Feb. 24, 2014
By: Matt Burkholder
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State sophomore catcher/designated hitter Taylor Ward has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors for games played from Feb. 17-23, as announced by the conference on Monday.
Ward, an Indio, Calif. native, helped lead the Bulldogs to a 4-1 week, including a 3-0 Mountain West series sweep of Nevada to kick off conference play.
Over five games played, three starts as the DH and two at catcher, Ward averaged a .389 batting average with seven hits, four runs scored and eight RBIs. In addition, he hit his first home run of the season and finished the week with a .611 slugging percentage.
For the week, Ward had at least one RBI and one hit in each of the Bulldogs five games during the stretch.
T. Ward Feb. 17-23 Statistics
Feb. 18 (vs. Grand Canyon, W, 10-1): 1-for-4, R, RBI, SAC
Feb. 19 (vs. Sacramento State, L, 6-4): 2-for-4, R, 3 RBI, HR
Feb. 21 (vs. Nevada, W, 4-1): 1-for-4, 2 RBI
Feb. 22 (vs. Nevada, W, 5-3): 2-for-3, RBI, BB
Feb. 23 (vs. Nevada, W, 11-9): 1-for-3, RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB
TOTALS: 7-for-18 (.389), 4 R, 8 RBI, 2B, HR, 2 BB, SAC
Fresno State will be at home on Wednesday to face Bakersfield at 6:35 p.m. at Beiden Field and will complete its nine-game homestand with a three-game series versus Texas A&M over the weekend.
"Catch the Wave" - 2014 Fresno State baseball season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.
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