May 18, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Junior Willie Bloomquist and senior Andrew Beinbrink were named Offensive Co-Players of the Year at the 1999 Arizona State Baseball Banquet held at The Buttes last night.
Bloomquist and Beinbrink were also recognized as the On Deck Circle Most Valuable Players. Bloomquist led the team in hits, runs and triples and posted back-to-back 100+ hit seasons. Beinbrink has become ASU's career leader in RBI, runs scored, and total bases. He is also in the top five in career doubles, hits and homeruns at Arizona State.
Senior Chuck Crumpton and freshman Jon Switzer were honored as Co-Pitchers of the Year while junior Mark Ernster was named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Crumpton, who hails from Mesquite, Texas, went 7-4 during the regular season with a 4.33 ERA and threw three complete games. Switzer, a lefty from Houston, Texas, also went 7-4 with a 4.12 ERA and finished third on the pitching staff with 78 strikeouts. Ernster leads the team in batting average at .439 and committed only three errors at second base during the regular season.
Switzer, along with sophomore transfer Jeff Duncan were named Newcomers of the Year. Duncan, a transfer from Iowa State, is fourth on the squad in batting average at .377 and has swiped 15 bases this season.
The Bobby Winkles Award was given to sophomore Jeff Phelps while the Jim Henderson Courage Award went to Chip Gosewisch who came back from shoulder surgery in 1998.
Senior pitcher Charlie Williamson was honored as Mr. Fireman. Williamson led the conference in appearances with 30 and led the ASU pitching staff with a 3.73 ERA. He struck out 45 batters in 31.1 innings of work in 1999.
Sophomore Brendan Hines was named the Developmental Most Valuable Player while Bloomquist was honored with the Jim Brock Mr. Sun Devil Award.