May 3, 2006
Player of the Month - Scott Cousins, University of San Francisco
Scott Cousins excelled at the plate and on the mound as San Francisco surged to the top of the conference standings during the month of April. One of the top two-way players in the nation, Cousins batted at a .366 clip with three doubles, four home runs, and 18 RBI in 18 games. The junior, who ended the month on a seven-game hitting streak, was also effective on the mound, posting a 3-2 record in five starts with a miniscule 1.56 ERA in 40.1 innings of work. The Reno, NV native held opposing batters to a .231 bating average and tossed a pair of complete games during the month, including a six-hit shutout of then-No. 24 ranked San Diego on April 28.
Co-Pitcher of the Month - Barry Enright, Pepperdine University
Pepperdine's Barry Enright made five starts during the month of April, earning victories in three starts and extending his personal winning streak to nine straight decisions. Enright, the 2005 WCC Freshman of the Year, went 3-0 during the month with a 2.27 ERA in 35.2 innings pitched. The sophomore struck out 21 batters, while walking just four and holding opposing lineups to a .288 batting average. The right-hander worked into the seventh inning in each of his five starts, tossing eight innings to earn the win over San Diego in his longest start of the month on April 22. He threw seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over Santa Clara on April 14, and struck out a career-high eight batters against San Francisco on April 8.
Co-Pitcher of the Month - Dan Lewis, Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's Dan Lewis emerged as the Gaels' most reliable arm out of the bullpen during the month of April, as the right-hander helped lead SMC to an 11-5 mark. Lewis had a hand in six of Saint Mary's 11 victories during the month, recording a perfect 2-0 mark and nailing down four saves. The Sacramento, CA native led the WCC with a 0.86 ERA in 10 appearances, and struck out 17 batters in 21 innings of work. Lewis posted his top performances in WCC play, tossing three no-hit innings to earn the victory against Santa Clara on April 28, and throwing three innings to notch a save against Portland on April 23. Lewis has four saves on the season, and can set the Saint Mary's single-season record with just three more.