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Gonzaga's Gonzales, SMC's Kalfus recognized with WCC weekly honors

April 30, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for April 30, 2012.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MARCO GONZALES, SO., LHP, GONZAGA

Gonzaga sophomore Marco Gonzales is the Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week. The lefty recorded tossed 11 shutout innings, striking out 15 without issuing a walk - but did not factor in the decision at the Bulldogs blanked LMU, 1-0, in 12. At one point in the eighth-10th innings, he struck out six straight batters. Gonzales, the WCC leader in earned run average, threw 139 pitches on the night.

Also nominated: Marc Oslund, BYU; Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount; Kyle Kraus, Portland; Kyle Barraclough, Saint Mary's; Alex Blog, San Francisco

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Scott Frazier, Pepperdine
Feb. 27: Corey Miller, Pepperdine
March 5: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
March 12: Owen Jones, Portland
March 19: Kyle Zimmer, San Francisco
March 26: Mason Marshall, BYU
April 2: Abe Bobb, San Francisco
April 9: Jon Moscot, Pepperdine
April 16: Michael Wagner, San Diego
April 23: Elliott Waterman, San Francisco
April 30: Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRENDEN KALFUS, JR., OF, SAINT MARY'S

Saint Mary's outfielder Brenden Kalfus is the Rawlings WCC Player of the Week. Kalfus hit .667 going 10-for-16 with four runs scored, two doubles and two RBI, raising his batting average more than 60 points. Last week, he tallied three multi-hit games. Kalfus hit .667 with runners on base, and .600 with runners in scoring position as the Gaels won three of four games.

Also nominated: Kelton Caldwell, BYU; Shon Roe, Loyola Marymount; Turner Gill, Portland; Ted LeMasters, San Francisco; Pat Stover, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Kris Kauppila, Portland
Feb. 27: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 5: Troy Channing, Saint Mary's
March 12: Dillon Haupt, San Diego
March 19: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 26: Royce Bolinger, Gonzaga
April 2: Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount
April 9: Alex Wolfe, BYU
April 16: Joe Sever, Pepperdine
April 23: Corey LeVier, San Diego
April 30: Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's