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WAC Players of the Week


WACPOW DENVER – New Mexico State’s Leo Aguirre and Hawai‘i’s Matt Sisto have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 26-May 2.


Aguirre, a senior first baseman from Austin, Texas (James Bowie HS), hit .588 (10-for-17), helping the Aggies to a four-game series sweep over Louisiana Tech. Aguirre tallied 13 RBI, seven runs, four home runs and a pair of walks over four games last week. Aguirre also recorded a 1.294 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage with his four home runs, one of which was a grand slam. Aguirre now has 11 home runs on the season and leads the WAC with a .419 batting average.

Sisto, a sophomore from Anaheim, Calif. (Cypress HS), pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out five to get the win in UH’s 1-0 victory over Nevada in the second game of its May 1 doubleheader. Sisto retired 12 of 13 batters between the second and sixth innings, posting four three-batter innings between the third and sixth stanzas.

The other hitter of the week nominations: Fresno State sophomore Dusty Robinson … Hawai‘i junior Greg Garcia … Nevada sophomore Nick Melino … Sacramento State junior Trevor Paine … San Jose State senior Karson Klauer.

The other pitcher of the week nominations: Nevada senior Chris Garcia … New Mexico State senior DJ Simon … Sacramento State junior Brandon Sandoval … San Jose State junior Luke Mazzanti.

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