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BYU's Poulson Named Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week

May 20, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for May 20, 2013.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
DESMOND POULSON, FR., RHP, BYU
BYU junior Desmond Poulson is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. The right-hander recorded his seventh win of the season and improved his ERA from 3.04 to 2.85. He retired St. Mary's in order in the first, third and fourth innings. He pitched eight innings of work striking out five and had a 1.12 ERA for the game. The win was key in propelling the Cougars into the WCC tournament.

Also nominated: Patrick McGrath, Loyola Marymount

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 18: Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount
Feb. 25: Ryan Brockett, Saint Mary's
March 4: Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga
March 11: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
March 18: Kurt Yinger, Portland
March 25: Desmond Poulson, BYU
April 1: Ben Griset, Saint Mary's
April 8: Corey Miller, Pepperdine
April 15: Scott Frazier, Pepperdine
April 22: PJ Conlon, San Diego
April 28: Matt Florer, Loyola Marymount
May 6: Adam Cimber, San Francisco
May 13: PJ Conlon, San Diego
May 20: Desmond Poulson, BYU

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
COLTON PLAIA, SR., C, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Loyola Marymount senior Colton Plaia is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week. Plaia hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs scored, three doubles, two homers and four RBI. The native of Mission Viejo, Calif. drew three walks and stole one base while reaching at a .579 clip and slugging 1.062. Plaia hit safely in all four games, including a 4-for-5 day with two homers, three runs scored and four RBI on Friday vs. Santa Clara. It was Plaia's first multi-homer game of his career.

Also nominated: Brennon Anderson, BYU

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 18: Sam Meyer, Pepperdine
Feb. 25: Chris Woolley, San Diego
March 4: Adam Law, BYU
March 11: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 18: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 25: Austin Davidson, Pepperdine
April 1: Tommy Cheek, Loyola Marymount
April 8: Jacob Hannemann, BYU
April 15: Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
April 22: Kris Bryant, San Diego
April 28: Jeff Melby, Portland
May 6: Bob Cruikshank, San Francisco
May 13: Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's
May 20: Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount