Mountain West Announces Baseball Player & Pitcher Of The Week


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State outfielder Tyler Adkison has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors, while UNLV junior Alan Strong was named MW Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played through Sunday, March 19, 2017. It is the second MW weekly accolade of the season for Strong and the first for Adkison.

Junior, Outfielder, Culver City, California / Mater Dei HS

• San Diego State went 3-1 last week with a win over nationally-ranked San Diego and a 2-1 MW series win against UNLV.
• Batted .688 over the week (11-for-16) with five runs scored, 11 RBI, three doubles, three home runs and three walks. Recorded at least one hit in all four games, had an on-base percentage of .737 and a slugging percentage of 1.438.
• Hit .750 (3-for-4) in 10-1 victory at intra-city rival San Diego on Tuesday. Also scored two runs, drove one run in and had one home run and a walk.
• In the 5-3 series-opening loss versus UNLV, was 1-for-3 from the plate with two RBI, one stolen base and one walk.
• On Saturday, went 3-for-5 with one run scored, three RBI, one double and one home run in a 10-5 win against the Rebels.
• Closed the weekend against UNLV with a 4-for-4 performance in the 13-5 win for the series victory. Drove in five runs, scored two, hit two doubles and one home run, and was walked once.
• Defensively, recorded seven putouts from left field.

ALAN STRONG, UNLV>br>Junior, Right-Handed Pitcher, Santee, California / Grossmont College

• Threw 5.2 innings in a 5-3 win at San Diego State on Friday night.
• Gave up four hits and one run.
• Struck out four batters and walked three.
• Of the nine Aztecs that reached base during his time on the mound, only one scored and one was forced out, leaving seven runners stranded.

2017 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 20 – Jack Zoellner, Sr., 1B, New Mexico
Feb. 27 - Luis Gonzalez, Jr., OF, New Mexico
Mar. 7 - Carl Stajduhar, Jr., 3B, New Mexico
Mar. 13 - Jack Zoellner, Sr., 1B, New Mexico
Mar. 20 - Tyler Adkison, Jr., OF, San Diego State

2017 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week

Feb. 20 – Ricky Tyler Thomas, Jr., LHP, Fresno State
Feb. 27 - Alan Strong, Jr., RHP, UNLV
Mar. 7 - Larry Quaney, So., RHP, UNLV
Mar. 13 - Tyler Stevens, Jr., RHP, New Mexico
Mar. 20 - Alan Strong, Jr., RHP, UNLV