SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 11, 2015.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - NATE NOLAN., SO., C - SAINT MARY'S Having spent the better part of the season out of action due to a broken thumb, Nolan is beginning to find a familiar stroke late in the year and that translated to a big week for the Gaels. The native of Reno, Nev. went 7 for 11 (.636), scored six runs and drove in eight more to help Saint Mary's go 2-1 and score wins against Mountain West champion Nevada and a BYU team that entered the series 13-2 at home.
Nolan got off to a great start by going 4 for 4 with a home run and four runs scored against the Wolf Pack, then had a night to remember in Provo when he went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and six RBI in a 14-5 win over the Cougars. Nolan also walked twice, reaching base nine times in three games. He is hitting .323 with 15 RBI in just 24 games played entering the final week of the season.
Also Nominated: Mitchell Gunsolus, Gonzaga; Colton Shaver, BYU
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - DAVID HILL, JR., RHP - SAN DIEGO Junior RHP David Hill collected the win Friday night, which helped propel the Toreros to a conference title with a series win against Pepperdine. On Friday, Hill (9-3) began the game by retiring the first 12 batters he faced to take a perfect game into the fifth inning before issuing as walk to the lead-off batter. The no-hitter was then broken up in the fifth, only to see Hill storm back, as he retired five of seven batters between the sixth and eight innings via the strikeout. In all, Hill allowed one run on two hits, while striking out 10 batters in his third complete game of the season.
Also Nominated: Brandon Kinser, BYU; Eli Morgan, Gonzaga; Mitchell White, Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
May 11: Nate Nolan, Saint Mary's
May 4: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
April 27: Colton Shaver, BYU
April 20: Michael Eaton, San Francisco
April 13: Taylor Jones, Gonzaga
April 6: Hutton Moyer, PepperdineMarch 30: Sam Brown, GonzagaMarch 23: Anthony Villa, Saint Mary'sMarch 16: Dillon Robinson, BYUMarch 9: Collin Ferguson, Saint Mary'sMarch 2: Tyler Frost, GonzagaFebruary 23: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa ClaraFebruary 16: Jose Vizcaino Jr., Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
May 11: David Hill
May 4: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
April 27: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
April 20: A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
April 13: Brandon Bailey, Gonzaga
April 6: Kolton Mahoney, BYU March 30: Christian Cecilio, San FranciscoMarch 23: P.J. Conlon, San DiegoMarch 16: David Hill, San DiegoMarch 9: Brandon Bailey, GonzagaMarch 2: David Hill, San DiegoFebruary 23: Tylor Megill, Loyola MarymountFebruary 16: Steven Wilson, Santa Clara