Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that OREGON’s Spencer Steer was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and UCLA’s Ryan Garcia was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Spencer Steer, Jr., INF, Oregon (Long Beach, Calif.)
4 GP, .474 AVG, .524 OBP, .947 SLG, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB
• Knocked in two grand slams and had three multi-RBI games as Oregon went 3-1 on the week, including a rivalry victory over No. 4 Oregon State and a series win over Washington State.
• In Oregon's Civil War victory over OSU on Tuesday, Steer delivered an RBI single in the Ducks' four-run eighth inning in a 12-8 win. The game was tied 8-8 heading into the eighth.
• In the series finale at WSU, he blasted two home runs, including a two-out grand slam to tie the game in the top of the ninth and send the game into extra innings. Tied a career-high with five RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
• On a 14-game hitting streak, tied for the third-longest at Oregon since baseball returned in 2009 and is one game shy of tying the longest streak.
• Also honored by Collegiate Baseball as national player of the week.
• The junior majoring in general social science earned a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention last year for maintaining a grade-point average over 3.0. He was selected in the 29th round (872nd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
• Earns his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 15th all-time for the Ducks.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Ryan Garcia, Jr., RHP, UCLA (Sierra Madre, Calif.)
1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 13 K, 3 H
• Tossed seven scoreless innings as No. 1 UCLA shutout No. 15 East Carolina 3-0 and completed the three-game series sweep.
• Fanned 13 batters, a new career-high, which included striking out the side in the second and fourth innings. He is the first Bruin with 13 strikeouts in over five years.
• Limited ECU to just one runner in scoring position, and it was the first batter of the game.
• After striking out 11 batters last week at Stanford, he is the first Bruin with 10+ Ks in back-to-back starts since Griffin Canning 2017.
• Owns the best WHIP (0.82) and the second-best ERA (1.32) in the Conference this year.
• Named one of Collegiate Baseball’s national players of the week.
• The junior earns his second-career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor, winning his first earlier this year on March 25. This marks the 75th all-time weekly pitching honor for the Bruins.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Alex McGarry, OREGON STATE; Kyle Stowers, STANFORD; Michael Toglia, UCLA; Erick Migueles, UTAH; Collin Montez, WASHINGTON STATE
Pitcher of the Week: Alec Marsh, ARIZONA STATE; Jared Horn, CALIFORNIA; Grant Gambrell, OREGON STATE; Erik Miller, STANFORD; Brett Brocoff, UTAH.

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
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 
April 15 Spencer Steer, Oregon Ryan Garcia, UCLA
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