Washington State's Miller, Arizona's Meloan Named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week

March 22, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON STATE junior outfielder Jay Miller and ARIZONA junior right-handed pitcher John Meloan have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 15-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Miller, from Bellevue, Wash., went 11-for-16 (.688) in the Cougars' 3-1 series win over Utah Valley State last week, with three doubles, one triple and one home run. He totaled 6 RBI, 19 total bases, walked twice, and did not strikeout. Miller also recorded a 1.188 slugging percentage and stole 3-of-4 bases. He is batting .376 for the season, with a team-high 38 hits and a .471 on-base percentage, ninth best in the Pac-10.

Meloan, from Houston, Texas, pitched the Wildcats to a 1-0 shutout victory over defending national champion Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field in Southern California on Mar. 18. The junior right-hander limited the No. 2-ranked Titans to just four hits over 7 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and four walks. The performance handed CSF ace Rickey Romero (5-1) his first loss of the year while improving Meloan to 4-0 on the season and pushing his winning streak when factoring in a decision to 14-0 dating back to last year.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Miller, while it is the 57th such honor for Washington State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Meloan and the 31st selection all-time for Arizona.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Travis Buck, ASU; Brennan Boesch, CAL; Ryan Gipson, OSU; Cyle Hankerd, USC.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Erik Averill, ASU; Joe Todoroff, CAL; Jonah Nickerson, OSU; Brett Bannister, USC; Tim Lincecum, WASH; James Freeman and Wayne Daman Jr., WSU.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Chris Errecart, CAL; Feb. 22 - Trevor Crowe, ARIZ; Mar. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU; Mar. 8 - Taylor Johnson, WASH; Mar. 15 - Brent Lillibridge, WASH; Mar. 22 - Jay Miller, WSU.

2005 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Brant Rustich , UCLA; Feb. 22 - Anton Maxwell, OSU; Mar. 1 - Tim Lincecum, WASH; Mar. 8 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Mar. 15 - Mark Melancon, ARIZ; Mar. 22 - John Meloan, ARIZ.

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