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Jonah Advincula named Pac-12 Player of the Week

The junior outfielder helped lead the Cougs to a 4-0 start on the season

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Washington State outfielder Jonah Advincula was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday after helping lead the Cougs to a 4-0 start on the season. Originally from Santa Clara, California, the junior transfer from Redlands University impressed in his first week in the Pac-12.

The 4-0 start is the best start since 2010, a season that ended in the NCAA Regional Final and a 37-22 record.

Advincula went 8-16 over the weekend and notched two doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI’s, three stolen bases, and scored four times. This is nothing new for him as last season he hit .430 and had three doubles, five triples, and 17 home runs while striking out just 9 times in the 39 games he played for Redlands.

The Cougs bats were hot all weekend and started the season with a 7-0 victory over Villanova. They then exploded for 39 runs on Saturday in a double header. In the first game against UC Riverside, Advincula went 4-5 with a double, a triple, two homeruns, a walk, and a stolen base in the 17-4 victory. In the 22-7 victory over Villanova later that day he went 1-4 with 3 RBI’s and was hit by a pitch twice. Sunday’s 8-6 victory over UC Riverside included going 3-5 with a double and two RBI’s.

Advincula and the Cougs will look to keep up the hot start this weekend at the Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego that begins on Friday with a matchup against UC Irvine, they will then play San Diego State on Saturday and UC San Diego on Sunday. They will wrap things up against UNLV on Monday before returning home for their home opener the following weekend against Southern Indiana.



Pac-12 Baseball Weekly Awards - Feb. 20, 2023

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jonah Advincula, Jr., OF, Washington State (Santa Clara, Calif.)

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