Monday, March 16, 2009

SDSU's Berger is MWC Pitcher of the Week

San Diego State senior right-hander Jon Berger was named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week for his 10-strikeout performance in the Aztecs' 6-1 victory over UNLV. Berger, a Las Vegas native, faced just three batters in six of the eight innings he pitched against the Rebels. He allowed just one run, five hits and did not walk a batter.

Berger's performance continued a string of outstanding pitching for the Aztecs. SDSU pitchers cornered the MWC award each week this season. Tyler Lavigne was selected the first week of the season after pitching a two-hit shutout against USD and Stephen Strasburg received the award each of the previous two weeks with wins over Nevada and USD.

The SDSU pitching staff has compiled a 3.39 ERA through 17 games, one reason the Aztecs are off to an 11-6 start.

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