March 29, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Arizona sophomore outfielder Steve Selsky has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Selsky led an Arizona offense that outscored opponents 46-27 in just five games last week, improving the Wildcats win streak to 15 games, the sixth-longest in UA history, before Oregon snapped the streak on Sunday.
On the week, Selsky hit at a .500 clip and blasted a pair of home runs for the Wildcats, who are the top offensive team in the Pac-10. He scored 10 runs on the week and collected eight RBI as he accumulated an impressive .900 slugging percentage. He reached base twice via walk and was hit by a pitch twice, pushing his weekly on-base percentage to .583. Selsky added three stolen bases in four attempts.
For the season, Selsky is hitting .450, which checks in second for the Wildcats behind Jett Bandy. Selsky leads the all Pac-10 players with 35 runs scored and 49 hits, is tied for third with 27 RBI, and is fourth with a .516 on-base percentage.
Selsky becomes the third Wildcat to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week in as many weeks. Two weeks ago, freshman Joey Rickard was recognized and last week Jett Bandy earned the honor. Earlier this season, freshman Kurt Heyer was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week following the season-opening series against Utah Valley.
Arizona (20-5, 2-1 Pac-10) will travel to play California (12-10, 0-3 Pac-10) this week in Berkeley, Calif. The Thursday-Saturday series will begin on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.