WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington State University junior Yale Rosen was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for March 31-April 6, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced, Monday.
Rosen batted .700 (7-for-10) in leading the Cougars to a three-game sweep of California in Pullman, Washington State’s first conference sweep since 2010.
A native of Oak Harbor, Wash., Rosen was 3-for-3 with a double, RBI, run, walk and stolen base to back Joe Pistorese's five-hit shutout in the 3-0 series opening win, Friday. In a 3-1 victory, Saturday, Rosen was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. In Sunday’s 6-5 win in 10 innings, Rosen was 1-for-3 with a walk, run and stolen base.
This is the first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Rosen and the 66th all-time for the Cougars. It is the first time since 2012 that a Washington State student-athlete has won the award.
The Cougars are 15-13, 6-3 Pac-12 and tied for third with UCLA in the conference standings. Washington leads the Pac-12 with a 10-2 conference record followed by Oregon State at 9-3. The Beavers will be in town for a Mom’s Weekend series with the Cougars, Friday-Sunday.
Tuesday, Washington State will take on BYU in Pasco with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the game at Gesa Stadium. Senior right-hander Kellen Camus will take the mound for Washington State.
Camus earned a victory against BYU in a controlled start as a freshman during the 2011 season. Making his second-career start, the Olympia, Wash., native blanked BYU on two hits over four innings of work.