May 17, 2010
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With only two weeks left in the season, the West Coast Conference has announced its Rawlings Pitchers and Players of the week. Pepperdine's Brian Humphries earned his second WCC Rawlings Player of the Year award in two weeks. San Francisco's Stephen Yarrow earned his first player honor, while San Diego took home the pitcher award for the second week in a row with sophomore RHP Chris Jenson.
RAWLINGS CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brian Humphries, PEP, OF, SO
Sophomore Brian Humphries started and played in all five game this past week and batted .417 (10-for-24) with six runs, three doubles, a triple and a team-high eight RBI as he extended his career-long hitting streak to 11 games, which is second on the team currently to freshman Joe Sever. After going 1-for-4 in home games vs. UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 Cal State Fullerton, Humphries produced three consecutive multi-hit and multi-rbi games at Loyola Marymount and finished the series against the Lions with a .500 batting average (8-for-16) with six RBI. In game one of the LMU series, Humphries finished a home run shy of the natural cycle as he singled, doubled and tripled in his first three at-bats. He then singled twice and drove in two runs during Pepperdine's 12-5 game two victory, and in game three, finished 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. Since the start of last weekend's series at Saint Mary's, Humphries has driven in at least one run in seven of his last eight games and has doubled in six of them. He has also raised his batting average 50 points since the start of May to a season high .294.
Stephen Yarrow, USF, INF, JR
In three games, junior Stephen Yarrow batted .462 (6-for-13) with a double and two home runs, drove in four and slugged a perfect 1.000. In game two against the Pilots, Yarrow smashed a ninth inning three-run walk off home run to give the Dons the 7-6 victory and then hit his 16th homer of the season on Sunday. In 17 chances at the hot corner, Yarrow did not have an error.
Also Nominated: Clayton Eslick (Gonzaga)
RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Chris Jensen, USD, RHP, SO
Sophomore right-hander Chris Jensen (2-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Toreros, as he allowed one run on four hits in 6.0 innings of work in the win over Oregon State tis past week, which extended the Toreros wining streak to eight at the time.
Also Nominated: Ryan Carpenter (Gonzaga), Alex Gillingham (Loyola Marymount), Cole Cook (Pepperdine), Haden Hinkle (San Francisco)