Oregon State's Keyes, UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE freshman infielder/designated hitter Kavin Keyes 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 11-17, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Keyes had an outstanding weekend, hitting safely in all three games in the Beavers' first-ever series sweep of Stanford. The Sandy, Utah, native was 6-for-11 (.545) with a double and six RBI. Keyes extended his hit streak to a season-best 14 games, which ties Andrew Susac for the most by an Oregon State player this season. He is 21-for-47 (.446) with seven RBI during the streak. Keyes had the game-winning RBI in two of the three games this weekend. He ranks second on the team with a .361 batting average and is hitting .452 in Pac-10 play, which is also second.
This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Keyes and Oregon State's 59th all-time Player of the Week selection.
Bauer threw his second-consecutive complete game in Pac-10 play, scattering four hits and logging 13 strikeouts in UCLA's 4-0 win over Arizona on Saturday. The Valencia, Calif., native fired his eighth career complete game and third career complete game shutout. Bauer became UCLA's career wins leader, notching his 28th career victory to surpass Alex Sanchez (1985-87). He has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in eight of his nine starts this season. He was also named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
This is the Bauer's seventh career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor, fourth this season and the 57th all-time selection for UCLA.
Also Nominated (Player): Joey DeMichele, ASU; Chadd Krist, CAL; Beau Amaral, UCLA
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Dixon Anderson, CAL; Tyler Anderson, ORE; Sam Gaviglio, OSU, Logan Odom, USC
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; Apr. 18 - Kavin Keyes, Fr., INF/DH, 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; Apr. 18 - Trevor Bauer, Jr., RHP, UCLA