March 7, 2006
Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA junior RHP Tyson Brummett was named the Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 28-March 6, Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.
Brummett, from Salem, Utah, receives his first career Pac-10 honor after posting his second victory of the season by tossing a gem against No. 17 NC State on Sunday, clinching UCLA's first three-game series road sweep since the 2000 season in a 13-2 Bruin win.
Brummett went 8.0 innings with a season-best 12 strikeouts, allowing just one earned run on six hits and no walks. Brummett shut down a Wolfpack offense that entered the week batting .387 (195-504) as a team with 16 home runs, 42 doubles, 152 RBI, 171 runs scored (in 14 games), a slugging percentage of .585, and an on-base percentage of .498. He also help put an end to NC State third baseman Matt Mangini's 16-game hit streak (Mangini went 0-3 against Brummett with two strikeouts), as he entered the series with UCLA batting .673 (37-55) with four home runs, 30 RBI, and 20 runs scored.
On the season, Brummett is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitched.
Brummett's selection is the 38th Pac-10 honor all-time for UCLA.