Stanford's Hoffpauir and WSU's Pistorese named baseball players of the week

SAN FRANCISCO-- STANFORD's Zach Hoffpauir homered three times and had three multi-hit games and WASHINGTON STATE's Joey Pistorese struck out eight in a complete game win to earn the Pac-12 Conference's Player and Pitcher of the Week honors.

This is Pistorese's (Kalispell, Mont./Flathead HS) second weekly honor of the season. The senior lefthander pitched a six-hitter, struck out eight and walked one, and allowed three runs against Washington. Pistorese has secured four complete games this season, tying him for the national lead. The Southpaw is 5-3 with a 2.73 ERA over nine starts.

Hoffpauir (Glendale, Ariz./Centennial HS), who recently returned from injury, slugged three homers in the series victory at California and hit at a .421 clip over five games. He drove in six of his 10 weekly RBIs on Saturday in a wild 11-10 victory for the Bears. The two-sport, Hoffpauir homered in the eighth and ninth innings to help tie the game at 10-10. He also drove in three as part of a three-hit afternoon on Sunday, which included a double and a homer. In 10 games Hoffpauir is hitting .263, with all of his homers and RBIs coming this past weekend.

STANDINGS: UCLA continues to lead the Pac-12 with a 12-3 record, 1.0 game in front of Arizona State (11-4) and ahead of USC (8-4), California (9-6) and Arizona (8-7).

NATIONAL RANKINGS: In Baseball America, Pac-12 leader, UCLA (25-7) is No. 3, Arizona State (23-9) is No. 7 and USC (26-9) is No. 10. In Collegiate Baseball, UCLA is No. 2, ASU is No. 5, USC is No. 13 and Oregon State (23-11) is No. 20.

MIDWEEK GAMES: On Tuesday, USC is at Pepperdine, Seattle is at Washington, Utah Valley is at Utah, Stanford is at Santa Clara, CS Fullerton is at UCLA, and Oregon State is at Portland. On Wednesday the Pilots host Oregon.

THIS WEEKEND: Cal hosts UCLA, while San Jose State is at Washington State starting on Thursday. Starting on Friday, Arizona is at Oregon State, Oregon is at USC, Utah is at Stanford and Arizona State is at Washington..

Players of the Week

Feb. 16 - Scott Kingery, ARIZ
Feb. 23 - KJ Harrison, OSU    
March 2   -  Chris Keck, UCLA 
March 9    - Dante Flores, USC 
March 16 - Chris Paul, CAL 
March 23 - Lucas Erceg, CAL
March 30 - Ty Moore, UCLA
April 6 – Braden Bishop, WASH
April 13 - Zach Hoffpauir, STAN

Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 16 - Ryan Burr, ASU    
Feb. 23 - Conor Harber, ORE
March 2 - Noah Bremer, UW
March 9 - Andrew Moore, OSU
March 16 - Mitch Hart, USC
Mar. 23 - Drew Rasmussen, OSU
March 30 - Jayson Rose, UTAH
April 6 – Joe Pistorese, WSU
April 14 - Joe Pistorese, WSU

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