WAC Baseball Players of the Week Announced
Soto, a third baseman from Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS), led the Hornets to a 4-1 record last week that included non-conference wins over Saint Mary’s and San Francisco, and two wins in a three-game series over WAC foe Louisiana Tech. Soto hit .412 (7-for-17). He tallied two runs, one double, one triple, one home run, one walk and 13 total bases on the week. He slugged .765 and had an on-base percentage of .444 on the week. Soto hit safely in all five games and is currently riding an eight game hitting streak.
McLoughlin, a freshman from Sacramento, Calif. (Rio Americano HS), picked up three saves during the week, allowing only one hit in four innings of work. The true freshman set the Sacramento State single-season record for saves after capping Sunday’s 4-1 win over Louisiana Tech. He struck out all three batters he faced in Sunday’s game. During the week, McLoughlin struck out eight batters of the 13 batters he faced in only four innings of work.
The other hitter of the week nominations: Dallas Baptist junior catcher Michael Miller ... Louisiana Tech junior catcher Tyler Qualls ... Louisiana Tech senior infielder Bobby Lecount ... Seattle U first baseman/third baseman Nick Latta ... UT Arlington junior outfielder Matt Shortall ... UTSA junior outfielder Riley Good ... Texas State senior outfielder Kevin Sah.
The other pitcher of the week nominations: New Mexico State senior Ryan Beck ... Seattle U senior Eric Yardley ... UTSA junior Matt Sims ... Texas State junior Hunter Lemke.