Mountain West Baseball Announces Player and Pitcher of the Week

March 5, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State second baseman Matt Muñoz and TCU right-hander Stefan Crichton have earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for games played from Feb. 27-March 4, 2012.

Muñoz, a freshman from West Covina, Calif., hit .538 (7-for-13) as the Aztecs went 4-0 on the week and won the 2012 Aztec Invitational presented by Sheraton Mission Valley. Muñoz hit safely in all four games, first as a pinch hitter in a 4-3 win over Cal Poly on Thursday, then as a starter at second base against Milwaukee (7-4), San Francisco (6-1) and Cal State Northridge (12-9). The Aztec Invitational Most Valuable Player scored the game's first run in the first inning against Milwaukee on Friday night and hit a one-out double in the eighth to start a five-run rally with the Aztecs down 4-2. Against San Francisco on Saturday, Muñoz was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. In the tournament finale against Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Muñoz was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Crichton, a sophomore from Katy, Texas, threw a four-hit shutout on Saturday, March 3 as the No. 22-ranked Horned Frogs beat Oklahoma State, 2-0. Crichton retired the side in six of the eight innings pitched, sitting down the first 10 batters of the game. He struck out four batters and needed just 80 pitches for the complete-game performance.

2012 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 20 - Garrett Custons, Jr., C/OF, Air Force
Feb. 28 - Josh Melendez, So., OF, New Mexico
March 5 - Matt Muñoz, Fr., 2B, San Diego State

2012 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 20 - Preston Morrison, Fr., RHP, TCU
Feb. 28 - Andrew Mitchell, So., RHP, TCU
March 5 - Stefan Crichton, So., RHP, TCU