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SMC's Griset, LMU's Cheek capture weekly baseball awards

April 1, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for April 1, 2013.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BEN GRISET, JR., LHP, SAINT MARY'S

Saint Mary's junior Ben Griset is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. The southpaw threw a complete game shutout in a 6-0 Gaels victory at San Francisco. Griset went all nine innings, scattering four hits and two walks, while striking out 10. He threw 110 pitches, 77 for strikes in shutting out the Dons and earning the victory.

Also nominated: Derek Speigner, BYU; Aaron Griffin, Loyola Marymount; Colin Feldtman, Portland; Max Homick, San Diego; Haden Hinkle, San Francisco

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 18: Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount
Feb. 25: Ryan Brockett, Saint Mary's
March 4: Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga
March 11: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
March 18: Kurt Yinger, Portland
March 25: Desmond Poulson, BYU
April 1: Ben Griset, Saint Mary's

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TOMMY CHEEK, JR., IF, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

Loyola Marymount junior Tommy Cheek is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week. Cheek hit .500 over four games played last week, helping LMU to a 3-1 week that included a victory over then-No. 5 Cal State Fullerton and a pair against then-No. 21 Gonzaga in a WCC weekend series. The Lions infielder went 7-for-14 with two runs scored and four RBI. He collected the go-ahead RBI in a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning to help LMU to a victory over Fullerton before going 4-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the opening game against Gonzaga. Cheek hit safely in all four games last week.

Also nominated: Jacob Hannemann, BYU; Ben Grubb, Portland; Louie Lechich, San Diego; Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 18: Sam Meyer, Pepperdine
Feb. 25: Chris Woolley, San Diego
March 4: Adam Law, BYU
March 11: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 18: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 25: Austin Davidson, Pepperdine
April 1: Tommy Cheek, Loyola Marymount