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WCC Announces Rawlings Pitcher and Player of the Month

June 5, 2013

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

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE MONTH
PATRICK McGRATH, JR., RHP, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Loyola Marymount junior Patrick McGrath is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Month for April. McGrath went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA over two starts in the month of May. He allowed just two runs over 15 innings of work, surrendering only 10 hits and three walks while striking out 11. McGrath beat BYU and Santa Clara, including tossing his first career completegame against the Broncos on May 18. McGrath went the distance and needed only 91 pitches to complete the game, allowing just one run on four hits and no walks while striking out six. The victory pushed McGrath's record to 5-2 on the season, while he finished the year with a 2.43 ERA, including a 1.38 ERA against WCC opponents.

Also nominated: Jeff Barker, BYU.

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PITCHER OF THE MONTH
February: Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount
March: Ben Griset, Saint Mary's
April: Tyler Olson, Gonzaga
May: Patrick McGrath, Loyola Marymount

RAWLINGS WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
AUSTIN GREEN, SR., C, SAN DIEGO
San Diego senior catcher Austin Green is the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Month for April. Green helped lead USD to a 9-5 record in May, including winning the WCC Tournament championship. Green was named to the All-WCC Tournament team, and he was also named All-WCC Honorable mention. For the month, Green led the team's offense, as he went 30-for-62 (.482) with six doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI. Green had several great performances in May, including a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI day against Portland. He also went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a win against Saint Mary's. He also went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI in a loss to UC Riverside. He altogether had 12 multi-hit games in May, including finishing the month recording multi-hit games in 10 of the final 11 games on the month.

Also nominated: Adam Law, BYU; Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount.

2013 RAWLINGS WCC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
February: Chris Woolley, San Diego
March: Kris Bryant, San Diego
April: Zachary Turner, San Francisco
May: Austin Green, San Diego