SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 2, 2016.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – TANNER CHAUNCEY, JR., DH - BYU
Tanner Chauncey had a strong week for BYU against Gonzaga, batting 9-for-15 (.600) and raised his batting average from .358 to .388. He hit his first home run of the season, second as a collegian, with a solo shot in the sixth inning of BYU's 11-2 victory over Gonzaga.
In BYU's 5-4 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday he had four consecutive singles, including knocking in BYU's first run of the game in the ninth inning. He also scored BYU's third run of the ninth inning. In BYU's Friday loss to Gonzaga he had three singles.
Also Nominated: Cassidy Brown, Loyola Marymount; Daniel Gardner, San Diego; Danny Mayer, Pacific; Tyler Meditz, Santa Clara
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – CAMERON NEFF, JR., RHP – SAINT MARY'S
Junior righthander Cameron Neff made two appearances during the week - one relief and one start - throwing 9 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings before allowing a run and striking out 16. In his start Sunday, Neff struck out a career-high 14 while holding San Francisco scoreless for 8 1/3 innings before finally allowing runs in the ninth, as he led the Gaels to their sixth straight WCC series victory with a 4-2 win in the series finale. He only walked two and scattered five hits while retiring 15 batters on three pitches or less. 13 of his 14 strikeouts came on swings and misses.
On Tuesday, Neff made an appearance out of the bullpen versus No. 19 UC Santa Barbara, throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed, in a game the Gaels would eventually be edged in in 11 innings, 4-3.
Also Nominated: J.D. Busfield, Loyola Marymount; Mike Rucker, BYU; Nick Sprengel, San Diego; Steven Wilson, Santa Clara
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
May 2: Tanner Chauncey, BYU
April 25: Cassidy Brown, Loyola Marymount
April 18: Gio Brusa, Pacific
April 11: Manny Jefferson, Pepperdine
April 4: Colton Shaver, BYU
March 28: Ryan Kirby, San Diego
March 21: Anthony Gonsolin, Saint Mary's
March 14: Taylor Jones, Gonzaga
March 7: Caleb Whalen, Portland
February 29: Riley Adams, San Diego
February 22: Brennon Lund, BYU
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
May 2: Cameron Neff, Saint Mary's
April 25: A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
April 18: A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
April 11: Eli Morgan, Gonzaga
April 4: Johnny York, Saint Mary's
March 28: Gary Cornish, San Diego
March 21: Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary's
March 14: Mike Rucker, BYU
March 7: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
February 29: Michael Rucker, BYU
February 22: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara