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Pedroia And Urquidez Sweep Pac-10 Baseball Awards
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 02/24/2004
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Feb. 24, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. ( -- Arizona State juniors Dustin Pedroia and Jason Urquidez swept the weekly Pac-10 Baseball Awards after helping the No. 7 Sun Devils to a 3-1 record last week.

Pedroia (Woodland, Calif.) earned his second Pac-10 Player of the Week award in his career after hitting .688 (11-for-16) with six runs, three doubles, one home run and five RBI. He had three doubles in a 4-for-5 performance against Gonzaga (2/16) and hit his first home run of the year to lead off the game against Lamar (2/20). For the season, the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year leads the Devils hitting .524 (22-for-42) with eight doubles and has recorded hits in nine of ASU's 10 games (seven multi-hit).

Urquidez (Simi Valley, Calif.) picked up his second award of the week, also earning Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week honors with his victory over No. 1 and defending national champion Rice. He struck out seven and walked only two in a complete-game, three-hit victory over the Owls. Urquidez improved to 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA with his win over Rice and has struck out 23 in 20.0 IP.

The Player of the Week honor is the second for Pedroia in his career, and the 72nd selection all-time for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first ever for Urquidez, and the 47th selection all-time for Arizona State.

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