Co-captain Adam Law got a hit in all five of BYU's games last week to earn Rawlings WCC Player of the Week Honors. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)
Third baseman Adam Law
has been named Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week for his performances last week in games against Seattle and Creighton universities.
The junior from Provo leads BYU with a current six-game hitting streak and raised his batting average this past week from .378 to a team-leading .429. He batted .538 with a slugging percentage of 1.083 with five RBI coming from a single and a three-run homer in game three's 14-5 win and a triple in game one's 9-0 shutout. In the Creighton series, he had two singles, a double, a triple and a homer.
In the 9-0 victory over Creighton, Law’s triple down the right-field line scored the second of three BYU runs in the break-open fifth inning.
If the triple, double, single 3-for-4 efforts by Law weren’t enough, at least two defensive plays stood out in his play from the hot corner. He started the inning-ending 543 double play in the fourth and recorded the first out in the sixth frame with a bare-handed field of Federico Castagnini's sacrifice bunt.
“Adam (Law) is clearly our most consistent hitter," BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. "He is a plus-defender at third and is one of the better third basemen defensively I've ever coached.”
He played outfield in game two against Creighton.
Gonzaga pitcher Marco Gonzales was the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week.