Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week
April 21, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior third baseman Conor Jackson has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and STANFORD freshman left-hander Mark Romanczuk has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 14-20, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Jackson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., was 10-for-15 (.667) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI in a 13-2 victory over Saint Mary's and a series win over USC last week. On Fri., April 18, he went 3-for-3, hitting a two-run homer in the fourth inning to help California to an 11-2 victory over the Trojans. Jackson is now leading Cal with a .369 batting average and has 10 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI, despite missing seven games to start the season.
Romanczuk, from Newark, Del., picked up a pair of victories last week and leads the Pac-10 in wins with a perfect 8-0 mark. He pitched 9.2 scoreless innings for the week, allowing just three hits and striking out 12 as opposing batters hit just .107 off him. Against the Beavers on Sat., April 19, he allowed just two hits and struck out a career-high nine batters. For the season, Romanczuk has a 3.57 ERA in 53.0 innings of work and 46 strikeouts.
The Player of the Week honor is the second for Jackson in his career and the 36th selection all-time for California. The Pitcher of the Week is the second such honor for Romanczuk, the 63rd Cardinal to earn the weekly recognition.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Andre Ethier, ASU; Danny Putnam, STAN; Billy Susdorf, UCLA. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Ben Thurmond, ASU; Jesse Ingram, CAL; Doug Silva, UCLA.
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; Apr. 21 - Conor Jackson, CAL.
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; Apr. 21 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN.
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