San Diego’s Murphy (Pitcher) & BYU’s Favero (Player) Earn Rawlings Weekly Honors

May 14, 2018

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Rawlings Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 14, 2018.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK – CHRIS MURPHY, SO., LHP – SAN DIEGO
In Saturday’s 5-0 win at Portland sophomore lefthander Chris Murphy pitched a complete-game four-hitter against the Pilots. He struck out six Pilots and walked five. The win improved his record to 6-5 and it was his first complete game of the season.

Also Nominated: Alex Barden, Santa Clara; Landen Bourassa, San Francisco; Marc Lardner, Gonzaga; Jonathan Pendergast, Pepperdine

WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – NATE FAVERO, SR., IF – BYU
Senior infielder Nate Favero had a monster week, especially in the San Francisco series, finishing with a double and three singles in five at bats in the 9-2 win in game one at USF; he had a single, double and homer a 2-run towering homer well above the rightfield ribbon netting) in four at bats of the 9-7 win in game two; and concluded the series in San Francisco with a double and a single, tying for the team lead with a pair of hits in the 6-2 loss in game 3.

He led BYU in hits for games one and two at USF when the Cougars snapped a 7-game losing streak. For the week he batted .556 (10-18) with three doubles, a homer, five runs and five RBI.

Also Nominated: Brhet Bewley, San Diego; Matt Kanfer, Pepperdine; Michael Perri, San Francisco; Matt Smithwick, Santa Clara

2018 WEST COAST CONFERENCE RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
May 14: Chris Murphy, San Diego
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 14: Nate Favero, BYU
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


 

 

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