Mountain West Announces Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. New Mexico designated hitter Lane Milligan has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week, while Fresno State redshirt freshman Anthony Arias was named MW Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played through Saturday, May 16, 2015. It is the first MW weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

 

BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

LANE MILLIGAN, NEW MEXICO

Sophomore, Designated Hitter, Englewood, Colorado / Cherry Creek HS

  • Led New Mexico to a 2-2 record last week with a win over nationally-ranked Arizona State and a MW series at Fresno State.
  • Posted a batting average of .500 (6-for-12) with four runs scored, six runs batted in, one double, one triple, one home run, one stolen base and three walks. Had at least one hit in all four games with a .600 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
  • In Tuesday’s 9-6 win against Arizona State, was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, one double, one walk and one stolen base. Two times he led off the inning with a hit and eventually came around to score.
  • Was 1-for-2 with one RBI and one walk during Thursday’s 4-3 loss at Fresno State. He drove in the first Lobo run of the game.
  • Recorded a 2-for-4 outing in the 4-0 Friday victory against the Bulldogs. Scored one run, drove in four, hit one triple and one home run. His grand slam in the second inning accounted for all of the scoring in the game.
  • Posted a 1-for-2 performance with one RBI and one walk in the 11-2 loss to end the series on Saturday. Drove in UNM’s first run.

 

BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

ANTHONY ARIAS, FRESNO STATE

Redshirt Freshman, Left-Handed Pitcher, Fairfield, California / Fairfield HS

  • Earned the 11-2 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.
  • Threw six innings in the start, allowing one run on five hits. Four of the five hits were singles.
  • Struck out a career-high eight batters and walked one.
  • The six innings pitched were a career-long outing.

 

2015 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 16 – Brody Russell, Jr., OF, Fresno State

Feb. 23 – Austin Byler, Sr., 1B, Nevada

March 2 – Steven Pallares, Sr., OF, San Diego State

March 9 – Ryan Howell, Jr., 2B, Nevada

March 16 – Bradley Haslam, So., DH, Air Force

March 23 – Kevin Viers, Jr., 1B, Fresno State

March 30 – Cory Voss, Fr., C, New Mexico

April 6 – Tyler Jones, So., OF, Air Force

April 13 – Joey Armstrong, Jr., OF, UNLV

April 20 – Kewby Meyer, Sr., OF, Nevada

April 27 – Jordan Pearce, Fr., DH, Nevada

May 4 – Bryce Greager, Jr., 3B, Nevada

May 11 – Carl Stajduhar, Fr., 3B, New Mexico

May 18 – Lane Milligan, So., DH, New Mexico

 

2015 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week

Feb. 16 – Jake Shull, Jr. RHP, Fresno State

Feb. 23 – C.J. Saylor, So., RHP, San Diego State

March 2 – Griffin Jax, So., RHP, Air Force

March 9 – Kenny Oakley, Jr., RHP, UNLV

March 16 – Bubba Derby, Jr., RHP, San Diego State

March 23 – Marcus Reyes, So., LHP, San Diego State

March 30 – Jake Cole, Sr., RHP, New Mexico

April 6 – Christian Stolo, Jr., LHP, Nevada

April 13 – Tyler Stevens, Fr., RHP, New Mexico

April 20 – Toller Boardman, Jr., LHP, New Mexico

April 27 – Mark Seyler, Jr., RHP, San Diego State

May 4 – Jake Shull, Jr., RHP, Fresno State

May 11 – Cody Thompson, So., RHP, San Diego State

May 18 – Anthony Arias, R-Fr., LHP, Fresno State