California's Bunting, Oregon State's Gaviglio Named Pac-10 Baseball Players of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior center fielder Chad Bunting has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week and OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 21-27, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Bunting concluded a big day at the plate on Friday versus Coastal Carolina by going 3-for-5 with two three-run homers and a career-high seven RBI as Cal won 17-0. The Ukiah, Calif., native finished the Caravelle Resorts Tournament 7-for-12 (.583) with four runs and a double. Bunting helped the Golden Bears finish with a .355 team batting average and 0.33 ERA in the tournament.

This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Bunting and California's 45th all-time Player of the Week selection.

Gaviglio allowed just two hits in the Beavers' 2-0 shutout of No. 14 Connecticut at the Kleberg Bank Classic. The Ashland, Ore., native retired the first 12 batters he faced and forced UConn to go 1-2-3 in every inning but the fifth and ninth. No runner got past first base and Gaviglio faced 29 batters, just two over the minimum. Through two games this season, Gaviglio has worked 15 1/3 innings and allowed just two runs, both unearned. He has 15 strikeouts and opponents are batting .143 against him.

This is the Gaviglio's second career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor and the 63rd all-time selection for Oregon State.

Also Nominated (Player): Robert Refsnyder, ARIZ; Zach Wilson, ASU; Aaron Jones, ORE; Parker Berberet, OSU; Beau Amaral, UCLA; Jason Monda, WSU

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Tyler Hale, ARIZ; Kramer Champlin, ASU; Kevin Miller, CAL; Christian Jones, ORE; Jordan Pries, STAN; Adam Plutko, UCLA; Adam Conley, WSU

2011 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Feb. 22 - Riccio Torrez, Jr., 3B, ASU; Mar. 1 - Chad Bunting, Jr., OF, CAL

2011 Pac-10 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 22 - Madison Boer, Jr., RHP, ORE; Mar. 1 - Sam Gaviglio, Jr., RHP, OSU

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