Congrats to Aztec pitcher Tyler Lavigne, the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week.
Lavigne, a junior transfer from the College of Southern Nevada, made his collegiate debut a memorable one as he tossed a two-hit shutout against the Toreros at USD's Cunningham Stadium. He allowed only four balls to be hit out of the infield with just one of those falling for a base hit, according to the SDSU Athletics web site.
Lavigne faced only 30 batters. In addition to the weekly conference award, Lavigne was also named a Recruiting Closer National Pitcher of the Week, one of 12 hurlers so honored. Of the dozen players named to the list, he was the only one to defeat a team ranked among the top 25 in any of the national polls, SDSU reported.
The 2-1 Aztecs got some national notice. They're not in the top 25 but they got the most votes among the others. So that means, yes, they're 26th in the poll released Monday.
Head coach Tony Gwynn is getting his team ready to play their 2009 home opener against 17th ranked Cal State Fullteron tomorrow at Tony Gwynn Stadium.