Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that ARIZONA’s Nick Quintana was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and UCLA’s Jack Ralston was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Nick Quintana, Jr., INF, Arizona (Las Vegas, Nev.)
4 GP, .476 AVG, .810 SLG, 4 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 5 XBH
• Led the Wildcats’ hot bats to a 3-1 weekend, including a pivotal Conference sweep over Oregon. Arizona scored 54 runs against the Ducks with Quintana contributing to 20 of them.
• In the victory on Saturday, the Wildcats were down three runs in the bottom of the seventh before Quintana hit a three-run shot to tie the game and set the stage for a comeback 9-8 win. It was his team-leading 11th home run of the season.
• Arizona scored 28 runs in the series finale, the most runs by a Pac-12 team this season, and he provided a season-high five RBI. His 57 RBI on the season leads the league and is the 15th-most in the nation.
• The junior earns his second-career Pac-12 Player of the Week nod, previously winning once as a freshman, and the first of the season for UA. It marks the 68th weekly honor for the Wildcats.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Jack Ralston, R-Jr., RHP, UCLA (Newhall, Calif.)
1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 7 K, 3 H, 1 BB

• Threw seven shutout innings to lead No. 1 UCLA to an 18-3 series-clinching win over No. 20 Arizona State.
• Surrendered just three hits to a lethal Sun Devil offense that ranks in the top 10 nationally in batting average, home runs, scoring and slugging percentage.
• Retired 17-consecutive batters between the second and seventh innings, one-upping his previous team-best streak of 14 retired batters he set last week against Utah. Did not allow a baserunner from the third to the sixth inning.
• Moved to 8-0 on the year, tying for the Conference lead in wins, and lowered his ERA to 2.57.
• The junior sociology major earns his first-career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor. It marks the Bruins’ fifth pitcher of the week honor in the last eight weeks, and second-straight, and their 77th all-time nod.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Noah Cardenas, UCLA; CJ Stubbs, USC; Mason Cerrillo, WASHINGTON; Tyson Guerrero, WASHINGTON STATE.
Pitcher of the Week: Vince Vannelle, Arizona; Kyle Hurt, USC; Davis Baillie, 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
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
April 22 Brandon Wulff, Stanford Jared Horn, California
April 29 Will Matthiessen, Stanford Ryan Garcia, UCLA
May 6 Nick Quintana, Arizona Jack Ralston, UCLA

 

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