UVU baseball: Krueger named WAC Hitter of the Week

By Clint Burgi

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, April 28 2014 3:52 p.m. MDT

Utah Valley University's Mark Krueger and Texas-Pan American right-hander Blake English were named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 21-27.

Krueger, a sophomore from Draper, Utah (Jordan HS), hit .438 (7-for-16) to lead Utah Valley to a perfect 4-0 record last week. Krueger helped the Wolverines to a 12-8 win over in-state rival Utah as he recorded two hits, two runs, a double and a walk. He had three multi-hit games during the week and slugged .938.

He homered in both games of a Friday doubleheader sweep over Northern Colorado during a week where he scored two times in each of the four games. During the week, Krueger tallied seven hits, eight runs scored, four RBIs, two doubles, two walks and two home runs. He is the third UVU player to receive a weekly honor from the WAC this season and the first WAC Hitter of the Week winner.

English, a junior from Del Valle, Texas (De Valle HS), pitched a one-hit complete game shutout in a 1-0 win at Chicago State. The performance marked his second complete game and shutout in his last three starts. English carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, retiring the first 16 batters he faced before an error put a runner on base. The lone hit English gave up was a single with one out in the seventh.

Clint Burgi is the assistant athletic director for sports information at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.