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Pacific Baseball: John Haberman Named College Baseball 360.com Primetime Player

Apr 1, 2010
Earning more recognition for his success both on the mound and at the plate against No. 19 Stanford and San Jose State last week, freshman John Haberman (Stockton, Calif.) becomes the first Tiger this season to be named as one of 15 weekly College Baseball 360.com primetime players.

Helping Pacific to its first sweep of 2010 on Sunday against San Jose State, Haberman drove in all three of Pacific's runs, including the run in the bottom of the ninth inning that pushed the game into extra innings. Down by one in the bottom of the 11th, Haberman singled with the bases loaded to drive in both the tying and winning run for the 3-2 victory. On the weekend, Haberman tallied three doubles to push his season total to nine now, for the second-most doubles on the roster. His 9-for-18 showing puts him at a .509 batting average through 53 at-bats to lead the Tigers. Haberman's 10 RBI are also the most he's tallied in a weekly series.

In addition to his showing at the plate, Haberman also earned his first career win on the mound in last Tuesday's 9-4 victory over No. 19 Stanford, pushing his record as a pitcher to 1-0 in two starts.

In order to be considered for the Primetime Performer Award, players must be:
-Must have been playing for or against a CB360 top-50 team (in the Composite National Rankings) or performed a high level in a game that could be key to a team's conference/NCAA postseason qualification.
-Involved in clutch performances, such as late game-winning hits, noteworthy comebacks, game-changing plays, team leadership, etc.
-Performing at a top level against a team rated highly nationally (or within its conference), with bonus consideration given for key performances away from home field and vs. traditional rivals.
-Overcoming adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).
-Any accomplishment that is rare, historic, record-setting, etc., on a national level.

Haberman has served as Pacific's most clutch hitter through the non-conference season, as he has helped Pacific to a 16-7 record - its best start since going 16-7 back in the 2006 season. Prior to that season, the Tigers started out the 2003 season with a 16-6 record and in 2000, Pacific kicked off its campaign with a 16-7 record.

The Tigers will look to continue that hot start into conference play when they head to Long Beach State for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch tonight, April 1.

Complete release can be found here.