WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Husky second baseman Andrew Ely was named the Pac-12 Baseball Player of the week as announced by the Conference earlier today.
The junior out of Eagle, Idaho, batted .400 (4-for-10) with a slugging percentage of 1.100 and an on-base percentage of .538 – all team highs – to help Washington win two-out-of-three games at Arizona State this weekend. He capped the road trip Sunday by hitting a game-winning 11th inning home run to give Washington a 4-3 victory and ensure the Huskies first road-series win over ASU since 2004.
In Saturday’s 9-3 win, Ely went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, three runs scored and a RBI. He had an impact in all four innings that the Huskies scored. He tripled and later scored in the first inning, sacrificed over the second run of the game to third in the fifth inning, was hit by a pitch and scored the tying run in the seventh inning and hit a RBI double in the Huskies’ six-run eighth inning.
On Friday, Ely was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
For the week, Ely hit a home run, triple, two doubles, scored four times and drove in two runs. He raised his batting average to a team-high .371, also putting him at 7th overall in the Conference.
This is Ely’s first-career Pac-12 player of the Week honor, and Washington’s 59th all-time selection.