Nevada freshman Jordan Pearce has been named the Mountain West Conference baseball player of the week after going 8-for-10 at the plate in four games last week, scoring five runs and knocking in five more with three doubles and two walks.
Illinois coach Dan Hartleb has experienced how quickly things can change in baseball, so he was understandably subdued Monday in the wake of a three-game sweep at Penn State that extended the nation's longest active win streak to 17.
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