Tanner Chauncey was honored as the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah Valley University at Larry H. Miller Field. (Photo by BYU Photo)
Tanner Chauncey of No. 26 BYU was named the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week today for his performance last week against Gonzaga.
Chauncey raised his batting average from .358 to .388. The junior designated hitter from Las Vegas hit his first home run of the season, and second as a collegian, with a solo shot in the sixth inning of BYU's 11-2 victory over Gonzaga .
In BYU's 5-4 comeback victory over Gonzaga on Saturday he had four consecutive singles, including knocking in BYU's first run of the game in the ninth inning. He also scored BYU's third run of the ninth inning.
“Tanner showed tremendous resiliency this week just battling with us,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said. “He was a mainstay in our lineup and got us a big hit in the ninth inning of the third game against Gonzaga. We followed his lead this week.”
Cameron Neff of Saint Mary's College was named the WCC Pitcher of the Week. BYU’s Mike Rucker (9-0) was also nominated for that award.
The Cougars host Utah Valley University on Tuesday night at Larry H. Miller Field, with Hayden Rogers (4-1) starting on the mound for BYU. BYU marketing will be giving away 1,000 T-shirts as a promotional during that game.
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