April 22, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team swept the West Coast Conference weekly honors, with junior All-American third baseman Kris Bryant being named WCC Player of the Week, and freshman left-hander PJ Conlon being named the Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week.
Bryant, a 6-5 third baseman from Las Vegas, Nev., helped lead USD to a perfect 4-0 record this past week, as he paced the team's offense going 7-for-14 (.500) with one double, five home runs and six RBI. Bryant slugged at a 1.643 clip and had an on base percentage of .650, and was walked six times. He hit at least one home run in all four games this past week. With his five home runs, Bryant set a new USD single-season record for home runs with 20, and he has now tied the career home run record with 43. Bryant began the week going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI against UC Santa Barbara. After going 1-for-3 against Santa Clara in the series opener, he went 3-for-3 with a home run in the Saturday win over SCU, which gave him the USD single-season record, and he capped the week with a 1-for-4 one home run performance to tie the USD career home run record.
Conlon, a 6-0 left-handed pitcher from Placentia, Calif., made two appearances with one start this past week, and posted a 2-0 record. Conlon pitched in 8.2 innings, and he didn't allow a run to cross the plate, earned or unearned, and he did not issue a single walk, while recording 13 strikeouts. In his start on Sunday against Santa Clara, Conlon went 6.2 innings, allowing no runs on five hits, while striking out a career-high nine batters. In his first appearance on Friday, Conlon went 2.0 innings, allowing no runs on no hits in 2.0 innings of work to pick up the win. Conlon is now a perfect 6-0 on the season, while bolstering an impressive 1.43 ERA in 50.1 innings of work.
Bryant, Conlon and the Toreros will return to action on Tuesday when they host UC Riverside in a 6 p.m. non-cnference game at Fowler Park.