COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Senior right-handed pitcher Nate Fernley of BYU and Air Force senior outfielder Mike Thiessen were named the Mountain West Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.
Fernley, from Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach CC), pitched eight strong innings in the Cougars' 11-1 victory over UNLV on Friday. He faced 35 batters, scattering eight hits, allowing one earned run, while striking out five and walking two. The senior pitched five innings in the Cougars' 10-4 victory at Air Force on Monday. In that contest, he faced 19 batters, scattering four hits, allowing one earned run, while striking out eight and walking none. This is Fernley's fourth pitcher-of-the-week honor this season.