BASEBALL: University of Utah baseball standouts Stephen Fife and Cody Guymon were named first team all-Mountain West Conference here on the eve of the league tournament Monday.
Guymon, who made the team as its designated hitter, owned a team-best .368 batting average for the year. He saw his average improve to a team-high .406 in conference play. He also had a team-leading 21 RBI and five homers in MWC-only tilts.
Fife was Utah's top hurler this season. Sporting a 3.35 earned-run average in all games, Fife saw that average plummet to 2.72 in MWC-only games. He led all Ute hurlers with 75 strikeouts, with 56 of them coming in conference action. Guymon, Fife and the rest of the Utes hit the diamond tomorrow night in their first game of the tournament. The No. 5 seed, Utah will play No. 4 BYU tonight at 6 p.m.
BASEBALL: Southern Utah's Nick Freitas has been named The Summit League Co-Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Oral Roberts' Brian Van Kirk, after a strong week in which the junior made a run on a couple of records at SUU. The award is Freitas' first of the year and fourth for a Thunderbird.
Freitas moved up SUU's record books at No. 3 all-time in sinlge season home runs with 15 after four home runs during the week. The Thunderbirds secured the No. 2 seed going into the Summit League Baseball Tournament.
Southern Utah will play Western Illinois Thursday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
BASEBALL: Outfielders Sean McNaughton and Kent Walton of BYU have been named first and second team All-Mountain West Conference, respectively.
McNaughton, a 5-9 sophomore leftfielder from Lakewood, Wash., batted .345 in league play and has a team-leading .354 average overall with 14 homers, 91 hits, 22 doubles, four triples, 53 RBI and 21 of 29 stolen bases. Walton, a 6-0 junior centerfielder from Yucaipa, Calif., hit .373 in MWC games and .319 overall with 75 hits, 12 doubles, seven triples and 14 of 17 stolen bases.
Utah Valley State
BASKETBALL: Utah Valley State men's basketball coach Dick Hunsaker has announced that he will be holding his Individual Skills Camp June 23-27 at the McKay Events Center.
Hunsaker's Skills Camp is recognized as an outstanding teaching camp. Participants will learn shooting, rebounding, ball-handling, passing, defense, and individual offense drills.
Ages 7-17 are invited to participate. The cost to participate is $229, and it will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to sign up for the camp, call 801-863-8670.