Together they made the Arizona State baseball program a national power and together, they may be in the inaugural class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary ASU coaches Bobby Winkles and Jim Brock and former national player of the year Bob Horner are among 46 nominees for the hall’s first class.
The finalists will be announced April 26, followed by an induction ceremony July 4 in Lubbock, Texas. The Hall of Fame museum will be part of a new baseball stadium complex, which will be built on the campus of Texas Tech and is scheduled to open before the 2008 season.
Winkles won 524 games and three College World Series titles during his tenure at ASU from 1959-1971. Brock took over in 1972 and coached until 1994, winning 1,100 games and two national championships.
After earning College World Series MVP honors in leading the Sun Devils to the 1977 national title, Horner was the national player of the year as a senior in 1978. He was the top pick in the 1978 draft.
Arizona State sophomore pitcher Katie Burkhart has been named the Pac-10 softball pitcher of the week. Burkhart struck out a school-record 23 batters Saturday, fifth all-time in NCAA history.
Addison Doud, a freshman all-around player on the No. 12 Arizona State water polo team, was selected as a Co-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the week.