Mountain West Announces Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV designated hitter Cooper Esmay has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week, while Air Force junior Griffin Jax was named MW Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played from May 16-21, 2016. It is the third MW weekly accolade for Jax this season and the first for Esmay.
BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
COOPER ESMAY, UNLV
Junior, Designated Hitter, Casa Grande, Arizona / Central Arizona CC
• UNLV was 1-1 in games played by Esmay at Nevada.
• Posted a batting average of .571 (4-for-7) with three runs scored, six runs batted in, one walk and two home runs. Had a .625 on-base percentage and a 1.429 slugging percentage.
• In Thursday’s 7-1 win over Nevada, was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. His two-run single in the fifth-inning helped break open a 2-1 lead for the Rebels.
• Was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs in Saturday’s 9-7 loss against the Wolf Pack. Had two home runs and one walk. His first hit was a solo home run in the sixth inning, while his three-run shot in the eighth cut the Nevada lead to 9-6.
BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
GRIFFIN JAX, AIR FORCE
Junior, Right-Handed Pitcher, Greenwood Village, Colorado / Cherry Creek HS
• Threw a complete-game, 1-0 shutout against New Mexico on May 20.
• Gave up eight hits and did not walk a single batter. Allowed just one extra-base hit to the No. 10-hitting team in the nation.
• Struck out nine batters.
2016 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 22 – Adam Groesbeck, Jr., OF, Air Force
Feb. 29 – Chris DeVito, Jr., C/DH, New Mexico
Mar. 8 – Brody Russell, Sr., OF, Fresno State
March 14 – Alan Trejo, So., SS, San Diego State
March 21 – Carl Stajduhar, So., 3B/DH, New Mexico
March 28 – Jake Stone, Jr., OF, Fresno State
April 4 – Brody Russell, Sr., OF, Fresno State
April 11 – Chris DeVito, Jr., C/DH, New Mexico
April 18 – Carl Stajduhar, So., 3B, New Mexico
April 25 – Carl Stajduhar, So., 3B, New Mexico
May 2 – Austin Guibor, Jr., OF, Fresno State
May 9 – Kyle Isbel, Fr., 3B, UNLV
May 16 – Miles Mastorbuoni, Jr., 2B, Nevada
May 23 – Cooper Esmay, Jr., DH, UNLV
2016 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 22 – Anthony Arias, So., LHP, Fresno State
Feb. 29 – Jimmy Lambert, Jr., RHP, Fresno State
Mar. 8 – Jimmy Lambert, Jr., RHP, Fresno State
March 14 – Griffin Jax, Jr., RHP, Air Force
March 21 – Christian Stolo, Sr., LHP, Nevada
March 28 – Griffin Jax, Jr., RHP, Air Force
April 4 – Ricky Tyler Thomas, So., LHP, Fresno State
April 11 – Carson Schneider, Jr., LHP, New Mexico
April 18 – D.J. Myers, Jr., RHP, UNLV
April 25 – Ricky Tyler Thomas, So., LHP, Fresno State
May 2 – Trevor Charpie, Jr., RHP, Nevada
May 9 – Mark Nowaczewski, So., RHP, Nevada
May 16 – Ricky Tyler Thomas, So., LHP, Fresno State
May 23 – Griffin Jax, Jr., RHP, Air Force