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USD's Bryant, USF's Zimmer earn weekly WCC awards

March 19, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 19, 2012.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
KYLE ZIMMER, JR., RHP, SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco's Kyle Zimmer tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 11 en route to a 3-0 victory over Hawaii Friday night. The preseason All-American allowed only three hits on the evening and fanned a season-high 11 to lead the Dons to their first victory over the Rainbows since the two teams last met in 2008. The junior right-hander from La Jolla, CA threw his second career complete game shutout. Six of Zimmer's 11 strikeouts were looking, including the final out of the night. Zimmer now owns a 36-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season.

Also nominated: Mark Anderson, BYU; Billy Moon, Gonzaga; Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount; Michael Swanner, Pepperdine; Martin Agosta, Saint Mary's

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
March 19: Kyle Zimmer, San Francisco

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KRIS BRYANT, SO., 3B, SAN DIEGO

Kris Bryant powered USD's offense this past week, as the preseason All-American went 11-for-22 (.455) with three doubles, five home runs and 14 RBI. Bryant slugged at a 1.273 clip, and had an on-base percentage of .600. Bryant had a huge day on Friday in a double header against Columbia, when he went a combined 4-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBI. He then closed out the week Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs and five RBI. For the first time this season, Bryant had multiple home runs in back-to-back games. He began the Columbia series in style, going 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, drawing two walks.

Also nominated: Wes Guenther, BYU; Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga; Cullen Mahoney, Loyola Marymount; Zach Vincej, Pepperdine; Patrick Wisdom, Saint Mary's

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
March 19: Kris Bryant, San Diego