Nevada Signs Two For 2008 Baseball Season
Reno, Nev. - After putting together one of the best seasons in school history going 35-26 this past year, University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers has announced the signing of two players for the 2008 season. Joining the Wolf Pack will be Feather River Community College transfer Chris Garcia and freshman Brock Stassi. With these two signings the Pack have inked 10 for next season.
Garcia, a product of Reed High School in Sparks, Nev., played just one season at Feather River Community College and was named the 2007 Golden Valley League Pitcher of the Year. The left-hander went 13-1 with 1.67 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 102.2 innings pitched as a freshman and will have three seasons remaining to pitch for the Wolf Pack.
Stassi played his prep baseball at Yuba City High School in Yuba City, Calif. for a team that went 30-1 and captured the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title. A two position player who is a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, he tossed a six-hitter in the section title game to end his senior season 10-0. The Tri-County Conference Most Valuable Player had 98 strikeouts in 63 innings on the mound. Offensively he hit .440 for the Honkers. His father Jim starred two seasons for the Pack from 1981-82 and was inducted into the Nevada Wolf Pack Hall of Fame in 2005.
“I’m extremely pleased we could add such quality arms to our staff for next season,” said Powers. “The fact that they are both left-handed is even a bigger plus with all the left-handed hitters we face during the season. Brock will also be given a chance to battle for time in the outfield and provides us another left-handed bat.”