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Brownstein Named MWC Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/05/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 5, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico's Mike Brownstein and San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg were named Mountain West Conference Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week on Monday, May 5. This is the first weekly award of the season for Brownstein and the sixth for Strasburg (fourth consecutive).

Brownstein led the Lobos offensively, as UNM took two-of-three games from conference foe BYU last week. From the leadoff position, he hit .533 (8-for-15) from the plate with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and four runs scored. In the first game of the series, Brownstein went 3-for-6, with two RBI and one run scored in the Lobos' 9-7 victory. In game two, he was a home run short of hitting for the cycle on the way to a 3-for-4, two run scored performance in a 13-5 loss. In the series finale, Brownstein went 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI and one run scored in New Mexico's 15-6 win.

Strasburg, a San Diego, Calif., native, tossed a complete-game shutout in the Aztecs' 15-0 win at Air Force last Friday. He allowed just three hits in the contest, striking out 11 and walking one. With a runner on third base with one out in the seventh inning, Strasburg struck out the next two batters to preserve the shutout. Only one other runner reached as far as second base for the game. With his 11 K's, he has taken over the national lead in strikeouts (110). Strasburg has now just allowed one run in his last 46 innings on the mound.

Mountain West Conference Players of the Week
Feb. 25 - Garett Green, Sr., 2B, SDSU
March 3 - Xavier Scruggs, Jr., 1B, UNLV
March 10 - Cody Guymon, Jr., C, Utah
March 17 - Addison Gentry, So., 1B/DH, Air Force
March 24 - Dane Hamilton, Jr., 3B/OF, New Mexico
March 31 - Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Jr., OF, New Mexico and Garett Green, Sr., 2B, SDSU
April 7 - Chris Ellington, Jr., OF, TCU and Xavier Scruggs, Jr., 1B, UNLV
April 14 - Kevin Atkinson, Jr., 1B, New Mexico
April 21 - Xavier Scruggs, Jr., 1B, UNLV
April 28 - Addison Gentry, So., 1B/DH, Air Force
May 5 - Mike Brownstein, Jr., 2B, New Mexico

Mountain West Conference Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 25 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU
March 3 - Brad Pingel, Fr., Air Force
March 10 - Greg Holle, Fr., TCU and Corey Hales, Jr., UNLV
March 17 - Addison Reed, Fr., SDSU
March 24 - Nelson Castleberry, Fr., BYU
March 31 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU
April 7 - Bobby LaFromboise, Sr., New Mexico
April 14 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU
April 21 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU
April 28 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU
May 5 - Stephen Strasburg, So., SDSU

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