Arizona's Hundley and Stanford's Romanczuk Named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week
June 1, 2004
ARIZONA'S NICK HUNDLEY NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
STANFORD'S MARK ROMANCZUK NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore catcher Nick Hundley and STANFORD sophomore left-handed pitcher Mark Romanczuk, have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 25-31, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Hundley, from Redmond, Wash., went 6-for-12 (.500) over the weekend with all six hits going for extra bases. He finished the weekend with four doubles, two home runs (his first two of the year), five RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.333. Hundley's biggest moment came in the 7-6 win over USC on May 30. Down 4-6 in the eighth with a trip to Regionals on the line, Hundley hit a first-pitch fast ball off the scoreboard in right field for a three-run winning home run, giving Arizona the series win over USC 2-1 and helping cement a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the Wildcats.
Romanczuk, from Newark, Del., pitched seven scoreless two-hit innings to pick up his Pac-10 co-leading 11th victory of the season in a 5-0 win over No. 16 Arizona State on May 28, giving Stanford then at least a share of the Conference Title. (The Cardinal won the title outright with a 10-3 win over ASU the following day.) Romanczuk faced the minimum number of batters in four of his seven innings of work and never allowed a runner past second base. He had five strikeouts on the night.
The Player of the Week honor is the first-ever for Hundley, while it is the 42nd such honor for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second of the season, fifth all-time for Romanczuk and the 67th selection all-time for Stanford.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Danny Putnam, STAN; Jon Brewster, USC; Kyle Larsen, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Koley Kolberg, ARIZ; Jake Postlewait, OSU; Kyle Parker, 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; May 25- Jonny Ash, STAN; June 1- Nick Hundley, 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; May 25- Casey Janssen, UCLA; June 1- Mark Romanczuk, STAN.
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