UC Irvine baseball pitcher Evan Brock, who went 6-4 with a 3.14 earned-run average as a freshman in 2010 and limited opponents to a .162 batting average, is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder, school officials said Monday.
Brock, whose participation with the collegiate national team over the summer was cut short due to the injury, was named to the all-regional team at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, in which the Anteaters were eliminated.
Brock struck out 62 in 63 innings and surrendered only 34 hits in his first collegiate season, in which he made 20 appearances and six starts.
— Barry Faulkner
'Eaters Lerman lauded
UC Irvine senior Griffin Lerman was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's water polo Monday.
Lerman scored nine goals in two weekend victories for the Anteaters, including a career-high six in a 12-7 triumph over Long Beach State Friday.
Lerman also helped the No. 6-ranked Anteaters (7-2) post an 11-5 win over No. 5-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.
Lerman has 17 goals this season, second-most on the team.
— From staff reports
McDonald singled out
Former Newport Harbor High football quarterback Andrew McDonald was named Offensive Player of the Week by the Southern California Football Assn. on Sept. 21 after leading Santa Ana College to a 56-17 rout of Santa Monica on Sept. 18.
McDonald, the Newport-Mesa Offensive Player of the Year as a Sailors senior in 2008, completed 14 of 17 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns in just two quarters of action. He also scored a rushing touchdown for the Dons.
McDonald was 28 for 34 in the first three games for the Dons, producing 357 yards and five touchdown passes. He had thrown one interception.
Santa Ana faces Orange Coast on Nov. 13 at the Santa Ana Bowl.
— From staff reports
UCI's Wise honored
UC Irvine junior Eric Wise, a two-time second-team All-Big West Conference performer in men's basketball, has been named to the five-player preseason all-conference team by Blue Ribbon Forecast.
Wise, a versatile 6-foot-5 center and forward, averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists last season, becoming only the second player in UCI history to lead the team in each category.