Former Wolf Pack star and current Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Lyle Overbay has been on a tear at the plate recently.
He has gone 15 for 31 in his last 16 appearances (15-31), including a 4-for-4 outing with a home run and three runs scored in last night's loss to the Dodgers. He has increased his batting average to .370 from .217 earlier in the year.
Overbay has spent the better part of the last decade playing in the Major Leagues after being drafted by the Diamondbacks in 1999. He was an All-American during his time at the University of Nevada, helping the Wolf Pack to an NCAA Regional appearance in 1999 and Big West titles in 1997 and 1998. He was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
The 2012 WAC champion Wolf Pack baseball team had a chance to catch Overbay's game on Monday night since Nevada is in Mesa, Ariz., for the WAC Baseball Tournament. Hopefully the Wolf Pack bats can be as productive as Overbay has been lately when the team opens postseason play tonight against Louisiana Tech. Listen live at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on ESPN Radio 1450 AM with Don Marchand calling the action.