SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 13, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - TAYLOR JONES, JR., IF - GONZAGA Junior infielder Taylor Jones powered Gonzaga to a West Coast Conference series sweep of Saint Mary's, their first of the season. Jones recorded hits in all three games, including a two-run home run Friday night and a solo shot Sunday, which was GU's only run in a 1-0 win. Overall on the weekend, Jones produced a slash line of .500/.583/1.200 with one double, two home runs, three RBIs and two walks. The junior entered the weekend hitting a conference-best .486 against WCC opponents, and he was among the top five in on base percentage and slugging percentage as well.
Also Nominated: David Edwards, Loyola Marymount; Matt Gelalich, Pepperdine; Eric Urry, BYU
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - BRANDON BAILEY, SO., RHP - GONZAGA Sophomore righthander Brandon Bailey held Saint Mary's, who entered this weekend's series as the top-hitting team in the conference, to just four hits, while throwing his first complete game shutout in Gonzaga's 1-0 win over the Gaels on Sunday. Bailey struck out nine batters Sunday, finishing off Gonzaga's West Coast Conference sweep of Saint Mary's. Bailey came down with strep throat Tuesday, forcing him to miss his typical Friday night start.
Bailey showed no ill effects and retired eight straight batters in the early going and sat down the last 11 Gaels he faced in order. The Broomfield, Colo., native entered the week among the conference's top 10 in ERA, strikeouts, wins, and walks allowed per nine innings.
Also Nominated: Chandler Blanchard, Pepperdine; Christian Cecilio, San Francisco; David Hill, San Diego; Brandon Kinser, BYU; Sean Watkins, Loyola Marymount
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 13: Taylor Jones, Gonzaga
April 6: Hutton Moyer, PepperdineMarch 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 13: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
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