Pac-12 announces Baseball Players of the Week

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that UCLA’s Jeremy Ydens was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and OREGON STATE’s Luke Heimlich was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Jeremy Ydens, So., OF, UCLA (Campbell, Calif.)

• Ydens dominated at the plate to help UCLA record a 4-0 week as the Bruins earned a non-conference win over CSUN (15-2) and swept Oregon (12-4, 15-1, 10-2) to move into a tie for third place in the Conference standings.
• The sophomore led the team in hits (11), RBIs (14), runs scored (9) and slugging (1.050) on the week while adding a .550 batting average and .524 on base percentage.
• Against the Ducks, he totaled 10 RBIs, eight runs and four extra-base hits, and also set career-highs with two home runs and five RBIs in Saturday’s victory.
• Drove in at least two runs in each game this week and is hitting .429 in Pac-12 play this season.
• Earns his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and UCLA’s 63rd all-time player award.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Luke Heimlich, Sr., LHP, Oregon State (Puyallup, Wash.)
• Heimlich improved to 13-1 after helping No. 2 Oregon State shut out USC, 4-0, in the series opener as the Beavers went on to sweep all three games last week.
• Collected his second consecutive and fourth overall pitching award this season, and seventh in the past two years (2017: Feb. 21, April 24, May 8; 2018: March 26, April 16, May 14, May 21). His eight career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors ties with fellow OSU alumnus Andrew Checketts (1996-98) for the third-most in Conference history.
• Held USC to only four hits in 8 1/3 innings and did not allow a baserunner until the sixth inning. Struck out his single-game high of 14 batters for the second consecutive week, improving to 129 strikeouts this year for the most of any Conference pitcher.
• Earned his nation-leading 13th win of the season and is now one win away from tying OSU’s single-season record.
• Collects his eighth career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award and Oregon State’s 83rd pitching nod. 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Max Flower, CAL; Gabe Matthews, ORE; Steven Kwan, OSU; Stephen Dubb, USC; Blake Clanton, WSU.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Matt Ladrech, CAL; Matt Mercer, ORE; Solomon Bates, USC; Joe DeMers, 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
May 7 Will Matthiessen, STAN Cody Deason, ARIZ
May 14 Joe Wainhouse, WASH Luke Heimlich, OSU
May 21 Jeremy Ydens, UCLA Luke Heimlich, OSU
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