NEVADA Projected starter in left field in his first season in the Silver & Blue ... Will be counted on to supply offensive punch to the lineup ... Brings two seasons of junior college experience to the squad.
PRIOR TO NEVADA Sierra College: Played two seasons for Rob Willson at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. ... Earned second-team All-Big 8 honors and was the RBI champion ... Batted .318 with four home runs, 37 RBI, 25 runs scored and six stolen bases in 38 games ... Team reached the final four of the state tournament and finished third. High School: Two-time letterwinner at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif. for coach Joe Putulny ... Honorable mention All-Delta River selection ... Member of team that won the 2009 section championship ... Participated in area code games.
PERSONAL Son of Rob and Wendy Gerig ... Community health science major ... Likes to listen to country music and spend time outdoors ... Father played baseball at Sacramento State ... Lists hitting three home runs in a high school game as a career-highlight ... Sports heroes are Nik Edmanson and Josh Hamilton who both changed his game and life.