WAC Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week Announced

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DENVER – NM State’s Mason Fishback and CSU Bakersfield’s Max Carter have been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for May 1 – May 7.

Fishback, a redshirt junior catcher from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS), led the Aggies to a 4-0 week, going 11-for-19 from the plate for a .579 batting average.  He opened the week with a 2-for-4 performance at in-state rival New Mexico, scoring three runs in the Aggies’ 12-5 win. Against Utah Valley, he was 9-for-15 with a pair of doubles, a pair of home runs, four runs scored and nine RBIs as NMSU earned the sweep to become the first team to clinch a spot in the upcoming WAC baseball tournament later this month in Mesa, Ariz.

Carter, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif. (Stockdale HS), carried a perfect game late into CSUB’s win over Northern Colorado on Friday. He retired the first 20 batters he faced before giving up a two-out single in the top of the seventh. On the day, he earned his third complete game win of the season, allowing three hits with nine strikeouts and just one walk in the 6-0 victory.

Other Hitter of the Week nominees: CSU Bakersfield’s Mahlik Jones was 7-for-13 as the ‘Runners went 4-0 on the week, including a series sweep over Northern Colorado … Grand Canyon’s Garrison Schwartz had a pair of home runs in a series win over Seattle U, finishing the weekend 5-for-9 from the plate … Sacramento State’s Ian Dawkins extended his current hit streak to 11 games with hits in all four of the Hornets’ games.

Other Pitcher of the Week nominees: Chicago State’s Joe Baier earned the save in Friday’s 6-2 win over Grand Canyon, striking out four and allowing one hit over 2.1 innings … Grand Canyon’s Jake Repavich earned the complete game win with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a run-rule shortened win over Seattle U on Saturday … NM State’s Johnathan Groff threw a complete game shutout in the Aggies’ 6-0 win at Utah Valley on Sunday … Sacramento State’s Parker Brahms took a no-hitter into the sixth and earned the complete game shutout at Chicago State on Saturday.

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