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BYU's Barker, San Diego's Daniel capture weekly WCC honors

April 14, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week for April 14, 2014.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
JEFF BARKER, JR., RHP, BYU
BYU junior Jeff Barker is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. Barker collected an impressive road victory in the series opener at No. 24 Pepperdine. The right hander stopped Pepperdine's eight-game winning streak, giving up three hits in 7.1 shutout innings, striking out six. He retired Pepperdine in order in the first and third innings.

Also nominated: Aaron Brown, Pepperdine; Carlos Fuentes, LMU; John Jaeger, Pacific; Louie Lechich, San Diego; Andrew Sopko, Gonzaga

2014 RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 17: Andrew Sopko, Gonzaga
Feb. 24: Houston Hibberd, San Francisco
March 3: Troy Conyers, San Diego
March 10: Kolton Mahoney, BYU
March 17: Cameron Neff, Saint Mary's
March 24: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
March 31: Corey Miller, Pepperdine
April 7: Aaron Brown, Pepperdine
April 14: Jeff Barker, BYU

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANDREW DANIEL, JR., IF, SAN DIEGO
San Diego junior infielder Andrew Daniel is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week. Daniel helped lead USD to a 3-1 record, pacing the team's offense. Daniel went 8-for-14 (.471) with three doubles, one home run and 10 RBI. Daniel began the week going 1-for-2 with one RBI at UC Irvine. He then went 2-for-5 with a double, a grand slam and five RBI in the series-opening win over Portland on Friday. Daniel then went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in a stunning loss to the Pilots on Saturday, and closed out the week with a 2-for-6, and one double performance in the series finale on Sunday.

Also nominated: Payden Cawley Lamb, Gonzaga; David Edwards, Loyola Marymount; Manny Jefferson, Pepperdine; Taylor Murphy, Pacific

2014 RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Feb. 17: Brett Sullivan, Pacific
Feb. 24: Greg Harisis, Santa Clara
March 3: Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
March 10: Brad Anderson, Pepperdine
March 17: Tommy Cheek, Loyola Marymount
March 24: Brett Sullivan, Pacific
March 31: Louie Lechich, San Diego
April 7: Jesse Jenner, San Diego
April 14: Andrew Daniel, San Diego