TUCSON, Ariz. - Sophomore Jon Gaston led a red-hot 20070403 Jon Gaston Named Pac-10 Player of the Week - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site
 
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20070403 Jon Gaston Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
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Release: 04/03/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2> <STRONG>TUCSON, Ariz. - </STRONG>Sophomore Jon Gaston led a red-hot <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> baseball club to a perfect 4-0 record against a pair of nationally ranked teams last week and has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for doing so. In the four games, one a non-conference contest against No. 10 Arizona State and the three others in UA&rsquo;s Pac-10 opening weekend against 2006 College World Series champions Oregon State, Gaston went a combined 7 for 10 (.700) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four runs scored, five walks and was a perfect 5 for 5 in stolen base tries. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2>He was named the second-annual Challenge at Chase MVP after leading <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to a 6-5 win over ASU at Chase Field in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:City></st1:place> on Wednesday. He finished the contest against the Sun Devils 2 for 3 with a triple, two stolen bases, a run scored and a game-high three RBI. He also came up with a key outfield assist against ASU to end a four-run Devil rally in the seventh inning.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2>Two days later he was a driving force behind UA&rsquo;s three-game sweep of defending national champion Beavers at home to open Pac-10 play. Against No. 2 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Gaston finished 5 for 7 (.714) with two doubles, three stolen bases, three runs scored and a RBI. He also drew four walks and was hit by two pitches to lead to a very impressive .846 on-base percentage to go along with his 1.000 slugging percentage for the weekend. </FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2>The Player of the Week honor is the first in Gaston's two-year career, the 48th all-time for a Wildcat and the second in 2007. Classmate Brad Glenn was feted with conference honors earlier this season.</FONT></SPAN></P>
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