May 28, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State second baseman Bookie Gates was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference first team Tuesday and six of his teammates received honorable mention recognition from the Pac-10 coaches.
Gates, a senior, ended his final season hitting .362. The infielder from Garfield High in Seattle was WSU's third leading hitter and ranked second in hits (68). In addition he was third with 89 total bases, a .407 on-base percentage, 38 runs-batted-in and 219 total plate appearances. He led WSU with 14 stolen bases and eight sacrifice flies and tied for the team lead with three triples.
Gates finished his Cougar career ranked in seven all-time categories, including seventh with 232 hits and eighth with 208 games played. His 567 career assists ranks third, while he is ninth with 147 runs-batted-in and fourth with 758 at-bats. He also is fourth with 63 errors and sixth with 125 strikeouts.
Gates, from 1999-02, hit .306 while starting in all but 10 of his 204 games played.
Hecker, from Seattle, hit .342 for WSU and led the club in runs scored with 47. Also a senior, he led the Cougars with 19 doubles, two short of reaching the school's single season top 10 list. His 10 stolen bases were second on the team.
Hart, a junior, led WSU at the plate with a .370 batting average and was first with a .442 on-base percentage. From Woodinville, Hart was fourth with 61 hits and 37 runs scored.
LaRue was second in hitting with a .367 average and led the Cougars with 73 hits. He was second with 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 119 total bases. The junior third baseman from Laguna Niguel, Calif., was second in RBI with 40.
Bruce, from Lewiston, Idaho, stepped into the Cougar lineup for the opening game and ended the year leading the club with 11 home runs while starting 53 of 54 contests. In his first collegiate season, he hit .260 and collected 14 doubles to finish with a .536 slugging percentage, ranking second on the team.
Bonine and Hundt, both juniors, were clearly the pitching leaders for WSU.
Bonine, from Glendale, Ariz., ended the year topping the team with eight wins, a 6.36 earned run average, and 104.2 innings pitched. He also led the club with 78 strikeouts and started a team-high 16 games.
Hundt, from Chula Vista, Calif., finished with six wins, a 6.39 ERA and 94.1 innings pitched, all second to Bonine among Cougar starters. He struck out 75 batters and also picked up three saves. Hundt started 15 games and made a team-leading 21 trips to the mound, six in relief.
Complete list of Conference honors:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alberto Concepcion, USC
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Guthrie, STANFORD
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Wes Whisler, UCLA
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Gillespie, USC
Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown
Brian Barden(2) OSU 3B Jr. 5-11 195 Bonita, Calif.
John Baker CAL C Jr. 6-1 220 Walnut Creek, Calif.
Brian Barre(2) USC CF Sr. 5-9 185 Garden Grove, Calif.
Jason Cooper STAN UT Jr. 6-2 210 Moses Lake, Wash.
Tyler Davidson WASH RF Jr. 6-4 245 Edmonds, Wash.
Andre Ethier ASU OF So. 6-3 175 Phoenix, Ariz.
Sam Fuld(2) STAN OF So. 5-10 180 Durham, N.H.
Ryan Garko STAN C Jr. 6-2 235 Walnut, Calif.
Bookie Gates WSU 2B Sr. 6-1 198 Seattle, Wash.
Brad Hassey ARIZ SS Sr. 5-10 165 Tucson, Ariz.
Conor Jackson CAL 1B So. 6-3 205 Woodland Hills, Calif.
Shawn Kohn WASH RHP Sr. 6-3 205 Woodinville, Wash.
Joey Metropoulos USC DH Fr. 6-1 230 Spring Valley, Calif.
Chris O'Riordan(2) STAN 2B Sr. 5-9 180 San Diego, Calif.
Bill Peavey USC 1B Sr. 6-4 240 Brisbane, Calif.
Dustin Pedroia ASU INF Fr. 5-8 157 Woodland, Calif.
Carlos Quentin(2) STAN OF So. 6-2 215 Chula Vista, Calif.
Anthony Reyes USC RHP Jr. 6-2 215 Whittier, Calif.
Jeremy West ASU 1B So. 6-0 200 LasVegas, Nev.
Wes Whisler UCLA RHP/1B Fr. 6-5 227 Noblesville, Ind.
(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection.
HonorableMention: Josh Arhart, Sr., UCLA; Adam Berry, Sr., UCLA; Eddie Bonine, Jr., WSU; Matt Brown, So., CAL; Derek Bruce, Fr., WSU; Cory Campos, Jr., USC; Cesar Castillo, Sr., ASU; Chris Cunningham, Sr., ARIZ; Tim Cunningham, Jr., STAN; Michael Done, Sr., WASH; Moises Duran, So., ARIZ; Mike Esposito, So., ASU; Ben Francisco, Jr., UCLA; Sergio Garcia, Sr., ASU; Steve Garrabrants, So., ASU; Jay Garthwaite, Jr., WASH; Casey Grzecka, Sr., UCLA; John Hardy, Fr., ARIZ; Justin Hart, So., WSU; Aaron Hathaway, Fr., WASH; Evan Hecker, Sr., WSU; John Hudgins, So., STAN; Will Hudson, Jr., OSU; Brandon Hundt, Jr., WSU; Trevor Hutchinson, Sr., CAL; Greg Isaacson, So., WASH; Andy Jarvis, Jr., OSU; Ty Kline, Jr., OSU; Mike Kunes, Jr., UCLA; Jeff Larish, Fr., ASU; Kyle Larsen, Fr., WASH; Jeff LaRue, Jr., WSU; Jered Liebeck, Jr., ASU; Anthony Lunetta, Jr., USC; Aaron Mathews, Fr., OSU; Robbie McClellan, Jr., ASU; Michael Moon, So., USC; Nick Mosich, Jr., USC; David Nicholson, Fr., CAL; Seth Pietsch, So., OSU; Ryan Rasmussen, Sr., UCLA; Tila Reynolds, Jr., WASH; Jared Sanders, So., OSU; Ryan Schroyer, So., ASU; Jon Sheaffer, Sr., ASU; Andy Topham, Sr., STAN; Carson White, Sr., CAL; Sean White, Jr., WASH.