Weekly WAC Baseball Honors Announced

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Hawai'i outfielder Kolten Wong and New Mexico State right-handed pitcher Daniel Simon have been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Apr. 6-12.

Wong, a freshman from Hilo, Hawai'i (Kamehameha-Hawai'i), hit .667 in helping the Rainbows to a 2-2 record last week with wins over Santa Clara and Nevada. Wong went 12-for-18 at the plate with seven runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI. He also registered two stolen bases and a pair of walks over the four games. Against Santa Clara, Wong turned a double play to record his team-leading fourth outfield assist of the season. In the WAC series at Nevada, Wong hit .667 (10-for-15).

Simon, a junior from Susanville, Calif. (Lassen HS), pitched 6.0 innings in a combined 2-0 shutout win against Fresno State. Simon allowed no runs on two hits to get the WAC road victory. He also tallied three strikeouts. With the win, Simon improves to a perfect 7-0 on the season with a 2.93 ERA. Simon's win at Fresno State marks the first time since 2005 that the Bulldogs have been shutout by a WAC opponent at Pete Beiden Field.

The other hitter of the week nominations were Fresno State sophomore shortstop Danny Muno, Louisiana Tech senior second baseman Kevin Winn, Nevada freshman outfielder Nick Melino, Sacramento State junior center fielder Tim Wheeler and San Jose State junior shortstop Kyle Bellows.

The other pitcher of the week nominations were Fresno State freshman Derek Benny, Hawai'i sophomore Josh Slaats, Nevada senior Derek Achelpohl, Sacramento State junior Tommy Elrod and San Jose State senior Jack Adams.