Byler Named CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger West Regon Player of the Week

March 7, 2013

Nevada third baseman Austin Byler was named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger West Region Player of the Week.  Earlier in the week Byler was named the Mountain West Player of th Week.

Byler, a sophomore from Peoria, Ariz., hit .615 (8-of-13) for the week as the Wolf Pack went 3-1, including a series win against Holy Cross. Byler came off the bench in Tuesday’s 4-1 loss at Sacramento State before starting against the Crusaders on Saturday. He delivered game-winning hits twice in the Holy Cross series. In Game One of Saturday’s doubleheader, Byler was 3-of-3 with three RBI, a run scored and two doubles in the 8-1 victory.  His three-run homer in the eighth inning of Game Two was the game-winner (12-10) for the doubleheader sweep.  Byler finished Game Two hitting 4-of-5 with nine RBI, three home runs, a double and three runs score. In the series finale, Byler provided a game-winning bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to seal the 7-6 victory. It was his only hit of the game after being walked twice.  He finished the week with a slugging percentage of 1.538 and on-base percentage of .706.