Brett Bruneel is the MWC Pitcher of the Week.
April 16, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Utah senior right-hander Brett Bruneel has been named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week. TCU junior outfielder Clint Arnold was named Player of the Week. Both were honored for the first time in their respective careers.
Bruneel, a Stockton, Calif., native, picked up a save and a win in three appearances last week. In his first appearance vs. Southern Utah, he took the mound in the ninth inning, striking out two while giving up one hit in Utah's 9-2 win.
In the second game of a three-game series vs. San Diego State, Bruneel came on in the eighth inning with one runner on and a 5-2 lead. After giving up two runs in the inning, he settled down to hold the Aztecs scoreless in the final inning to pick up the save.
In Sunday's win over SDSU, Bruneel retired the side in order in the ninth in an 8-8 game. The Utes scored in the bottom of the ninth to give Bruneel his third win of the season. On the week, he struck out four, while scattering four hits and giving up one earned run in 4.0 innings on the mound.
Arnold helped the Horned Frogs to a 4-0 record on the week, including a three-game sweep over conference-foe UNLV. He began the week with a 1-for-3 performance in a 6-3 win over non-conference opponent Baylor.
In game one against the Rebels, Arnold went 3-for-5, tying a TCU school record with three doubles in the process. He also tallied three RBI and two runs scored in a 13-6 victory. He followed with a 3-for-6, career-high six RBI and two-run scored performance in a 16-12 game-two win. Arnold hit home runs in the third and fourth innings to collect the first multi-homer game of his career.
In a 7-3 series finale win, he had a career-best four hits along with a run scored and stolen base. For the week, Arnold was 11-for-19 (.579) from the plate with two home runs, three doubles, nine RBI and six runs scored. Defensively, he had five putouts and one assist in his first action in centerfield this season.