April 13, 2009
Irvine, Calif. -
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Tyler Pill (Fr., RHP, Covina, Calif.) and outfielder Khris Davis (Jr., OF, Glendale, Ariz.) each shared Co-Big West Pitcher/Player of the Week honors for the Week ending Apr. 12 as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Pill shares Pitcher of the Week honors with UC Irvine’s Eric Pettis. Davis shares the Player of the Week honor with Matt Jensen of Cal Poly.
The freshman Pill turned in his best pitching performance of the season tossing a complete-game, one-hit shutout against conference foe Cal State Northridge Saturday afternoon.
The win for the Titans clinched the Big West Series on the road, but also improved the rookie's record to 6-0 on the year. He struck out eight Matadors.
Pill finished the game by facing just two batters over the minimum (strikeout-wild pitch in the first, and a walk in the ninth), using just 106 pitches to do it, and became the first Titan in 2009 to record a complete game or a shutout.
The right-hander held the no-hit bid intact for 6 innings before surrendering a clean single to center by Northridge's T.S. Reed to lead off the seventh inning. Pill erased Reed on the next batter inducing a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat. On the afternoon, Pill did not record a 3-ball count until the ninth inning when he walked his only batter of the afternoon.
Pill has recorded at least seven innings in each of his last five outings and has put up a 44 to 7 strikeout to walk ratio.
Davis hit .429 last week for the Titans with four of his six hits going for extra bases. Davis collected a pair of hits in each of the games against Cal State Northridge and had a big day at the plate in Saturday afternoon's affair against the Matadors, going 2-for-5 with a single, a home run and five RBI.
In the Titans' April 7 loss to LMU, the outfielder produced a run-scoring fly ball, a walk and a stolen base. In the Titans' 15-inning game against CSUN that spanned two days, Davis had a pair of doubles, and a walk, in four at bats and also scored a run. In Friday's regularly scheduled game, the Glendale, Ariz., native had a single and a double scored a run.
Pill's Line: 1-0, 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 BB
Davis' Line: 6-for-14 (.429), 3 2Bs, 1 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 SAC, 1 SF