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Guilmet NPOW
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/10/2008
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????????????TUCSON, Ariz. ?C?Arizona junior right-hander Preston Guilmet has been recognized by a pair of national outlets for his outstanding start last weekend against South Alabama at the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. USA Baseball named him the Eye on the Golden Spikes Player of the Week and Collegiate Baseball feted him with Louisville Slugger POW honors as well.

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????????????Guilmet kicked off a dominating weekend by the Arizona pitching staff with eight shutout innings and a season-high 12 strikeouts and no walks in an 18-0 win over South Alabama in the opening game of the Whataburger Classic. The right-hander (2-1) dominated in his third start of the year, striking out five in the first three innings, retiring six straight on strikes in the fourth and fifth innings and not giving up a hit over his final 5 1/3 innings of work to pick up his second win of the season.

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As a staff, the Wildcats did not allow a single run in 27 innings pitched last weekend, surrendered just 11 hits and struck out 39 batters against just three walks.

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Guilmet, the 2007 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and a 2008 preseason All-American, was roughed up for eight runs ?C four earned ?C and walked three in just four innings in a loss to Georgia on opening day, but has since posted 23 combined strikeouts without giving up a single walk over 15 innings in his last two starts.

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????????????The Collegiate Baseball?POW honors is Guilmetˇ?s first of the season and a school record fourth in his career.

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????????????The top-ranked Wildcats return to action on Friday when they open a three-game series against No. 20 Cal State Fullerton at Kindall Field in Tucson.

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