Monday, February 23, 2009

Lavigne earns MWC Pitcher of the Week

San Diego State junior right-hander Tyler Lavigne was named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week for the two-hit shutout he tossed Sunday in the Aztecs' 3-0 victory over 11th-ranked USD.

Lavigne, a transfer from the College of Southern Nevada, allowed only four balls to be hit out of the infield, three of them fly balls caught for outs. He retired the first nine batters he faced before allowing up an infield single open the fourth inning. That base runner was short-lived, however, as a double play and strikeout ended the inning.

Lavigne, using an excellent sinker, got 18 ground ball outs. He struck out five and walked one.

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