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WAC Players of the Week

Nate Shaver (New Mexico State) and Greg Gonzalez (Fresno State)DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Nate Shaver and Fresno State’s Greg Gonzalez have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 5-11.

Shaver, a senior outfielder from The Dalles, Ore. (Mount Hood CC), hit .714 (10-for-14) to lead New Mexico State to a 2-1-1 record versus Nevada last week. Shaver was errorless in the outfield for NM State and he led the team at the plate with a consistent bat as he went 10-for-14 without a strikeout. Shaver posted two doubles, a triple, three RBI and six runs. He recorded a .765 on-base percentage against Nevada and added two walks. He was also hit by a pitch.

Gonzalez, a junior from San Bruno, Calif. (Skyline JC), recorded a 7.0 inning complete game no-hit performance last week, helping the Bulldogs to a 1-0 shutout victory at Hawai‘i. Gonzalez became the seventh Bulldog to pitch a no-hitter and the first in 34 years to achieve the feat. The performance marked his first collegiate start as a Bulldog as he faced 22 batters, just one over the minimum of 21. Gonzalez sat down 17 consecutive batters and the only blemish to his near perfect game was a pair of walks. He also registered seven strikeouts on the night.

The other hitter of the week nominations: Fresno State junior Garrett Weber … Hawai‘i senior Christian Johnson … Louisiana Tech junior Clint Ewing … Nevada senior Shaun Kort … San Jose State freshman Tim Quiery.

The other pitcher of the week nominations: Hawai‘i junior Alex Capaul … Louisiana Tech senior Jamey Bradshaw … Nevada junior Brock Stassi … San Jose State junior Blake McFarland.

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