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Byler named MW Player of the Week

Austin Byler earned MW Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

Austin Byler earned MW Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nevada junior first baseman Austin Byler has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors for games played from May 5-11, 2014. It is the second time this season that both players have been selected.

Austin Byler, NEVADA
Junior, First Baseman, Peoria, Ariz. / Sunrise Mountain HS
•    Led Nevada to a 3-2 record last week.
•    Hit for an average of .500 with nine hits, seven runs scored and seven RBI over the five-game stretch. His slugging percentage for the week was 1.167, while he got on base at a .583 clip.
•    Started the week on Tuesday with a 4-for-5 performance in the Wolf Pack's 10-inning 6-5 win over UC Davis. Scored one run, drove in four and hit one double and one home run.
•    His four hits in the game tied a single-game career-high. His sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning tied the game at five.
•    On Wednesday, went 2-for-4 with one run scored, two RBI, one double and one home run in a 6-3 victory over Saint Mary's. His two-run homer in the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Nevada the lead.
•    Opened up the MW series with New Mexico on Friday going 2-for-3 with three runs scored, one double, one home run and one RBI in a 5-4 loss.
•    Followed up in the second game of the series with a 1-for-3 performance with one run scored and one walk in the 6-5 win.
•    Finished the weekend with one walk and one run scored in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the first-place Lobos.
•    Was the starting first baseman in all five contests, going errorless in 58 total chances.



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