Hall Adds Pac-10 Player And NCBWA National Co-Hitter Of The Week Honors

May 5, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford senior infielder/outfielder Brian Hall (Carlsbad, NM/Carlsbad HS) added Pac-10 Player and NCBWA National Co-Hitter of the Week honors Tuesday to the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honor he received on Monday. Hall had a huge series for Stanford in a three-game sweep of Washington State (April 30 - May 2) to vault the Cardinal into the top spot in the national polls, hitting an incredible .909 by going 10-for-11 with a double, two homers, eight RBI and one walk with a 1.545 slugging percentage. He was also successful in all 23 of his chances defensively.

'I don't think I've ever had a player who has had quite the type of series that Brian Hall did against Washington State,' said 28th-year Stanford head coach Mark Marquess.

Hall was 4-for-4 in both of the first two games of the Washington State series, adding a homer and three RBI in Friday night's opener and two RBI in Saturday's contest, while reaching base in eight consecutive official at bats during the two contests. He was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's finale. Hall also had a hit (1-5, 2 RBI) and drove in a pair of runs with two sacrifice flies last Tuesday in a 12-8 win in 14 innings at Santa Clara. He finished the week with a .688 batting average (11-16), a double, two homers, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and a 1.125 slugging percentage.

Hall is now hitting .395 as he has hit safely in 26 of his last 27 games, adding nine homers, 46 RBI and a team-high 10 stolen bases. He is hitting an astounding .638 (30-47) in 12 Pac-10 contests with five homers, 19 RBI and four stolen bases.

The two weekly national honors were the first in Hall's career as he became the second Stanford player to earn a national weekly honor this season with Jed Lowrie also being named the NCBWA National Co-Hitter of the Week on March 2.

The Pac-10 honor was the second of his career and his second this season as he also won the honor on April 13. Stanford players have now won the Pac-10 award on 56 occasions.

Stanford improved to 36-6 overall after a 7-2 victory over San Jose State on Tuesday. The 2004 team's record is the second best mark in school history after 42 games as the Cardinal also leads the Pac-10 with a 10-2 conference mark. Stanford has also won five in row and 12 of its last 13 contests overall, while also winning all 11 of its three-game regular season series this year to extend its regular season three-game series win streak to 16. In addition, the Cardinal has a current 14-game home win streak.

Stanford will travel to No. 21 Washington (26-14-1, 10-5 Pac-10) for a key Pac-10 showdown three-game series with the second-place Huskies this Friday-Sunday, May 7-9 (6:30 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PDT). Saturday's game will be televised live on FOX Sports Northwest.

Tickets are available for all 2004 regular season Stanford Baseball home games online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.

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