Walsh Earns National Honor

EUGENE, Ore. – Coming off a monster week, Jacob Walsh has been named the NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy Co-Hitter of the Week.

Walsh (Las Vegas, Nev. / Desert Oasis HS) slashed .706/.750/1.647 in leading Oregon to a 2-2 record. The Ducks’ first baseman went 12-for-17 in Oregon’s four games with eight of his 12 hits going for extra bases (four home runs, four doubles).He had multiple hits in all four games with a 4-hit game and two 3-hit games. 

Walsh drove in eight runs with four RBI in a Tuesday win over Gonzaga and two in a win over Stanford on Saturday. He homered in three consecutive games, running his Oregon career-record total to 38 home runs, which included his fifth career two-home run game against Gonzaga.

Walsh is just the fourth Oregon Duck to claim NCBWA Hitter of the Week recognition. He joins Spencer Steer, Mitchell Tolman (twice) and Kenyon Yovan. Three Ducks pitchers have claimed NCBWA Pitcher of the Week honors.

All-Time NCBWA Hitters of the Week

·         Jacob Walsh (4/23/24)

·         Kenyon Yovan (3/8/21)

·         Spencer Steer (4/15/19)

·         Mitchell Tolman (4/15/14; 5/7/13)

All-Time NCBWA Pitchers of the Week

·         Jace Stoffal (4/18/23)

·         David Peterson (5/2/17)

·         Justin LaTempa (5/3/10)