Greg Zebrack Named Pac-12 Player of the Week|
May 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Redshirt senior Greg Zebrack was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after an impressive weekend at the plate as the Trojans took the weekend series over Washington State.
The honor is the first of Zebrack's (Northridge, Calif./UPenn) career and USC's 55th all-time selection.
Zebrack batted .778 (7-for-9) with a double and three RBIs while drawing four walks as the Trojans took two of three games from Washington State at Dedeaux Field. The redshirt senior registered a hit in all three games of the series and turned in pair of multiple-hit performances on Saturday and Sunday. In those games, both USC wins, he went 6-for-8 with two RBI and one run scored.
Zebrack was perfect at the plate in the Trojans' 5-1 victory on Saturday, picking up four hits in four at-bats. On Sunday he went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, and, in a 7-6 loss on Friday, he drew three walks and delivered an RBI double. Zebrack, who slugged .849 and only struck out once in the series, improved his season batting average to .347.
The outfielder leads USC in runs (32), slugging percentage (.491) and on-base percentage (.436). Overall the Trojans have won two of their last three series against Conference opponents.
The last Trojan to earn the conference weekly honor was current minor leaguer Ricky Oropesa, who won the honor in 2011.
Earlier this season Sean Silva (Fresno, Calif./Fresno City College) earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing six innings in a combined one-hitter as the Trojans defeated Arizona State.
The Trojans will return to the diamond on Friday as they host crosstown rival UCLA in a three-game series, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. PT at Dedeaux Field.