April 21, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara's Matt Travis was named the West Coast Conference/Rawlings Co-Pitcher of the Week alongside Pepperdine's Greg Ramirez Monday afternoon as announced by the league office.
The senior from Glendora, Calif., picks up the honor after tossing his third complete game of the season during the Broncos' 8-2 win in their series opener against the University of Portland Thursday afternoon in Portland, Ore. The southpaw allowed only two runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out eight for his fourth victory of the season.
He lowered his season ERA down to 3.76 during the victory while taking his league only mark to 3-2 with a 4.58 ERA in five starts. Currently the team leader in innings pitched with 81 1/3 innings under his belt, Travis has struck out 48 while walking only 16 and has limited his opponents to a .251 batting average.
The pitcher of the week honor is his first this season and second of his career. He earned the honor for the first time on March 7, 2000 after he limited then No. 1 Stanford to one run on five hits in eight innings on the mound during the Broncos' 1-0 loss on March 3rd.
He shares the honor with Greg Ramirez of Pepperdine who struck out 13 batters while allowing four runs on six hits to go along with two walks in eight full innings on the bump. The Waves won the game by an 8-5 margin over San Francisco en route to a series sweep of the Dons.
Santa Clara returns to action with four games in the Bay Area this week. The Broncos will take on California in a midweek game slated for a 2:30 p.m. start Tuesday afternoon at Evans Diamond on the Cal campus in Berkeley, Calif. SCU will return to Buck Shaw Stadium for a three-game weekend series with Loyola Marymount University beginning Friday evening at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday's games are both scheduled for 1 p.m. first pitches.