DENVER – Nevada second baseman Joe Kohan and Fresno State pitcher Thomas Harlan have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for February 13-19.
Kohan, a senior from Juneau, Alaska (Juneau-Douglas HS), hit .500 (5-for-10), scored five runs, drove in three and had two doubles with a slugging percentage of .700 and an on-base percentage of .500 as the Pack went 2-1 at New Mexico to open the season. Starting all three games at second base, Kohan did not commit an error in 18 chances. In Friday's game, Kohan was 2-for-3 with a run scored, sacrifice fly and two RBI in the 5-3 season-opening victory. In Sunday's game, he was perfect at the plate going 3-of-3 with four runs scored, one walk, two doubles and one RBI. In the top of the eighth inning, he doubled with one out and scored the winning run on a two-out single.
Harlan, a senior from San Bruno, Calif. (Archbishop Riordan HS), pitched a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over Butler on Saturday. Harlan struck out a career-high eight batters and gave up only on extra base hit in the 9.0 innings of work. He walked only one of the 31 batters he faced.
The other hitter of the week nominations: Fresno State junior outfielder Daniel Moultrie … Hawai‘i senior third baseman Collin Bennett … Louisiana Tech senior first baseman Alex Williams … New Mexico State junior second baseman Parker Hipp … San Jose State freshman outfielder Andre Mercurio.
The other pitcher of the week nominations: Hawai‘i senior Matt Sisto … Louisiana Tech junior Trevor Peterson … Nevada senior Matt Gardner … New Mexico State junior Adam Mott … San Jose State junior David Wayne Russo.