Garcia and Dupre Receive WCL Weekly Honors

Knights Slugger Roman Garcia of San Diego
The West Coast League Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by league president Donnie Marbut, are San Diego junior first baseman Roman Garcia and Washington State junior pitcher Trenton Dupre of the Corvallis Knights for the week of August 8-16

Garcia and Dupre led Corvallis to their fourth WCL title, as Garcia delivered a clutch late-inning, two-run, game-winning homer Tuesday night in the Knights decisive 6-4 home win vs. Bellingham; and Dupre closed the finale out with a perfect 1 1/3 innings of relief to earn the save.

Dupre retired all 13 batters he faced in the West Coast League Championship Series while striking out 7 to register two saves. In the postseason, Dupre went 1-0 with 2 saves and did not allow a run over 3 appearances and 6.1 innings pitched while allowing two hits, a walk and striking out 8.

Garcia went 8-for-21 in the postseason with a double, homer and 6 RBIs.

During the regular season, Dupre went 3-0 with four saves and posted a 0.64 ERA over 13 appearances and 28 innings pitched. Garcia hit .287 with 2 homers and 23 RBIs; and he banged out a team-high 10 doubles. Both Dupre and Garcia were honorable mention all-WCL selections.

This past spring, Dupre made 23 appearances for the Cougars, and went 0-4 with three saves while posting a 6.69 ERA. Garcia batted .313 with 3 homers and 12 RBIs for the Toreros. Both Trenton and Roman will be seniors in 2017.

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