April 6, 2015
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 6, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - HUTTON MOYER, JR., IF - PEPPERDINE Junior infielder Hutton Moyer led the Waves to a 3-1 week, hitting .529 with five RBI and team-best nine hits. Moyer hit three homers and two doubles, slugging 1.176 in 17 at-bats over the four-game stretch. The second-baseman had a .600 on-base percentage and scored a team-high seven runs. Moyer hit safely in each game last week and had multiple hits in three of the four contests. He now leads the team with a .323 average on the year and is hitting .385 in WCC play.
Also Nominated: David Edwards, Loyola Marymount; Taylor Jones, Gonzaga; Louis Mejia, Pacific; Dominic Miroglio, San Francisco; Dillon Robinson, BYU
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - KOLTON MAHONEY, JR., RHP - BYU Junior righthander Kolton Mahoney tied the third-best performance in school history with 15 strikeouts in a 3-2 victory over Portland as he threw 141 pitches. He pitched eight innings, retiring Portland in order in the third (all swinging strikeouts), sixth (a KL & KS to end frame), and seventh (KL & KS to end frame) innings. He had at least one strikeout every inning, including two in the second, fourth, fifth, sixth & seventh innings. Ten of those strikeouts were swinging. In the first inning he picked off a runner at first base. He worked out of jams in the second and fifth innings when a pair of runners were left on base by striking out the final batter of the inning on called strikeouts.
Mahoney also turned in a relief appearance midweek for the Cougars. The righthander retired San Diego State in order in the eighth, when he picked up another strikeout. In total, he recorded 16 strikeouts in nine innings for the week, an average of 16.0. He lowered his ERA from 4.12 to 3.80 and improved his record to 3-3.
For his efforts, Mahoney was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
Also Nominated: Brenton Arriaga, Loyola Marymount; Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga; Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary's; Sam Granoff, San Francisco; Will Lydon, Pacific; Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK April 6: Hutton Moyer, Pepperdine March 30: Sam Brown, GonzagaMarch 23: Anthony Villa, Saint Mary'sMarch 16: Dillon Robinson, BYUMarch 9: Collin Ferguson, Saint Mary'sMarch 2: Tyler Frost, GonzagaFebruary 23: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa ClaraFebruary 16: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK April 6: Kolton Mahoney, BYU March 30: Christian Cecilio, San FranciscoMarch 23: P.J. Conlon, San DiegoMarch 16: David Hill, San DiegoMarch 9: Brandon Bailey, GonzagaMarch 2: David Hill, San DiegoFebruary 23: Tylor Megill, Loyola MarymountFebruary 16: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara