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San Francisco's Michael Eaton (Player) and Pepperdine's A.J. Puckett (Pitcher) Capture Rawlings Weekly Honors

April 20, 2015

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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 - MICHAEL EATON, JR., IF - SAN FRANCISCO
Junior infielder Michael Eaton has been doing damage from the 9-spot for the last few weeks and contributed in a big way as San Francisco posted a 4-0 week highlighted by a road sweep at San Diego. Eaton went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in USF's 9-4 win at UC Davis and then followed it up with a another 3-for-5 performance at then-WCC leading San Diego and drove in three more. The redshirt junior, who saw his batting average jump from .255 to .287 this week, went 5-for-11 in a three-game sweep of San Diego to leapfrog the Toreros and help the Dons claim first place in the West Coast Conference.

Also Nominated: Aaron Barnett, Pepperdine; Tanner Donnels, Loyola Marymount; Turner Gill, Portland; Tyler Sullivan, Pacific

WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - A.J. PUCKETT, SO., RHP - PEPPERDINE
Sophomore righthander A.J. Puckett won the opening game of the Waves' series against Saint Mary's, tossing a complete-game, five-hit shutout to down the Gaels 7-0 on Friday. Puckett struck out seven batters and did not allow a single free base in his second complete-game shutout of the year. He used 101 pitches to cruise through the Gaels' order in just over two and a half hours. All five hits the Waves' righty allowed were singles and Saint Mary's runners only made it past first in three innings. Puckett faced only one batter over the minimum through the first five frames.

Also Nominated: Corbin Burnes, Saint Mary's; Anthony Shew, San Francisco; Sean Watkins, Loyola Marymount

2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 20: Michael Eaton, San Francisco
April 13: Taylor Jones, Gonzaga
April 6: Hutton Moyer, Pepperdine
March 30: Sam Brown, Gonzaga
March 23: Anthony Villa, Saint Mary's
March 16: Dillon Robinson, BYU
March 9: Collin Ferguson, Saint Mary's
March 2: Tyler Frost, Gonzaga
February 23: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
February 16: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara

2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
April 20: A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
April 13: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
April 6: Kolton Mahoney, BYU
March 30: Christian Cecilio, San Francisco
March 23: P.J. Conlon, San Diego
March 16: David Hill, San Diego
March 9: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
March 2: David Hill, San Diego
February 23: Tylor Megill, Loyola Marymount
February 16: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara