One of the most decorated players in Nevada baseball history, Andy Dominique still appears in nearly every single-season and career list in the Nevada recordbooks. Dominique holds school records for career (62) and single-season homeruns (30). In 1997, he earned All-America honors and was named the MVP of the Big West Conference. A two-time All-Big West selection, Dominique helped Nevada to two NCAA Regional appearances in 1994 and 1997. The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dominique in the 26th round of 1997 MLB Draft. His Major League debut came in 2004 as a first baseman and catcher for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and was part of the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners organizations. In 2008, he served as the volunteer hitting coach for the Wolf Pack softball team, helping the team to its historic NCAA Regional appearance.
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.