Oregon State's Dunn, UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE junior infielder Ryan Dunn 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 April 4-10, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Dunn was a key part of Oregon State's offense during the week, despite batting in the No. 8 spot of the order. The Bend, Ore., native hit .429 over four games, in which the Beavers went 4-0, including a sweep of No. 5 Arizona State. Dunn tallied three multiple-hit efforts, three doubles, one home run and six RBI. He finished the week with six runs and six hits. Dunn went 6-for-11 (.545) in Oregon State's first ever sweep of the Sun Devils in Corvallis and the first in any location since 1966.
This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Dunn and Oregon State's 58th all-time Player of the Week selection.
Bauer threw his seventh career complete game on Saturday, striking out 15 batters in UCLA's 10-3 win over Washington State. The Valencia, Calif., native threw his second complete game of 2011, with both coming in Pac-10 play. Bauer recorded at least 15 strikeouts for the third time in his career. He now has 27 wins as a Bruin, tied for the most in school history with Alex Sanchez (1985-87). Bauer pushed his UCLA record-leading career strikeout total to 354 and moved into seventh place on the school's all-time innings pitched list (301.1). He was also named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
This is the Bauer's sixth career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor and the 56th all-time selection for UCLA.
Also Nominated (Player): Cody Regis, UCLA
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Matt Chaffee, ARIZ; Alex Keudell, ORE; Sam Gaviglio, OSU; Mark Appel, STAN; Austin Wood, USC; Aaron West, WASH
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; Mar. 14 - Matt Newman, Sr., OF, ASU; Mar. 21 - Aaron Jones, Fr., OF, ORE; Mar. 28 - Ricky Oropesa, Jr., 1B, USC; Apr. 4 - Lonnie Kauppila, Fr., 2B, STAN; Apr. 11 - Ryan Dunn, Jr., INF, 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; Mar. 14 - Logan Odom, Sr., RHP, USC; Mar. 21 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU; Mar. 28 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 4 - Kurt Heyer, So., RHP, ARIZ; Apr. 11 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA