Grand Canyon's P.J. Garcia, Brady Wager named PacWest Player, Pitcher of the Week
PHOENIX, AZ - Grand Canyon senior IF P.J. Garcia (Phoenix, AZ/Thunderbird) and junior hurler Brady Wager (Globe, AZ/Globe) have been named the PacWest Player, Pitcher of the Week.
(April 23, 2012) - Player of the Week (April 16-22)...P.J. Garcia - Grand Canyon (Sr., 5-11, 180, IF, R/R, Phoenix, AZ/Thunderbird)...led Antelopes to a 4-0 sweep of Academy of Art...hit .636 in the series...went 7 for 11 in four starts...scored five runs, drove in five more and doubled twice...walked three times and was hit by a pitch...recorded two sacrifice flys and a stolen base...posted an .818 slugging percentage and a .647 on-base mark.
(April 23, 2012) - Pitcher of the Week (April 16-22)...Brady Wager - Grand Canyon (Jr., 6-2, 205, R/R, Globe, AZ/Globe)...tossed a complete-game, nine-inning, two-hit shutout vs. Art U on April 19...won game 8-0...struck out nine and walked three...allowed a .077 batting average.
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Joey Bristyan - Grand Canyon (Sr., 5-9, 165, OF, L/L, Scottsdale, AZ/Horizon)...helped Antelopes to 4-0 series sweep vs. Art U by hitting .385 in four starts...went 5 for 13 with seven runs and three RBI...walked six times and went 4 for 4 in stolen base attempts...had a .385 slugging percentage and a .579 on-base mark.
Harlyn Griffiths - Grand Canyon (Jr., 6-1, 200, OF/P, R/R, Phoenix, AZ/Brophy Prep)...helped Antelopes to 4-0 series sweep for Art U by hitting .500 in three starts...went 6 for 12 with two runs, two doubles, five RBI and a walk...had a sacrifice bunt...posted a .667 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base mark.
Jordan Hanley - Dixie State (Jr., 5-10, 175, OF, R/R, Las Vegas, NV/Bonanza)...helped Red Storm to a 2-2 series split vs. California Baptist...hit .400 by going 8 for 20 at the plate...scored a run, doubled four times and drove in four runs...walked twice and was hit by a pitch...posted a .600 slugging percentage and a .478 on-base mark.
Jonathan James - Hawai‘i Hilo (Jr., 6-2, 190, IF, Honolulu, HI/Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama)...helped Vulcans to a 2-2 series split vs. Dixie State on April 16-17...started three games and played in all four contests in the series...hit .538 by going 7 for 13 at the plate...scored two runs and drove in three others...posted a .538 slugging rate and on-base percentage.
Derek Mendoza - Grand Canyon (Jr., 6-2, 205, IF/OF, R/R, Mesa, AZ/Red Mountain)...helped Antelopes to 4-0 series sweep for Art U by hitting .600 in four starts...went 6 for 10 with six runs, two doubles, two RBI and six walks...stole a base and had a sacrifice fly...posted an .800 slugging percentage and a .706 on-base mark.
Kevin Odom - California Baptist (Sr., 5-11, 210, IF, R/R, Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union)...led Lancers to a 2-2 series split with Dixie State and the PacWest Championship by hitting .417 in the four-game series...went 5 for 12 with five runs scored, two homers and two RBI...walked three times and was hit by a pitch...posted a .917 slugging mark and a .563 on-base rate.
Jorge Perez - Grand Canyon (Fr., 6-2, 205, P, R/R, Downey, CA/La Joya Community)...pitched a seven-inning, complete-game shutout vs. Art U on April 20 in a 4-0 win...struck out eight, did not yield a walk, and allowed just four base hits...opponents hit .167...win completed four-game series sweep.
Bryan Raines - Hawai‘i Hilo (Sr., 6-1, 175, P, Kaneohe, HI/Castle)...posted a 5-1 complete-game victory over Dixie State on April 16...tossed all nine innings...allowed one earned run while scattering nine base hits...struck out three and walked three.
Erik Wallace - California Baptist (Sr., 6-0, 245, P, R/R, Moreno Valley, CA/Vista del Lago)...earned a 5-4 win at Dixie State on April 20 in game one of a twinbill...victory came in a relief role after entering game in the fourth...tossed six innings of one-hit ball, striking out four and allowing no runs.
Coltin White - Grand Canyon (Sr., 6-2, 165, P, R/R, Mesa, AZ/Mountain View)...powered Antelopes to a 9-4 win over Art U on April 19 in game two of a doubleheader...struck out 10, walked two and allowed just two hits...did not give up a run.