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Lobos Sweep Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Honors
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/28/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 28, 2011

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico freshman first baseman D.J. Peterson and junior right-hander Gera Sanchez have been named Mountain West Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This is the first career weekly honor for both Peterson and Sanchez.

Peterson batted .579 (11-for-19) with 10 RBI, eight runs scored, four doubles, two home runs and two walks as New Mexico posted a perfect 5-0 record with series sweeps of Binghamton and MWC opponent UNLV last week. The Gilbert, Ariz., product had at least one hit in all five games, including four with multiple hits, and three multi-RBI games during that span. In two games against Binghamton, Peterson went 6-for-8 (.750) with six RBI, four runs scored, three doubles and one home run. He followed that performance with a 5-for-11 (.455) effort at the plate in a three-game sweep of UNLV, scoring four runs while driving in four more. Peterson hit one double and one home run off the Rebel pitching staff while also collecting two walks. For the week, he posted on-base and slugging percentages of .636 and 1.105, respectively. Defensively, Peterson tallied 46 putouts and five assists from his position at first base.

Sanchez collected four saves in four appearances and helped New Mexico to series sweeps of Binghamton and UNLV last week. The junior righthander tossed 5.1 scoreless innings of relief, surrendering no walks and only one hit while striking out six batters. Each of the four games

Sanchez pitched in was decided by two or fewer runs. The Las Cruces, N.M., native worked the final inning of a 5-4 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday, then had a hand in each of the Lobos' three victories against UNLV, registering 4.1 innings pitched and five strikeouts as New Mexico recorded its first three-game series sweep of the season.

The Lobos are currently riding a six-game winning streak as they travel to Tucson, Airz., for a two-game series against the Wildcats, beginning at 5:00 p.m. March 29. 

Sunday, April 19
2:05 PM - 
Baseball
at UNLV
Tuesday, April 21
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. New Mexico State
Friday, April 24
5:30 PM - 
Baseball
at Wichita State
Saturday, April 25
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Wichita State
Sunday, April 26
12:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Wichita State
Friday, May 01
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Saturday, May 02
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Sunday, May 03
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Tuesday, May 05
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
at New Mexico State
Friday, May 08
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Saturday, May 09
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Sunday, May 10
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Tuesday, May 12
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Arizona State
Thursday, May 14
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Friday, May 15
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
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