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Jones, Haupt recognized with weekly Rawlings WCC baseball awards

March 12, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 12, 2012.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
OWEN JONES, R-SR., RHP, PORTLAND

Portland righty Owen Jones pitched in all four games last week as the Pilots went 4-0 at home. Jones registered the save in all three wins against Air Force during the weekend, giving the senior five stops on the year. In 3.2 innings overall, Jones fanned seven of the 11 batters he faced, while not allowing a hitter to reach base. On Saturday, he saved both games of the double header against the Falcons, striking out three in 1.1 innings during the first game. Portland is off to a 10-2 start for only the third time in program history, and the Pilots have matched the program's all-time mark with 10 straight home wins, dating back to last season.

Also nominated: Mark Anderson, BYU; Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount; Jon Moscot, Pepperdine; Ryan Brockett, Saint Mary's; Abe Bobb, San Francisco; Tommy Nance, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Scott Frazier, Pepperdine
Feb. 27: Corey Miller, Pepperdine
March 5: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
March 12: Owen Jones, Portland

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DILLON HAUPT, JR., C, SAN DIEGO

San Diego junior catcher Dillon Haupt helped catapult USD to a 4-1 record this past week, pacing the offense with an impressive .368 average (7-for-19), while recording a pair of doubles, two home runs and a team-leading 10 RBI. He slugged at a .789 clip, and had an on base percentage of .409. In the first game this past week, Haupt went 4-for-6 with a double, a home run and four RBI. In Sunday's win over Vanderbilt, he led the team's offense going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Also nominated: Scott Harkin, Loyola Marymount; Zach Vincej, Pepperdine; Kris Kauppila, Portland; Cole Norton, Saint Mary's; Adam Clear, San Francisco; Lucas Herbst, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Kris Kauppila, Portland
Feb. 27: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 5: Troy Channing, Saint Mary's
March 12: Dillon Haupt, San Diego