WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon senior catcher Eddie Rodriguez has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week for May 10-16, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Rodriguez led the No. 22 Ducks to a 4-0 record last week, including an upset of No. 19 San Diego and a weekend sweep of East Tennessee State.
The senior catcher was remarkable at the plate going 12-for-18 for a .667 batting average. In four games, Rodriguez produced nine runs, scored five runs, hit two home runs, two doubles and capped off his weekend hitting for the cycle with a career-high tying four hits and personal-best five RBI in the 17-7 victory over ETSU on Sunday afternoon.
He became the first Oregon player to hit for the cycle since reinstatement of the Ducks’ baseball program.
Oregon’s 17 runs scored and 19 hits in Sunday’s victory were the most by any team in the two- year history of PK Park. In Tuesday’s 13-4 upset over San Diego, Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI.
The Warden, Wash., native finished the week with a 1.222 slugging percentage and a .684 on-base percentage, recording four consecutive multiple-hit games.
Rodriguez leads the Ducks with six home runs on the year, and he has 19 multiple-hit games on the season, including 11 with three hits or more.
The senior’s .370 batting average not only leads the Ducks, but ranks seventh in the Pac-10.
This marks the second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Rodriguez this season, second overall, and the second all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Oregon.