Mountain West Announces Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week - Feb. 25, 2013

Feb. 25, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force outfielder Alex Bast and UNLV right-hander Kenny Oakley have earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for games played from Feb. 18-24, 2013. It is the first MW honor for both student-athletes.

Bast, a senior from Pensacola, Fla., hit .562 (9-of-16) for the week as the Falcons split a four-game series with Navy at the Freedom Baseball Classic in Kinston, N.C. Bast recorded multiple hits in three of the four games and had at least one RBI in each game. In Friday's 3-1 loss, Bast was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Saturday's 8-7 triumph was Air Force's 1,000th program win. He was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a sacrifice fly and two RBI in the milestone victory. Bast was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a sacrifice fly in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, a 3-2 loss, and went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and two RBI in the series closer, a 13-3 victory.

Oakley, a rookie from Henderson, Nev., earned his first collegiate win of the season on Feb. 23, 4-0, versus Gonzaga at the Pacific Baseball Invitational in Stockton, Calif. He gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters in seven innings of work for the shutout.

2013 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 18 - Tim Zier, Jr., 2B, San Diego State
Feb. 25 - Alex Bast, Sr., OF, Air Force

2013 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 18 - Bubba Derby, Fr., RHP, San Diego State
Feb. 25 - Kenny Oakley, Fr., RHP, UNLV