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WAC Players of the Week

DENVER, CO – Hawai‘i’s Greg Garcia and Nevada’s Brock Stassi have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for May 10-16.

Garcia, a junior shortstop from Cajon, Calif. (Valhalla HS), hit a league-best .636 (7-for-11) last week, helping the Rainbows to a 3-1 record against New Mexico State. Garcia recorded five RBI, four walks, two runs and a double over the four games. He also registered a .733 on-base percentage. Garcia had his best game of the series in the finale, going 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Garcia also had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 19 chances at shortstop.

Stassi, a junior from Yuba City, Calif. (Yuba City HS), pitched a complete game shutout as Nevada defeated Sacramento State 11-0 on the road to take the series from the Hornets 3-1. Stassi allowed just three hits and struck out six to win his sixth game of the year which ties him for the team lead and equals his career high in a season.

The other hitter of the week nominations: Fresno State junior Garrett Weber … Louisiana Tech junior Joey Ford … Nevada junior Brian Barnett … New Mexico State freshman Parker Hipp.

The other pitcher of the week nominations: Fresno State sophomore Josh Poytress … Hawai‘i junior Sam Spangler … Louisiana Tech junior Will Alvis … New Mexico State junior Dan Ried.

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