Baseball
    Kevin Swick Earns First Career Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
    Kevin Swick
    Kevin Swick

    March 4, 2014

    WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - USC senior third baseman Kevin Swick was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 24-March 2 as he went 7-for-12 at the plate over three games.

    The honor is the first of Swick's (La Canada, Calif./Loyola HS) career and USC's 56th all-time conference Player of the Week selection.

    Swick (La Canada, Calif./Loyola HS) played a big role for the Trojans in their split of a two-game series vs. No. 13 Cal Poly. In the second half of the double header on Sunday, the senior went 3-for-4 with two doubles. He had a hand in six of the Trojans 16 runs; scoring three runs himself while driving in three more. He also drew a walk on the night.

    In the first half of the double header vs. Cal Poly and on Tuesday at Long Beach State, Swick was 4-for-8 overall, going 2-for-4 in each game. In the Tuesday game, Swick had two of the Trojans five hits in a close 2-1 loss.

    Through 10 games on the season Swick is batting .364 with a total of seven RBI. He has had multi-hit outings in six of the seven games, and has tallied two or more hits in each of the last four games. He also leads the team with five doubles. He also leads the team with five doubles. His 16 hits on the season rank fourth in the Pac-12.

    The last Trojan to win conference Player of the Week was Greg Zebrack last season (2013). Prior to that it was Ricky Oropesa in 2011.

    Swick and the Trojans will be in action tonight (Tuesday) as they travel to UC Irvine for a 6:30 p.m. PT contest.