March 24, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 24, 2014.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
COLIN WELMON, JR., RHP, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Junior RHP Colin Welmon guided LMU to a 7-0 shutout victory over #17 San Diego on Friday night to start a three-game WCC series with the Toreros. The righthander earned the victory and improved to 4-1 after tossing 8.0 scoreless innings, scattering seven hits while striking out three against the WCC's top offense. He did not walk a batter.
His performance against the Toreros continued a trend. In three career starts against USD, Welmon has allowed just one run over 25 innings, tossing a complete-game as a freshman and 8.0 shutout innings in each of the last two years. Welmon is 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Toreros.
Also nominated: Jeff Barker, BYU; Ryan Brockett, Saint Mary's; Aaron Brown, Pepperdine; Cameron Neff, Saint Mary's
2014 WCC RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 17: Andrew Sopko, Gonzaga
Feb. 24: Houston Hibberd, San Francisco
March 3: Troy Conyers, San Diego
March 10: Kolton Mahoney, BYU
March 17: Cameron Neff, Saint Mary's
March 24: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRETT SULLIVAN, SO., IF, PACIFIC
Sophomore IF Brett Sullivan was the Tigers best hitter as he put together a career week and weekend against Gonzaga. Sullivan started the weekend off with a literal bang as he blasted a home run for his first hit against the Bulldogs on Friday night to begin a historic evening. On Friday, Brett became the first Tiger in program history to hit for the cycle as he went in reverse order (HR, 3B, 2B, 1B) to lead the Tigers to the win.
His four RBI all were critical as each one gave the Tigers back the lead or added insurance runs late. The next day, Brett again drove in 4RBI as he hit his second home run of the weekend while going 3-for-4. Overall, Sullivan hit .600 for the week and .667 against the Bulldogs. He finished with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and a team-best five runs scored and nine RBI.
Also nominated: Aaron Brown, Pepperdine; Tanner Donnels, Loyola Marymount; Anthony Gonsolin, Saint Mary's; Mitchell Gunsolus, Gonzaga; Brennan Lund, BYU; Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
2014 WCC RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 17: Brett Sullivan, Pacific
Feb. 24: Greg Harisis, Santa Clara
March 3: Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
March 10: Brad Anderson, Pepperdine
March 17: Tommy Cheek, Loyola Marymount
March 24: Brett Sullivan, Pacific