WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State sophomore outfielder Michael Conforto was named the Pac-12 Conference’s Player of the Week on Tuesday, the league announced.
Conforto slammed four home runs and drove in 12 in the Beavers’ four-game sweep of Bryant at Goss Stadium. He came into the series with no home runs and four RBI but went 7-for-12 with two walks, all 12 RBI and the four home runs over the last three games of the series.
The four home runs pushed Conforto to a Pac-12 leading .711 slugging percentage this season while his 16 RBI is good for second. He’s batting .356, which is second on the club to Dylan Davis’ .395.
The honor is the first of Conforto’s career and the second weekly award for the Beavers this season after Matt Boyd was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week last week. It is the 61st Player of the Week honor for Oregon State since the then-Pac-10 started the weekly honors in 1986.
The Beavers now turn their sights to Texas State, whom Oregon State hosts starting Friday night at Goss Stadium. First pitch for the opening game of the series is slated for 5:35 p.m. PT.