Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

May 12, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD junior third baseman Jonny Ash has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA junior right-hander Casey Janssen has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for May 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Ash, from Oakland, Calif., hit .545 (6-for-11) with three runs scored, two doubles, a triple and two RBI to lead Stanford to a three-game sweep at California, extending the Cardinal road win streak to 14 games. Ash also posted a .909 slugging percentage and a .643 on-base percentage in addition to fielding all five of his chances at third base.

Janssen, from Fountain Valley, Calif., struck out 11 batters in 7.0 innings on Fri., May 9 to help the Bruins to a 5-4 win over Washington, notching his fifth win on the season. He gave up only one walk, two runs (one earned) on five hits in his appearance. Janssen leads the team with 67 strikeouts, good enough to rank fourth in the Pac-10.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Ash in his career and the 53rd selection all-time for Stanford. The Pitcher of the Week is the first such honor for Janssen, the 34th Bruin to earn the weekly recognition.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were Conor Jackson, CAL; Brent Lillibridge, WASH; Jay Miller, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Matt Manship, STAN; Clay Johnson, WASH.

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; Apr. 28 - Jeremy West, ASU; May 5 - Ryan Garko, STAN; May 12 - Jonny Ash, STAN.

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; Apr. 28 - Clay Johnson, WASH; May 5 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; May 12 - Casey Janssen, UCLA.

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