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5/20/2013 4:52:25 PM

borgguy
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Arizona State junior third baseman Michael Benjamin has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Oregon State freshman right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for May 13-19, the Conference office announced Monday.

Benjamin batted .526 (10-for-19) with seven RBI, three doubles, a home run and three runs scored as the Sun Devils racked up 27 runs in four games against Texas Tech and Arizona. The Queen Creek, Ariz., native totaled a .842 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage. He recorded multiple hits in three of the four games, including a four-hit performance against Texas Tech. He collected two hits on Friday against Arizona and three on Saturday to help the Sun Devils claim a 6-3 victory in the second game of the Territorial Cup series. Benjamin has registered multiple hits in eight of the last nine games and has picked up at least one RBI in seven times during that stretch. He ranks in the top seven in the Pac-12 in every major hitting category. He leads the Conference in slugging percentage (.588), hits (77) and total bases (127). Additionally, he owns the Conference’s third-highest batting average (.356) and ranks second in doubles (18), third in runs scored (51), fourth in home runs (8), sixth in RBI (41) and seventh in triples (4).

This is Benjamin’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and ASU’s Conference-leading 104th all-time selection.

Moore needed just 93 pitches to toss his second complete-game shutout of the season, a two-hitter, as Oregon State topped rival Oregon 9-0. The Eugene, Ore., product put on a show for his hometown crowd, issuing one walk while allowing just a pair of runners to advance past second base. He walked the first batter he faced before retiring 10 in a row over the first 3.1 innings and sat down the final 12 batters of the game. The Ducks’ two hits came by way of a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth. Moore became the first pitcher to win 11 games in the Pac-12 this season, seven of which have come against league foes. In earning his 11th win, he broke the Oregon State single-season record for wins by a freshman and lowered his season ERA to 1.34.

This is Moore’s first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week nod of the season. Beaver pitchers have won the award 69 times overall.

Also Nominated (Player): Brandon Dixon, ARIZ; Michael Conforto, OSU; Brian Ragira, STAN; Kevin Kramer, UCLA.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Tyler Crawford, ARIZ; Tommy Thorpe, ORE; Mark Appel, STAN; David Berg, UCLA; Mitch Watrous, UTAH; Zach Wright, WASH.

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5/20/2013 5:02:25 PM

Florida Beaver
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Nice.

HEY RD....who is the best freshman pitcher in Oregon? Huh? I couldn't hear you? Say that again? Oh, yeah. Your right. It IS Andrew Moore.
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5/20/2013 6:48:43 PM

Riverduck
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Yeah.. that traitor..
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5/20/2013 6:54:35 PM

Riverduck
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Yeah.. Looks like he needs one more pac pow award to match though.. jab jab.. lol. Yeah he gave up two more runs. For all we know to hold the beavs in check for those innings might mean more.. The beavs definately where ripping the cover off the ball. I don't think any pitcher in the country could keep them in check for those two games. It was a perfect storm my friend.
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5/20/2013 6:57:39 PM

Riverduck
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borgguy wrote:
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Arizona State junior third baseman Michael Benjamin has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Oregon State freshman right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for May 13-19, the Conference office announced Monday.

Benjamin batted .526 (10-for-19) with seven RBI, three doubles, a home run and three runs scored as the Sun Devils racked up 27 runs in four games against Texas Tech and Arizona. The Queen Creek, Ariz., native totaled a .842 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage. He recorded multiple hits in three of the four games, including a four-hit performance against Texas Tech. He collected two hits on Friday against Arizona and three on Saturday to help the Sun Devils claim a 6-3 victory in the second game of the Territorial Cup series. Benjamin has registered multiple hits in eight of the last nine games and has picked up at least one RBI in seven times during that stretch. He ranks in the top seven in the Pac-12 in every major hitting category. He leads the Conference in slugging percentage (.588), hits (77) and total bases (127). Additionally, he owns the Conference’s third-highest batting average (.356) and ranks second in doubles (18), third in runs scored (51), fourth in home runs (8), sixth in RBI (41) and seventh in triples (4).

This is Benjamin’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and ASU’s Conference-leading 104th all-time selection.

Moore needed just 93 pitches to toss his second complete-game shutout of the season, a two-hitter, as Oregon State topped rival Oregon 9-0. The Eugene, Ore., product put on a show for his hometown crowd, issuing one walk while allowing just a pair of runners to advance past second base. He walked the first batter he faced before retiring 10 in a row over the first 3.1 innings and sat down the final 12 batters of the game. The Ducks’ two hits came by way of a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth. Moore became the first pitcher to win 11 games in the Pac-12 this season, seven of which have come against league foes. In earning his 11th win, he broke the Oregon State single-season record for wins by a freshman and lowered his season ERA to 1.34.

This is Moore’s first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week nod of the season. Beaver pitchers have won the award 69 times overall.

Also Nominated (Player): Brandon Dixon, ARIZ; Michael Conforto, OSU; Brian Ragira, STAN; Kevin Kramer, UCLA.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Tyler Crawford, ARIZ; Tommy Thorpe, ORE; Mark Appel, STAN; David Berg, UCLA; Mitch Watrous, UTAH; Zach Wright, WASH.

They should just nominate the beavers as team of the week. Gordon saved how many runs this week? Be interesting to see if they have a hangover on tuesday.
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5/20/2013 7:17:13 PM

Florida Beaver
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Riverduck wrote:
Yeah.. Looks like he needs one more pac pow award to match though.. jab jab.. lol. Yeah he gave up two more runs. For all we know to hold the beavs in check for those innings might mean more.. The beavs definately where ripping the cover off the ball. I don't think any pitcher in the country could keep them in check for those two games. It was a perfect storm my friend.



Yeah in the head-to-head match up, there was no misunderstanding who was/is the best.
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5/21/2013 12:53:59 PM

ASU74
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borgguy:
Thanks for picking up the slack & posting this for me.
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5/21/2013 3:21:26 PM

borgguy
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no problem.

Also Andrew Moore selected as National Player of the Week

Oregon State freshman right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore has been named one of two national Pitchers of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, on Tuesday.The honor follows Moore's Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday, the first of his collegiate career.Moore was dominant in a two-hit shutout of then-No. 10 Oregon on Saturday in Eugene. Making the first start of his collegiate career in his hometown, he held the Ducks to a fourth-inning double and sixth-inning single for his Pac-12 leading 11th win of the year. The win also broke Sam Gaviglio's OSU freshman record of 10 wins in 2009.The Eugene native, who is one of 22 players up for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year honor, allowed Oregon to place just two runners on third. He needed only 93 pitches in the complete-game effort.The shutout was the second of the season for Moore, who lowered his season earned run average to 1.34 and 1.58 in conference play. He has seven of his 11 wins in league play, with the shutouts occurring against California and Oregon.Moore has been dominant as of late, winning his last six starts after posting a save in the second game of the series in San Diego. In his last seven starts, Moore has given up seven earned runs in 51 1/3 innings for an ERA of 1.23.Moore shares the national honor with Long Beach State's Shane Carle, who shut out UC Riverside

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