March 16, 2010
|NON-CONFERENCE PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEK|
|The 2010 baseball season continues non-conference play this week with nine scheduled games against nationally ranked opponents. Last week, Pepperdine added to its total of wins against top 25 teams, taking two of three from then No. 13 East Carolina. This week, San Diego plays all of its games against top 25 teams as it will play at #15 UC Irvine, before hosting #14 Rice. Gonzaga will also play a series against the Anteaters, while Pepperdine will play a three-game set at #23 Stanford.|
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC Rawlings Pitcher of the Week: Sammy Solis, USD:
Also nominated: Cole Cook, PEP; Billy Moon, USD
WCC Rawlings Player of the Week: Geoff Klein, SCU
Klein, who played both catcher and designated hitter, led Santa Clara to a pair of wins, going 12-for-21 (.571 BA) on the week with two homers and two doubles. His slugging percentage was .952 - he had 27 plate appearances and did not strikeout.
His clutch ninth-inning double Saturday, led to the tying run in SCU's comeback victory over Air Force, 8-7, in extra innings. On Sunday, Klein hit a two-run homer (his second in as many days) and added a ninth-inning hit in SCU's 12-11 win over Southern Illinois. He raised his season batting average to .356. Klein has 15 RBI in 14 games.
Also nominated: Drew Heid, GON; Brad Bauer, LMU; Mike Ferraro, USD; Stephen Yarrow, USF
WCC Teams Garner Preseason Rankings
WCC's Preseason All-Americans
Two Players Named To Stopper Of The Year Watch List
This marks Martin's second time being nominated to the list as he also made the midseason watch list as well. Last year, Martin posted a 3.07 ERA while going 5-4 with six saves and 68 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. In his freshman season, he set the school record for saves in a season with nine.
Last season, Varce led the league with a 2.69 ERA and tied for the league lead with nine saves, which also tied the school record. Posting a 3-5 record, he held opposing batters to an average of .249 and had 62 strikeouts in 60.1 innings.
The Boys of Summer
Alaska Baseball League
Cal Ripken League
New York Collegiate
USF's Nino Giarratano named to USA Baseball Coaching Staff
San Diego Picked To Finish First In 2010 WCC Preseason Poll
WCC Baseball Preseason Poll
The 2009 WCC Baseball Season at a Glance
|WCC TEAM NOTES|