Thorne Named College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week

May 1, 2012

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball junior shortstop Matt Thorne was named College Sports Madness Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 23-29.

Thorne helped lead Air Force to a 3-2 record in five games last week, batting .455 (10-for-22) with five runs scored and four RBIs. The Murfressboro, Tenn., native capped the week off by going 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs in Air Force's 10-8 win Sunday over San Diego State.

Thorne's third double of the game Sunday gave the Falcons an insurance run in the eighth inning, leading to Air Force's fifth Mountain West Conference win of the season. The five MW wins are the most since the 2002 season.

Air Force baseball returns to action Friday, May 4, in Lawrence, Kan., taking on Missouri State and host Kansas.