EUGENE – Freshman Mitchell Tolman has been named the PAC-12 Conference Player of the Week.
Tolman batted .474 (9-for-19) with a double, three walks, and 14 RBI, as Oregon won four of five games on the road last week — including a sweep of Washington State in Pullman. The Lake Forest, CA. native hit safely and notched an RBI in each of the Ducks’ five games last week and registered multiple hits in three contests. He went 3-for-4 (.750) and drove in seven runs in a 12-7 victory over Seattle on Tuesday, and his seven RBI were the most by a Duck since Jack Marder collected eight on March 9, 2010. He added a hit and a pair of RBI in a loss at Seattle on Wednesday. In a three-game series with Washington State over the weekend, Tolman went 5-for-12 (.417) with five RBI and three walks. He scored the winning run from first in Sunday’s 11-inning victory over the Cougars after starting the rally with a two-out hit. Tolman, who entered the week with 12 RBI, is tied for third on the team with 26 RBI.
This is Tolman’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Oregon’s 11th all-time selection. Oregon’s Ryon Healy earned the distinction last week after batting .400 (6-for-15) with a double, two home runs and seven RBI.