All things being equal, it stands to reason senior centerfielder Joe Inglett is ready to make history.
In each of his first three seasons, Inglett has upped his batting average over 30 points, and improved his run scoring and RBI totals. Now in his final season, Inglett is prepared to scatter his name throughout the Wolf Pack record book.
Already the owner of the longest hitting streak in Nevada history (32 games), and the most runs scored in a season (86), Inglett stands poised to break Nevada career records for hits, runs scored, doubles, and walks.
His swing, coupled with his intensity and desire to win, have been the critical ingredients in Inglett’s success since joining the Pack as a true freshman in 1997.
“He is a winner,” said Nevada coach Gary Powers. “He leads by example. He is an extremely competitive guy which we count on.”
Inglett’s desire to win was most evident in Nevada’s 7-5 victory over Clemson on Feb. 27, 1999. Inglett opened the day with a 32-game hitting streak, but the streak was snapped when he went 0-for-1. However, he was hit by three pitches and scored two runs, the exact margin of victory.
He is unselfish, dedicated, and determined. He has been used in the lineup as a designated hitter, a second baseman, a third baseman, a catcher, and an outfielder. The one constant for Inglett over his three years has been his bat.
After his 32-game hitting streak came to an end on that 0-for-1 afternoon, Inglett proceeded to connect for at least one hit in his next 14 straight games. He was held hitless only five times all season and was held without a hit in back-to-back games only once.
And, through it all, the Nevada record book has paid the price. Inglett’s assault on Nevada’s top notch will likely leave his named immortalized in Wolf Pack baseball history for years to come.
QUOTE FROM COACH POWERS
‘He is a winner. He leads by example. He is an extremely competitive guy which we count on.’
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned seven letters competing in baseball, football, and basketball at Mesa Verde HS in Citrus Heights, Calif. He was named all-league two years in baseball and was the Sierra Foothill League MVP his senior season with a .548 average, 33 runs, 32 RBI, 26 stolen bases.
PERSONAL: A health ecology major. Born 6/29/78. He is the son of Steve and Linda Inglett. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing other sports, and being outdoors. His favorite athletic moment was making the championship game at regionals.
Year BA G AB H R RBI 2B 3B HR SB/A SLG. 1997 .332 56 202 67 57 34 11 1 3 6/8 .441 1998 .364 40 162 59 58 40 10 3 5 8/10 .556 1999 .395 58 233 92 86 57 21 3 2 15/18 .536 Ttl .365 154 597 218 201 131 42 7 10 29/36 .509