March 26, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jeremy Stumetz and Darin Holcomb, of the Gonzaga University baseball team, both earned weekly recognition from the West Coast Conference Monday. Stumetz was named the WCC Pitcher of the Week, while Darin Holcomb was named Co-Player of the Week by the conference office.
Stutmetz (1-1) threw a gem in his first career start, recording a complete-game shutout last Wednesday as the Zags topped the University of Washington, 12-0. The freshman helped snap a nine-game Husky winning streak, scattering four hits and striking out six Washington batters en route to his first collegiate win. Stumetz finished the game without allowing an extra base hit and walked just one batter. The Richland, Wash. native also pitched two innings of relief on Sunday.
Holcomb posted a .429 average going 9-for-21 with four home runs last week for the Bulldogs. The junior scored nine runs with 10 runs batted in. Sunday, he hit three home runs during a doubleheader against Utah Valley State College, including home runs in back-to-back at bats during the second game to become the first Zag since 2002 to go yard in consecutive at-bats.
The honor is the first of Stumetz's career and the second for Holcomb. Holcomb previously earned the accolade during his sophomore season. The duo become the second and third to earn conference recognition this season, as Clayton Mortensen was named WCC Pitcher of the Week on February 12.
The Bulldogs resume play with four games at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field this week. Gonzaga will host defending NAIA national champion Lewis-Clark State College Tuesday at 3 p.m. before opening WCC play with a three-game series against No. 21 University of San Diego that starts Friday at 3 p.m.