Descalso and Evans Earn Third Division I Independent Honors

Bryan Evans becomes the first to ever earn three straight DI Independent Pitcher of the Week honors. (Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Bryan Evans becomes the first to ever earn three straight DI Independent Pitcher of the Week honors. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

May 8, 2007

DAVIS, Calif. - For the third time this season and the second time in three weeks, sophomore right-hander Bryan Evans and junior third baseman Daniel Descalso have been named NCAA Division I Independent Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively, for their outstanding efforts in leading the Aggies a perfect 4-0 record last week.

Evans becomes the first pitcher ever to earn the distinction in three consecutive weeks, which makes him the most decorated pitcher of any of the 13 schools who compete as Division I independents. The righty from Tesoro had another dominant week for the Aggies as he earned two complete-game victories to help his team finish the week a perfect 4-0. In the two games, Evans totaled 13 strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs while scattering 12 hits. He has now earned a victory in four straight starts. On Tuesday against Nevada, Evans struck out six and allowed only two runs off five hits as the Aggies won the game, 6-2. On Sunday, Evans didn't allow an earned run against Cal State Northridge and struck out seven in a 5-1 victory.

Daniel Descalso joins Evans as the only players to earn three Independent weekly honors this season. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)


For the third time in a month Descalso earns Player of the Week accolades and becomes the only player to earn the distinction three times this season. Descalso, a left-handed hitter from San Carlos, had his most impressive week of the season as he batted .500 (8-for-16) with a double, two home runs, 10 RBIs and 15 total bases. Against Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Descalso was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate and had a season-high seven RBIs as he cranked out a three-run shot in the second inning and a grand slam in the sixth. Overall, Descalso had a hit in all four games and finished with a slugging percentage of .938 and an on-base percentage of .579.

The duo was also honored with the same accolades during the week of April 24.

Craig Brimhall of Utah Valley State was named the Newcomer of the Week.

The Aggies welcome Sacramento State to Dobbins Stadium today at 2:00 p.m. The then play future Big West opponent Cal Poly this weekend in the final road series of the season. All three games against Cal Poly can be heard live on ucdavisaggies.com.