USC's Green Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and Arizona's Perry Named Pitcher of the Week
April 15, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC sophomore shortstop Grant Green has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA's junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 7 - 13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Green, from Anaheim Hills, Calif., went 11-for-16 (.688) as USC won three of four from Top 25 opponents, No. 16 Fullerton on Tuesday and two of three from No. 5 California. Green had a triple, two stolen bases, two home runs and eight RBI in the four games. Against California, he went 2-for-3 on Friday with three RBI, 4-for-4 on Saturday and 3-for-5 on Sunday with two RBI against Cal. Green has a nine-game hitting streak, batting .605 (23-for-38) and hitting .720 (18-for-25) in his last six games.
Perry, from Marana, Ariz., helped UA to a perfect 5-0 week with his second victory of the season and his second career save in two appearances. Perry dominated San Diego State and Indiana State by tossing 9 2/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts and only one walk. The Aztecs collected just one hit off him and the Sycamores none to lead to an opponent batting average of .034 for the week. In UA's 5-2 win at SDSU on Wednesday, he struck out five and walked only one in 4 1/3 scoreless innings of work to record his first save of the season. In Sunday's three-game series finale against Indiana State, he outdid himself with 5 1/3 perfect innings of work.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Green's career, and the 53rd such honor for USC. ThePitcher of the Week honor is the first for Perry, and the 39th selection all-time for Arizona.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: C.J. Ziegler, ARIZ; Ike Davis, ASU; David Cooper, CAL; Casey Haerther, UCLA; Cord Phelps, STAN; Kyle Conley, WASH.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Blake Smith, CAL; Erik Davis, STAN; Tommy Milone, USC; Nick Haughian, WASH.
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; April 15-Grant Green, So., SS, USC.
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; April 15-Ryan Perry, Jr., RHP, ARIZ.