Jake Wortham threw a two-hitter into the ninth inning of BYU's season opening win at the University of Portland. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.
Jake Wortham -- Baseball -- Junior -- Allen, Texas
Jake Wortham threw a two-hitter into the ninth inning of BYU's season opening victory, 4-2, at the University of Portland. The 5-11, 205 junior southpaw from Allen, Texas gave up his two hits in the fifth inning, but ended up with no decision in the game. Last year he threw a two-hitter in nine innings against the University of Missouri.
Lee Cummard -- Men's Basketball -- Junior -- Mesa, Ariz.
Junior guard Lee Cummard led BYU in nearly every category last week. He was the top Cougar in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounds (8.0 rpg), assists (3.0 apg), blocks (1.5 bpg), field-goal percentage (.647) and three-point percentage (.667) while also making 80 percent of his free throws. In BYU's two games, he connected on 11-of-17 shots from the floor, including 4-fo-6 treys, and converted 8-of-10 attempts from the charity stripe.
He recorded his third double-double game of the year with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Utah on Wednesday. He added a team-best three blocks along with two assists and one steal to help BYU extend its homecourt victory streak to a school record 45 games.
Cummard scored a team-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 3-for-4 three-point accuracy, at San Diego State on Saturday. He also shared game-high honors with four assists while adding five rebounds for the Cougars. He has scored 20 or more points in five of the last eight games.
Cassidy Mears -- Men's Tennis -- Sophomore -- Kansas City, Kan.
In BYU's 4-3 loss to No. 59 Denver on Saturday, Cassidy Mears and Evan Urbina posted the Cougars only doubles win. With the outcome of the match already decided, BYU continued to fight, winning the final three singles matches of the day. Mears led the way after pulling out a 6-4, 7-5 win over DU's Andrew Landwerlen.
Kristina Doerr -- Women's Tennis -- Sophomore -- Alpine, Utah
In the Cougars' loss to No. 39 Denver on Friday, Kristina Doerr and Dolly Chang recorded BYU's only doubles win, remaining undefeated on the season. With the outcome of the match already decided, Doerr pulled off a 7-6, 3-6 (10-5) victory over Ute Schnoy to win BYU's first point of the match.
On Saturday, Chang and Doerr's success continued, posting their ninth straight doubles win of the season. Doerr again recorded the Cougars' first singles win of the day, defeating Kansas State's Katerina Kudlackova in straight sets at the No. 2 position.
Paige Affleck -- Softball -- Freshman -- New Harmony, Utah
Freshman Paige Affleck threw her second shut out during the season. She led the Cougars from the circle in their five-inning shut out over Wagner during the Tennessee Classic. She also made an appearance in BYU's loss to No. 5 Tennessee. She maintained a .000 ERA on the week.
The win against Wagner advances her overall record to 4-1, leading the team in winning percentage, yet throwing the least amount of innings. Affleck's competitive nature allows her to compete at the collegiate level with her limited experience as a pitcher. She averages 1. 5 strike outs per inning and has given up the leas amount of hits for the Cougars with 15.