Cal Poly Pomona pitcher honored

Cal Poly Pomona right-hander Erick Ruvalcaba has been named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 2 to May 9,

Ruvalcaba, a junior from Whittier, turned in a big-time effort in Friday’s series opener against Cal State L.A. With the Broncos seeking a win to enhance their chances of earning a CCAA Tournament berth, Ruvalcaba hurled a complete-game three-hit shutout against the Golden Eagles.

In nine innings of work, Ruvalcaba walked two and struck two as he pitched the Broncos to a 6-0 victory that helped CPP earn a series split and a CCAA Tournament berth.

Cal Poly Pomona, seeded fourth in the CCAA Tournament, will face No. 1 seed UC San Diego Thursday at 3 p.m. The double-elimination tournament runs Thursday through Saturday at the University of the Pacific’s Klein Family Field in Stockton.


Wilson/CCAA Pitcher of the Week

Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Branden Petrangelo (San Francisco State);

Feb. 7-13: Daniel Simmons (UC San Diego);

Feb. 14-20: Tim Shibuya (UC San Diego);

Feb. 21-27: Scott Tully (Cal State Monterey Bay);

Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Gabriel Asakura (Cal State L.A.);

Mar. 7-13: Nick Rodarte (Cal State L.A.);

Mar. 14-20: Aaron Appino (Cal State Monterey Bay);

Mar. 21-27: Andrew Stueve (Cal State Stanislaus);

Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Vinny Pacchetti (Cal State Stanislaus);

Apr. 4-10: Gabriel Asakura (Cal State L.A.);

Apr. 11-17: Guido Knudson (UC San Diego);

Apr. 18-24: Aaron Brooks (Cal State San Bernardino);

Apr. 25-May 1: AJ Comaskey (San Francisco State);

May 2-9: Erick Ruvalcaba (Cal Poly Pomona).

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