Amaral is Pac-12 baseball player of the week

UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral was named the Pac-12 player of the week after batting .700 with a home run, two doubles, six runs scored and three RBI in two games.

Amaral, a junior, is the third UCLA player to earn player of the week honors. He was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs in UCLA’s 12-3 win against Washington State on Friday night then followed that with a career-high five hits on Saturday in a 12-3 victory over the Cougars.

Amaral was batting .322 for the season as the Bruins (17-4, 4-1) entered their game Monday against Washington State. The Bruins, No. 6 in Baseball America's national rankings, had won 15 of 16 games going into the series finale against the Cougars.