March 27, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington junior left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadeon and Arizona State sophomore first baseman Brett Wallace has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 20-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Hagadone, from Sumner, Wash., pitched in three games last week, combining for two wins and a save. Against Portland, he threw three innings giving up just one hit, while striking out three to get the win. His outstanding play carried into the Huskies match-up against their cross-state rivals, Washington State. In the first game against the Cougars, Hagadone pitched 2.2 perfect innings with four strikeouts for the victory in an 11-inning Washington win. During the final game of the series, he earned the save with 2.0 innings of work during which he allowed two hits and one unearned run. For the week, he went 2-0 with a save, throwing a total of 7.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Wallace, of Sonoma, Calif., led the offensive attack for ASU as the Sun Devils took two-of-three in their Conference opening series against No. 19 USC. Wallace went 7-for-12 (.583) over the weekend with three home runs, six runs scored and four walks while hitting in the leadoff spot over the weekend, raising his average 14 points. The sophomore hit two homers in the final game of the series, marking his second two-homer game of the season. His 10 homers this season are more than anyone on the team had last season. Wallace, the Pac-10 leader in most offensive categories, is hitting .466 with 10 homers and 40 RBI so far this year.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Wallace's career, while it is the 81st such honor for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also the first for Hagadone and marks the 39th selection all-time for Washington.
2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 -Brad Glenn, So., OF, ARIZ; Feb. 20 - Brandon Crawford, So., SS., UCLA; Feb. 27 - David Cooper, So., 1B, CAL; March 6 - Sean Ratliff, So., OF, STAN; March 13 - Curt Rindal, Sr, 1B, WASH; March 20 - Kiel Roling, So., C/DH, ASU; March 27 - Brett Wallace, So., 1B, ASU.
2007 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 - Josh Satow, Jr., LHP, ASU; Feb. 20 - Preston Guilmet, So., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 27 - Tyson Brummett, Sr., RHP, UCLA; March 6 - Connor Lambert, Fr., RHP, WSU; March 13 -Preston Guilmet, So., RHP, ARIZ; March 20 - Brian Flores, Jr., RHP, ASU; March 27 - Nick Hagadone, Jr., LHP, WASH.