LMU's Codie Paiva (Pitcher) & BYU's Brock Hale (Player) Collect Rawlings WCC Weekly Honors
Paiva tosses complete game shutout in Paradise; Hale raps five extra-base hits
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 5, 2018.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – CODIE PAIVA, JR., RHP – LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Pitching in Hawaii for the first time since the Hawaii State Tournament as a high school player, junior righthander Codie Paiva tossed a complete-game shutout against the Rainbow Warriors as LMU posted a 3-0 victory over Hawaii on Thursday night from Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Paiva was efficient in posting the complete-game shutout, throwing just 86 pitches, 64 for strikes, while scattering four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. With the win, Paiva moved to 1-2 on the season. The complete-game shutout is the first since Cory Abbott went the distance and blanked Gonzaga on May 13, 2017, while the shutout was the first of the year for LMU, and the first since shutting out Oregon on May 17, 2017.
Also Nominated: Daniel Bies, Gonzaga; Shelby Lackey, Pacific; Eric Lex, Santa Clara; Riley Ornido, San Francisco; Nick Sprengel, San Diego; Christian Stoutland, Pepperdine
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – BROCK HALE, JR., OF – BYU
Junior outfielder Brock Hale raised his batting average from .176 to .279 in the doubleheader on Saturday against Auburn. With two out, Hale battled to a full count then homered on the eighth pitch thrown to him with a blast over the angled wall in left field for a 3-0 lead in game one last Saturday.
Hale ended up hitting 4-for-4 in game one, including a double in game one. In the nightcap Hale pounded another dinger, again to left-center, in the fourth inning for BYU’s first run. For the weekend, Hale batted .500 (6-12) with three doubles, two homers and five RBI.
Also Nominated: Jay Schuyler, San Diego; Nick Sogard, Loyola Marymount; Ernie Yake, Gonzaga; Matthew Kanfer, Pepperdine
2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
March 5: Codie Paiva, Loyola Marymount
February 26: Paul Richan, San Diego
February 19: Paul Richan, San Diego
2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 5: Brock Hale, BYU
February 26: Tora Otsuka, San Diego
February 19: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara