Mountain West Announces Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week - March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico first baseman D.J. Peterson and right-hander Austin House have earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for games played from March 12-18, 2012.

Peterson, a sophomore from Gilbert, Ariz., hit .667 (10-15) for the week as the Lobos went 3-1, including a three-game series sweep of San Diego State to begin Conference play. In Tuesday's 6-2 loss to New Mexico State, Peterson was 1-for-3 with an RBI and was walked twice. Against SDSU in Friday's series opener, Peterson was a perfect 5-for-5 with three runs scored, four RBI and two home runs in the 11-9 win. Peterson scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth with the scored tied at 9 and two outs on a home run to left field. On Saturday, UNM won 11-2 with Peterson hitting 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks. Peterson was 3-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI, one walk and two doubles in Sunday's 8-6 win. Both of Peterson's RBI came in the bottom of the sixth as the Lobos scored eight runs in the inning to comeback from a 6-0 deficit. Defensively for the week, Peterson was a perfect 1.000 with 40 putouts and three assists.

House, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M., earned the win in Saturday's 11-2 victory over San Diego State. House pitched seven innings to start the game, allowing only four hits, two unearned runs and two walks. He recorded four strikeouts in the outing. Defensively, House recorded a putout and three assists.

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
March 12 - D.J. Peterson, So., 1B, New Mexico
March 19 - D.J. Peterson, So., 1B, New Mexico

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
March 12 - Gera Sanchez, Sr., RHP, New Mexico
March 19 - Austin House, Jr., RHP, New Mexico