April 4, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has announced it's Rawlings Player and Pitcher of the Week selections for April 4, 2011.
Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week:
Troy Channing, Jr., 1B, Saint Mary's
Channing hit an even .500 (7-for-14) last week, as the Gaels went 3-1. In the weekend series sweep over Southern Utah, Channing went 7-for-13 with three runs scored, two home runs, numbers 38 and 39 of his career, with six RBI. In all three games he collected multiple-hits. In doing so he extended his reached base streak to 13 consecutive games, which leads the Gaels. In game one of that series he went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two driven in with home run No. 38 for his career. In game two, he went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He finished his weekend going an impressive 3-for-4 with a run scored and three driven in as well as clubbing his 39th career home run. His 39 jacks is the all-time career record at Saint Mary's, but he is now tied for ninth all-time in the West Coast Conference and moving up, he sits just two home runs shy of eighth. For the season Channing is now hitting .295 with four home runs and 12 runs driven in, he now has six multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games, all coming in the last three weeks.
Also nominated: Bryan Haar, USD; Billy Moon, GON; Adam Clear, USF; Drew Ozanne, SCU
Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher Of the Week:
Also nominated: Marco Gonzales, GON; Paul Sewald, USD; J.R. Graham, SCU
Martin Agosta, So., RHP, Saint Mary's
Agosta threw his first career-complete game shutout on Saturday in the win over Southern Utah. In just 97 pitches, Agosta went the distance, a new career-best for innings pitched, while shutting down the Thunderbirds to just four hits and a walk, while striking out five. After issuing a leadoff single in the first and a walk in the second, Agosta retired eight consecutive batters from the third to the fifth. After allowing a single in the bottom of the fifth, Agosta retired 14-consecutive batters from the fifth to the bottom of the ninth. In his last three starts, Agosta is 3-0 with a .159 ERA, for the year he is 3-3 with a 3.12 ERA.