Utah Utes baseball: Nik Gumeson receives MWC honor

Published: Tuesday, March 23 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

COLORADO SPRINGS — Utah senior Nik Gumeson and San Diego State freshman Bryan Crabb have been named Mountain West Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week. Gumeson hit .571 (8-for-14) with two home runs, two runs scored and three runs batted in as Utah took two of three games from New Mexico over the weekend. In the 16-2 series-opening win on Friday, the Riverton native went 4-for-5 with a home run, one run scored, one walk, one stolen base and two RBIs. He followed that with a 2-for-4 effort and another stolen base in Saturday's 5-2 loss. In Sunday's series finale, Gumeson went 2-for-5, homering once and tallying one run scored and one RBI as the Utes pulled out the 9-8 victory in 10 innings. For the week, Gumeson posted a .625 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage while collecting 14 total bases. Defensively, he registered four putouts without any errors from his outfield position.

—Deseret News staff and wire reports

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