April 20, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Freshman right-hander Trevor Bauer of the UCLA baseball team has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second time this spring. Bauer threw a one-hit complete game shutout on Saturday, leading UCLA past Washington, 13-0, at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Bauer became the first UCLA pitcher to toss a one-hit complete game since April 13, 1998, when Tony Righetti limited Hawai'i-Hilo to one hit in a 16-0 win at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UCLA last limited its opponent to one hit on March 7, 2008, when Tim Murphy and Garett Claypool combined to one-hit St. Mary's in a 14-0 victory.
Bauer recorded career-highs with nine strikeouts and nine innings, throwing his first complete game as a college pitcher. He faced just 28 hitters, one batter above the minimum, and did not allow any baserunners past first base.
Bauer's bid for a no-hitter ended in the top of the sixth inning, as Washington catcher Brady McGuire led off the frame with a base-hit to left field. Bauer retired the first 13 batters he faced, before issuing a one-out walk to center fielder Caleb Brown in the top of the fifth.
A former standout at Hart High School (Newhall, Calif.), Bauer has earned the victory in each of his five starts during his freshman campaign. Sporting a 6-3 overall record and 4-0 mark in Pac-10 games, Bauer leads UCLA's pitching staff with six wins, a 2.64 ERA and 61.1 innings.
Through Sunday's conference games, Bauer ranks third in the conference in wins (six), fifth in innings (61.1), sixth in ERA (2.64) and strikeouts and 10th in opponent batting average (.225).
Bauer has become the first Bruin to earn Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors on multiple occasions in one season since Tyson Brummett captured the weekly accolade three times as a senior in 2007.
Earlier on Monday, Bauer was named one of five National Player of the Week selections by Louisville Slugger.
Also nominated: Mitchell Lambson (ASU), Kevin Miller (CAL), Erik Stavert (ORE), Kevin Rhoderick (OSU), Andrew Triggs (USC), Jeremy Johnson (WSU).