Nevada baseball highlight video

June 29, 2014

The Nevada baseball team won 31 games under the leadership of first-year head coach Jay Johnson.

After dropping the opening game of the MW Championship the Wolf Pack won three consecutive elimination games to finish third.  The third elimination game victory knocked out MW co-regular season champion New Mexico.  

Junior first baseman Austin Byler and senior outfielder Brad Gerig earned first-team All-MW honors.  Byler led the conference with 14 home runs and a .624 slugging percentage.  Gerig was second in MW play with a .375 batting average and .460 on base percentage.

Junior outfielder Kewby Meyer and freshman outfielder Trenton Brooks were joined by junior reliever Colby Blueberg on the All-MW second team.

Brooks who also earned a win on the mound in addition to playing centerfield and senior infielder Scott Kaplan were selected to the MW Championship all-tournament squad.

Brooks became the ninth Wolf Pack baseball player to earn freshman All-America honors since 2000 being named to the Louisville Slugger first team and National Collegiate Baseball Writers second team.

Byler along with pitchers Jordan Dunatov, Blueberg and Tyler Wells were selected in the 2014 MLB Draft.

Meyer set the school single season record with his NCAA leading 27 doubles and his 47 career doubles is tied for eighth most at Nevada.

Blueberg broke a pair Nevada single season records with his 35 appearances and 1.22 ERA.  His 79 career appearances are third most in school history.



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