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Big West Players of the Week

UC-Irvine Brock Bardeen

UC-Irvine Brock Bardeen


Leading their respective teams to impressive wins last week earned UC Irvine’s Brock Bardeen Big West Pitcher of the Week honors and Cal State Fullerton’s Josh Fellhauer Big West Player of the Week accolades, for the week ending March 15.

Bardeen picked up two of UC Irvine’s three wins on the mound last week. In the midweek contest at USC, following a clutch game-tying hit in the ninth, he was handed the ball in relief in the bottom of the 10th and shutout the Trojans in the final three innings to earn the win. Bardeen, who had not pitched in a college game prior to this season, struck out three and scattered three hits. In the series opener against Tulane, the Fallbrook, Calif., native backed up his sixth-inning grand slam with a solid performance on the bump. He pitched 1.2 innings, struck out two and did not allow a walk.

Fellhauer collected five consecutive multi-hit contests to guide Cal State Fullerton to a 4-1 week against Rhode Island and nationally-ranked Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. In Tuesday’s 15-5 win at Texas A&M, the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Over the weekend the Titans played in the Oklahoma State Tournament in Stillwater, Okla. They opened the three-day event with a doubleheader sweep of Rhode Island and Oklahoma State. Against the Rams, Fellhauer tallied three RBI, a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt. In the night cap versus the Cowboys, the junior outfielder went 3-for-5 with a double and scored two runs, while driving in one. In the final two contests of the tournament, Fellhauer hit .625 (5-for-8), scored one run and added an RBI to his total. For the week, he hit .667 with two doubles and two home runs, while registering five runs scored, nine RBI and two stolen bases.

Other pitchers nominated: DJ Mauldin (Cal Poly), Scott Chew (UC Davis), Paul Bargas (UC Riverside), Hunter Carnevale (Pacific)
Other players nominated: Wes Dorrell (Cal Poly), Ryan Pineda (Cal State Northridge), Ty Kelly (UC Davis), Cory Olson (UC Irvine), Carl Uhl (UC Riverside), Robby Cummings (UC Santa Barbara), Kurt Wideman (Pacific)

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