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Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that OREGON STATE’s Adley Rutschman was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Stanford’s Brendan Beck was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Adley Rutschman, Jr., C/IF, Oregon State (Sherwood, Ore.)
5 GP, .474 AVG, 1.000 SLG, 3 HR, 7RBI, 6 R, 3 BB
Hit safely in all five games as No. 3 OSU went 4-1 on the week against San Diego State and Utah. Boasts the best on-base percentage in the country at 0.580.
• Homered in each of OSU’s three wins over Utah. His 11th home run of the season was a solo shot in the eighth inning of the second game that tied the game and enabled the Beavers to win in 11 innings.
• Racked up three base on balls for a season total of 29, second-most in the nation.
• Seven RBI on the week gave him 152 for his career, tying him for sixth-most at Oregon State.
• The junior majoring in finance was the NCAA College World Series Most Outstanding Player last year and is the projected Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.
• Earns his second-career Pac-12 weekly honor, winning his first earlier this season on March 19. This marks the 141st all-time weekly honor for the Beavers.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Brendan Beck, So., RHP, Stanford (Corona, Calif.)
1 GS, 7.1 IP, 5 K, 5 H, 0.00 ERA
• No. 5 Staford’s starter shut down No. 1 UCLA through 7.1 innings in the series opener of the then-No. 1 and No. 2 team in the country. Although he didn’t earn the decision, the Cardinal went on to win 3-2 after Will Matthiessen hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.
• Escaped jams in the fourth and sixth innings, stranding two runners in both innings to preserve Stanford’s 1-0 lead.
• Showed his range off the mound in the third when he fielded a bunt and fired to third to erase the runner in scoring position. Beck then forced an inning-ending double play on the next batter.
• The sophomore majoring in science, technology and society carries a 3.49 grade-point average. He was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention and named a freshman All-American by four outlets last season.
• Earns his first-career Pac-12 weekly honor and the 144th all-time for the Cardinal.

Player of the Week: Austin Wells, ARIZONA; Sam Wezniak, CALIFORNIA; Max Foxcroft, OREGON; Jack Stronach, UCLA; Matthew Acosta, USC.
Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Nardi, ARIZONA; Jared Horn, CALIFORNIA; Cullen Kafka, OREGON; Bryce Fehmel, OREGON STATE; Jesse Bergin, UCLA; Connor Lunn, USC; Brett Brocoff, UTAH.


 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
March 12 Hunter Bishop, Arizona State Erik Miller, Stanford 
March 19 Adley Rutschman, Oregon State Zach Pettway, UCLA
March 25 Hunter Bishop, Arizona State Ryan Garcia, UCLA
April 1 Hunter Bishop, Arizona State Brandon Eisert, Oregon State
April 8 Adley Rutschman, Oregon State Brendan Beck, Stanford