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Schrier, Rajcic Sweep Pac-12 Weekly Awards

May 2, 2022
Photo: Ross Turteltaub

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA baseball team swept the Pac-12 weekly awards after a dominant performance against Arizona State this past weekend, as freshman shortstop Cody Schrier was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and sophomore right-hander Max Rajcic was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week by the league office on Monday.

This is the tenth time in program history that UCLA has swept the Pac-12 weekly awards, and the fifth time since the league moved to its current, non-divisional format in 1999. The Bruins have had a weekly sweep in each of the past three seasons, and four times total under head coach John Savage.

Thanks in part to the exploits of Schrier and Rajcic, UCLA pulled off a weekend sweep of the Sun Devils at Jackie Robinson Stadium, outscoring the visitors by a margin of 42-12.

Schrier hit safely in all four of UCLA's games last week, slashing .444/.500/.667 with six runs and a team-high nine RBIs. He had a double in each game as well, and played his usual strong defense up the middle. He is the second Bruin to win Pac-12 Player of the Week this season (Carson Yates, Mar. 7).

Rajcic meanwhile led the Bruins to a 19-2 victory over ASU on Friday night, taking a one-hitter into the ninth inning and facing the minimum through six. He set new career highs in strikeouts (11) and innings (8.1), becoming the first Bruin to take home Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors this season.

UCLA is on the road for its next five games, facing Long Beach State in a Tuesday night midweek before traveling to Seattle this weekend for a Pac-12 showdown against Washington.

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