March 26, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior righthand pitcher Alex Baker was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week for games played from March 18-24, 2013. It is Baker's first-ever MW weekly honor.
Baker, a McKinney, Texas native, pitched 7.2 scoreless innings to lead the Falcons to a 2-0 win over Omaha on Tuesday afternoon. Baker struck out eight batters and walked two, while setting a career-high for innings pitched. He scattered seven hits in the Falcons' first shutout of the season.
Baker is the second Falcon to earn Player of the Week honors so far this season, joining senior outfielder Alex Bast, who earned Player of the Week honors on Feb. 25.