NEVADA After working as the Pack's closer his freshman year will be a starter in his sophomore season ... Big hard throwing right-hander that could be the Pack's top starter in his second year in the program ... Counted on to pitch numerous innings in his first season as a starter.
2013 (Fr.): Made a team-high 26 appearances for the Wolf Pack, with one start and nine saves ... Nine saves is tied for the fourth best season in Pack history and is also tied for seventh most in a career ... Wins were against Kansas in Arizona and at home versus Holy Cross and San Diego State ... The 26 appearances is tied for fourth most in a season at Nevada ... Notched a 7.77 ERA with a 3-3 record and 23 strikeouts in 24.1 innings ... Amongst the Pack: was first in saves (9), first in appearances (26), first in games finished (23) and tied for third with three wins ... Amongst the Mountain West: second in saves (9), sixth in appearances (26), and first in games finished (23) ... Earned first baseball letter.
PRIOR TO NEVADA Three-year baseball letter winner for coach James Patrick at Clovis High School in Clovis, Calif. ... Three times named most valuable pitcher at three high school tournaments ... Twice earned first-team All-Valley honors ... Played in two area code games.
PERSONAL Son of Greg Fain and Patty Fain ... Community health sciences major ... Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time ... Chose the Wolf Pack over Fresno State, Cal Poly and UC Davis ... Sports hero is Justin Verlander ... Career highlight was striking out 13 batters in the semifinal game versus Clovis West High School with nine being the final batters in the game.