WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - After having not won Pac-12 Player of the Week honors since 2009, the Huskies have took come Conference honors in back-to-back weeks.
Senior Brian Wolfe was named Pac-12 Player of the week by Commissioner Larry Scott after he hit a team-best .563 (9-for-16) with a home run, 4 RBIs and 5 runs as Washington went 4-0 with wins against Portland on Tuesday and a three-game sweep against Arizona.
Andrew Ely was Pac-12 Player of the Week last week.
This is Wolfe’s first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Washington’s 60th all-time selection. UW is the first school this season to have players earn the honor in consecutive weeks and it’s the first time since 2009 the Huskies have received the award twice in the same season.
Wolfe’s 9 hits were five more than his next closest teammate. He was second on the team with a slugging percentage of .750 and on-base percentage of .588.
In the Huskies 8-7 win over Portland, Wolfe set a new career-high with four hits. He went 4-for-4 with a RBI, two runs and a walk in the game.
After going 0x4 in the opener of Husky Ballpark, Wolfe had three hits in the Huskies 5-2 win on Saturday. He was 3-for-4 with a run scored.
On Sunday, Wolfe capped the Huskies first sweep of Arizona since 2004 by going 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Wolfe hit a 3-run homer in the fifth – the first-ever home run at renovated Husky Ballpark – to make the score 8-0 in the fifth inning.
"I'm not trying to do too much at the plate and I'm sticking to my approach right now," Wolfe said of his four-game hot streak that has helped his average jump from .244 to .328.
The Huskies have won six straight games and 13 of their last 14 and are in a three-way tie for first with Oregon and UCLA in the Pac-12 Conference.
Washington returns to action Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. game against Gonzaga at Husky Ballpark before hitting the road for a three-game set at USC this Friday-Sunday.