SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 27, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - COLTON SHAVER, FR., C - BYU Freshman catcher Colton Shaver provided plenty of offense and helped BYU to a 4-0 week, highlighted by a home sweep of league-leading San Francisco. Shaver batted .353 (6-17) over the three games and recorded four home runs to give him 10 on the season. The Cougars out-scored their opponents 30-17 in the four games and Shaver drove in 11 of them for a 1.118 slugging percentage.
Shaver opened the week with a two homer effort against instate rival Utah and then powered home runs in the series opener and the series finale against San Francisco. Five of his six hits were for extra-bases. Shaver leads the league in home runs (10) and total bases (87).
Also Nominated: Jimmy Jack, Loyola Marymount; Taylor Jones, Gonzaga
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - COLIN WELMON, SR., RHP - LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Senior right-hander Colin Welmon tossed his fourth career complete game shutout on Friday, blanking Portland over nine innings in a 4-0 LMU victory. The complete game was the seventh of his career and the first of 2015. Welmon allowed six hits and two walks over the nine frames, striking out eight and throwing 112 pitches to record the victory and move to 4-5 on the season. The native of Tustin, Calif. had to work through a pair of jams to record the shutout, including escaping a bases-loaded and one-out situation in the third. The victory was Welmon's 26th of his career, moving him into sole possession of seventh place in the LMU record book.
Also Nominated: Mason Marshall, BYU
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 27: Colton Shaver, BYU
April 20: Michael Eaton, San Francisco
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 27: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
April 20: A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
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