Nevada Adds Two Infielders For 2008

Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers has signed two infielders to play for the Wolf Pack in 2008.  Kevin Rodland and Garrett Patterson will battle for time on the Pack infield in 2008.

Rodland transfers to Nevada after playing last season at Arizona where he appeared in 30 games earning 16 starts for the 42-17 Wildcats.  In 53 at bats he hit .170 with eight runs scored, three triples, and nine RBI.  He played his prep baseball at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Wash. where earned first-team All-WESCO honors four seasons and was an all-state selection as a senior.  The class valedictorian he graduated with a 4.00 grade point average.  In 2005 he participated in the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. 

Patterson was a second-team all-state selection his senior year playing for Kentridge High School in Renton, Wash.  He earned first-team All-Area honors from the Tacoma News Tribune and was a first-team SPSL North shortstop after hitting .516 his senior year.  In 2006 he participated in the Long Beach, Calif. Area Code Games.

“We were looking to add infielders to our recruiting class for 2008 and my coaching staff did a great job of finding two solid players in Kevin and Garrett,” said Powers.  “Adding two quality players this late in the recruiting season just makes our class for 2008 even better.  We are extremely excited to have them playing for the Wolf Pack and both will get an opportunity to battle for starting spots during fall practice.”


Name   Pos. B/T Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/Previous School
Kevin Rodland  IF  R/R 6’0” 195 So.  Snohomish, WA(Arizona)
Garrett Patterson IF  R/R 6’0” 175 Fr.  Renton, WA(Kentridge HS)