Lynch, Lee Collect Weekly Baseball Honors
UC Davis junior Nick Lynch’s offensive explosion and Cal Poly freshman Slater Lee’s masterful effort against No. 12 UCLA led them to Big West Baseball Field Player and Pitcher of the Week accolades, respectively.
Lynch Blasts Four Home Runs At Tournament
Junior Nick Lynch (Grass Valley, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) powered UC Davis to a 3-1 record at the Gael Invitational to capture Big West Baseball Field Player of the Week honors.
The third baseman slugged four home runs, hit .474 (9-for-19) and drove in seven runs as the Aggies defeated Portland twice and downed preseason No. 18 pick Kansas State.
Lynch unloaded home runs in each of the first three games of the tournament, including a solo shot in the opener against host Saint Mary’s. In an 8-7 win over the Pilots on Friday, he plated the game-winner with a first-inning RBI single and later added a two-run home run in the third.
He blasted two more home runs as the Aggies toppled Kansas State, 10-5, on Saturday, finishing the day 2-for-5 with two RBI. In the tourney finale, he recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in an 11-2 win over Portland.
For the week, Lynch scored six times and posted a slugging percentage of 1.105.
Others nominated: Brian Mundell (Cal Poly); Matt Chapman (Cal State Fullerton); Chester Pak (Cal State Northridge); Taylor Sparks (UC Irvine); Robby Nesovic (UC Santa Barbara)
Lee Deals Two-Hit Shutout Against No. 12 UCLA
Cal Poly freshman Slater Lee (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) notched a complete-game two-hit shutout against defending national champion UCLA, garnering Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors.
The right-hander accounted for Cal Poly’s first complete-game shutout in two years and the first complete-game two-hitter since 1996. He shut down the No. 12-ranked Bruins and helped the Mustangs to an eventual series victory. Lee walked just one and struck out seven.
Lee has allowed one earned run in 15 1/3 innings this season.
Others nominated: Grahamm Wiest (Cal State Fullerton); Shay Maltese (Cal State Northridge); Andrew Morales (UC Irvine)