California's Kobernus, UCLA's Bauer Named Pac-10 Baseball Player And Pitcher Of The Week

April 20, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and UCLA freshman right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 13 - 19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Kobernus went 11-for-19 (.579) last week with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in five games for the Golden Bears. In non-conference action, the San Leandro, Calif., native was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI at Stanford on Apr. 13 and was 3-for-5 with a two-run double and two run homer to total four RBI at UC Davis on Apr. 15. In a three-game Pac-10 series versus Oregon, Kobernus continued to showcase his offensive fire power. The junior hit .600 with a sacrifice fly, two-run home run and a grand slam to register seven RBI. He is third on the team with 29 RBI this season and is currently on an eight-game hitting streak.

This is the first weekly honor for Kobernus and the 44th all-time for California.

Bauer threw a one-hit complete game shutout on Apr. 18 as the UCLA defeated Washington, 13-0. The freshman recorded a career-high nine strikeouts in his first complete game of his collegiate career. The Valencia, Calif., native did not allow a Husky past first base as he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Bauer retired the first 13 batters faced in order before giving up a one-out walk in the top of the fifth. It was UCLA’s first one-hitter since April 13, 1998. Bauer is a perfect 4-0 in Pac-10 action and has totaled 28 strikeouts and just three walks in Conference play.

This marks the second weekly pitching honor for Bauer and the 51st overall for UCLA.

Also nominated (Player): Michael Miller, OSU; Eddie Murray, UCLA; Grant Green, USC

Also nominated (Pitcher): Mitchell Lambson, ASU; Kevin Miller, CAL; Erik Stavert, ORE; Kevin Rhoderick, OSU; Andrew Triggs, USC; Jeremy Johnson, WSU

2009 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 24 - Jason Kipnis, Jr., OF, ASU; Mar. 3 - Mark Canha, So., OF/1B, CAL; Mar. 10 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Mar. 17 - Cody Decker, Sr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 24 - Casey Haerther, Jr., INF, UCLA; Mar. 31 - Derek Jones, Fr., OF, WSU; Apr. 6 - Ryan Ortiz, Jr., C, OSU; Apr. 13 - Kyle Conley, Jr., OF, WASH; Apr. 20 - Jeff Kobernus, INF, CAL

2009 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 24 - Kevin Couture, Jr., RHP, USC; Mar. 3 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 10 - Jordan Pries, Fr., LHP, STAN; Mar. 17 - Jason Stoffel, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Mar. 24 - Mike Leake, Jr., RHP, ASU; Mar. 31 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA; Apr. 6 - Josh Spence, Jr., LHP, ASU; Apr. 13 - Rob Rasmussen, So., LHP, UCLA; Apr. 20 - Trevor Bauer, Fr., RHP, UCLA


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