San Diego's Richan & Santa Clara’s Brodt Collect Debut Rawlings WCC Weekly Honors
Richan Ks 12 in 6.2 IP; Brodt hits two grand slams in the same inning
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for February 19, 2018.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – PAUL RICHAN, JR., RHP – SAN DIEGO
In season opener against California, junior righthander Paul Richan started for San Diego and completed 6.2 innings with 12 strikeouts while scattering five hits and allowing just one unearned run. After giving up a lead-off single to open game he struck out six straight Bears.
Also Nominated: Riley Gates, BYU; Ryan Shreve, Pacific
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – JAKE BRODT, SR., IF – SANTA CLARA
In game two of the season opening series against Boston College, senior infielder Jake Brodt hit two grand slams in one inning becoming just the seventh Division I player to accomplish the feat since the NCAA started to keep records in 1957. He is the first to record the feat since 2000 when T.J. Soto of Louisiana Tech did it against Western Kentucky.
In the game, Brodt hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs to help Santa Clara to a 20-9 win for Bronco head coach Rusty Filter's first win. His other home run was a solo shot to cut the deficit to 9-6 in the sixth with his first grand slam putting the Broncos ahead 11-9 in the seventh inning. And his second grand slam made it 20-9.
In the series, Brodt hit safely in all three games batting .462 (6-for-13), three home runs and 10 RBI with a slugging percentage of 1.231.
Also Nominated: Brian Hsu, BYU; Ryan Ruley, Loyola Marymount; Jay Schuyler, San Diego
2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
February 19: Paul Richan, San Diego
2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
February 19: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara