Michael Friedman Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week

    March 30, 2004

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC junior left-handed pitcher Michael Friedman, has been named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Friedman, from Fremont, Calif., recorded a win and a save in three appearances this past week against Loyola Marymount and UCLA. For the week, he pitched 6.2 innings allowing no hits, no runs, one walk and seven strikeouts. In an 11-4 win against UCLA On Mar. 26, Friedman threw three perfect innings in relief to earn his first collegiate win, recording four strikeouts. USC went 3-1 on the week.

    The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first-ever for Friedman and the 53rd selection all-time for USC.

    Also nominated for Player of the Week: Jordan Brown, ARIZ; David Nicholson, CAL; Paul Richie, OSU; John Mayberry Jr., STAN; Jason Freeman, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Guyette, ARIZ; Jesse Ingram, CAL; Blake Holler, STAN; Tim Lincecum, WASH; Bryce Chamberlin, WSU.

    2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Feb. 24- Dustin Pedroia, ASU; March 2- Travis Buck, ASU; March 9-Travis Buck, ASU; March 16- Zach Clem, WASH; March 23- Brian Horwitz, CAL; March 30- Zach Clem, WASH.

    2004 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Aaron MacKenzie, WSU; Feb. 24- Jason Urquidez, ASU; March 2- Koley Kolberg, ARIZ; March 9- Mark Romanczuk, STAN; March 16- Tim Lincecum, WASH; March 23- Andy Baldwin, OSU; March 30- Michael Friedman, USC.