Cal’s Chris Paul Named Player of the Week

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Cal first baseman Chris Paul at the plate against Oregon last week.Photo courtesy of
Cal first baseman Chris Paul at the plate against Oregon last week.Photo courtesy of

Former Laguna Beach High School baseball player Chris Paul (“11) was named Pac-12 player of the week on Monday, March 15, after leading California to a 3-1 record over the previous week, including two wins over No. 8 Oregon to open Pac-12 play. The Golden Bears are now ranked 24th in the nation.

Paul went 6-for-10 with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the four game stretch. He opened the week going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in a 13-6 route of Pacific (Stockton).

In the first game against Oregon, a 9-3 win, Paul went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI. The following day he led Cal to a 6-2 win, tagging the Ducks for two more hits, including an RBI double. In the 4-2 series finale loss, Paul went 0-for-1 but reached base three times by walk.

The senior first baseman now leads California with a .431 average and a team-best six doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI.


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