ASU's Roling Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and Arizona's Guilmet Named Pitcher of the Week
April 29, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior designated hitter Kiel Roling has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA's junior right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 21 - 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Roling, from Grand Junction, Colo., helped lead Arizona State to a 4-1 week, including a three game sweep of California. Roling went 9-17 (.529) with a homer and 10 RBI. He knocked in at least one run in all five games, and had three RBI during a 4-5 night at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday. He also drew eight walks, one intentional, and scored seven runs.
Guilmet, from Citrus Heights, Calif., tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout to pick up his fifth win of the season in a 7-0 UA victory at Oregon State on Friday. The reigning Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, mixed in 10 strikeouts against just one walk and was backed up by an error-free effort by the Wildcat defense. It was Guilmet's sixth career complete game and his third career CG shutout. Guilmet's 10 strikeouts in the contest made him just the eighth pitcher in Arizona history to eclipse the 300 mark. Guilmet enters his start next weekend at Cal seventh all-time at Arizona with 301 strikeouts.
The Player of the Week honor is the third of Roling's career, and the 87th such honor for ASU. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the fifth for Guilmet, and the 40th selection all-time for Arizona.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Chris Hopkins, OSU; Jason Castro, STAN; Casey Haerther, UCLA.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Tanner Robles, OSU; Austin Yount, STAN.
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; April 22-Lonnie Lechelt, Sr., IF, OSU; April 29-Kiel Roling, Jr., DH, 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; 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; April 22-Erik Davis, Sr., RHP, STAN; April 29-Preston Guilmet, Jr., RHP, ARIZ.