Campbell Named MW Player of the Week

May 20, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico senior outfielder Luke Campbell has been named Mountain West Player of the Week following his 5-for-12 performance in three wins at San Diego St. last weekend. It is his first career honor.

Campbell extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 games and hit two home runs versus the Aztecs. In Thursday's series-opening 14-6 win he went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, his second of the season, and five RBI. In Friday's 3-1 victory his two-run home run in the top of the seventh broke a scoreless tie and gave UNM all the offense it would need. He finished 1-for-3 as the Lobos clinched their 10th straight MW series victory. In the regular-season finale on Saturday he went 2-for-5 with a run as UNM rallied late for an 11-7 victory.

For the week, Campbell scored three runs and drove in seven. He was walked three times and only struck out once. Defensively, he recorded two putouts from the outfield.

Campbell is now hitting .371 on the season and slugging .571, both third on UNM. He has 12 multi-hit games during his hitting streak and is hitting .463 (25-for-54) with 15 runs and 18 RBI. Amazingly he has struck out just four times during that span.

This is the ninth MW Player or Pitcher of the Week honor this season for UNM, which is three more than any other team in the conference.

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
May 13 – Joey Swanner, So., OF, UNLV
May 20 – Luke Campbell, Sr., OF, 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
May 13 – Josh Walker, Jr., RHP, New Mexico; Cameron White, Jr., RHP, Air Force
May 20 – Jordan Brink, So., RHP, Fresno State