MacPhee named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Arizona State sophomore and second baseman Zack MacPhee has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week, the conference announced today. It is the first weekly honor of MacPhee's career and marks the third straight year a Sun Devil has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week following opening weekend. It is the 91st time a Sun Devil has won a weekly award from the conference, the most in the Pac-10.
In addition to the award from the Pac-10, MacPhee was also named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
MacPhee (Phoenix, Ariz.) was an offensive dynamo during ASU's three-game sweep of Northern Illinois, going 8-11 (.727) with seven runs scored and eight runs batted in. MacPhee collected six extra base hits, including four triples, after tripling only once all of last season. He slugged an eye-popping 1.818 in the three games against NIU, totaling 20 bases and boasting a .786 on base percentage. He added a homer and a double to his collection of triples, and drew three walks and stole two bases.
MacPhee and the Sun Devils return to action Friday night against Towson, as they host the Tigers in the first game of a four-game weekend series at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.