Jared Mang of Los Alamos is named Mountain West Player of the Week. Courtesy/UNM Lobos
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Mexico baseball team collected its fifth Mountain West Player of the Week award – with a fourth player to win it – as Jared Mang of Los Alamos was named this week’s winner Monday by the conference.
Mang hit .471 (8-for-17) during a week that saw the first-place Lobos beat in-state foe New Mexico State on the road Tuesday and take two of three at home from Fresno State over the weekend to improve their record to 11-1 in conference play.
The UNM clean-up hitter finished the week with eight runs, seven RBI and with an on-base percentage of .524.
The sophomore’s top game came in the Lobos’ 24-4 victory over Fresno State on Friday night as he went 4-for-6 with four RBI and four runs. He was also key in the Lobos’ 6-2 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday, going 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and a double while also collecting an assist from left field.
Mang on the season is hitting .333 with two home runs, seven doubles, a triple, 29 RBI (second on the team) and 27 runs. He’s been even better in Mountain West action as he’s hitting .500 (24-for-48) with a home run, five doubles, 21 RBI and 19 runs.
This is Mang’s first Mountain West Player of the Week award and he joins Jack Zoellner (twice), Luis Gonzalez and Carl Stajduhar in winning the award this season. Tyler Stevens also won Mountain West Pitcher of the Week earlier this season.
The Lobos hit the road this week as they take on No. 19 University of San Diego Wednesday and then travel north to play a Mountain West series at San Jose State starting Friday.