April 1, 1997

    USC Players Earn Pac-10 Honors

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC first baseman Greg Walbridge and pitcher Randy Flores have been named the Pacific-10 Conference Southern Division Baseball Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for March 26-April 1, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Washington shortstop Kevin Miller and Oregon State pitcher Mark Newell earn Northern Division honors.

    Walbridge, a 6-foot-2 senior first baseman from Long Beach, California, hit .407 (11-for-27) with five doubles, a home run and a team-best 11 RBI. He was also 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts. The Trojans swept Arizona State in Tempe and beat San Diego State at home.

    Flores, a 6-foot-1 senior left-hander from Pico Rivera, California, tied USC's all-time record for career wins (40) in a 12-7 complete game victory. Flores allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out 12. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced and 13 of the final 15. It was his 19th career complete game.

    Miller, a 6-foot-1 sophomore shortstop from Seattle, Washington, was named Most Outstanding Player of the Rainbow Easter Tournament at Hawaii. In seven games, Miller went 14-for-26 (.560) with six runs, 15 RBI, five doubles, two triples and two homers. He set an Easter Tournament record with 29 total bases and tallied a 1.160 slugging percentage.

    Newell, a 6-foot-1 right-hander from Salem, Oregon, threw a complete game versus No. 22 Oklahoma as the Beavers defeated the Sooners 4-1. Allowed six hits, two runs, one earned, four walks and struck out eight.

    1997 Pac-10 Southern Division Players of the Week: Feb. 18 - Eric Valent, UCLA; Feb. 25 - Troy Glaus, UCLA; March 4 - Jody Gerut, STAN; March 11 - Greg Hanoian, USC; March 18 - Andrew Beinbrink, ASU; March 25 - Josh Hochgesang, STAN; April 1 - Greg Walbridge, USC.

    1997 Pac-10 Southern Division Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 18 - Ryan Mills, ASU; Feb. 25 - Seth Etherton, USC; march 4 - Kyle Peterson, STAN; March 11 - Darrell Hussman, ARIZ; march 18 - Randy Flores, USC; March 25- Tom Jacquez, UCLA; April 1 - Randy Flores, USC.

    1997 Pac-10 Northern Division Players of the Week: March 4 - Ryan Lentz, WASH; march 11 - Rick Southall, PSU; March 18 - Matt Ballis, OSU; March 25 - Jamie Porter, WASH; April 1 - Kevin Miller, WASH.

    1997 Pac-10 Northern Division Pitchers of the Week: March 4 - Jake Kringen, WASH; March 11 - Scott Oyler, PSU; March 18 - Mark Newell, OSU; March 25 - Bryan Williamson, WASh; April 1 - Mark Newell, OSU.