Byler named Mountain West Player of the Week


Austin Byler was named the MW Player of the Week.

Austin Byler was named the MW Player of the Week.

April 7, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nevada junior first baseman Austin Byler has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors from March 31-April 6, 2014.

BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Austin Byler, NEVADA
Junior, First Baseman, Peoria, Ariz. / Sunrise Mountain HS
•    Led Nevada to a 3-2 record last week, including a 2-1 series win against Conference foe San José State over the weekend.
•    Hit for an average of .438 with seven hits, six runs scored and three RBI over the five-game stretch. His slugging percentage for the week was .875, while he got on base at a .591 clip.
•    Was 2-for-4 with one double in a 4-0 loss against Grand Canyon on March 31.
•    Followed up with a 1-for-2 performance with one RBI in a 3-2 win against the Antelopes the next day. Was put on base twice in the game on a hit-by-pitch.
•    Got on base three times with three runs scored and one double in Saturday’s 6-5 win, the second game of the doubleheader with the Spartans, after not reaching base in the 2-1 loss in game one.
•    Was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI in Sunday’s series finale. Was a double short of the cycle and registered two walks in the 7-4 victory.
•    Drew a walk in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game and scored the game-winning run.
•    Started all five games at first base and did not commit an error in 54 total chances.



 

 

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