hewalked only one and struck out six and allowed only one CSUN baserunner toget past first base.

Petersen's one-hitter was the first by a Husky pitcher since Jeff Carlsen one-hitWashington State in 1998. Carlsen was also named a Collegiate BaseballNational Player of the Week after that outing.

Three other players from around the country -- Kennesaw State pitcher GrantReynolds (19 strikeouts), South Alabama pitcher Troy Neal (15 Ks in a three-hitter) and New Mexico State outfielder Alex Borgo (5 HRs, 21 RBI over sixgames) -- shared the award with Petersen.

The Huskies (14-6), who have won 10 in a row, travel to face UC Irvine thisweekend.

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