Arizona State's Davis, UCLA's Brummett Named Pac-10 Baseball Player/Pitcher of the Week.
March 7, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE freshman LHP/DH Ike Davis has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Tyson Brummett has been named Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Davis, from Scottsdale, Ariz., excelled at the plate and on the mound for the Sun Devils, who finished last week 4-0 thanks to a 13-5 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday and a three-game sweep over Auburn. Davis hit the first two home runs of his career last week, both grand slams. He knocked in 13 runs over the four games, batting .588 (10-for-17) with four extra-base hits to help the Devils score 47 runs over the week. On Friday, Davis batted in a career-high seven runs, and leads his team with 29 RBI this season. On the mound, Davis threw 4.1 innings against Texas Tech, allowing six hits and two earned runs to pick up the victory. On Sunday, he lasted four innings, allowing one earned run and four hits. He leads the ASU pitching staff with 29 strikeouts this season.
Brummett, from Salem, Utah, earned his second victory of the season, helping UCLA clinch its first three-game series road sweep since 2000 in a 13-2 Bruin win over North Carolina State. Brummett went eight innings with a season-best 12 strikeouts, allowing just one earned run on six hits and no walks. He shut down a Wolfpack offense that entered the week batting .387 (195-for-504) as a team, with 16 home runs, 42 doubles, 152 RBI, 171 runs scored in 14 games, a .585 slugging percentage and a .498 on-base percentage. On the season, Brummett is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitched.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Davis' career, while it is the 77th such honor for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the first for Brummett, and the 38th selection all-time for UCLA.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Allen Craig, CAL; Mitch Canham, OSU; Chris Minaker, STAN; Chris Jensen, UCLA; Matt Lane, WASH; Jay Miller, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Mark Melancon, ARIZ; Jeff Urlaub, ASU; Brandon Morrow, CAL; Jonah Nickerson, OSU; John Dunn, USC; Tim Lincecum, WASH; Nick Ison, WSU.
2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Cyle Hankerd, USC; Feb. 21 - Matt Stevens, WASH; Feb. 28 - Andy Lentz, WASH; Mar. 7 - Ike Davis, ASU.
2006 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Wayne Daman, Jr., WSU; Feb. 21 - Ian Kennedy, USC; Feb. 28 - David Stringer, STAN; Mar. 7 - Tyson Brummett, UCLA.