Coyle Earns First Pac-10 POW Award

May 5, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Arizona sophomore outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Coyle has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday morning.

Coyle, a native of West Hills, Calif., turned in a sensational weekend at the plate as he helped the Wildcats to a three game sweep of visiting California, which gave UA back-to-back Pac-10 conference series victories.

In three games as UA’s designated hitter, Coyle combined to hit 6-for-13, including a triple in each game of the series, scored two runs and drove in a team-high nine RBI.

Coyle was critical to the Wildcats’ success all weekend long, delivering clutch hits with runners on base. In fact, he was 5-for-7 with runners in scoring position and 2-for-2 with the bases loaded (both hits were triples). Additionally, Coyle was 3-for-4 batting with two outs in an inning and he drove in four two-out RBI.

His three triples on the weekend increased his season total to six, which currently leads all Pac-10 players and is the most for a Wildcat since 2007.

The left-hand hitter finished the series with a .462 average, 1.000 slugging percentage and .467 on base percentage. He walked once, stole a base and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

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

Last week, senior Preston Guilmet earned his sixth all-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award. Earlier this season, junior Jason Stoffel was also tabbed with the weekly honor.

The Wildcats open a two-game series at Cal State Fullerton tonight at 6 p.m. at Goodwin Field in Fullerton, Calif. Arizona will battle the Titans again on Wednesday at 6 p.m., before returning home to host Loyola Marymount in a three game series that begins on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jerry Kindall Field in Tucson.

Bobby Coyle’s 2009 Stats:

Avg.        GP-GS        AB       H        2B  3B   HR   RBI      Slg%   OB%   SB-ATT
.329        41-36         164     58       11   6      3      34       .524    .360    5-5


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