SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 9, 2016.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – EDDIE HAUS, FR., OF – SAINT MARY'S
Freshman outfielder Eddie Haus snapped out of a cold streak last week with hits in all four of the Gaels' games and turned in three consecutive multi-RBI games to help lead Saint Mary's into first place with its seventh WCC series win in seven tries.
Haus batted .500 for the week with a home run and seven RBIs. He drove in two runs in Friday's 8-3 series-opening win at LMU, then drove in three more from the ninth spot in the order in Saturday's 9-3 series-clinching victory. Sunday Haus broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a two-run home run that gave the Gaels a 2-0 lead.
Also Nominated: Brad Anderson, Pepperdine; Lucas Halstead, Pacific; Ross Puskarich, San Francisco
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – J.D. BUSFIELD, JR., RHP – LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Looking to salvage a three-game West Coast Conference series, Loyola Marymount handed the ball to junior righthander J.D. Busfield on Mother’s Day Sunday, and he responded with his first career complete game, tossing 9.0 innings and allowing just three runs on seven hits and one walk with a career-high tying eight strikeouts to beat WCC-leader Saint Mary’s by a count of 5-3.
Busfield, who improved to 5-4 with the victory, threw 102 pitches to get through the nine innings, with the lone blemishes coming on a pair of home runs. The native of Valencia, Calif. was locked in over the final two frames, retiring the final six he faced, including striking out a pair. The complete game was the first of the year for LMU, and the first since Colin Welmon went the distance at Portland on April 24, 2015.
Also Nominated: Chandler Blanchard, Pepperdine; James Kannenberg, San Francisco; Mike Rucker, BYU; Johnny York, Saint Mary's
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
May 9: Eddie Haus, Saint Mary's
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 9: J.D. Busfield, Loyola Marymount
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