UCLA's Decker, Arizona's Stoffel Named Pac-10 Baseball Player And Pitcher Of The Week

March 17, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA senior infielder Cody Decker has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA junior right-handed pitcher Jason Stoffel has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 9 - 15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Decker led UCLA to a 2-1 series victory at East Carolina last weekend. The Santa Monica, Calif., native belted four home runs in five games last week, giving him six on the season, which ranks third in the Pac-10. He recorded a 1.000 slugging percentage, while totaling 10 RBI, five runs and two walks for the Bruins. The senior currently leads UCLA with 17 RBI this year, tying for fourth in the Conference.

This is the second player of the week honor for Decker and the 48th all-time for UCLA.

Stoffel made three appearances out of the bullpen for Arizona last week, pitching 6.1 innings of shutout baseball. Only 3-of-23 opposing hitters reached base on the Agoura, Calif., native, who allowed just one hit and a .048 opponent batting average. The junior earned two saves against Michigan for the Wildcats as he struck out 10 batters, lowering his ERA to 1.31. He now leads the Pac-10 with five saves on the season.

This is the first weekly pitching honor for Stoffel and the 41st overall for Arizona.

Also nominated (Player): Dillon Baird, ARIZ; Riccio Torrez, ASU; Blake Smith, CAL; Ricky Oropesa, USC; Greg Lagreid, WSU

Also nominated (Pitcher): Bennett Whitmore, ORE; Trevor Bauer, UCLA; Andrew Triggs, USC; Matt Way, WSU

2009 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 24 - Jason Kipnis, Jr., OF, ASU; Mar. 3 - Mark Canha, So., OF/1B, CAL; Mar. 9 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Mar. 16 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA

2009 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 24 - Kevin Couture, Jr., RHP, USC; Mar. 3 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 9 - Jordan Pries, Fr., LHP, STAN; Mar. 16 - Jason Stoffel, Jr., RHP, ARIZ

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