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Big West Baseball Player of the Week


J.J. Thompson of Cal Poly and Scott Lyman of UC Davis helped their teams to series victories as the recipients of Big West Field Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.

Thompson Goes On Extra Base Hit Binge For Cal Poly
J.J. Thompson (Maple Valley, Wash./Tahoma HS) played a vital role in Cal Poly’s first weekend series victory this season to earn Big West Baseball Field Player of the Week.

The junior shortstop hit .583 (7-for-12) as the Mustangs took two of three games from Long Beach State. Five of Thompson’s seven hits went for extra bases, including two doubles, two triples and a home run.

Thompson scored five runs and drove in five more while adding a walk and a stolen base to his totals.

In Saturday’s 8-4 win over the 49ers, Thompson hit 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple, producing three RBI. He scored four times in Sunday’s 16-15, 11-inning triumph, batting 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run.

Thompson also went 1-for-5 with an RBI in Cal Poly’s series-opening 12-8 loss on Friday.

In his last six games, Thompson is 13-for-23 (.565) and has raised his batting average from .202 to .280.

Others nominated: Corey Jones (Cal State Fullerton); Kyle Mihaylo (UC Davis); Michael Hur (UC Riverside); Ben Gorang (Pacific)

Lyman Hurls Eight Innings Of Shutout Ball For UC Davis
Scott Lyman (Alamo, Calif./Monte Vista HS) tossed eight shutout innings for UC Davis in a 16-0 blanking of Cal State Northridge, garnering Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week accolades.

The sophomore allowed just three hits and struck out a season-high six batters in the outing, throwing 105 pitches.

Lyman’s performance came on the heels of two potent offensive showings by the Matador offense. UC Davis pitching allowed CSUN to score 20 runs combined in the first two games of the series.

In addition to his mound command, Lyman flourished at the plate, going 7-for-18 (.389) with three doubles, a home run and six runs scored.

Others nominated: Dylan Floro (Cal State Fullerton); Paul Tremlin (Cal State Northridge); Daniel Bibona (UC Irvine); Dustin Emmons (UC Riverside); Mario Hollands (UC Santa Barbara)

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