NMSU's Snowley Named WAC Hitter of the Week

NMSU's Snowley Named WAC Hitter of the Week
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 2:11pm

Senior infielder Kurt Snowley has been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for the week of March 19-25. It is Snowley's first career WAC Hitter of the Week honor.

Snowley, a senior from Milwaukie, Ore. (Rex Putnam HS), helped to extend the Aggies winning streak to 12 games after he hit .524 (11-of-21) in five games played last week. The most impressive of Snowley's stats from last week might be that he struck out only once in 21 at bats.
"Kurt (Snowley) has been playing great in recent games and his play has given a positive impact to the rest of the team," head coach Rocky Ward said.

Snowley also tallied a .714 slugging percentage on the week and marked two walks while being hit by a pitch once to attribute to his .560 on-base percentage on the week. His on-best percentage helped the Aggies move into the top-spot nationally with a team on-base percentage of .443. In a 7-4 victory over No. 5 Arizona, Snowley went 3-of-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. They very next day against the Wildcats, Snowley posted a 3-of-6 showing to go along with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. He went 4-of-5 in an 11-9 win over UTPA in game one of a doubleheader. That day he tallied his eighth double of the season.

Snowley and the rest of the Aggies take on Texas Tech, Tuesday, March 27 at 3pm (MT) in Lubbock, Texas. Live stats and a live audio broadcast will be available online at www.NMStateSports.com.

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