Arizona's Coyle, Washington's Erickson Named Pac-10 Baseball Player And Pitcher Of The Week

May 5, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA sophomore Bobby Coyle has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON senior right-handed pitcher Jason Erickson has been named Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 27 - May 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Coyle helped lead Arizona to its second straight Pac-10 series victory and its first sweep of a league opponent this season. The West Hills, Calif., native hit .412 (7-for-17) with three triples, a double and nine RBI for the Wildcats. He was a large part of Arizona’s success, hitting 5-for-7 with runners in scoring position and 2-2 with the bases loaded. Coyle registered a triple in each of the three games against California, including back-to-back games when the bases were loaded. His three triples on the weekend give him six on the season, which leads the Pac-10 and is the most for a Wildcat since 2007.

This is the first weekly honor for Coyle and the 51st player of the week all-time for Arizona.

Erickson was dominant on the mound in Washington’s 3-0 shutout of USC on May 2. The Bonney Lake, Wash., native threw eight innings while allowing just six hits, all singles, and did not walk an opponent. The senior also struck out a career-high nine batters. Erickson has now posted 17 straight innings without allowing a run. In Pac-10 contests, he has allowed just 10 runs, tied for second in the Conference, and ranks eighth with a 2.70 ERA.

This is the first weekly pitching honor for Erickson and the 41st overall for Washington.

Also nominated (Player): Adalberto Santos, OSU; Brent Milleville, STAN, Casey Haerther, UCLA

Also nominated (Pitcher): Preston Guilmet, ARIZ; Mike Leake, ASU; Erik Stavert, ORE; Drew Storen, STAN; Trevor Bauer, UCLA

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; Apr. 6 - Ryan Ortiz, Jr., C, OSU; Apr. 13 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Apr. 20 - Jeff Kobernus, INF, CAL; Apr. 28 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA; May 5 - Bobby Coyle, So., OF/DH, ARIZ

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; Apr. 6 - Josh Spence, Jr., LHP, ASU; Apr. 13 - Rob Rasmussen, So., LHP, UCLA; Apr. 20 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 28 - Preston Guilmet, Sr., RHP, ARIZ; May 5 - Jason Erickson, Sr., RHP, WASH


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