WAC Players of the Week

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

DENVER, CO – Fresno State’s Jordan Ribera and Hawai‘i’s Josh Slaats have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 19-25.

Ribera, a junior first baseman from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), hit .625 (10-for-16), helping the Bulldogs to a pair of wins at Nevada last week. Ribera scored seven runs with two doubles, five home runs, nine RBI and a 1.688 slugging percentage over four games last week. With his five home runs last week, Ribera now leads both the WAC and the nation with 20 home runs this season. Ribera has now hit a home run in five-straight games, tying the Fresno State record for consecutive games with a home run.

Slaats, a junior from San Ramon, Calif. (California HS), pitched a complete-game shutout at Louisiana Tech last week. Slaats struck out four while allowing just five hits and two walks in the seven-inning 10-0 victory that was called due to the WAC’s run rule. The win marks Slaats’ second complete-game shutout of the season. Slaats now holds a 4-2 record on the season with a 1.71 ERA, striking out 56 in 52.2 innings pitched.

The other hitter of the week nominations: Hawai‘i junior outfielder Jeffrey Van Doornum … Louisiana Tech senior outfielder Clint Stubbs … Nevada senior first baseman Shaun Kort … New Mexico State freshman infielder Parker Hipp.

The other pitcher of the week nominations: Fresno State sophomore Charlie Robertson … Louisiana Tech freshman Trevor Petersen … Nevada junior Jeremy Cole … New Mexico State freshman Ryan Beck.