Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval (Alta Loma High School) has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.
The junior right-hander earned a win for the Broncos in Saturday’s series opener against No. 19 Cal State Monterey Bay. He went seven innings and held his opponents to just a .200 average, allowing just one earned run on five hits, while striking out seven Otter batters.
This is the fourth Pitcher of the Week selection for a Cal Poly Pomona pitcher this season.
Player of the Week honors went to junior outfielder-first baseman Chris Nicholson of San Francisco State.
Cal State Fullerton senior third baseman Missy Taukeiaho collected her first Big West Conference Player of the Week honor this season – the fourth of her career – to open up league action.
Taukeiaho, a graduate of Etiwanda High School, hit .625 with two home runs and seven RBIs in a series sweep of UC Riverside. She finished the week with a .571 on-base percentage and a 1.182 slugging percentage.
Taukeiaho accounted for 13 of Cal State Fullerton’s 23 runs in three wins over UCR. In addition to driving in seven runs, she scored six times in the series to help the Titans outscore the Highlanders 23-4.
Taukeiaho was named Big West Player of the Week, while Long Beach State’s Christina Clermont was named pitcher of the week.