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Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

Mar 3, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that UCLA's Matt McLain was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and fellow Bruin Zach Pettway was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Matt McLain, So., SS, UCLA (Tustin, Calif)
4 GP, .429 AVG., .455 OBP, .667 SLG, 8 RBI, 6 R, 9 H, 1 BB
• Keyed then-No. 8 UCLA's offense in a 4-0 week as the Bruins topped Pepperdine at home (8-2), then then-No. 16 Oklahoma State (8-1), Texas A&M (10-2) and Illinois (14-1) to remain undefeated this season. 
• Named the Frisco College MVP after going 8-17 in the tournament with a home run and seven RBIs to help the Bruins outscore their opponents 40-6.
• Notched a career-high four hits and matched his career-high with four RBIs on Sunday versus Illinois to help maintain his triple crown team lead (.417 avg., 3 HR, 17 RBIs).
• This marks the first-career player of the week award for McLain, UCLA’s 80th all-time nod.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Zach Pettway, Jr., RHP, UCLA (Long Beach, Calif.)
1 GP, 7 IP, 2 H, 0.00 ERA, 4 K
Tossed seven shutout innings against No. 16 Oklahoma State on Friday night as UCLA won its Frisco College Classic opener 8-1, to help the Bruins maintain their perfect season record (11-0).
Gave up only two hits and walked just one, just his first walk of the season.
Lowered his season ERA to 0.92 and earned a win while facing the Cowboys to move to 2-0 this season.
• Pettway earns his second-consecutive and second-career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor, UCLA’s 81st all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Tyler Thornton, ASU; Joseph King, CAL; Peyton Fuller, ORE; Christian Chamberlain, OSU; Alex Williams, STAN; John Beller, USC; D. Watson, UTAH; Stevie Emanuels, WASH; Zane Mills, WSU
Pitcher of the Week: Drew Swift, ASU; Brandon McIllwain, CAL; Aaron Zavala, ORE; Kyler McMahan, OSU; Brock Jones, STAN; Ben Wanger, USC; Trey Clarkson, UTAH; Preston Viltz, WASH; Justin Van de brake, WSU

2020 PAC-12 BASEBAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 

Week of  Player Pitcher
Feb. 18 Austin Wells, Arizona Alex Williams, Stanford
Feb. 25 Quentin Selma, California Zach Pettway, UCLA
Mar. 3 Matt McLain, UCLA Zach Pettway, UCLA