Jay Miller Named Pacific-10 Player Of The Week

March 22, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State's Jay Miller was named Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the week of March 12-19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Miller, a junior from Bellevue, Wash., earned the honor by going 11-for-16 (.688) with three doubles, a triple and a home run during the Cougars' 3-1 series win over Utah Valley State last weekend. During the four-game series, the left fielder drove home six runs, drew walks, reached base 19 times and did not strikeout. He also recorded a 1.188 slugging percentage and stole three bases in four attempts. Sunday, during the final game of the series with the Wolverines, Miller hit two singles, a triple and a home run, leaving him short of batting for the cycle by only a double.

Miller leads WSU batters with a .376 batting average, 38 hits and a .471 on-base percentage, ninth best in the Pac-10. Miller's rankings in other Pac-10 categories include sixth place ties for hits and stolen bases with seven, a tied for ninth for total bases (119), tied for tenth with total bases (53), and a ninth place tie for at-bats (101).

For the season, Miller has had a total of 11 multiple-hit games with the most hits coming in his four-hit performance coming during Sunday's 16-13 victory over the Wolverines. He has had six games with three hits and four games in which he recorded a pair of hits.

Miller will look to continue his six game hitting streak Thursday when the Cougars open up conference play against the California Bears at Berkeley. Thursday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m., with the start times for Friday and Saturday's games set at 1 p.m.

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