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20070205 Guilmet Named National Player of the Week
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/05/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></I></B><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">TUCSON</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> has been named one of three Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week, <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Collegiate Baseball Newspaper </I>announced on Monday.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The right-hander from <st1:City w:st="on">Citrus Heights</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State>, flirted with the seventh no-hitter in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> history for eight strong innings in UA&rsquo;s season-opener vs. Gonzaga last Friday. He allowed just three base runners (two BB, one HBP) over the first eight innings and at one point retired 17-straight Bulldog hitters before allowing a base hit to lead off the top of the ninth inning. Despite missing out on the no-no, Guilmet still picked up the victory after allowing just the one hit over 8 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two in the 14-0 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> victory.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Guilmet is the first <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> player to be recognized by the publication with national POW honors since John Meloan who also narrowly missed out on a no-hitter in UA&rsquo;s 2005 season opener against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> will take on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Utah</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Valley</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> Tuesday and Wednesday at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium. Both games are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.</FONT></P>
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