Stanford's Diekroeger Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week
April 26, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD freshman third baseman Kenny Diekroeger has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Chad Arnold has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for April 19-25, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Diekroeger of Woodside, Calif., led the Cardinal to a weekend sweep over then-No. 15 California. The freshman third baseman was 6-for-12 for a .500 batting average, including two game-winning hits. In Friday’s 3-2 win, he won the game with a sacrifice fly. Against the Golden Bears on Sunday, Diekroeger capped off a three-run ninth inning with an RBI double to lift Stanford to an 11-10 victory over its rival. For the season, he’s hitting .331 with 27 RBI and three game-winning hits.
This marks the first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Diekroeger and the 65th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Stanford.
Arnold tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out a career-high 11 batters, to lead the Cougars to a 5-1 win over then-No. 22 Oregon State Friday night in Pullman, Wash. The Kennewick, Wash., native retired 13 of the final 14 Beavers he faced and did not allow a runner past first base after the fifth inning. Arnold was efficient throwing 79 of his 125 pitches for strikes. For the season, he leads the team in ERA (2.56), opponent batting average (.215), innings pitched (31.2) and strikeouts (27).
This is the first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Arnold and the 31st all-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for Washington State.
Also Nominated (Player): Cole Calhoun, ASU; KC Serna, ORE; Beau Amarai, UCLA; Cody Bartlett, WSU
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Seth Blair, ASU; Zack Thorton, ORE; Sam Gaviglio, OSU; Trevor Bauer, UCLA; Ben Mount, USC
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
Apr. 5 - Drew Maggi, So., INF/OF, ASU
Apr. 12 - Zack MacPhee, So., INF, ASU
Apr. 19 - Jonathan Kaskow, Jr., 1B, STAN
Apr. 26 - Kenny Diekroeger, Fr., 3B, STAN
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
Apr. 5 - Jordan Pries, So., RHP, STAN
Apr. 12 - Greg Peavey, Jr., RHP, OSU
Apr. 19 - Kurt Heyer, Fr., RHP, ARIZ
Apr. 26 - Chad Arnold, Jr., RHP, WSU