Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

April 14, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE sophomore outfielder Aaron Mathews has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and USC junior left-hander Josh Rummonds has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Mathews, from John Day, Ore., went 11-for-20 (.550) with two home runs, two doubles, eight RBI, five runs and one stolen base over last week's four games against Portland and Washington State. He tied an OSU school record for hits in a game by going 5-for-5 with one home run and 4 RBI against the Cougars on Fri., April 11. Mathews also had at least two hits in all four games during the week.

Rummonds, from La Selve Beach, Calif., earned the win on Fri., April 11 with six and 2/3 innings of relief after entering the game with the Trojans losing in the third inning. He allowed only one run on four hits witha no walks and seven strikeouts. Rummonds also retired the side in the ninth as USC scored the game-winner in the bottom half of the inning in a come-from-behind 7-6 win.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Mathews in his career and the 48th selection all-time for Oregon State. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Rummonds, the 51st Trojan to earn the weekly recognition.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were Jeff Van Houten, ARIZ; Nick Walsh, ASU; Carlos Quentin, STAN; Spencer Gordon, USC; Grant Richardson, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Jered Liebeck, ASU; Blake Read, CAL; Jake Postlewait, OSU; John Hudgins, STAN.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Billy Susdorf, UCLA; Feb. 11 - Allen Craig, CAL; Feb. 18 - Jeff Clement, USC; Feb. 25 - Jeremy West, ASU; Mar. 4 - Danny Putnam, STAN; Mar. 11 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Mar. 18 - Jeff Van Houten, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Jeff Clement, USC; Apr. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU; Apr. 8 - Jeff Van Houten; Apr. 14 - Aaron Mathews, OSU.

2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Jered Liebeck, ASU; Feb. 11 - John Hudgins, STAN; Feb. 18 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - Ryan Schroyer, ASU; Mar. 4 - Mike Kunes, UCLA; Mar. 11 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Mar. 18 - Jeff Petersen, WASH; Mar. 25 - Richie Gardner, ARIZ; Apr. 1 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Apr. 8 - Jesse Ingram; Apr. 14 - Josh Rummonds, USC.


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