COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU junior righthander Jeff Mousser and Air Force senior outfielder Josh Phifer and are the Mountain West Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Phifer is a two-time award winner, while Mousser garnered Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time.
Mousser, from Tempe, Ariz. (Marcos de Niza HS), struck out nine in 6.1 innings pitched and earned his 13th career victory as the Cougars defeated Arizona, 6-3, in the season opener for both teams. He allowed two earned runs, walked two and scattered six hits vs. the Wildcats. His nine strikeouts average 12.8 per game using the NCAA formula.
Phifer, from Torrington, Wyo. (Torrington HS), belted five home runs in a 3-game series against Northern Colorado as he went 9-for-14 at the plate (.643). He knocked in 10 runs and accounted for 25 total bases. He also hit a double and walked twice. He posted a 1.786 slugging percentage after three games. Phifer was also named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball for his performance last week.