Pettway, Kendall Sweep Pac-12 Weekly Awards
LOS ANGELES - After posting four wins in as many games against Loyola Marymount and Utah, the UCLA baseball team swept the Pac-12 Conference's weekly awards on Monday, with Kevin Kendall being named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and Zach Pettway earning Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors.
It marks the fourth career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor for Pettway, and first this season. Kendall earned a Pac-12 weekly award for the first time in his career. They are the first Bruins to be recognized by the Pac-12 this season since Jesse Bergin was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week following the first weekend of the 2021 campaign.
Kendall batted safely in all four of the team's games last week, going 10-17 (.588) with a .611 on-base percentage and 1.294 slugging percentage. He racked up 10 RBIs and five extra-base hits for the week, including three home runs. He was especially potent in Friday's series opener against the Utes, going 4-5 with a pair of home runs and seven RBIs. He became the first Bruin since Apr. 21, 2017 to notch seven RBIs in a single game.
Pettway meanwhile was dominant on the mound on Friday night, limiting Utah to just five hits over seven shutout innings. The Long Beach, Calif. native struck out a season-high 11 batters in the contest, and finished with no walks. Pettway posted three separate 1-2-3 innings and seemed to get stronger as the game went on; he struck out the side in the fifth, went 1-2-3 in the sixth, then capped his day with a two-K seventh inning.
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