WAC Baseball Players of the Week Announced
Kimbell, a sophomore from Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite HS), helped the Bulldogs to a pair of wins last week over Alcorn State and Seattle U. Kimbell hit .545 (6-for-11). He also tallied two walks, six RBI, two doubles, a home run and scored five runs. Kimbell began the week with a 2-for-3 day against Alcorn State, recording a double, a run scored and three RBI to help lead Tech to a 9-1 victory at home. The sophomore right fielder picked right up where he left off in the first series of WAC play as he went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, including a two-run home run in the first inning to help the Bulldogs to a 5-2 win over the Redhawks. He continued his impressive play in the second game of the three-game series against Seattle U with another 2-for-4 performance at the plate with a double, three runs scored and an RBI.
Christensen, a senior from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Saddleback College), appeared in three of the four games on the week. He picked up a five-out save at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. The 6-0 righty earned the save in game of the Sacramento State series, retiring the Hornets in order in the ninth. Christensen earned the victory on Sunday in a two-inning stint. With runners on first and second and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Christensen put out the fire with a double play and a pop out to second. He struck out two of the final four he faced in the 10th to secure the CSU Bakersfield victory. Overall on the week, Christensen worked 4.2 innings with two saves, three strikeouts. He gave up only two hits and no runs.
The other hitter of the week nominations: Dallas Baptist senior catcher Duncan McApline ... Seattle U sophomore first baseman/catcher Grant Newton ... UT Arlington junior Matt Shortall ... UTSA sophomore catcher John Bormann ... Texas State senior infielder Nick Smelser.
The other pitcher of the week nominations: Sacramento State sophomore Brennan Leitao ... Seattle U freshman Will Dennis ... UT Arlington sophomore Zach Thompson ... Texas State junior Scott Grist.