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LMU's Lowenstein, Gonzaga's Olson collect weekly awards

May 21, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Week for May 21, 2012.

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
TYLER OLSON, SR., LHP, GONZAGA

Gonzaga senior Tyler Olson is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. The lefty fired eight solid innings Friday to help Gonzaga beat Portland, 12-4. He fanned five and allowed one run on five hits and a walk. After allowing the only run in his outing in the third, he went on to retire 15 of the remaining 17 batters he faced before handing the ball to the bullpen in the ninth.

Also nominated: Marc Oslund, BYU; Eric Karch, Pepperdine

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Scott Frazier, Pepperdine
Feb. 27: Corey Miller, Pepperdine
March 5: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
March 12: Owen Jones, Portland
March 19: Kyle Zimmer, San Francisco
March 26: Mason Marshall, BYU
April 2: Abe Bobb, San Francisco
April 9: Jon Moscot, Pepperdine
April 16: Michael Wagner, San Diego
April 23: Elliott Waterman, San Francisco
April 30: Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga
May 7: Abe Bobb, San Francisco
May 14: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
May 21: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MATT LOWENSTEIN, JR., OF, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

Loyola Marymount junior Matt Lowenstein is the Rawlings WCC player of the week. Lowenstein hit .533 (8-for-15) with six runs scored, five walks and a RBI last week. The leadoff hitter was outstanding in the series against Pepperdine, hitting .700 (7-for-10) with four runs scored, a double and four walks. He reached base in each of his first 10 plate appearances against the Waves (a span of two complete games). The native of Chino Hills, Calif. slugged .800 and reached at a .786 clip.

Also nominated: Kelton Caldwell, BYU; Alex Stanford, Gonzaga; Joe Sever, Pepperdine; Pat Stover, Santa Clara

2012 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 20: Kris Kauppila, Portland
Feb. 27: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 5: Troy Channing, Saint Mary's
March 12: Dillon Haupt, San Diego
March 19: Kris Bryant, San Diego
March 26: Royce Bolinger, Gonzaga
April 2: Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount
April 9: Alex Wolfe, BYU
April 16: Joe Sever, Pepperdine
April 23: Corey LeVier, San Diego
April 30: Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's
May 7: Kris Bryant, San Diego
May 14: Joe Sever, Pepperdine
May 21: Matt Lowenstein, Loyola Marymount