2011 All-Mountain West Baseball Team Announced
Utah's C.J. Cron becomes first two-time recipient of MW Player of the Year award
May 23, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The Mountain West announced its 2011 Baseball All-MW Team and postseason awards today as selected by the league's seven head coaches. Utah first baseman C.J. Cron earned MW Player of the Year honors for the second straight season, while UNLV righthander Tanner Peters was named MW Pitcher of the Year and BYU outfielder Jaycob Brugman garnered MW Freshman of the Year accolades. TCU skipper Jim Schlossnagle earned his sixth consecutive MW Coach of the Year honor.
Cron, a 6-4, 230-pound junior, led the Mountain West in home runs (8), total bases (78), slugging percentage (.848) and on-base percentage (.509) in league play this season. He also tied for the MW lead in runs scored (31), runs batted in (29) and doubles (14) against Conference opponents in 2011. In addition, the Phoenix, Ariz., native ranked second in batting average (.435), third in hits (40) and tied for fourth in walks (14) in Mountain West competition. Cron is the first individual to receive MW Player of the Year honors twice in his career.
Peters, a 6-0, 150-pound junior, posted a 4-2 record in Mountain West games this season. He registered five complete games in Conference play, leading the league with 66.1 innings pitched. Hailing from Simi Valley, Calif., Peters struck out a MW-best 59 batters in league action, while also ranking among Conference leaders with a .190 earned run average and .217 opposing batting average. Peters is the first Rebel hurler to be named MW Pitcher of the Year.
Brugman, a 6-0, 185-pound freshman, led the Mountain West with four triples in Conference play this season. The product of Phoenix, Ariz., also ranked among the league's Top-10 in batting average (.418), slugging (.780) and on-base (.443) percentages, hits (38), runs batted in (25), doubles (10), home runs (5) and total bases (71). Brugman is the third Cougar to receive MW Freshman of the Year accolades, joining Matt Carson (2000) and Steve Parker (2007).
Schlossnagle led the seventh-ranked Horned Frogs to a 20-3 league record and sixth consecutive Mountain West regular-season title in 2011. This is Schlossnagle's seventh MW Coach of the Year award overall, including one he earned in 2003 at the helm of the UNLV program.
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