Mountain West Announces Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week - April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV outfielder Trevor Kirk and Erick Fedde has earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for games played from March 26-April 1, 2012.

Kirk, a senior from Las Vegas, Nev., hit .529 (9-17) for the week as the Rebels went 2-2. Kirk was 3-for-3 with a career-high four runs scored and one RBI in a 19-2 win over Southern Utah on Tuesday night. He then collected at least one hit in each of UNLV's three games at rival TCU this weekend. In Saturday's 2-1 loss, Kirk hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot to left for the Rebels' only run of the game. In Sunday's 11-0 win, Kirk was moved from his usual leadoff spot to the cleanup slot in the lineup and more than answered the call. The Las Vegas native was 4-for-6 with two runs scored in the series finale win.

Fedde, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., earned his second win of the season, working his fourth quality start of the year in UNLV's 11-0 win over TCU in the series finale in Fort Worth on Sunday. Fedde scattered three hits over 7.0 innings of work, tying a career-high for strikeouts with seven along the way. After loading the bases with a walk, hit batter and base hit, Fedde worked out of the jam in the bottom of the first, freezing Brett Johnson on a called third strike and getting Jerrick Suiter to line out to third to end the inning. Fedde would not allow more than one hit in a single inning and kept the Horned Frog hitters at bay throughout his seven innings, retiring the final 11 batters he faced on the day.

2012 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week
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
March 26 - Mitchell Garver, Jr., OF/C, New Mexico
April 3 - Trevor Kirk, Sr., OF, UNLV

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
March 26 - No nominations
April 3 - Erick Fedde, Fr., RHP, UNLV