SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its inaugural Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for February 16, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JOSE VIZCAINO JR., JR., SS - SANTA CLARA
Junior infielder Jose Vizcaino, Jr. set the table by hitting .500 and posting a .667 on-base percentage for the Broncos on the road at defending national champion and unanimous preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt. He went 5-for-10 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and five walks -- four of which he drew in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader. He also made seven putouts and assisted on six more as part of a 1.000 fielding percentage in 28 innings at shortstop.
The Broncos took Game 1 of that Saturday doubleheader 7-6, in which the Santa Clara junior went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. With one out in the top of the ninth, the 2014 First Team All-WCC selection stole home to break a 6-6 tie en route to a Bronco victory.
Also Nominated: Mitchell Gunsolus, Gonzaga; Dominic Miroglio, San Francisco; Anthony Villa, Saint Mary's; Billy Wilson, Loyola Marymount
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - STEVEN WILSON, SO., RHP - SANTA CLARA
Steven Wilson set the tone for the Broncos in their Saturday victory over defending national champion and unanimous preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt in Nashville. He tossed a quality start by throwing 6.0 innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader and allowing three earned runs while striking out five.
After surrendering two runs in the first, Wilson held the Commodores to a single run over the next five frames as the Broncos built a 5-3 lead through his departure after the sixth. He was the only pitcher in the series to throw more than five innings, and punctuated the effort by striking out the last batter he faced.
Also Nominated: Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary's; Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
February 16: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
February 16: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara