Kevin Milam (Pitcher) & Jackson Thoreson (Player) Lead Saint Mary’s Rawlings WCC Weekly Sweep
Surging Gaels go 4-0, including home sweep of BYU
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 7, 2018.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – KEVIN MILAM, SO., RHP – SAINT MARY’S
Sophomore righthander Kevin Milam did not allow an earned run in seven innings pitched during Thursday's series opener versus BYU, striking out a career-high 12 while scattering four hits and only walking two, helping lead the Gaels to an eventual 2-1 victory.
He retired 10 in a row from the first to the fourth innings after surrendering the unearned run in the first, throwing six shutout innings through the rest of his outing. He struck out five batters in a row and seven of eight from the first to the fourth innings, including four looking.
Also Nominated: Christian Stoutland, Pepperdine
WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – JACKSON THORESON, SR., C – SAINT MARY’S
Senior catcher Jackson Thoreson batted .533, slugged 1.067 and had an on-base percentage of .611 in four games last week, helping the Gaels go a perfect 4-0, including a sweep of preseason conference favorite BYU.
Thoreson had three multi-hit games during the week and had extra-base hits in all four contests. He hit two home runs, including a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the eighth on Thursday against BYU that helped the Gaels walk off with the series-opening win later in the ninth. He had RBIs in three games and scored runs in all four.
Also Nominated: Shane McGuire, San Diego; Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine; Jack Winkler, San Francisco; Ernie Yake, Gonzaga
2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
May 7: Kevin Milam, Saint Mary’s
April 30: Shelby Lackey, Pacific
April 23: Daniel Bies, Gonzaga
April 16: Connor Knutson, Portland
April 9: Riley Ornido, San Francisco
April 2: Alek Jacob, Gonzaga
March 26: Chris Murphy, San Diego
March 19: Daniel Bies, Gonzaga
March 12: Ken Waldichuk, Saint Mary’s
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
May 7: Jackson Thoreson, Saint Mary’s
April 30: Jay Schuyler, San Diego
April 23: Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine
April 16: Jackson Thoreson, Saint Mary’s
April 9: Kevin Collard, San Diego
April 2: Riley Helland, San Francisco
March 26: Jamey Smart, Loyola Marymount
March 19: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara
March 12: Beau Brundage, Portland
March 5: Brock Hale, BYU
February 26: Tora Otsuka, San Diego
February 19: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara