Sean Ratliff Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and Nick Haughian Named Pitcher of the Week
April 8, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD junior outfielder and left-handed pitcher Sean Ratliff has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON junior left-handed pitcher Nick Haughian has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 1 - 7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Ratliff, from Longmont, Colo., helped lead the Cardinal to three victories and a two-of-three series win over No. 1 Arizona State, finishing with a .381 batting average, three homers and nine RBI. He also added two doubles, a triple, six runs scored and a 1.000 slugging percentage. In addition, he extended his hit streak to a career-high-tying 13 games before finally having the run snapped in Sunday's finale.
Haughian, from Mountain View, Calif., threw a complete game, two-hit shutout in the Husky's 1-0 win over 18th-ranked Arizona last Friday. He only allowed two base hits and three walks while shattering his old career-high with 15 strikeouts.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of Ratliff's career, and the 62nd such honor for Stanford. ThePitcher of the Week honor is the first for Haughian, and the 40th selection all-time for Washington.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Blake Smith, CAL; Ryan Ortiz, OSU; Alden Carrithers, UCLA; Jim Murphy, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: David Coulon, ARIZ; Kevin Miller, CAL; Jorge Reyes, OSU; Erik Davis, STAN; Tommy Milone, 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; Mar. 18-Ike Davis, Jr., 1B/LHP, ASU; Mar. 25-Ryan Ortiz, So., C, OSU; April 1-David Cooper, Jr., 1B, CAL; April 8-Sean Ratliff, Jr., OF/LHP, STAN.
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; Mar. 18-Ross Humes, Jr., P, WSU; Mar. 25-Ryan Cook, Jr., RHP,USC; April 1-Tyson Ross, Jr., RHP, CAL; April 8-Nick Haughian, Jr., LHP, WASH.