SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its inaugural Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for February 23, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JOSE VIZCAINO JR., JR., SS - SANTA CLARA
Jose Vizcaino, Jr. set the pace for the Santa Clara offense out of the No. 3 spot as the Broncos swept a three-game series with the Cincinnati Bearcats at Schott Stadium. All of his hits went for extra bases -- two doubles and two home runs -- for a 1.091 slugging percentage. He led the team in RBIs (6) and runs scored (6) while adding three walks for a .467 on-base percentage.
In his second at-bat of the series, the La Jolla, Calif. native hit a long home run to left to tie the game at 2-2 in the third inning. His RBI double in Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader started off a four-run seventh to give the Broncos a 10-6 lead en route to a 10-8 victory. As the third batter in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, he hit a two-run homer to left as part of a three-run inning. For the week the junior hit .364 (4-11) and collected three walks against no strikeouts.
Vizcaino, Jr. either scored or drove in the first run in six of Santa Clara's 12 scoring innings on the weekend. In addition to being the offensive catalyst, he recorded six putouts and five assists as part of a second-straight error free weekend in 27 innings at shortstop. He took part in all three of Santa Clara's double plays.
Also Nominated: Tanner Donnels, Loyola Marymount; Hutton Moyer, Pepperdine; Colton Shaver, BYU
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - TYLOR MEGILL, FR., RHP - LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Freshman righthander Tylor Megill clinched the weekend series victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday night, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just three hits while striking out a career-best 11 batters to record the win. Megill threw 88 pitches before turning the ball over the bullpen as the Lions ultimately posted the first shutout victory of the season (10-0).
Also Nominated: Jeff Barker, BYU; Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary's; P.J. Conlon, San Diego; Jackson McClelland, Pepperdine; Jake Steffens, Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
February 23: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
February 16: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
February 23: Tylor Megill, Loyola Marymount
February 16: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara