April 8, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA STATE sophomore first baseman Jeremy West has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA senior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
West, from Las Vegas, Nev., led ASU to a series win at Washington State last weekend. In each game against the Cougars he hit a home run and now leads the team with 11 home runs. In the four games last week he hit .500 (9x18) with six runs and nine RBI. He also leads the team with 29 extra base hits (15 2B/3 3B/11 HR), 46 RBI and is third on the team in hitting at .376 (47x125). West has started 33 of ASU's 34 games this year, recording hits in 26 of those games. He has also tabbed 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games. He is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he has collectively gone 11-for-22 (.500) with 10 RBI.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for West in his career. It is the 65th selection all-time for Arizona State. ASU has now had two Pac-10 Player of the Week awards this year in addition to two Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week awards.