Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jeff Gelalich, Adam Plutko get conference baseball honors
By Peter Yoon
UCLA outfielder Jeff Gelalich was named Pac-12 player of the week and teammate Adam Plutko was named the conference pitcher of the week after leading the Bruins to a 4-0 record last week.
Gelalich, a junior, batted .563 for the week, including going 9-for-13 (.692) during UCLA's three-game sweep at Georgia. It is the second player of the week honor this season for Gelalich, who was batting .491 with three home runs and 12 RBIS through 15 games.
Plutko, a sophomore, pitched a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks in a 2-0 victory over Georgia last Friday. He is 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 33.1 innings this season.
The Bruins (12-3) were on a 10-game win streak heading into Tuesday's Dodgertown Classic game against USC at Dodger Stadium. They are ranked No. 9 in the nation by Baseball America.