Lewis, Moore Named Big West's Best In Baseball
BRANDON LEWIS, UC IRVINE – FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • 3B • Porter Ranch, Calif. • L.A. Pierce College
• Brandon Lewis supplied the power for UC Irvine in a dominant series road sweep of Rice, earning the junior his first Big West Baseball Field Player of the Week award.
• The third baseman hit .462 (6-for-13) in the Rice series and .389 overall for the week as the ‘Eaters also played a midweek game against San Diego State.
• Five of his went for extra bases – three doubles and two home runs – and the transfer from L.A. Pierce College finished with an .889 slugging percentage.
• Lewis hit safely in all four games. He capped off the Rice series with a five RBI performance fueled by a double and homer in an 11-4 victory. He finished 3-for-4 in the contest.
• He doubled and homered in the series opener, an 11-5 win. Lewis went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, two RBI and a walk.
• The ‘Eaters outscored the Owls 29-9 in the series. Lewis contributed to 11 of those 29 runs with three runs scored and eight RBI.
• Rice suffered its first sweep at home since 1993.
Others nominated: Bradlee Beesley (Cal Poly); Hank LoForte (Cal State Fullerton); Robert Bullard (CSUN); Eric Yang (UC Santa Barbara); Alex Baeza (Hawai‘i)
WESLEY MOORE, CSUN – PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • LHP • Surrey, BC • Vauxhall Academy
• CSUN sophomore Wesley Moore earned Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors as he threw his first career shutout and complete game to help his team win the series over Gonzaga.
• The southpaw tossed a 2-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory. He had a no-hitter going for 7.2 innings before yielding a single in the eighth. He promptly tallied one of his six strikeouts on the next batter to get out of the inning.
• Moore issued just one walk – the very first batter of the game – and proceeded to retire 19 in a row.
• Moore, had never pitched more than five innings in any of his previous 17 appearances, shut down a Zags offense that went on to score 26 runs in the other three games of the series.
• Moore has allowed just three hits over 13.2 innings of work this season.
Others nominated: Darren Nelson (Cal Poly); Tanner Bibee (Cal State Fullerton); Tanner Brubaker (UC Irvine); Shamus Lyons (UC Riverside); Michael McGreevy (UC Santa Barbara); Dylan Thomas (Hawai‘i)