WAC Baseball Players of the Week Announced
McAlpine, a senior from North Richland Hills, Texas (Birdville HS), helped the Patriots to a 3-1 record last week with wins over TCU and Sacramento State. McAlpine hit .313 (5-for-16). He also tallied three home runs, four RBI and 14 total bases on the week. His three home runs on the week gives the senior catcher a league-best nine on the year. In a 10-0 series-opening victory over Sacramento State, McAlpine went 2-for-4 with two runs, one home run and an RBI. In game two of the Sacramento State series, McAlpine went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, three runs and three RBI in the 6-3 win.
McKenzie, a senior from El Dorado Hills, Calif. (San Joaquin Delta College), tossed his third complete game in his last four starts as CSU Bakersfield defeated New Mexico State 4-0 Wednesday night. McKenzie allowed four hits, struck out nine, and picked off two Aggies at first base. He walked three as he faced 31 batters, four over the minimum. Since March 1, McKenzie has given up two runs, one earned (35.2 innings pitched). The 6-0 lefty lowered his ERA to 1.17 on the season.
The other hitter of the week nominations: CSU Bakersfield freshman third baseman Mylz Jones … Sacramento State freshman designated hitter Chris Lewis … Texas State sophomore designated hitter Colby Targun … UT Arlington junior catcher Greg McCall … UTSA sophomore catcher John Bormann.
The other pitcher of the week nominations: Dallas Baptist junior Jake Johansen … Texas State sophomore Taylor Black … UT Arlington junior Brad Vachon.