April 13, 2010
|CONFERENCE PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEK|
|The first full week of conference play was completed last week with Portland and San Diego winning their series as the Pilots took two from Saint Mary's and the Toreros swept LMU. Gonzaga and Pepperdine split with San Francisco and Santa Clara respectively as both series finales could not be completed due to weather. The Gaels got a notable win, defeating then #22 Stanford on the road.|
This week's slate of games is highlighted by the annual Dante Benedetti Classic, which will be played at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, between San Francisco and Saint Mary's this Friday.
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC March Pitcher of the Month: Matt Hauser, USD:
Also Nominated: John Lally, LMU; Robert Dickmann, PEP
WCC March Players of the Month: Mark Castellitto, GON & Tommy Medica, SCU
OF Tommy Medica has continued his outstanding run this season as he was named WCC Co-Player of the Month for March after hitting .403, with five home runs, six doubles, 23 runs scored and 19 RBI. He also has the longest hitting streak in the conference at an outstanding 19 games. Over that span, he has notched 13 multi-hit games.
also Nominated: Ryan Hawthorne, LMU; Victor Sanchez, USD
WCC Rawlings Pitchers of the Week: Matt Bywater, PEP & Alex Rivers, SCU
Rivers earned WCC Rawlings Co-Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing in a complete game shutout in the win over the Waves. He allowed just three hits and struck out nine for his second complete game shutout of the season.
Also Nominated: Cody Martin, GON; Kyle Barraclough, SMC; Kyle Blair, USD; Matt Hiserman, USF
WCC Rawlings Player of the Week: Chris Engell, USD
Also Nominated: Drew Heid, GON; Garrett Queen, POR; Stephen Yarrow, USF
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|