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WCC Announces Rawlings Player, Pitcher of the Week

May 9, 2011

SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference announced its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for May 9, 2011.

Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week
Kyle Kraus, University of Portland, JR, RHP
Kraus posted his second straight quality start by going 8.1 innings and picking up the win during Portland's 8-3 victory at Saint Mary's on Friday. He allowed just three runs on nine hits, didn't walk a batter and fanned eight. This was his second straight win, giving him 18 victories during his career, which is tied for the sixth most in UP program history.

Also nominated: Jason Wheeler, LMU; Martin Agosta, SMC; J.R. Graham, SCU

Rawlings WCC Player of the Week
Zack Kometani, University of San Diego, JR, C
Kometani hit .615 (8-for-13) in helping the Toreros earn a series win against the San Francisco Dons this past weekend at Cunningham Stadium. Kometani drove in five runs over the weekend and collected a total of eight hits, while also scoring three runs and stealing a base. He went 2-for-4 in the series-opener with a run scored. He followed that up with a 3-for-4 performance on Saturday in which he drove in a run and scored a run, before wrapping up the series with a 3-for-5 day on Sunday where he drove in four runs, including a two-run triple in the fourth inning against the Dons that gave the Toreros the lead. Kometani then drove in another two runs in the bottom of the eighth that helped put USD up for good.

Also nominated: Matt Koch, LMU; Turner Gill, POR; Stephen Yarrow, USF; Patrick Terry, SCU