Stanford's Hall and Stimpson Named Player and Pitcher of the Week
April 13, 2004
STANFORD'S BRIAN HALL AND JEFF STIMPSON NAMED PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -STANFORD senior outfielder Brian Hall and freshman right-handed pitcher Jeff Stimpson, have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Hall, from Carlsbad, N.M., hit .583 (7-for-13) with three home runs, six RBI and a 1.231 slugging percentage in the weekend series road win over Oregon State. In the 11-8 win over the Beavers on Apr. 8, Hall hit a key game-tying two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to even the game at 7-7, before the Cardinal went on to win in the ninth. Hall's hit one home run in each game, pushing his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games, the longest by a Stanford player this year.
Stimpson, from Redondo Beach, Calif., pitched a total of 4.0 innings in both Cardinal wins, striking out six and not allowing a hit or a run in his combined two-game outing. In Thursday's series opener, Stimpson came in during the sixth inning with runners at second and third and one out to retire both batters he faced, keeping Stanford in the game. In the Cardinal's 16-4 win on Apr. 10, Stimpson struck out six batters in 2.2 innings of work, earning the first collegiate victory of his career.
The Player of the Week honor is the first-ever for Hall and the 54th all-time selection for Stanford. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the first-ever for Stimpson and the 66th selection all-time for the Cardinal.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Jordan Brown, ARIZ; Josh Asanovich, ASU; David Weiner, CAL; Chris Campos, OSU; Matt Thayer, UCLA; Grant Richardson, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: John Meloan, ARIZ; Jason Urquidez, ASU; Jesse Ingram, CAL; Jake Postlewait, OSU; Casey Janssen, UCLA; Aaron MacKenzie, WSU.
2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Feb. 24- Dustin Pedroia, ASU; March 2- Travis Buck, ASU; March 9-Travis Buck, ASU; March 16- Zach Clem, WASH; March 23- Brian Horwitz, CAL; March 30- Zach Clem, WASH; April 6- Grant Richardson, WSU; April 13- Brian Hall, STAN.
2004 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Aaron MacKenzie, WSU; Feb. 24- Jason Urquidez, ASU; March 2- Koley Kolberg, ARIZ; March 9- Mark Romanczuk, STAN; March 16- Tim Lincecum, WASH; March 23- Andy Baldwin, OSU; March 30- Michael Friedman, USC; April 6- Bret Butler, USC; April 13-Jeff Stimpson, STAN.