Arizona's Selsky Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week

March 29, 2010



WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA sophomore outfielder Steve Selsky has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA STATE sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Borup has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 22-28, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Selsky of Manhattan Beach, Calif., led the Wildcats to a 4-1 record on the week, improving Arizona’s win streak to 15 games, the sixth longest in program history, before Oregon snapped the streak with a 9-8 victory on Sunday. The sophomore outfielder went 10-for-20 for a .500 batting average and accounted for 18 runs on the week, scoring 10 and driving in eight. For the week, Selsky accumulated a .900 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .583. For the season, he leads the Pac-10 in runs scored (35) and hits (49), and is tied for third with 27 RBI. 

This marks the first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Selsky and Arizona’s 55th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection. 

Borup turned in his best performance of his career on Sunday as the Sun Devils defeated California, 3-2, to improve to a school record 23-0 to start a season. The sophomore right-hander from Mesa, Ariz., gave up a hit and a walk to open the game, then retired 21 Bears in a row, including striking out a career-high 13 batters in 7.2 innings of work. The 13 strikeouts is the most by an ASU player this season. For his efforts, Borup also earned the Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week honors. 

This is the first-career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Borup and the 57th all-time honoree for Arizona State. 

Also Nominated (Player): Drew Maggi, ASU;  KC Serna, ORE; Blair Dunlap, UCLA Pierce Rankin, WASH

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Madison Boer, ORE; Garrett Claypool, UCLA

2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Feb. 22 - Zack MacPhee, So., INF, ASU
Mar. 1 - Derek Jones, So., OF, WSU
Mar. 8 - Eddie Rodriguez, Sr., C, ORE
Mar. 15 - Joey Rickard, Fr., OF, ARIZ
Mar. 22 - Jett Bandy, So., C, ARIZ
Mar. 29 - Steve Selsky, So., OF, ARIZ

2010 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 22 - Kurt Heyer, Fr., RHP, ARIZ
Mar. 1 - Greg Peavey, Jr., RHP, OSU
Mar. 8 - Kevin Miller, Jr., RHP, CAL
Mar. 15 - Trevor Bauer, So., RHP, UCLA
Mar. 22 - Tanner Robles, Jr., LHP, OSU
Mar. 29 - Jake Borup, So., RHP, ASU


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