Washington State baseball second baseman, Trek Stemp, helped lead the Cougars to two wins over #10 Oregon State and earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors while batting .692 over the 3-game series last week.
Heading into the series the Cougars had dropped 10 of their last 13 games and was in plenty of need for a stand out performance like this.
The Cougars dropped the first game of the series 12-3 but came back to win the final two 7-5 and 8-3. Stemp went 9-for-14 while scoring four times, once in each of the first two games and twice in the final game. In the final game he had 4 hits including two RBI.
The Pac-12 announced on Monday that Stemp had earned the accolade. The Washington State baseball twitter account followed up with a congratulatory tweet of their own.
Congrats to @UCLABaseball's Canning & @Cougbaseball's Stemp on #Pac12BSB weekly honors https://t.co/qqTQPB4vxC pic.twitter.com/deKo561rqR— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) April 18, 2016
Trek earns his 1st career @pac12 Player of the Week award after hitting .692 in the series win over #10 OSU #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/9lZxHPUk8C— WSU Baseball (@Cougbaseball) April 18, 2016
With a season batting average of .389 Stemp sits in second in the conference behind California's Brett Cumberland who is batting .400. He also is one hit behind Pac-12 conference leader Cody Ramer who has 52 hits for Arizona this season. Stemp has also made sure that they are keeping an eye on him on the base paths as well as he is tied for second in the conference in stolen bases having successfully advanced 9 times. He sits in second with fellow Cougar Derek Chapman.
The Cougars will play host to Gonzaga this evening at 5 p.m. at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman for one game before hosting USC this upcoming weekend for a 3-game set starting on Friday.
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