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CALIFORNIA’s Paul Named Player of the Week

USC’s Hart Selected Pitcher of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA first baseman Chris Paul has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and USC right-handed pitcher Mitch Hart has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, the Conference office announced Monday.

Paul, a senior from Aliso Viejo, Calif., led the Golden Bears to victories in three of four games last week including two wins over No. 8 Oregon to open Pac-12 play. Paul was 6-for-10 with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and six RBI. Paul opened the week going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer to push Cal to a 13-6 victory over Pacific. In game one against Oregon he was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI and he followed the performance up by going 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the series’ second game. Paul went 0-for-1 in game three and walked three times. Paul is leading the Golden Bears with a .431 average with a team-high six doubles, a triple and a team-best four home runs and 17 RBI.

Hart, a freshman from Granite Bay, Calif., threw a gem in just his fourth collegiate start, throwing a complete-game, two-hit shutout in USC’s 11-0 victory over Washington State.  Hart had a no-hitter going through the first 5.1 innings, and did not allow a second hit until there were two down in the top of the ninth inning. The last time a Trojan threw a two-hitter was in 2009 when Anthony Vasquez threw one against Cal Poly. Hart also struck out five in the win, and walked just one.

California plays its next game on Tuesday, March 17 at San Francisco at 2 p.m. PT, before continuing Conference play with a weekend series with Washington in Seattle. USC hosts Fresno State on Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated (Player): Trever Allen, ASU; Kevin Kramer, UCLA; Bobby Stahel, USC; Max Schuman, Utah; Jack Meggs, WASH

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Ryan Burr, ASU; Ryan Mason, CAL; David Berg, UCLA;  Tyler Davis, WASH; Joe Pistorese, WSU

2015 Pac-12 Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 16    

Player: Scott Kingery, ARIZ   

Pitcher: Ryan Burr, ASU

Feb. 23    

Player: KJ Harrison, OSU    

Pitcher: Conor Harber, ORE

March 2    

Player: Chris Keck, UCLA    

Pitcher: Noah Bremer, WASH

March 9 

Player: Dante Flores, USC  

Pitcher: Andrew Moore, OSU

March 16

Player: Chris Paul, CAL 

Pitcher: Mitch Hart, USC

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