Martie and Russell awards won by basketball star and champion diver
Wolf Pack post 31-27 record under first-year head coach Jay Johnson
Dunatov, Blueberg and Wells drafted
Pack junior led the MW with 14 home runs
Pack end year 31-27
Nevada vs. Fresno State - Mountain West Championship
Nevada vs. San Jose State
Gary Powers #17 Retirement Night
San Diego State vs. Nevada
Nevada vs. San Jose State
One of the top players in recent program history with 202 starts and a .320 lifetime batting average ... Ranks in the top 10 in program history in home runs (4th, 39), walks (5th, 115), triples (5th, 11), games played (6th, 209), at bats (7th, 757), doubles (7th, 50), runs (8th, 180) and hits (8th, 242) ... Four-year letter winner ... Returned to the Wolf Pack for his senior season and led the team to a conference title after being drafted by the Washington Nationals in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft ... Will receive a degree from Nevada in Public Health.
2015 (Sr.): One of two players to start in all 54 games in the regular season ... Named to the midseason watch list for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award ... Named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annual to the top player in college baseball ... Batting .325 with 62 hits, 66 runs, 50 RBI and 13 home runs ... Came up clutch with three walk-off hits this season ... Is four walks away from matching Justin Drizo's 1995 program record of 58 bases on balls in a season ... Ranks second in the nation in walks, third in runs, fifth in on base percentage and 10th in hit by pitch ... Boasts the Mountain West's top on base percentage (.506) ... Batting .320 in MW games ... Named MW Player of the Week on Feb. 23 after batting .400 with two home runs and seven runs on the week ... Has 18 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... Tallied a .994 fielding percentage with 299 putouts and 60 assists ... Letter winner.
2014 (Jr.): First team All-Mountain West selection ... Named to the ABCA West Region second team ... Started in 58-of-59 games on the season ... Led the conference in home runs (14), slugging percentage (.624) and total bases (138) ... Ranked ninth in the MW with a .326 (72-221) batting average ... Had 72 hits with 14 doubles, five triples and 14 home runs ... Led the team in RBI (47) and runs scored (51) ... Tallied a .998 fielding percentage with a team-best 522 putouts at first base ... Stole seven bases on 11 attempts ... Tallied a season-best five RBI against Santa Clara ... Had four hits on three occasions and three runs scored on five occasions to set season-high marks ... Named Mountain West Player of the Week on April 7 and May 12 ... Hit two home runs against Fresno State and Air Force ... Set a season-high mark with 10 total bases on two occasions ... Letterwinner.
2013 (So.): Appeared in 47 games and made 46 starts with 37 coming at third base ... Batted .346 with 40 RBI and eight home runs ... Tied for tops on the team in batting average ... Nevada ranks: second in runs scored (35), second in total bases (103), third in slugging percentage (.566), second in hits (63), second in RBI (40), and first in home runs (8) ... Amongst the Mountain West: eighth in batting average (.346), 10th in RBI (40), eighth in triples (3), fourth in home runs (8), and ninth in on base percentage (.424) ... Fifth longest hitting streak in the Mountain West and first on the team at 14 straight games ... Batted .375 (21-of-56) with eight runs scored, 10 RBI, four doubles and a home run during the streak ... Second on the team with 17 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Had a career-high three home runs against Holy Cross on March 2, 2013 ... Had a total of 12 RBI on the same day in a doubleheader against Holy Cross ... Mountain West Player of the Week on March 4 after batting .615 (8-of-13) as the Pack went 3-1 ... Also named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger West Region Player of the Week during the same week ... Earned second baseball letter.
2012 (Fr.): Saw action in 51 games earning 45 starts in his freshman year ... Hit .276 with 13 extra base hits and 22 RBI ... Made 30 starts at designated hitter, 14 at third base and one a first base ... Four home runs ranked third on the team ... Reached base in 18 consecutive games which tied for the second longest streak on the team ... Batted .385 with seven runs scored and six RBI during a season-high seven game hit streak ... Seven game hit streak tied for the fourth longest on the team ... Tied for sixth on the team with 12 multiple hit games. Summer Baseball: Playing for the Klamath Falls (Ore.) Gems in the summer of 2012 he batted .325 with 33 runs scored, 14 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 35 RBI ... Named to All-West Coast League second team and played in the all-star game.
PRIOR TO NEVADA
Played at Sunrise Mountain High in Peoria, Ariz. for head coach Eric Gardner ... First-team all-state in 2010 and 2011, and West Valley Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... Named to All-Arizona team in 2011 ... Boasts career numbers of a .533 batting average, 10 home runs, 54 RBI, 68 runs scored, 38 walks (28 intentional) and was perfect in 24 stolen base attempts.
Community health sciences major ... Son of Barry and Patty Byler ... Chose Nevada over the Arizona and Utah ... Enjoys fishing, longboarding, playing video games, eating, working out and spending time with his family when he is not playing baseball ... Career highlight is three home runs in one game against Holy Cross in 2013 ... Lists his sports hero as Derek Jeter.