Jordan Brown Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week
May 11, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona sophomore Jordan Brown has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Brown helped lead the Wildcats to nonconference series win over UCLA in Los Angeles last weekend. The left-handed hitting first baseman from Vacaville, Calif., hit .455 (5 for 11) with three home runs, a team-high 10 RBI and three runs scored in the series.
After going 0 for 2 with a RBI in the 7-3 series opening loss on Friday, Brown bounced back in the following two games to lead the Wildcats to the series victory. In Saturday's 20-9 win, he finished 4 for 5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI. The multi-home run game was Brown's second of the season against the Bruins and placed him in a tie for the team for the season at seven.
He added his eighth homer of the year, a two-run shot, in Sunday's 11-2 series clinching win and finished the weekend with a 1.273 slugging percentage.
In six games against UCLA this year, Brown finished 12 for 25 (.480) with five home runs, 16 RBI, 10 runs scored and a 1.120 slugging percentage.
Washington's Tim Lincecum was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after winning a pair of games and striking out 15 batters over 10 innings against top-ranked Stanford.
The player of the week honor is the first in Brown's career and the first for a Wildcat position player this season. Teammates Koley Kolberg and Scott Burns have each been named the conference pitcher of the week this year. Including Brown, a total of 40 Wildcats have been named the player of the week in school history.
Brown and the Wildcats will return to action this Saturday for the opener of a three-game series against Pac-10 leading and second-ranked Stanford. First pitch is set for 7 pm.