C.J. Cron hit .667 last week against BYU.
March 21, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah baseball player C.J. Cron has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for his performance during the series against Brigham Young last weekend. It is Cron's second-straight weekly award and the third of his career.
Cron batted .667 (8-for-12) with three doubles, one home run, seven RBI and five runs scored to help lead the Utes to a 2-1 record against BYU last week. In a 3-2, series-opening win, the Phoenix, Ariz., native went 3-for-4 at the plate, including scoring the tying run in the eighth inning. Cron also went 3-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI and one run scored in a 10-8 loss to the Cougars on Friday. He ended the series with a 2-for-4 day at the plate in a 15-6 Ute victory on Saturday, driving in four runs (including a three-run home run).
For the year, Cron is batting a league-high .518 with a .929 slugging percentage, 22 RBI, eight doubles and five home runs.
The Utes take on Southern Utah on Monday and Tuesday to begin the week before starting a weekend series against Air Force on Friday, March 25.