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Pac-12 Baseball Players of The Week - April 11, 2022

Apr 11, 2022


Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week: Nathan Martorella, California
(Jr., 1B - Salinas, Calif.)

4 GP, .526 AVG, .550 OBP, 1.158 SLG, 6 RBI, 2 HR, 8 R, 10 H, 7 XBH

  • Delivered the go-ahead hits in both of Cal's wins over Washington to secure a series victory.  Hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning of Cal's 6-3 win over UW on April 9 and doubled home the go-ahead run in the fourth inning of the series-clinching win on April 10.
  • Seven of his 10 hits went for extra bases, including two home runs and his first career triple.
  • At least one hit in all four games, including a trio of three-hit performances.
  • Surpassed 100 career hits with a 3-for-5 effort in Cal's series-clinching win over Washington on April 10.
  • Struck out just once in 19 at bats during the four-game week
  • First Cal player to win this award this season.  Last player to win it was Cole Elvis on May 24, 2021.


Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Alex Williams, Stanford
(Sr., RHP - Castro Valley, Calif.)

1 GP, 1-0, 9.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K

  • Three-hit shutout on Friday night to earn the first win in a series sweep of ASU.
  • The complete game, the first in the Pac-12 this season, was the third of Williams' career - including the first since tossing a shutout at No. 8 Texas Tech to send Stanford to the 2021 College World Series.
  • Needed 101 pitches to navigate the nine innings, working around singles in the fifth, sixth and eighth, and a walk in the fourth for ASU's only baserunners.
  • The right-hander struck out six batters to move to 3-1 on the year with the win.
  • Faced one over the minimum in the final four innings, using a double play ball in the eighth to erase a leadoff single.
  • The shutout was the sixth of the year for Stanford
  • Second time Williams has won this award, previously honored in the opening week of the 2020 season (Feb. 18). Third time a Cardinal has won this award this season with Quinn Mathews having earned it twice.

Also Nominated

Player of the Week:  Tanner Smith, ORE; Garret Forrester, OSU; Vincent Martinez, STAN; Cody Schrier, UCLA; TJ Clarkson, UTAH; Kyle Russell, WSU

Pitcher of the Week: Sam Stoutenborough, CAL; Isaac Ayon, ORE; Cooper Hjerpe, OSU; Kelly Austin, UCLA; Zac McCleve, UTAH; Grant Taylor, WSU

  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)
March 28 Ethan Long (Arizona State) Quinn Mathews (Stanford)
April 4 Trevor Halsema (USC) Cooper Hjerpe (Oregon State)
April 11 Nathan Martorella (California) Alex Williams (Stanford)