SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After winning the first game of a Saturday doubleheader at defending national champion and unanimous preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt over the weekend, Santa Clara baseball has swept the first West Coast Conference Rawlings Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for the 2015 season. Redshirt sophomore starting pitcher Steven Wilson and junior shortstop Jose Vizcaino, Jr. garnered the honors — announced by the WCC Monday — for their performances in Nashville.
WCC RAWLINGS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - STEVEN WILSON - RS SO. - RHP
Steven Wilson set the tone for the Broncos in their Saturday victory over the Commodores. He tossed a quality start by throwing 6.0 innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader and allowing three earned runs while striking out five.
After surrendering two runs in the first, Wilson held the Commodores to a single run over the next five frames as the Broncos built a 5-3 lead through his departure after the sixth. He was the only pitcher in the series to throw more than five innings, and punctuated the effort by striking out the last batter he faced.
WCC RAWLINGS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JOSE VIZCAINO, JR. - JR. - SS
Jose Vizcaino, Jr. set the table by hitting .500 and posting a .667 on-base percentage for the Broncos on the road at Vanderbilt. He went 5-for-10 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and five walks — four of which he drew in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader. He also made seven putouts and assisted on six more as part of a 1.000 fielding percentage in 28 innings at shortstop.
The Broncos took Game 1 of that Saturday doubleheader 7-6, in which the Santa Clara junior went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. With one out in the top of the ninth, the 2014 First Team All-WCC selection stole home to break a 6-6 tie en route to a Bronco victory.
The Broncos travel to UC Davis for a 2 p.m. matchup Tuesday ahead of their home opener with Cincinnati Friday at 6 p.m. The Broncos and Bearcats play a doubleheader Saturday with first pitch of Game 1 set for 3 p.m. and Game 2 set to start roughly 30 minutes after the final out of Game 1.
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