April 30, 2007
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - LMU's Brian Wilson was named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday after leading LMU to a WCC series win over Santa Clara this weekend on the road. Thanks in part to Wilson's performance this weekend at Santa Clara, the Lions completed the WCC series wins over all three Bay Area schools this season.
Wilson made two appearances this weekend, earning the save Friday and the win Saturday in his scheduled start.
On Friday, the Lions' sophomore entered the game as a pinch hitter with one out and one on in the ninth. His two-run home run over the fence in right field put the Lions up by one at 5-4.
The right-handed Wilson then took the mound and threw a hitless ninth inning, including two strikeouts to earn the save.
The next day, Wilson made his scheduled Saturday start and held the Broncos hitless until the sixth inning. He passed his previous career-high five strikeouts by just the third inning and finished with eight en route to the win.
Santa Clara hit just .091 over 6.2 innings of work off Wilson on the weekend. He totaled 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits.
The Pitcher of the Week nod was the first career weekly conference honor for the sophomore.
Wilson shares this week's Pitcher of the Week honor with Gonzaga's Clayton Mortensen, who threw a complete game shutout of San Francisco. Once finished with spring semester final exams, Wilson and the Lions will face Mortensen this weekend in Spokane, Wash.