Leake named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week and a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball

<p> Arizona State junior RHP <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/leake_mike00.html">Mike Leake</a> has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced today. It marks the third time this season Leake has won the weekly award from the Pac-10. It is also the 55th time a Sun Devil has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the week and the fifth time this year a Sun Devil has won a weekly conference award. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/kipnis_jason00.html">J… Kipnis</a> was named the Player of the Week after the opening weekend of play and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/spence_josh00.html">Jo… Spence</a> was named Pitcher of the Week on April 6.</p><separator></separator><p>In addition to the award from the Pac-10, Leake was also named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. It is the second time this season Leake has won a national award from the publication and the second time he has won an award from the conference and the newspaper in the same week.</p><separator></separator><p>Leake threw perhaps his best game in his career, recording his first career complete game shutout in a 9-0 win over Oregon. Leake fanned 12 Ducks without allowing a walk and gave up only three hits, facing two batters over the minimum. he is 13-1 on the season, tying his career high for victories in a single year. He also has 116 strikeouts so far, a new career high.</p><separator></separator><p>Leake and the Sun Devils clinched their third consecutive Pac-10 title with the sweep of Oregon. <!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE --></p>