Boyd and Conforto Claim Pac-12 Honors

Matt Boyd was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, after his 2-hitter improved him to 4-0 for the season, and 15-1 in his Oregon St. career. - (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

Oregon St.'s Matt Boyd and Michael Conforto combined to sweep this week's Pac-12 Weekly honors, with Boyd being named the Pitcher of the Week, and Conforto the Player of the Week.

It was the first time the Beavers have had both the pitcher and player of the week in the conference since Dallas Buck and Mitch Canham combined to do so on May 26, 2006.

Boyd and Conforto combined to beat the 'Cats in Oregon St.'s series opening 6-2 win over Arizona Friday night, as Conforto clouted a 3 run homer before there was even an out recorded in the game, and Boyd allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run in 7 innings, and improved to 4-0 for the season.

Conforto also opened the series concluding game in Arizona with a home run Sunday after noon, giving him 6 for the season, which leads the Pac-12. Conforto had an overall solid week in 5 games, going 8 of 19 (.477) at the plate, in addition to getting on base 3 other times, twice hit by pitches, and also on a walk.

It's the second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season for Conforto, who was also selected 2 weeks ago, and the 3rd consecutive week a Beaver was named, with Tyler Smith claiming the award last week.

It was also the second time this season Boyd has been named the pitcher of the week, along with his selection on Feb. 26.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

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