Matt Gorgen Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

May 13, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - California junior right-handed pitcher Matt Gorgen has been named Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week for May 5 - 11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. It is the fifth time this season a Cal player has garnered the conference player of pitcher of the week honor this season.

Gorgen, from Clayton, Calif., earned a win and a save last weekend at Stanford as the No. 13-ranked Golden Bears (32-16-2, 11-10) won two-of-three over the No. 6-ranked Cardinal. On Friday, he picked up the win, getting the final out in the ninth inning with a runner in scoring position and striking out the final two batters in the bottom of the 10th. On Saturday, Gorgen earned his ninth save of the season, pitching the ninth inning and getting the final out with runners on first and second base. For the weekend, he threw 2.1 innings with three hits, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts.

Gorgen's ninth save this season is second on Cal's all-time single-season save list, and his 20th career save is second on the Bears' all-time career save list. On the year, he has 39 strikeouts in 35.0 innings with a 2.06 ERA.

The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first for Gorgen, and the 28th selection all-time for California. Earlier this season, junior first baseman David Cooper was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and junior right-hander Tyson Ross was Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Apr.1, senior second baseman Josh Satin was named the Mar. 4 Pac-10 Player of the Week, and on Feb. 26 Ross was this year's first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection.

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