Barnett And Stassi Earn Verizon WAC Honors
DENVER - Nevada's Brian Barnett and Brock Stassi have been named the Verizon
Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week,
respectively, for April 12-18.
Barnett, a junior outfielder/infielder from Reno, Nevada (Western
Nevada/McQueen HS), hit .500 (8-for-16) to lead Nevada to a perfect 4-0
record last week. Barnett led the Wolf Pack to an 8-5 win over St. Mary's
and a three-game sweep at Seattle. Barnett recorded eight runs, four
doubles, a home run and eight RBI while starting all four games in right
field. He registered a .938 slugging percentage and had an on base
percentage of .579. Barnett had three multi-hit games.
Stassi, a junior from Yuba City, Calif. (Yuba City HS), won his team leading
fifth game of the season, allowing just one run on two hits with six
strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched in a 4-1 victory against Seattle. The lone
run allowed came in the first inning as he then pitched 7.1 shutout innings.
He retired 11 batters in a row and 15 of the final 16 that he faced with the
only runner reaching on an error. Stassi faced just three hitters in an
inning five times. Only four batters reached base in his eight-inning