May 5, 2009
|CONFERENCE PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEK|
|With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, Gonzaga and LMU are tied for first place in the standings. However, San Diego, San Francisco, and Pepperdine remain in contention for the top two spots. The Toreros sit 2.0 games back, the Dons are 2.5 games back, and the Waves are 3.5 games back of both Gonzaga and LMU. The Zags and Lions will conclude conference play next week against each other, with the winner of the series guaranteed a spot in the WCC Championships.|
This week, San Diego has just one series left and will take on San Francisco as both teams will look to make a final push for the top two spots in the standings. Pepperdine, also in the hunt for a spot in the WCC Championships, will take on Portland in one of its two remaining conference series. Be sure to log on to wccsports.com later this week to listen to podcasts with Ryan Wiegand (GON) and Angelo Songco (LMU), this week's WCC Co-Players of the Week and Matt Fields (GON), the WCC Pitcher of the Week.
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC Player of the Month: FR 3B Troy Channing, SMC
Troy Channing had a huge month of March, twice earning the WCC Player of the Week award. In the month, he hit .417, going 35-for-84, while scoring 22 runs, tallying six doubles and 10 home runs, and batting in 37 RBI. His slugging percentage was .845, while his on base was .474. He also had a hit in 17 straight games during the month, while leading all freshman in the country in hits, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, and total bases.
WCC Pitcher of the Month: FR RHP Cole Cook, PEP
WCC/Rawlings Co-Player of the Week: Ryan Wiegand, GON
WCC/Rawlings Co-Player of the Week: Angelo Songco, LMU
Also Nominated: Alex Gillingham, LMU; Stephen Yarrow, USF; Alex Rivers, SCU; Jon Karcich, SCU
WCC Teams Garner Preseason Rankings
WCC's Preseason All-Americans
Four WCC Hurlers Named To Stopper Of The Year Watch List
WCC Standouts Named To Wallace Award Watch List
San Diego led the way with junior All-American closer AJ Griffin along with sophomore right-hander Kyle Blair and sophomore lefty Sammy Solis. Also on the list from the WCC were senior Ryan Wheeler of Loyola Marymount, sophomore Riley Henricks of Portland, sophomore Thain Simon of Santa Clara, junior Kyle Jensen of Saint Mary's, and sophomore Matt Lujan of San Francisco.
Player, School 2008 Key StatsKyle Blair, USD 3.86 ERA, 99 SOA.J. Griffin, USD 2.15 ERA, 14 SVRiley Henricks, POR .301, 69 hits, 8 HRKyle Jensen, SMC .421, 82 hits, 13 HRMatt Lujan, USF 3.19 ERA, 7 winsThain Simon, SCU 2.59 ERA, 9 winsSammy Solis, USD 3.83 ERA, 42 SORyan Wheeler, LMU .345, 70 hits, 20 2B
LMU Names Jason Gill Head Coach
San Diego and Pepperdine Picked To Finish First In 2009 WCC Preseason Poll
WCC Baseball Preseason Poll
|WCC TEAM NOTES|