California's David Cooper and UCLA's Tyson Brummett Earn Pac-10 Baseball Weekly Honors
Feb. 27, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA sophomore first baseman David Cooper has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA senior right-handed pitcher Tyson Brummett has been named Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 19-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Cooper, from Stockton, Calif., went 10-for-27 (.476) in the last five games when the Golden Bears were on the road at San Jose State, Long Beach State, and UC Santa Barbabra. In the latest two-game series against the Gauchos, Cooper went 6-for-8 with a double, two home runs in their last game, and tallied five RBIs. For the week, he totaled two doubles, three homers and eight RBIs. On the year, Cooper is batting .444 and leads the Bears with five doubles, four home runs, 17 RBIs and a .759 slugging percentage.
Brummett, a native of Salem, Utah, pitched his second complete game in as many outings to lead No. 15 UCLA past No. 10 Cal State Fullerton. Brummett allowed just two runs off five hits in 9.0 innings as the Bruins defeated Titan ace Wes Roemer in a non-conference contest. The senior recorded 10 strikeouts and issued just one walk. The previous Friday night, Brummett pitched a complete game and notched nine strikeouts at home against East Carolina. In four starts this season, he is averaging a shade over 8.1 innings pitched per game, tallying 33 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched and leads the Bruins' staff with three victories.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Cooper's career, while it is the 41st such honor for California. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second for Brummett, and the 41st selection all-time for UCLA.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Petey Paramore, ASU; Darwin Barney, OSU; Ryan Seawell, STAN; Matt Cusik, USC.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Matt Gorgen, CAL; Mike Stutes, OSU; David Stringer, STAN; Paul Koss, USC.
2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 -Brad Glenn, So., OF, ARIZ; Feb. 20 - Brandon Crawford, So., SS., UCLA; Feb. 27 - David Cooper, So., 1B, CAL.
2007 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 - Josh Satow, Jr., LHP, ASU; Feb. 20 - Preston Guilmet, So., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 27 - Tyson Brummett, Sr., RHP, UCLA.