BYU COUGARS

BYU Baseball Infielder Earns National Player Of The Week Recognition

May 10, 2021, 11:45 AM
BYU Baseball - Andrew Pintar...
BYU Baseball infielder Andrew Pintar. (Rebeca Fuentes/BYU Photo)
(Rebeca Fuentes/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU Baseball second baseman Andrew Pintar was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

The Cougars bats came alive last week, and Pintar was a big part of that. BYU went 3-1 in their four games a week ago. Pintar, in 21 at-bats, had 10 hits, including three home runs, a double, and a triple.

On the season, Pintar, a sophomore from Spanish Fork, is leading the Cougars in batting average (.329). He also leads BYU in hits (52), runs (35), slugging percentage (.525), and on-base percentage (.434).

Pintar was one of nine players to receive the National Player of the Week honor from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The outlet gives a player of the week nod to one player at each position. Pintar was one of four players from a program outside of a power conference.

BYU baseball: Pitnar also named WCC Player of the Week

Along with receiving a National Player of the Week recognition, Pintar was also named WCC Player of the Week. For the second time in as many weeks, a BYU player has taken home the weekly conference recognition this month.

Last week, BYU right fielder Cole Gambill was named WCC Player of the Week.

BYU is currently 19-24 overall (11-10 WCC), with seven games remaining in the 2021 season. The Cougars are in fifth place in the West Coast Conference standings.

BYU hits the road this week for a three-game series against the Pacific Tigers (May 13-15) before returning home to close out the season with a four-game homestand against rival Utah (May 18) and Pepperdine (May 20-22).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Brett Yormark, Big 12, Big 12 Conference...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Will Reportedly Hire Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Exec For Next Commissioner

The Big 12 reportedly has its next commissioner, and he has a unique background that's not tied to college sports.
1 day ago
Noah Waterman, BYU Basketball, Transfer Portal...
Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Big Man Noah Waterman From Portal

BYU picks up a 6-foot-11 big man who can stretch the floor.
1 day ago
Isaiah Herron, BYU Football, Cornerback, Arizona...
Mitch Harper

BYU DB Isaiah Herron Announces Retirement From Football

Former cornerback started in 10 games during his four years with the BYU football program.
1 day ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Lands Productive Texas Prep RB Landen Chambers

BYU adds to its 2023 recruiting class with a pickup from Big 12 Country.
1 day ago
Baylor Bears, Dillon Doyle, BYU Football...
Mitch Harper

Three Things To Know About BYU Football Opponents: Baylor Bears

Getting to know BYU's week two opponent, and future Big 12 foe, the Baylor Bears.
1 day ago
Southeastern-Conference...
Kyle Ireland

Utah, BYU Ranked Among Top SEC Non-Conference Games In 2022

On3.com listed college football games for the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars among the "10 best SEC non-conference games in 2022."
1 day ago
BYU Baseball Infielder Earns National Player Of The Week Recognition