SAN FRANCISCO (March 13, 2023) – Washington State reliever Connor Wilford was named the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week and one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, organizations announced Monday.
Wilford made two appearances out of the bullpen in the Cougar’s series win at No. 15 Oregon State over the weekend and combined for seven no-hit innings with nine strikeouts and just one walk. The sophomore righthander struck out six in four no-hit innings of Friday’s series-opener and came back two days later to work the fifth, sixth and seventh innings where he retired all nine hitters he faced, three via strikeout, to earn Sunday’s series-clinching win.
The Cougars went 3-1 last week with a home win over Seattle U Tuesday followed by taking two of three at No. 15 Oregon State over the weekend. WSU dropped Friday’s series opener before claiming a 6-3 win Saturday and four pitchers combined for a one-hitter in Sunday’s 3-1 victory to clinch their first series win in Corvallis since 2009.
Washington State enters the week 13-2, its best start since 2006.
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