Dixie State pitcher Mason Hilty (Richland) was named Pacific West Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the third time this season.
The senior set a school record with his third complete-game shutout of the season in a 4-0 win over Hawaii-Hilo last week. He retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced and gave up just three hits while striking out seven. At 9-2, Hilty’s nine wins top the conference and are one short of the single-season school record he set last season. He is fifth in the conference among starting pitchers with a 2.88 ERA.
▪ Jake Browne (Hanford) hit two doubles on the day, and added a RBI sacrifice fly in the first game to help Bellevue University sweep Waldorf University 13-5 and 2-0 on Saturday in Forest City, Iowa.
Browne also caught both games for the Bruins (47-7, 23-1 NSAA), who won the North Star Athletic Association regular-season title for the second consecutive year.
▪ Washington State clinched a Pac-12 Conference road series win over Utah with a 5-4 victory Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Dillon Plew (Kennewick) went 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run for the Cougars.
▪ First baseman Clayten Ayres (Kennewick) went 2-for-4 with a single and double Saturday, but Georgia College (30-13) fell to Auburn University-Montgomery (27-22) 3-2 in 10 innings.