April 23, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - Sophomore Ryan Wiegand, of the Gonzaga University baseball team, has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday.
Wiegand led the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record last week, including a three-game conference sweep of Saint Mary's College. The first baseman finished the week batting at a .467 clip, going 7-for-15 with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, five runs batted in and a stolen base.
Against the Gaels, Wiegand posted a .583 average, including all of his seven hits for the week. In each of the three games, the sophomore recorded multiple hit games, including a three-hit performance on Sunday. Wiegand record a pair of hits on both Friday and Saturday.
The Bulldogs are currently 26-18, including a 9-3 record in conference play. Gonzaga will travel to Washington State University Tuesday before hitting the road for a three-game series with the University of San Francisco this weekend.
The honor is the first of the sophomore's career, as well as the seventh Bulldog WCC accolade this season. The selection also marks the fifth consecutive week a Gonzaga player has earned a conference recognition. Freshman Jeremy Stumetz was named Pitcher of the Week last week, April 16, as well as for the week of March 26. Junior Brandon Harmon was named the conference's Pitcher of the Week for the weeks of April 2 and 9. Junior third baseman Darin Holcomb earned Co-Player of the Week recognition on March 26, while senior Clayton Mortensen was named WCC Pitcher of the Week on February 12.