Cal Poly Shortstop Mike Miller Named Big West Player of the Week
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly senior shortstop Mike Miller, who collected 11 hits in six baseball games last week, has been named Big West Conference Field Player of the Week.
Miller, 5-8, 170, a graduate of De La Salle High School, extended his hitting streak to 12 games and has reached base safely in 23 consecutive contests after going 11-for-23 (.478) in six games last week.
He hit a double in five of the six games, knocked in a total of seven runs and scored eight times.
Miller drove in the tying and winning runs in the ninth inning with a double, capping a five-run Cal Poly uprising in a 6-5 victory over San Diego State in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
For the season, Miller is hitting .379 and also is leading the team in runs scored with 30 and doubles with nine.
Cal Poly won four of the six games, including a 3-1 series win against San Diego State.
Miller is the third Mustang honored by the Big West this season, joining junior center fielder Mitch Haniger (Feb. 27) and freshman right fielder Nick Torres (March 12).
The Big West pitcher of the week is Pacific freshman right-hander Michael Benson, who tossed a six-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks in a 10-0 victory over Brown on Saturday.
Cal Poly (16-8) opens Big West Conference play this weekend in Baggett Stadium, hosting Long Beach State (8-14) for games Friday and Saturday nights at 6 and Sunday afternoon at 1.