Mountain West Announces Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week - May 6, 2013
May 6, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico catcher Mitch Garver and right-hander Sam Wolff have earned Mountain West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively, for games played from April 29-May 5, 2013. It is the second MW weekly honor for Garver this season and the sixth of his career. For Wolff, this is his first MW honor.
Garver, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M., hit .579 (11-of-19) as the then-No. 17 Lobos went 3-1 for the week, including a series sweep against Air Force in MW play. Garver was 2-of-4 with one RBI, one double and one walk in UNM's mid-week, 12-8 road loss to Texas Tech.
In Friday's 11-10, come-from-behind win against the Falcons, Garver, the clean-up hitter in the series, was 2-of-4 with one walk, two runs scored and one double. With the Lobos down 10-9, his bunt single in the bottom of the ninth loaded the bases and put runners in scoring position for the following two batters to put the tying and winning runs across the plate. On Saturday, Garver was 3-of-5 with three RBI, one triple and two runs scored as the Lobos won 17-1. Sunday's 14-7 win against Air Force clinched the MW title for UNM. Garver was 4-of-6 with six RBI, two runs scored, one double and two home runs in the Lobos' home finale.
For the week, Garver scored six runs and drove in 10. He hit three doubles, one triple and two home runs while being walked twice and hit by a pitch once. Defensively, Garver was perfect from behind the plate in 38 total chances.
Wolff, a senior from Rapid City, S.D.., led the Lobos to a 17-1 win over Air Force on Saturday afternoon. Wolff hurled a career-best 7.2 innings and tied his career high with seven strikeouts. He allowed one run on four hits with just one walk. After the Falcons scored their lone run of the game with two outs in the first, Wolff held Air Force scoreless over his final seven innings.
2013 Mountain West Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 18 - Tim Zier, Jr., 2B, San Diego State
Feb. 25 - Alex Bast, Sr., OF, Air Force
March 4 - Austin Byler, So., 3B, Nevada
March 13 - DJ Peterson, Jr., 3B, New Mexico
March 18 - Kewby Meyer, So., 1B, Nevada
March 25 - Mitch Garver, Sr., C, New Mexico
April 1 - Collin Yelich, Fr., C, UNLV
April 8 - Jake Romanski, Sr., C, San Diego State
April 15 - Josh Melendez, Sr., OF, New Mexico
April 22 - Erik VanMeetren, So., C, UNLV
April 29 - Sam Haggerty, Fr., 2B, New Mexico
May 6 - Mitch Garver, Sr., C, New Mexico
2013 Mountain West Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 18 - Bubba Derby, Fr., RHP, San Diego State
Feb. 25 - Kenny Oakley, Fr., RHP, UNLV
March 4 - Derick Velazquez, So., RHP, Fresno State
March 13 - John Richy, So., RHP, UNLV
March 18 - Tyler Linehan, Jr., LHP, Fresno State
March 25 - Alex Baker, Sr., RHP, Air Force
April 1 - Erick Fedde, So., RHP, UNLV
April 8 - Michael Cederoth, So., RHP, San Diego State
April 15 - Drew Bridges, Fr., RHP, New Mexico
April 22 - Jordan Brink, So., RHP, Fresno State
April 29 - Mike RoBards, So., LHP, San Diego State
May 6 - Sam Wolff, Sr., RHP, New Mexico