Josh Canales Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

May 14, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior second baseman Josh Canales has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week for May 7-May 14, Commissioner Tom Hansen annouced today.

Canales, from Carson, Calif., hit .647 over four games last week, helping the Bruins to an upset win over then-No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and two victories over Oregon State. He went 11-for-17 at the plate, knocking in three runs and scoring four. He also stole two bases.

He helped defeat No. 1 Cal State Fullerton by going 2-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice hit. He drove in UCLA's second run in the second inning, and walked and scored in the fourth en route to a 9-3 win over the Titans.

Canales played a critical role in Friday's win. He was 3-for-5, and his third hit was the biggest one. With two outs and the tying run in third base, Canales hit a chopper up the middle that the shortstop barehanded and threw to first. Canales beat the throw, allowing the game-tying run to score and send the game into extra innings, where the Bruins won, 5-3.

In Saturday's game, he was also very clutch, going 3-for-5 with a sacrifice hit. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Bruins down by one run, Canales hit a single to keep the Bruins alive. He advanced to third on a Brian Baron single, and scored the game-tying run to force the game into extra innings, where the Bruins won 7-6.

In Sunday's game, he was 3-for-4 with a walk to improve his Pac-10 batting average to.446. He is on pace to break UCLA's Pac-10 batting average record of .429, set by Steve Klausen in 1967.

He has a 20-game hitting streak, and has hit safely in 35 of his last 36 games.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Canales in his career, and the 35th selection all-time for UCLA.

USC's Rik Currier was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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