Arizona State's Calhoun Named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week
May 24, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- ARIZONA STATE senior outfielder Kole Calhoun has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA junior left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 17-23, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Calhoun, of Buckeye, Ariz., led the third-ranked Sun Devils to a win over then-No. 24 Arizona and a 2-1 series win over Oregon State last weekend. The senior outfielder was 6-for-12 at the plate for a .500 batting average. In four games, Calhoun had three home runs, drove in seven runs, walked six times, slugged an impressive 1.333 and had an on-base percentage of .667. In Friday’s 10-4 win over the Beavers, Calhoun reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances, including hitting a home run and driving in three. For his efforts, he was also named the Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week. On the season, Calhoun leads the team in home runs (13), which ranks second in the Conference.
This marks the first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Calhoun and the Conference leading 95th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Arizona State.
In Sunday’s 11-2 victory of California, Rasmussen notched six strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work as the seventh-ranked Bruins won their seventh-straight game and ninth-consecutive Pac-10 game. With the victory, UCLA has pulled within two-games of No. 3 Arizona State with three games remaining. In addition, the Bruins tied the school record for most regular-season wins (41), also set in 1979. The junior left-hander from Arcadia, Calif., limited the Golden Bears to one run and two hits. For the season, Rasmussen ranks near the top in the Pac-10 in multiple categories, including fourth in strikeouts (96), sixth in wins (8), seventh in opponent batting average (.222) and ninth in ERA (3.00).
This is the second career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor for Rasmussen and the 53rd all-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week selection for UCLA.
Also Nominated (Player): KC Serna, ORE; Dean Espy, UCLA; Derek Jones, WSU
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Zach Thorton, ORE; Adam Conley, WSU
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
May 3 - Riccio Torrez, So., 1B, ASU
May 10 - Beau Amaral, Fr., OF, UCLA
May 17 - Eddie Rodriguez, Sr., C, ORE
May 24 - Kole Calhoun, Sr., OF, ASU
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
May 3 - Justin LaTempa, Sr., RHP, ORE
May 10 - Brady Rodgers, Fr., RHP, ASU
May 17 - James Wise, Jr., RHP, WSU
May 24 - Rob Rasmussen, Jr., LHP, UCLA