Arizona State's Torrez, UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior third baseman Riccio Torrez has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for April 18-24, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Torrez paced the Sun Devil offense all weekend, leading the team with his .438 average (7-for-16) in a three-game road sweep of California. The Phoenix, Ariz., native set a new career high with his five hits in the series opener on Thursday. He also scored three runs, drove in one run, stole two bases and played flawless defense at third base.
This marks the third career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Torrez and Arizona State's Conference-leading 98th all-time Player of the Week selection.
Bauer threw his third-consecutive complete game, tying his career high with 17 strikeouts in UCLA's 4-1 win over Stanford on Friday. The Valencia, Calif., native allowed one run and four hits while pushing his nation-leading strikeout total to 127. Bauer has logged at least 10 strikeouts in nine of his 10 starts this season. He continues push his UCLA career strikeout total to 384. Bauer leads all Pac-10 pitchers in strikeouts, wins (8) and innings (82.2). He was also named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
This is the Bauer's eighth career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor, fifth this season and the 58th all-time selection for UCLA. Bauer joins five other pitchers to garner five Player of the Week awards in one season, the most in Conference history.
Also Nominated (Player): Vince Bruno, CAL; Stefan Sabol, ORE; Zach Jones; STAN; Cody Keefer, UCLA; Joe Meggs, WASH
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Kramer Champlin, ASU; Kyle Simon, ARIZ; Erik Johnson, CAL; Tyler Anderson, ORE; Tony Bryan, OSU, Andrew Triggs, USC; Austin Voth, WASH; James Wise, WSU
2011 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 22 - Riccio Torrez, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 1 - Chad Bunting, Jr., OF, CAL; Mar. 8 - Andrew Susac, So., C, OSU; Mar. 14 - Matt Newman, Sr., OF, ASU; Mar. 21 - Aaron Jones, Fr., OF, ORE; Mar. 28 - Ricky Oropesa, Jr., 1B, USC; Apr. 4 - Lonnie Kauppila, Fr., 2B, STAN; Apr. 11 - Ryan Dunn, Jr., INF, OSU; Apr. 18 - Kavin Keyes, Fr., INF/DH, OSU; Apr. 25 - Riccio Torrez, Jr., 3B, ASU
2011 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 22 - Madison Boer, Jr., RHP, ORE; Mar. 1 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU; Mar. 8 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Mar. 14 - Logan Odom, Sr., RHP, USC; Mar. 21 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU; Mar. 28 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 4 - Kurt Heyer, So., RHP, ARIZ; Apr. 11 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 18 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 25 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA