March 3, 2009
|ALL EIGHT TEAMS CONTINUE NON-CONFERENCE PLAY|
|The West Coast Conference enjoyed another successful week compiling a 21-12 record over its competition, including going 2-1 against nationally ranked opponents. Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, and San Diego all had impressive weeks, coming away with tournament titles, winning the Phoenix Tournament, USD Tournament, and Sam Houston Baseball Classic respectively. This week, Gonzaga and San Francisco will be the only teams playing in tournaments as both will participate in the Palm Springs Tournament, taking on No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Oregon State, and Texas Tech.|
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC Player of the Week: Troy Channing, SMC
Channing helped the Gaels go 4-1 in the week against ranked opponents, hitting .550 starting all five games, going 11-for-20 scoring three runs, one double, two homeruns, and six RBI. He posted a .900 slugging percentage, and a .591 on-base percentage against No. 14 ranked Stanford, No. 30 Missouri State, Sam Houston State (receiving votes) and Nebraska (receiving votes). Channing was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
Also Nominated: Scott Alexander, PEP/Matt Lujan, USF
WCC Pitchers of the Week: Cody Martin, GON/Nate Garcia, SCU
Lujan finished the week 1-0 (one start) and 0.00 ERA. Lujan did not allow a run in 7.0 innings of work, just giving up three hits and striking out four. For the season, Lujan is 1-1 (two starts) with a 2.25 ERA in 12.0 innings pitched and has six strikeouts.
Also Nominated: JR C Tyson Van Winkle (GON); FR LHP Ryan Carpenter (GON); JR OF Angelo Songco (LMU); SR RHP Lee Roberts (LMU); FR OF Brian Humphries (PEP); JR 2B Chris Engell (USD); SR RHP Scott DeNault (USD); SR OF Zach Kim (USF)
WCC Teams Garner Preseason Rankings
WCC's Preseason All-Americans
Four WCC Hurlers Named To Stopper Of The Year Watch List
WCC Standouts Named To Wallace Award Watch List
San Diego led the way with junior All-American closer AJ Griffin along with sophomore right-hander Kyle Blair and sophomore lefty Sammy Solis. Also on the list from the WCC were senior Ryan Wheeler of Loyola Marymount, sophomore Riley Henricks of Portland, sophomore Thain Simon of Santa Clara, junior Kyle Jensen of Saint Mary's, and sophomore Matt Lujan of San Francisco.
Player, School 2008 Key StatsKyle Blair, USD 3.86 ERA, 99 SOA.J. Griffin, USD 2.15 ERA, 14 SVRiley Henricks, POR .301, 69 hits, 8 HRKyle Jensen, SMC .421, 82 hits, 13 HRMatt Lujan, USF 3.19 ERA, 7 winsThain Simon, SCU 2.59 ERA, 9 winsSammy Solis, USD 3.83 ERA, 42 SORyan Wheeler, LMU .345, 70 hits, 20 2B
LMU Names Jason Gill Head Coach
San Diego and Pepperdine Picked To Finish First In 2009 WCC Preseason Poll
WCC Baseball Preseason Poll
|WCC TEAM NOTES|