May 22, 2000
Two Gauchos have been honored as the best in the Big West in the final series of the season. Junior first baseman Mike Kolbach and senior pitcher Gabe Neboyia were the first and the last Gauchos to earn Big West Player of the Week honors this season, the surprise is that they came in the same week.
Kolbach led the Gaucho offensive attack all weekend in helping the Gauchos take 2-of-3 against the rival Cal Poly Mustangs. On the weekend, Kolbach went 6-for-11 with a double and a home run, his first on the season.
Neboyia earned Co-Pitcher of the Week Honors after pitching his final and finest performance of the year against Cal Poly. He pitched a complete game shutout on Friday, allowing five hits, while striking out six and walking one. With the win, Neboyia evened his record on the year to 6-6.