ASU's Davis Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and Arizona's Coulon Named Pitcher of the Week
March 11, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior first baseman and LHP Ike Davis has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA's senior left-handed pitcher David Coulon has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 4 - Mar. 10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Davis, from Scottsdale, Ariz., went 9-of-20 (.450) with seven RBI, nine runs scored and two homers to help lead the Sun Devils to a perfect 5-0 mark on the week. He also threw 1.1 innings over two games, striking out all four batters he faced and picked up the win on Saturday, the same night he turned in his first ever mulit-homer game.
Coulon, from Hanford, Calif., tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts and tossed a one-hitter over eight innings to help the Wildcats run their scoreless streak to 18 straight innings in a 3-0 win over the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Islanders at the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. Coulon was perfect through the first four innings. He faced just two batters over the minimum for eight innings of work, allowing just a double and a walk in the fifth. Coulon's effort Saturday played a major part in the pitching effort by the Wildcats. UA shut out all three opponents and finished the weekend with 39 strikeouts and only three walks in 27 innings pitched.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of Davis' career, and the 85th such honor for Arizons State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second for Coulon, and the 38th selection all-time for Arizona.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Diallo Fon, ARIZ; Blake Smith, CAL; Sean Ratlif, STAN; Alden Carrithers, UCLA; Derek Perren, USC; Paul Gran, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Stephen Sauer, ASU; Craig Bennigson, CAL; Drew Storen, STAN; Tim Murphy, UCLA; Anthony Vasquez, USC.
2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Brett Wallace, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 4-Josh Satin, Sr., 2B, CAL; Mar. 11-Ike Davis, Jr., 1B/LHP, ASU.
2008 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 26-Tyson Ross, Jr., RHP, CAL; Mar. 4-Tim Murphy, Jr., LHP, UCLA; Mar. 11-David Coulon, Sr., LHP, ARIZ.