Mountain West Announces Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore third baseman Ty France has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors, while Aztec sophomore Mark Seyler was named Pitcher of the Week for games played from March 3-9, 2014.


BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TY FRANCE, SAN DIEGO STATE
Sophomore, Third Baseman, West Covina, Calif./South Hills HS

• Led San Diego State to a 3-1 week, including a 2-1 series win against Nevada in Mountain West play.
• Hit for an average of .500 with seven hits, four runs scored and six RBI over the four-game stretch. His slugging percentage for the week was .786, while he got on base at a .566 clip.
• Was 3-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI in an 8-5 victory over nationally-ranked San Diego on March 4.
• Drove in the first two runs of SDSU’s six-run third to give the Aztecs a 3-0 lead.
• In Friday’s series opener against the Wolf Pack, a 4-3 loss, was 0-for-2 at the plate, but got on base with a walk and picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
• His sacrifice fly brought in the third run of the game and cut the Nevada lead to one.
• Bounced back in Saturday’s 10-4 win by hitting 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
• Reached base in four of his five plate appearances, including an RBI double, a walk and a hit by pitch.
• Was 2-for-4 in the series finale on Sunday with one run scored and two RBI.
• Hit a solo home run in the eighth inning that provided an insurance run in the 3-0 victory, while his single in the first drove in the first run of the game.

BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MARK SEYLER, SAN DIEGO STATE
Sophomore, Right-Handed Pitcher, Agoura Hills, Calif./Agoura Hills HS

• Led San Diego State to a 3-0 shutout of Nevada on March 9 to secure the MW series victory. • Only allowed base runners as far as second base in two innings and got a pair of double-play balls to erase base runners.
• After getting the final out in the top of the sixth inning, retired the side in order in the seventh and eighth innings.

2014 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 17 – Brad Haynal, Jr., C, San Diego State
Feb. 24 – Taylor Ward, So., C/DH, Fresno State
March 3 – Taylor Ward, So., C/DH, Fresno State
March 11 – Ty France, So., 3B, San Diego State

2014 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week

Feb. 17 – Brad Haynal, Jr., C, San Diego State
Feb. 24 – Taylor Ward, So., C/DH, Fresno State
March 3 – Taylor Ward, So., C/DH, Fresno State
March 11 – Ty France, So., 3B, San Diego State