May 7, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Month for April 2013.
RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE MONTH
TYLER OLSON, SR., LHP, GONZAGA
Gonzaga senior pitcher Tyler Olson is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Month for April. Olson helped the Bulldogs with a 4-0 record in five appearances. The lefty pitched three complete games, two on the road and one of which included a shutout while on the road. Olson allowed just four runs, two earned and had an April ERA of 0.52. He struck out 28 batters and walked eight. Olson also picked up his second career save in April against non-conference opponent Washington State. He is the WCC's leader in victories with nine.
Also nominated: Desmond Poulson, BYU; Jordan Mills, Saint Mary's; PJ Conlon, San Diego; Haden Hinkle, San Francisco.
2013 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE MONTH
February: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
March: Ben Griset, Saint Mary's
April: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
ZACHARY TURNER, JR., C, SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco junior catcher Zachary Turner is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Month for April. Turner helped the Dons to a 13-5 record last month, hitting .378 (28-for-74) while driving in 28 runs and scoring 15. He ripped eight doubles and belted six home runs, posting an on-base percentage of .435 and a slugging percentage of .738. Overall Turner is hitting .341 for the Dons with 59 hits, 46 RBI, and has an active 16-game hit streak as well as a 13-game RBI streak.
Also nominated: Jacon Hannemann, BYU; Caleb Wood, Gonzaga; Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's.
2013 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
February: Chris Woolley, San Diego
March: Kris Bryant, San Diego
April: Zachary Turner, San Francisco