Mountain West Announces Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week - April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico catcher Mitchell Garver and TCU's Andrew Mitchell have earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors for games played from April 9-15, 2012. It is the second honor of the season for both student-athletes.

Garver, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M., hit .450 (9 of 20) for the week as the Lobos went 3-2, including a split with No. 21 Arizona State and a MW series win over San Diego State. Garver was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the Lobos' 15-6 win over ASU on Monday night. In Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Sun Devils, he was 1-for-4 with a triple and scored the Lobos' only run. In the SDSU series (2-1), Garver was a combined 6-for-12 with six RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and a home run. On Saturday, Garver was 1-for-4 in the 5-1 win in the series opener and followed up in the second game of the day with a 3-for-5 performance in the 11-4 win. In Sunday's series finale, a 4-3 loss, Garver was 2-for-3 from the plate and recorded 11 putouts and an assist from his defensive position behind the plate.

Mitchell, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, earned a 5-0 win on April 13 in the Horned Frogs series opener against Air Force. Mitchell threw for seven innings, striking out a season-high 13 batters. He allowed just three hits and a walk in the shutout.

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., 3B/1B, New Mexico
March 19 - D.J. Peterson, So., 3B/1B, New Mexico
March 26 - Mitchell Garver, Jr., C/OF, New Mexico
April 3 - Trevor Kirk, Sr., OF, UNLV
April 9 - D.J. Peterson, So., 3B/1B, New Mexico; Chris Wilson, Sr., OF/C, San Diego State
April 16 - Mitchell Garver, Jr., C/OF, 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
March 26 - No nominations
April 3 - Erick Fedde, Fr., RHP, UNLV
April 9 - Evan Abrecht, Sr., RHP, Air Force; Austin House, Jr., RHP, New Mexico
April 16 - Andrew Mitchell, So., RHP, TCU