Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that WASHINGTON baseball’s Braiden Ward was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Josh Burgmann was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Braiden Ward, So., OF/INF, Washington (Merced, Calif.)
3 GP, 6 SB, .455 AVG, .727 SLG, .600 OBP, 2 RBI, 4 R

UW’s lead-off hitter stole six of his Pac-12 leading 11 bases om the season and went 5-for-11 in the Huskies’ three-game home sweep of Cal Poly.
• Last year’s Pac-12 stolen bases leader (19), Ward stole three in a game twice this past week, including in the 5-0 series finale victory where he also contributed a triple, one RBI and a walk. 
• In UW’s current six-game winning streak, Ward is hitting .522 (12-for-23) with four doubles, two triples, five RBI, 12 runs and 11 stolen bases.
• The sophomore majoring in political science earns his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 105th all-time for the Huskies. This marks the first time UW has swept the weekly honors since April 11, 2006 when MLB draftees Zach Clem and Tim Lincecum claimed the awards.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Josh Burgmann, So., RHP, Washington (Nanaimo, Canada)
1 GS, 1-0, 8.0 IP, 10 K, 0.00 ERA
• Reached double digits in strikeouts for the second-consecutive game, fanning 10 Cal Poly batters over eight innings for a 5-0 win over the Mustangs that clinched a series sweep and sixth-straight win.
• UW’s team captain only allowed two runners to reach as far as second base all game. Surrendered just three hits and walked one batter on 103 pitches.
• Nearly threw his second-consecutive complete game, throwing a seven-inning complete game with 11 strikeouts in his last outing, before UW scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to break open a 1-0 game.
• Leads the league with 26 strikeouts and holds a 2-0 record with a 0.90 ERA.
• The sophomore studying early childhood and family studies hopes to become a school counselor and works with kids in family service programs. Was also selected in the 30th round (916th overall) by St. Louis in the 2016 MLB Draft. Earns his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 106th all-time for the Huskies.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Trevor Hauver, ARIZONA STATE; Andrew Vaughn, CALIFORNIA; Spencer Steer, OREGON; Beau Philip, OREGON STATE; Maverick Handley, STANFORD; Ryan Kreidler, UCLA; Zack Moeller, UTAH.
Pitcher of the Week: Alec Marsh, ARIZONA STATE; Cole Stringer, OREGON; Kevin Abel, OREGON STATE; Carson Rudd, STANFORD; Jack Ralston, UCLA; Riley Pierce, UTAH; Hayden Rosenkrantz, WASHINGTON STATE.

2019 PAC-12 BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 Week of Player Pitcher
Feb. 19 Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State Bryce Fehmel, Oregon State
Feb. 26 Andrew Vaughn, California Brandon White, Washington State
March 5 Braiden Ward, Washington Josh Burgmann, Washington