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Bryant rips 13 homers, takes home March Rawlings WCC honors

April 4, 2013

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

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

Saint Mary's junior Ben Griset is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Month for March, making five appearances and giving up no earned runs in three of those starts. For the month, Griset went 2-1 with a 0.99 earned run average. He tossed 36.1 innings, allowing 26 hits and four earned runs, walking 10 while striking out 36. Griset threw two complete game shutouts, blanking Utah Valley at home and WCC foe San Francisco on the road.

Also nominated: Desmond Poulson, BYU; Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga; Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount; Kurt Yinger, Portland; Max Homick, San Diego; Haden Hinkle, San Francisco; Mike Couch, Santa Clara

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE MONTH
February: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
March: Ben Griset, Saint Mary's

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
KRIS BRYANT, JR., IF, SAN DIEGO

San Diego junior Kris Bryant is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Month for March. Bryant helped pace the Toreros to a 10-3 record during the month, as he went 30-for-73 (.411) with six doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, and 30 runs driven in. He also drew 24 walks. Bryant registered a slugging percentage of 1.055, while boasting an on-base percentage of .561. During the month of March, the All-American posted nine multi-hit games, and was named the Rawlings WCC Player of the Week twice.

Also nominated: Jacob Hannemann, BYU; Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga; Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount; Austin Davidson, Pepperdine; Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco; Justin Viele, Santa Clara

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
February: Chris Woolley, San Diego
March: Kris Bryant, San Diego