May 12, 2009
|CONFERENCE PLAY CONCLUDES THIS WEEK|
|The West Coast Conference closes out conference play this weekend with Gonzaga, LMU, San Francisco, and Pepperdine still in the hunt for a spot in this year's WCC Championship Series. The Dons would need either Gonzaga or LMU to sweep the other as well as sweep their remaining series against Portland. The Waves would need the Dons to lose one game and have Gonzaga sweep LMU as well as a sweep in their remaining series against Santa Clara.|
This week, the matchup between Gonzaga and LMU highlights this week's slate of games as the two are currently tied for first place in the standings. The winner of this series will be given the regular season title as well as a spot in the WCC Championship Series. Be sure to log onto wccsports.com this week for an interview with Kendall Rogers of Yahoo!/Rivals Sports.
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|AROUND THE WCC|
WCC April Player of the Month: Tyson Van Winkle, GON
Tyson Van Winkle of Gonzaga went 33-for-67 (.493) to lead all hitters during the month of April. He tallied seven doubles, two home runs, and 20 RBanced/langs/en.js"> I while slugging at .687 and reaching base at a clip of .551. In 16 games over the month, he had 12 multi-hit games, an eight game hitting streak, and had back-to-back games of five and four hits. He also had six multi-RBI games and had a hit in eight straight plate appearances at one point.
WCC April Pitcher of the Month: Lee Roberts, LMU
WCC/Rawlings Co-Pitcher of the Week: AJ Griffin, USD
WCC/Rawlings Co-Pitcher of the Week: Matt Hiserman, USF
WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week: Matt Long, SCU
Also Nominated: Drew Johnson, USF; Alex Rivers, 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|