Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
TUCSON, Ariz. ?-Right-hander Preston Guilmet earned his second Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honor of the season from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Guilmet dominated Stanford in a complete game performance in Arizona’s 8-1 win in the Pac-10 series-opener in Palo Alto last Friday.
The sophomore ace, who has gone nine innings in each of his last four starts, baffled the Cardinal batters with a career-high 15 strikeouts in the contest and improved to 7-0 on the season while lowering his Pac-10-best ERA to 1.58 with his third CG win of the season. He allowed just the one run, on a solo homer in the second, and five hits, while walking only one. He struck out the side in four of his nine innings of work to help UA improve to 10-0 in games he has started this season.
Dating back to the Hawaii game on March 9 (last five starts), Guilmet is 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 44 innings of work. He has punched out 54 batters, walked only 12 and opponents are batting just .175 against him during this stretch.
Guilmet, who is the first Arizona player to be named to the national honor twice, garnered his first recognition from the publication after tossing eight no-hit innings against Gonzaga in the season-opener on Feb. 2.