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Pac-12 Baseball Players of The Week - March 21, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Travis Bazzana, Oregon State
(Fr.,INF - Sydney, Australia)

5 GP, .333 AVG, .385 OBP, .583 SLG, 11 RBI, 2 HR, 4 R, 8 H

  • Hit safely in all five games during the week, and captured six during the three games in a series victory over Arizona State.
  • Had eight RBI in the opener Friday, just one shy of tying the Oregon State single-game record. All eight RBI came in the first four innings.  He's the first Beaver with eight RBI in a game since Shea McFeely in 2004.  The eight RBI are also the most by a Pac-12 player this season
  • Hit a grand slam in the first inning as the Beavers' scored their most runs (21) in a conference game since 2002. 
  • Hit another home run in Saturday's game en route to a 12-2 win.
  • Played flawlessly defensively, recording 17 assists over the five games.
  • First freshman to win a Pac-12 weekly award this season.
  • First Oregon State player to win this award since Jacob Melton on April 6, 2021.

Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Cooper Hjerpe, Oregon State
(So., LHP - Capay, Calif.)

1 GP, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1 H, 2 BB, 12 K

  • Struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings of work while limiting Arizona State to just one hit.  The lone hit was a single in the third inning that was stranded at first.  Walked two and ultimately faced just three batters over the minimum in the win.
  • ASU put just one runner into scoring position against Hjerpe, who got out of the fourth inning with a strikeout.
  • Struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings. The seventh was his final inning of work.  Struck out nine of the last 11 batters he faced.
  • One of eight D-1 pitchers with five wins so far this season (through Sunday's games)
  • First OSU pitcher to win this award since Hjerpe won it on May 24, 2021 (the first time he won this award).

Also Nominated

Player of the Week:  Chase Davis, ARIZ; Dylan Beavers, CAL; Anthony Hall, ORE; JonJon Vaughns, UCLA; Rhylan Thomas, USC; Johnny Tincher, WASH

Pitcher of the Week: TJ Nichols, ARIZ; Tyler Meyer, ASU; Nick Proctor, CAL; Jake Brooks, UCLA; Carson Lambert, USC; Calvin Kirchoff, WASH

  Player Pitcher
Feb. 21 Tanner O’Tremba (Arizona) Dawson Netz (Arizona)
Feb. 28 Brett Barrera (Stanford) Quinn Mathews (Stanford)
March 7 Carson Yates (UCLA) Joseph King (California)
March 14 Daniel Susac (Arizona) Adam Tulloch (Arizona State)
March 21 Travis Bazzana (Oregon State) Cooper Hjerpe (Oregon State)