March 30, 2010
|CONFERENCE PLAY BEGINS THIS WEEK|
|The West Coast Conference went 20-13 against its opponents last week to close out the last full week of non-conference play. San Diego took two out of three from #10 Coastal Carolina, LMU went undefeated with five wins, Portland swept Southern Utah, and Santa Clara split with San Diego State before taking two of three from Princeton to round out the teams with winning weeks.|
This week, San Francisco got off to a good start, defeating No. 19 Stanford on the road. Many of the teams will be playing limited games as they get ready for the start of conference play. Santa Clara will host Portland in the only conference games this week.
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC Rawlings Pitchers of the Week: Aaron Griffin, LMU & Matt Bywater, PEP:
Bywater delivered his second complete-game shutout victory of 2010 Saturday, striking out eight Stony Brook batters in a 3-0 Pepperdine victory at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Bywater tossed 100 pitches, scattered six hits but did not walk or hit a batter. Bywater cruised through the Stony Brook lineup until there were two outs in the ninth inning. But with runners on second and third, Bywater got cleanup hitter Robert Dyer to hit a soft chopper to the shortstop for the game's final out. Bywater started the game by striking out the side in the first and then faced the minimum 18 batters up through the seventh. He allowed two baserunners during this stretch but caught Trevor Jankowski stealing in the third, and induced a 3-6-3 double play ball off Dyer in the fourth. Bywater's defense spun another double play behind him in the eighth with two on and one out, raising his season GIDP total to eight.
Also nominated: Kyle Kraus, POR; Matt Hauser, USD; Nate Garcia, SCU
WCC Rawlings Player of the Week: Mark Castellitto
Also nominated: Shon Roe, LMU; Mike Ferraro, USD; Tommy Medica, SCU
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|