UCLA's Hector Ambriz Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

March 21, 2006

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Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA junior right-handed pitcher and designated hitter Hector Ambriz was named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for March 14-20, Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Ambriz, from Placentia, Calif., receives his first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after helping the Bruins notch a win over UNLV and earn their first three-game series sweep at home since 2001 with three wins over San Diego State. For the week, Ambriz hit .643 (9-14) at the plate with a home run, three doubles, 10 RBI, and six runs scored. The Placentia, Calif., native collected multiple hits in each of the four games raising his batting average from .365 entering the week to a team-leading .405 average on the season.

Against UNLV on Tuesday, Ambriz went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, a RBI single, and a run scored.

In game one against San Diego State, Ambriz went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI while tossing 8.0 innings with eight strikeouts to earn the win. Ambriz held the Aztecs to just one run on seven hits with two walks for his fourth win of the season.

In the second game of the series with the Aztecs on Saturday, Ambriz led the way with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate with a home run, his third of the season, two walks and a career-high tying four RBI. Ambriz continued his torrid pace in the final game of the series against San Diego State, hitting 2-for-5 in the game with a two-run double.

On the season, Ambriz is hitting .405 (30-74) with three home runs, five doubles, a team-high 20 RBI, and 15 runs scored. As UCLA's Friday night hurler, Ambriz owns a 4-3 record with a 3.15 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45.2 innings pitched.

Ambriz is hitting .667 (12-18) in his last five games, and is 3-0 with a save in his last four appearances, with a 1.52 ERA, and 24 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched.

Ambriz earns his second Pac-10 honor of the season after being named the conference's Pitcher of the Week last week. This is the third week in a row a Bruin has earned Pac-10 recognition, and the 44th all-time (Player of the Week) honor for UCLA.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 19
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. North Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 14
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 10
Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, May 03 - 6:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, May 08 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
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