Pac-12 Baseball Weekly Awards – April 8, 2024

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Gavin Turley, So., OF, Oregon State (Chandler, Ariz.)              
» 5 GP, .455 AVG, .500 OBP, .955 SLG, 11 RBI, 3 HR, 2 2B, 8 R, 10 H, 3 BB, 21 TB

  • Led Oregon State to a 5-0 week, which included a sweep of Arizona State
  • Recorded multiple hits in 4 of the Beavers’ 5 games, including 3 in each of the 2 series finales
  • Hit 3 home runs, including 2 in the series with the Sun Devils. Hit 1 in the 1st inning in Game 2, then followed that with a solo shot Sunday in the 7th inning to give the Beavers insurance runs
  • Led Oregon State with 11 RBI on the week, and drove in 2 or more in 4 of the 5 games
  • Also walked 3 times to record a .500 on-base percentage. Finished with an OPS of .955
  • Scored 8 runs and tallied 2 doubles
  • 2nd time in his career winning the award after winning it in February 2023
  • 5th time in 8 weeks this season that an Oregon State player has won this award

ALSO NOMINATED: Owen Cobb, STAN; Tommy Splaine, ARIZ; Ryan Jackson, USC; Landon Frei, UTAH; Logan Johnstone, WSU

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Jacob Kmatz, Jr., RHP, Oregon State (Albuquerque, N.M.)                 
» 1 GS, 1-0, CG, 9.0 IP, 1.00 ERA, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K,  0 BB, 6.0 K/9, 0.44 WHIP

  • Tossed his 1st career complete game as Oregon State defeated Arizona State, 9-1, on Saturday
  • Faced the minimum over the first 8 innings and his lone blemish was a pinch-hit home run by the Sun Devils in the 9th inning
  • Scattered 4 hits and did not walk a batter. ASU had opened the series with 8 runs on 11 hits in the opener Friday and had a team batting average in the .280 range leading up to the game
  • Recorded all 6 strikeouts from the 5th inning on
  • Improved to 4-1 on the year, sporting a 2.89 ERA. He has 38 strikeouts to 11 walks in 43 2/3 innings.
  • 2nd time this season and 2nd time in his career winning this award after previously claiming it on February 26th of this season
  • 2nd Pac-12 pitcher to win twice this season, joining Stanford’s Christian Lim
  • 2nd time this season that Oregon State has won both the Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week in the same week (Feb. 26)

ALSO NOMINATED: Cam Walty, ARIZ; Micah Ashman, UTAH; Christian Lim, STAN; Logan Mercado, ORE; Rashad Ruff, UCLA; Tyler Stromsborg, USC

2024 Pac-12 Baseball Weekly Awards

Feb. 19Travis Bazzana, Oregon StateJackson Kent, Arizona
Feb. 26Mason Guerra, Oregon StateJacob Kmatz, Oregon State
March 4Travis Bazzana, Oregon StateChristian Lim, Stanford
March 11Jacob Walsh, OregonMatt Scott, Stanford
March 18Jeter Ybarra, WashingtonConnor Markl, Arizona State
March 25Travis Bazzana, Oregon StateChristian Lim, Stanford
April 1Ryan Campos, Arizona StateGrant Taylor, Washington State
April 8Gavin Turley, Oregon StateJacob Kmatz, Oregon State

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