April 4, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.-- Collegiate Baseball and the Pac-10 Conference both honored freshman Lonnie Kauppila, naming the Stanford second baseman its national and conference player of the week, following an impressive 15-for-20 week against Saint Mary's and at Washington State.
Kauppila (kap-YOU-luh), who has made just two errors all season at second base, started the week with four hits against the Gaels in the team's 16-14 win last Tuesday. In Pullman, Wash., site of the Cardinal's first Pac-10 series win of the season, Kauppila went 11-for-14 with a six-hit night on a cold Saturday, three hits on Friday and two hits on Sunday. Kauppila scored eight runs and drove in six for the week. He did not strikeout.
Kauppila, who had been struggling prior to last week, raised his batting average from .196 to .364. The week vaulted the Glendale, Calif. native into sixth place on the Pac-10 hitting charts. He was one of four players named national player of the week.
The No. 11-ranked Cardinal (13-7, 2-1 Pac-10) returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts San Jose State (19-8) for a game at 5:30 p.m at Sunken Diamond.
Previous National Players of the Week from Collegiate Baseball (since 1998)
2B Lonnie Kauppila, Stanford: Kauppila went 15-for-20 for the Cardinal over four games, including 8 runs scored, 6 RBI and a trio of doubles. During one game against Washington St., he went 6-for-6 at the plate with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 5-11-09 (2009 season)
1B Brent Milleville, Stanford: Milleville was a run-producing machine last week as he hit 4 home runs with 16 RBIs in five games. Two of his home runs were grand slams.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 5-3-04 (2004 season)
INF/OF Brian Hall, Stanford: Hall was 10-for-11 in a 3-game series against Washington St. as he belted two homers, one double and knocked in eight runs. He also was errorless in 23 chances on defense.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 5-20-02 (2002 season)
RHP Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford: Guthrie struck out a career-high 13 batters with no walks in an 11-0 win over UCLA. It marked his first shutout of the season. He retired the side 1-2-3 in six of the nine innings and retired 11 straight batters at one point from the fifth to the ninth innings.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 2-26-01 (2001 season)
RHP Jeff Bruksch, Stanford: Bruksch has now tossed 17 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings in his last two starts. Against Santa Clara over the weekend, he threw his first career shutout in an 8-0 win as he fanned a career-high nine batters, gave up no walks and allowed just three hits.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 3-6-00 (2000 season)
RHP Justin Wayne, Stanford: Wayne pitched the first shutout of his career in a 1-0 win over Santa Clara. He fanned 12 batters, allowed 3 hits and walked 3. He has won his last 15 decisions as a pitcher for Stanford.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA DIV I Poll 3-8-99 (1999 season)
RHP Jason Young, Stanford: Young struck out 16 Arizona State batters and threw a complete game 6-hitter in an 11-1 victory over the Sun Devils. He carried a shutout into the ninth and ended up just two strikeouts shy of Steve Dunning's single-game record of 18 (set on two occasions against Southern California). Young is now 5-1 on the season with a 2.04 ERA and has thrown four straight complete games.