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Mason Lytle earns AAC Player of the Week honors

Rylan Renteria

Following a midweek upset win over Baylor and a conference series sweep against Tulane, junior outfielder Mason Lytle was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week. 

“It’s an honor. I put in a lot of work with the coaches and the team,” Lytle said. “It’s an honor to be AAC player of the week but it’s even better to get six wins in a row. It’s a blessing, all glory to God.” 

During the four-game win streak, Lytle was 12 of 20 at the plate, scored seven runs and notched five RBI. In the series against the Green Wave, Lytle had three hits in each game. This adds to his already impressive season, where he leads the conference in batting average at .405. 

In the four games since being named Player of the Week, Lytle’s performance has not dropped in the slightest. Facing the crosstown rival UIW Cardinals and conference foe Charlotte 49ers, Lytle posted seven hits and five RBI, helping UTSA to first place in the AAC.

Prior to his arrival at UTSA, Lytle spent time at San Jacinto Community College and Oregon. A stellar stint with the Ravens led him to the Ducks, in which he appeared in just six games before suffering a season-ending injury. Familiarity with the coaching staff and proximity to home drove Lytle to UTSA for his junior season. 

“Of course, I wanted to be closer to home, but me and the coaching staff have had a relationship during my three years at San Jac,” Lytle said. “When I decided to transfer, I had been talking to coach Aguayo since day one.” 

With over 20 games left to play, Lytle looks to continue his outstanding season and etch his name into the record books at UTSA. 

Lytle and the Roadrunners are back in action for a road conference series against Memphis. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Friday at FedEx Park.

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Rylan Renteria
Rylan Renteria, Distribution Manager
Rylan is a psychology major in his junior year at UTSA, and is entering his second semester as a writer for The Paisano. As a major fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, Rylan is also very supportive of the San Antonio Spurs and all UTSA Athletics which can be shown in his commentary writing pieces. Aside from watching sports, Rylan enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games and playing intramural sports.

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