Tuesday, March 4, 2008


All-American closer for San Diego, AJ Griffin, Danville Dan 2007, has been tabbed as the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Griffin, a 6-5 right-hander from El Cajon, recorded three saves this past week in helping USD close out wins over No. 10 Long Beach State, Cal Poly and No. 24 Fresno State. Griffin allowed no earned runs and recorded 11 strikeouts for the week. He picked up his first save in the win over No. 10 Long Beach State, then he picked up back-to-back saves in the double-header against Cal Poly and No. 24 Fresno State. Against Fresno State, Griffin tossed two complete innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced. In the save against LBSU, he tossed 1.2 innings and struck out three batters while not allowing a run to cross the plate. In the win over Cal Poly, Griffin didn't give up a single hit in 1.0 innings of work.

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