SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 28, 2016.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – RYAN KIRBY, JR., IF – SAN DIEGO
Junior first baseman Ryan Kirby led the San Diego offense to a 3-1 record this past week, picking up a mid-week win over Arizona State, then helping the Toreros win their first West Coast Conference series of the season at Pepperdine.
Kirby went 7-for-14 with two home runs and seven RBI. Kirby went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in USD's win over ASU. He then capped the week with a 3-for-5 one home run and two RBI performance against Pepperdine in the series clinching win. He managed to record multiple RBI in three of the four games.
Also Nominated: Brad Anderson, Pepperdine; Gio Brusa, Pacific; Nate Nolan, Saint Mary’s; Colton Shaver, BYU; Jamey Smart, Loyola Marymount
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – GARY CORNISH, SR., RHP – SAN DIEGO
Senior right-hander Gary Cornish posted a 2-0 record this past week, picking up a win over Arizona State, then having his best pitching performance of the season in Sunday’s 7-2 win at Pepperdine. Cornish (3-1) allowed just two runs, while scattering six hits in his longest outing of the year, 8.0 innings. Cornish also manage to record a season-high 11 strikeouts in the victory.
Also Nominated: Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary’s; A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine; Blake Redman, Loyola Marymount; Rickey Reynoso, Pacific; Michael Rucker, BYU
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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
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