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Published: Wednesday, April 20 2011 12:21 a.m. MDT

Former Alta star earns Pac-10 award

Kavin Keyes, a two-time all-state baseball player at Alta before graduating early, is the Pac-10's Player of the Week. Keyes, an Oregon State freshman, hit 6-for-11 in a three-game sweep over Stanford last week. He had the game-winning RBI in two of the three games against the Cardinal.

Keyes has hit safely in his last 14 games and is batting .446 with seven RBIs during the streak. He ranks second on the team with a .361 batting average and is hitting .452 in Pac-10 play, which is also second on the team.

Blaze's Boone gets AFL recognition

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Blaze wide receiver Aaron Boone earned the Spalding Highlight of the Week from the Arena Football League.

Boone's Highlight of the Week play came on a 14-yard reception from Blaze QB Tommy Grady in the second quarter of Utah's victory over the defending ArenaBowl XXIII Champion Spokane Shock. On that reception, Boone broke the franchise record for career receiving yards of 4,063, previously held by former Blaze WR Siaha Burley. Boone finished the night with 10 catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns. He now holds franchise records for receptions (370) and receiving yards (4,128) and is tied with Burley for career TDs (93).

Utes' Cron captures weekly honor

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah junior first baseman C.J. Cron has been named Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Cron hit 8-for-18 (.444) for the week while leading Utah to a 3-1 mark on the road. Cron tallied eight RBIs, six runs scored, and had two doubles and two home runs. He registered multiple hits in three of the four games and had at least one run and one RBI in all four contests. In the Utes' weekend sweep of New Mexico, Cron went 6-for-13 (.462) with six RBIs and five runs. Cron finished the week with a .524 on-base percentage and .889 slugging percentage.

—Deseret News staff

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