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 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.

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