Filia, Andrews Named Baseball Players of the Week
Mikey Filia of UC Irvine and Clayton Andrews of Long Beach State nabbed this week's baseball honors as both helped their teams to conference series victories.
MIKEY FILIA, UC IRVINE – FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • OF • Irvine, Calif. • Irvine HS
➜ UC Irvine sophomore Mikey Filia capitalized on his recent insertion into the lineup, hitting .538 in a series victory over Cal Poly for his first career Big West Baseball Field Player of the Week award.
➜ The center fielder notched seven hits in 13 at-bats to lead the Anteater offense, which doubled his hit total for the season.
➜ Filia collected a career-high four hits in Friday’s 3-1 win. He scored a pair of runs in addition to his 4-for-4 night at the plate.
➜ He went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Mustangs.
➜ On Sunday, Filia produced his second multi-hit performance of the series, finishing 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in the 4-1 victory. Filia hit leadoff for the first time in that game.
➜ Filia had an impressive outfield assist in the Friday win as he threw out Alex McKenna at the plate to preserve a one-run edge.
Others nominated: Kyle Marinconz (Cal Poly); Hank LoForte (Cal State Fullerton); Kevin Riley (CSUN); Jarren Duran (Long Beach State); Dylan Orick (UC Riverside); Ethan Lopez (Hawai‘i)
CLAYTON ANDREWS, LONG BEACH STATE – PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Junior • LHP • Rohnert Park, Calif. • Cabrillo College
➜ Long Beach State junior Clayton Andrews earned his second straight and third overall Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week award with another dominating performance.
➜ The southpaw hurled seven scoreless innings in a 12-0 win against UC Santa Barbara and lowered his ERA to 2.37.
➜ Andrews struck out eight and did not walk a batter while allowing only five Gaucho baserunners and no extra-base hits.
➜ Andrews has fanned eight or more hitters in six of his last seven starts. His strikeout of Andrew Martinez in the sixth inning gave him 100 for the season.
➜ Over his last three starts, Andrews has allowed just one run in 22 innings (0.41 ERA) with 30 strikeouts in that span.
➜ He has walked just one batter over the last 33 innings spanning his last five starts.
Others nominated: Taylor Dollard (Cal Poly); Colton Eastman (Cal State Fullerton); Hayden Shenefield (CSUN); Jordan Bocko (UC Irvine); Trenton Toplikar (UC Riverside); Dylan Thomas (Hawai‘i)