Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that ARIZONA STATE’s Hunter Bishop was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and STANFORD’s Erik Miller was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.
Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Hunter Bishop, Jr., OF, Arizona State (Palo Alto, Calif.)
4 GP, .563 AVG., 3 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB, 1.313 SLG
• Led No. 23 ASU to a 4-0 record in a win on the road against Cal State Fullerton and a home sweep of Xavier to help the Sun Devils remain one of just two unbeaten teams in the country.
• Homered once in each game over Xavier to extend his season total to eight, the most in the league and fourth-most in the country.
• In the 11-6 series finale victory over the Musketeers, matched his career-high with five RBI.
• Five of his nine hits on the weekend were extra base hits. Had 11 putouts in center field for good measure defensively.
• The junior majoring in sports and media studies was a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention last season for maintaining a grade-point average above 3.0. He was selected in the 24th round (714th overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. This marks his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 150th all-time for the Sun Devils.
Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Erik Miller, Jr., LHP, Stanford (Wildwood, Mo.)
1 GS, 1-0, 6.0 IP, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, 1 H
• No. 4 Stanford’s lefty starter picked up his second win of the season by setting a career high with 101 pitches, tying his career high in strikeouts (nine) and season high in innings pitched (6.0) while surrendering just one hit in a 9-0 win over No. 18 Texas.
• Helped the Cardinal win its third game in a four-game series against a dangerous Texas lineup, which ranked first in base on balls, doubles and runs in the Big 12 prior to the start of the series.
• Starting in the third inning, Miller retired nine Longhorns in a row after stranding runners on first and second in the first two innings.
• In his four starts this season, boasts a team-high 29 strikeouts, allowing only six earned runs and a 1.19 WHIP.
• The junior studying science, technology and society was named to a Baseball America preseason All-American earlier this year. He earns his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 143rd all-time for the Cardinal.
Player of the Week: Gabe Matthews, OREGON; Adley Rutschman, OREGON STATE; Michael Toglia, UCLA.
Pitcher of the Week: Boyd Vander Kooi, ARIZONA STATE; Robert Ahlstrom, OREGON; Christian Chamberlain, OREGON STATE; Isaac Esqueda, USC; Hayden Rosenkrantz, WASHINGTON STATE.
2019 PAC-12 BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK