Oregon State's Susac, UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE sophomore catcher Andrew Susac has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for February 28-March 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Susac helped guide the Beavers to a 5-0 record last week, batting .500 (9-for-18) with 10 runs, three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. He had an incredible 1.055 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .608. The Roseville, Calif., native extended his hit streak to a team-best and career-long eight games. In the four wins over Hartford, Susac was 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, two home runs and all eight RBI. He leads Oregon State with a .441 batting average. Susac was also outstanding defensively over the week, tallying a 1.000 fielding percentage out of 32 chances and one pickoff at first base. He has made 81 chances without an error this season and is 3-for-9 in stolen bases against.
This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Susac and Oregon State's 57th all-time Player of the Week selection.
Bauer set career highs with 17 strikeouts in 10 innings but did not record a decision, limiting Nebraska to one run and four hits as UCLA dropped a 2-1 decision in 12 innings on Saturday. Bauer's 17 strikeouts were the most by a UCLA pitcher since Rob Henkel had 18 strikeouts on March 25, 2000, against Washington. The Valencia, Calif., native became the first Bruins pitcher to hurl more than nine innings in one game since April 29, 2006, when current Cleveland Indians starter David Huff lasted 10 innings against California. Bauer was also named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week.
This is the Bauer's fourth career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor and the 54th all-time selection for UCLA.
Also Nominated (Player): Bryce Ortega, ARIZ; Johnny Ruetigger, ASU; Matt Argyropoulos, WSU
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Kyle Simon, ARIZ; Tyler Anderson, ORE; James Nygren, OSU; Logan Odom, USC; Adam Conley, WSU
2011 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 22 - Riccio Torrez, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 1 - Chad Bunting, Jr., OF, CAL; Mar. 8 - Andrew Susac, So., C, OSU
2011 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 22 - Madison Boer, Jr., RHP, ORE; Mar. 1 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU; Mar. 8 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA