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20070508 Steele, Guilmet Sweep Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week Awards
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/08/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><?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> ? </B>Sophomores <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> helped lead <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to a series sweep of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Liberty</st1:place></st1:City> last weekend and were rewarded with a clean sweep of the Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week awards. For Guilmet, who was named the <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Collegiate Baseball</I>/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on Monday for a third time this season, it is his school record fourth weekly selection of the year by the conference and marks just the eighth time in Pac-10 history for a player to garner the honor four times in a single season with the last being USC's Sean Etherton in 1997. Steele picked up his first career honor this week and the 49th all-time for an Arizona player.</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; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Steele (.358, 7 HR, 42 RBI) handed in a career weekend at the plate to help lead <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to the sweep of <st1:City w:st="on">Liberty</st1:City> in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City>. He batted a team-high .786 (11 for 14) with two doubles, three home runs, a team-best eight RBI and five runs scored in the three games with the Flames. He slugged at a 1.571 clip for the weekend and posted a .824 on base percentage in the series for an astronomical OPS of 2.395. His efforts improved his season batting average 37 points from .321 heading into the weekend to its current .358 level.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>In Friday&rsquo;s 16-2 win, Steele went 4 for 5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. He topped that in Saturday&rsquo;s 16-3 win with a pair of home runs, a career-high five RBI and three runs scored to finish the contest 5 for 6. His first home run, a three-run shot in the first inning cleared the 35-foot high batter&rsquo;s eye in straight away center. His second HR, a solo shot in the third, marked his first career multi-homer game. He wrapped up the fine weekend on Sunday by going 2 for 3 with his third home run of the series, a double, two RBI and a run scored. Steele, who has hit seven home runs this season for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, completed last year without a single homer in 51 games played.<o:p></o:p></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; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Guilmet (9-1, 1.68 ERA, 110 K), a Roger Clemens Award candidate and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, tossed seven shutout innings in a one-hit start against Liberty for his ninth win of the year. The right-hander held the Flames hitless for 5 2/3 innings before finally giving up a two-out single in the sixth. He tossed seven scoreless innings in the start to put his first loss of the season ? suffered the previous week at UCLA ? behind him and lower his Pac-10-leading ERA 1.68 for the year. He finished the start with six strikeouts and no walks on a season-low 86 pitches. <o:p></o:p></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&rsquo;s and Steele&rsquo;s sweep of the weekly conference awards marked just the sixth time UA players have done so and the first time since 1998.</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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Sweeping the Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week Awards at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Year<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Date<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Player/Pitcher<o:p></o:p></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1988<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>4/25<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Kevin Long/Jim <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Richardson</st1:City></st1:place></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1989<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>5/15<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Todd Devereaux/Jim Richardson</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1991<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>4/30<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Marc Lavoie/Carlos Rico</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1992<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>3/30<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Chris Gump/Carlos Rico</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1998<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2/10<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Jason Hendricks/Rob Shabansky</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>2007<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>5/8<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A>/<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A></FONT></P>
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