Nevada Sweeps WAC Baseball Hitter, Pitcher Of Week Awards

Nevada third baseman Jason Rodriguez and pitcher Kyle Howe have been named the Western Athletic Conference's hitter and pitcher of the week.

Rodriguez, a senior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., hit .571 this weekend. He had nine RBI, three doubles, a home run, and three
walks as the Wolf Pack won three of four games against Fresno
State. Rodriguez had multiple hits in three of the four contests.

Howe, a senior from Poulsbo, Washington., pitched his third complete game of the season as Nevada defeated WAC leader Fresno State 4-1 on national television. Howe allowed one run on seven singles and tied his season high with five strikeouts to improve to 6-1 on the season. He pitched six shutout innings before the Bulldogs scored their lone run of the game in the top of the seventh inning. The win ended an 11-game WAC win streak by Fresno State.

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