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Gonzaga's Bolinger, San Diego's Wagner earn Rawlings WCC monthly honors

May 8, 2012

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

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE MONTH
MICHAEL WAGNER, SO., RHP, SAN DIEGO

San Diego closer Michael Wagner is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Month. The Las Vegas, Nev. native posted a 1-0 record with seven saves in April, recording 17 strikeouts in 13.0 innings of work over 10 appearances. Wagner established a new USD and WCC single-season record for saves during the month, now at 19 for the season.

Also nominated: Mason Marshall, BYU; Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga; Ryan Hawthorn, Loyola Marymount; Scott Frazier, Pepperdine; Martin Agosta, Saint Mary's; Alex Balog, San Francisco; Tommy Nance, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE MONTH
February: Powell Fansler, Santa Clara
March: Travis Radke, Portland
April: Michael Wagner, San Diego

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
ROYCE BOLINGER, SR., OF, GONZAGA

Gonzaga senior Royce Bolinger is the Rawlings WCC Player of the Month after helping the Bulldogs to a 10-win month. Bolinger hit .400 (28-for-70) with four home runs, 13 RBIs, and 14 runs scored during April. Almost a third of Bolinger's hits went for extra bases, as he smacked four doubles and a triple in addition to his four round-trippers.

Also nominated: Kelton Caldwell, BYU; Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount; Joe Sever, Pepperdine; Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's; Kris Bryant, San Diego; Jason Mahood, San Francisco; Matt Ozanne, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
February: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March: Dillon Haupt, San Diego
April: Royce Bolinger, Gonzaga