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Pac-12 announces Baseball Players of the Week

Apr 30, 2018


SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that OREGON STATE’s Steven Kwan was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and OREGON’s Kenyon Yovan was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Steven Kwan, Jr., OF, Oregon State (Fremont, Calif.)
• Kwan recorded 12 hits to help Oregon State to a 3-1 record last week, including a series win over Arizona State and non-conference triumph over Portland.
• Registered multiple hits in three of the four games, going 12-of-18 (.667) for a .714 on base percentage and 1.056 slugging percentage with three walks and two RBIs.
• Tied the Beavers’ single-game record with five hits versus Portland while tallying two triples and a homer for a .833 on base percentage during the game.
• Improved his season-long on base percentage to .464, which ranks seventh in the Conference, and also sits third with five triples this season.
• Earns first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season and Oregon State’s 54th weekly player nod.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Kenyon Yovan, So., RHP, Oregon (Beaverton, Ore.)
• Yovan dominated the mound with a career-high 15 strikeouts to earn the win over USC, 9-2, on Saturday.
• Despite rainy conditions and a 31-minute delay, Yovan allowed just five hits in eight innings without surrendering a walk in the game, opposed to the Trojans’ 13 walks and two hit batters.
• 15 strikeouts in a single game ranks third in Oregon history and is the seventh-most by a pitcher in the NCAA and most of any Pac-12 pitcher this season. The sophomore has totaled 75 strikeouts for the second-most in the league thus far.
• Served as the designated hitter in three games during the week, recording two hits and a double.
• Collects second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award this season (April 2) and Oregon’s 61st all-time weekly honor.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Jakob Goldfarb, ORE; Tim Tawa, STAN; Chase Strumpf, UCLA; Dashawn Keirsey Jr., UTAH; Nick Kahle, WASH.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Matt Ladrech, CAL; Luke Heimlich, OSU; Tristan Beck, STAN; Ryan Garcia, UCLA; Josh Tedeschi, UTAH; Lucas Knowles, WASH; Scotty Sunitsch, WSU.

 Week of Player Pitcher
Feb. 20 Trevor Larnach, OSU Tristan Beck, STAN
Feb. 27 Jonah Davis, CAL Joe DeMers, WASH
March 6 Spencer Torkelson, ASU Tristan Beck, STAN
March 12 Andrew Vaughn, CAL Parker Kelly, ORE
March 19 Gage Canning, ASU Kyle Hurt, USC
March 26 Brandon Wulf, STAN Luke Heimlich, OSU
April 2 Andrew Vaughn, CAL Kenyon Yovan, ORE
April 9 Chase Strumpf, UCLA Scotty Sunitsch, WSU
April 16 Trevor Larnach, OSU Luke Heimlich, OSU
April 23 Andrew Vaughn, CAL Parker McFadden, WSU
April 30 Steven Kwan, OSU Kenyon Yovan, ORE