March 16, 1999
SEATTLE - Sophomore Marc Rittenhouse has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Rittenhouse, a second baseman/shortstop from Bellevue's Newport High, batted .444 (4-for-9) over the weekend, leading the Huskies to three straight victories over George Washington. The Husky leadoff batter also scored seven runs, drove in three, walked six times and stole five bases in five attempts.
After going 0-for-0 with four walks, a sacrifice and a sacrifice fly in the season's first game, Rittenhouse has now hit in 14 consecutive games. He is batting .404 and his 25 runs and seven stolen bases are both tops on the team.
Rittenhouse is the second Husky to earn the Pac-10 Player honors this season, joining outfielder Bryan Williamson, who won the award on Mar. 1.
Arizona State lefty Will Waldrip, who pitched the Sun Devils to an 11-0 win over Oklahoma on Sunday, was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.