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    Pacific Baseball: Freshman John Haberman Honored As Big West Player Of The Week

    Mar 29, 2010
    For his efforts helping lead the Pacific baseball team to its first home win over No. 19 Stanford since 1995 and completing the series sweep over San Jose State, freshman John Haberman (Stockton, Calif.) is the first Tiger this season to be named Big West Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 28.

    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 the win on the mound in Tuesday's 9-4 victory over No. 19 Stanford, pushing his record as a pitcher to 1-0 in two starts.

    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 on Thursday, April 1.