Washington State's Jones And UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Player And Pitcher Of The Week

March 31, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON STATE freshman outfielder Derek Jones has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA freshman right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 23 - 29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jones led Washington State to a 2-1 series win at California last week. The Snohomish, Wash., native hit .400 (4-for-10) and homered in each of the three games at Cal. His fourth hit of the weekend was a triple and he scored six runs and totaled six RBI for the Cougars. For the week, his on-base percentage was .571 and he recorded a 1.500 slugging percentage. The freshman is currently tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with seven home runs on the season and is tied for ninth with 21 RBI.

This is the first weekly honor for Jones and the 61st all-time for Washington State.

Bauer went 2-0 on the mound last week, leading UCLA to wins at No. 17 Pepperdine (7-2) on Mar. 25 and in Pac-10 action versus Arizona (8-6). The Valencia, Calif., native recorded 12 strikeouts in a combined 13.1 innings, limiting the opposition to two runs and 10 hits in the two contests. Against the Waves, Bauer registered a career-high eight strikeouts in eight innings for the Bruins. Pitching in relief against the Wildcats, the freshman totaled 5.1 scoreless innings to help UCLA erase a 6-3 deficit to earn the victory. His season ERA of 2.06 ranks fifth in the Conference and his 37 strikeouts is tied for sixth.

This marks the first weekly pitching honor for Bauer and the 49th overall for UCLA.

Also nominated (Player): Dwight Childs, ARIZ; Jason Kipnis, ASU; Caleb Tommasini, ORE; Stefen Romero, OSU; Colin Walsh, STAN; Grant Green, USC

Also nominated (Pitcher): Josh Spence, ASU; Erik Stavert, ORE; Jorge Reyes, OSU; Brett Mooneyham, STAN; Chad Arnold, WSU

2009 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 24 - Jason Kipnis, Jr., OF, ASU; Mar. 3 - Mark Canha, So., OF/1B, CAL; Mar. 10 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Mar. 17 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 24 - Casey Haerther, Jr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 31 - Derek Jones, Fr., OF, WSU

2009 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 24 - Kevin Couture, Jr., RHP, USC; Mar. 3 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 10 - Jordan Pries, Fr., LHP, STAN; Mar. 17 - Jason Stoffel, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Mar. 24 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 31 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA


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