Arizona's Crowe, UCLA's Whisler Named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week

May 18, 2004


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore outfielder Trevor Crowe and UCLA junior left-handed pitcher Wes Whisler, have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 11- 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Crowe, from Portland, Ore., hit .583 (7-for-12) over the weekend with a team-high nine RBI and seven runs scored. In the 2-1 series win over No. 1 Stanford, he also finished with three doubles, two triples and a home run, making six of his seven hits go for extra bases for a 1.417 slugging percentage. In the 19-18 win over the Cardinal on May 16, Crowe went 4-for-4 from the plate, tying an Arizona Pac-10 game record with five runs scored. On the night, he also recorded two doubles and two triples with three RBI.

Whisler, from Noblesville, Ind., threw a complete game shutout over Washington State on May 16, striking out three, while allowing no runs and only one walk. He scattered seven hits while not allowing a single extra-base hit in the contest. Whisler faced the minimum over the final four innings and improved his record to 2-4 on the season. Over the weekend he also hit .500 (9-for-18), leading the team with seven RBI.

The Player of the Week honor is the first-ever for Crowe and the 41st such honor for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the first-ever for Whisler and the 35th selection all-time for UCLA.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Nick Walsh, ASU; David Nicholson, CAL; Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU; Wes Whisler, UCLA; John Otness, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: John Meloan, ARIZ; Jason Urquidez, ASU; Adam Gold, CAL; Trent Baysinger, WASH.

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; April 20- Danny Putnam, STAN; April 27- Aaron Hathaway, WASH; May 4- Brian Hall, STAN; May 11- Jordan Brown, ARIZ; May 18- Trevor Crowe, ARIZ.

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; April 20- Garrett Alwert, WSU; April 27- Kevin Gunderson, OSU; May 4- Scott Burns, ARIZ; May 11- Tim Lincecum, WASH; May 18- Wes Whisler, UCLA.

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