Pintar named WCC and Collegiate Baseball Player of the Week
SAN MATEO, Calif. – BYU infielder Andrew Pintar was named the UCU West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in four road games last week. Pintar was also honored by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as one of its National Players of the Week.
The sophomore from Spanish Fork, Utah led the Cougars to a 3-1 record, including a victory over rival Utah Valley and two wins over San Diego, who entered the week in first place in the WCC.
In 21 at bats over the four games, Pintar had 10 hits, including three home runs, a double and a triple. He drove in eight runs, scored seven times and drew two walks. Pintar also had at least two hits in every game, including three hits in each of the first two games of the three-game series at San Diego. He amassed 19 total bases, hit .476 with an OBP of .522 and a slugging percentage of .905.
Pintar’s hitting, combined with tough BYU pitching, proved to be the difference in the Cougars 6-4 win over the first-place Toreros on Thursday. In five plate appearances, he had two home runs, a triple, four RBI and scored three times.
Through 41 games this season, Pintar is leading the Cougars in several offensive categories including batting average (.329), hits (52), runs (35), triples (2), stolen bases (4) slugging percentage (.525) and on-base percentage (.434). He is second in runs batted in (25), home runs (6) and walks (28).
The WCC Player of the Week award is the first of Pintar’s BYU career and the second for the Cougars in 2021. BYU right fielder Cole Gambill was named the WCC Player of the Week on Monday, May 3, for his performance in four games over No. 26 ranked ASU and WCC foe Saint Mary's the previous week.
Before coming to BYU, Pintar was a three-year starter at Spanish Fork High School where he was named 2019 Utah 4A All-State and Daily Herald All-Valley. He was also a member of the USA baseball 12-under team that won the gold medal at the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) 12U World Cup in Chinese Taipei in 2013.
BYU baseball travels to Stockton, California this weekend for a three-game series with WCC foe Pacific at Klein Field on May 13-15. The game will be broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network—BYU Radio 107.9 FM, BYUcougars.com and the BYU Cougars App.