Pac-12 Announces Baseball Players of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO - The Conference office announced today Brett Cumberland of CALIFORNIA was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time this season and Ian Hamilton of WASHINGTON STATE was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for action between May 9 - 15.

Cumberland (Turlock, Calif.) played a big part in Cal outscoring Northwestern, 44-5, through the first three games of the four-game series that ends on Monday. In the first game of the series, Cumberland homered twice and also added an RBI single to score Cal’s first run of the game. His second homer of the day was a two-run shot in the sixth inning, part of a four-run frame for the Bears in their 16-0 victory. Cumberland went yard again in game two of Sunday’s doubleheader. His homer was a three-run shot that broke the game open, giving Cal a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning. The Bears went on to win, 13-2. He singled in his first at-bat of game 2 of the doubleheader, and later came around to score one of his three runs on the day. He now has 15 home runs on the season, which leads the Pac-12. His 47 RBI are also tops in the conference. This is California's 50th all-time weekly accolade.

Hamilton (Vancouver, Wash.) pitched six impressive innings to lead the Cougars to a series-clinching victory at No. 14 Washington Saturday. Hamilton struck out four and allowed just two earned runs on five hits. He allowed one run in the first and cruised throughout the day, using double plays in the third and fifth innings. Hamilton’s win was the series clincher and gave WSU its first road series win of the season and first series win in Seattle since 2004. The honor is the first of Hamilton's career and the 38th all-time for the Cougars.

The Cougars face Gonzaga on Tuesday, May 17 then host McNeese State for a four-game series this weekend, beginning on Thursday, May 19. The Golden Bears host the first place Utah Utes in a three-game series beginning on Saturday, May 21. The Pac-12 Networks full television information can be found here.

ALSO NOMINATED
Player: Tim Susnara, ORE; Luke Perisco, UCLA; Jeremy Martinez, USC; Dallas Carroll, UTAH; Shane Matheny, WSU.
Pitcher:  Jordan Aboites, ASU; Ryan Mason, CAL; Stephen Nogosek, ORE; Brian Gadsby, UCLA; Mitch Hart, USC; Dylan Drachler, UTAH.

2015-16 PAC-12 PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Date Player Pitcher
Feb. 23 Nick Madrigal, OSU Tristan Beck, STAN
Mar. 1 Alfonso Rivas III, ARIZ Colton Hock, STAN
Mar. 8 Logan Ice, OSU Erik Martinez, CAL
Mar. 14 David Greer, ASU Drew Rasmussen, OSU
Mar. 21 Bobby Dalbec, ARIZ Kyle Molnar, UCLA
Mar. 28 Timmy Robinson, USC Ryan Hingst, ASU
April 4 Brett Cumberland, CAL Travis Eckert, OSU
April 11 AJ Ramirez, USC Nathan Bannister, ARIZ
April 18 Trek Stemp, WSU Griffin Canning, UCLA
April 25 Jeremy Martinez, USC Nathan Bannister, ARIZ
May 2 Kort Peterson, UCLA Kevin Ginkel, ARIZ
May 9 Hunter Simmons, UTAH Ryan Schmitten, WASH
May 16 Brett Cumberland, CAL Ian Hamilton, WSU