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Pac-12 announces baseball players of the week

Mar 10, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that WASHINGTON STATE's Kyle Manzardo was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and USC’S John Beller was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Kyle Manzardo, So., INF, Washington State (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)
4 GP, .556 AVG, .619 OBP, 1.000 SLG, 9 RBI, 2HR, 11 R, 10 H, 2 BB
• Helped Washington State to its first four-game series sweep since 2017 as the Cougs took four from Niagara (16-7, 6-3, 10-4, 15-2).
• Posted three RBI and a double in Thursday’s matchup against the Purple Eagles.
• The junior broke a 3-3 tie with a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning of Friday's 6-3 win.
•Added four more hits Saturday and capped his weekend with five runs scored and a two-run home run in his last at-bat Sunday.
• Holds the second-highest batting average in the Conference (.431) and is tied for the league-lead in doubles this season (7).
• This marks the first-career player of the week award for Manzardo, WSU’s 81st all-time weekly nod.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: John Beller, Jr., LHP, USC (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
1 GP, 8 IP, 2 H, 1.13 ERA, 7 K
Led the Trojans to a 2-1 win over the 2019 College World Series Champion No. 2 Vanderbilt on Saturday.
• Gave up a homer on the first pitch of the game and then allowed just one single for the next 8.0 innings.
• Added seven strike outs and walked two to help top the Commodores.
• Allowed just one run over his last two starts in 15.0 innings of work this season.
• Beller claims his second-career pitcher of the week honor and the 68th all-time for the Trojans.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Hunter Branden Boissiere, ARIZ; Jump, ASU; Nathan Martorella, CAL; Mikey Perez, UCLA; Vinny Zavolta, UTAH; Noah Hsue, WASH.
Pitcher of the Week: Garrett Irvin, ARIZ; Boyd Vander Kooi, ASU; Grant Holman, CAL Brett Walker, ORE; Quinn Mathews, STAN; Zach Pettway, UCLA; Riley Pierce, UTAH; Jack Enger, WASH; A.J. Block, 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
Mar. 10 Kyle Manzardo, Washington State John Beller, USC