On Day Two Of Early Signing Period Pack Baseball Squad Inks Five
Reno, Nev. - On the second day of the early signing period University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers has announced the signing of five high school seniors to National Letters of Intent to play for the Wolf Pack in 2008. The Pack inked catcher Braxton Miller and a combination infielder/catcher in Matthew Langenfeld to go along with a pair of right handed pitchers Kyle Dimartino and Bryan Suarez. Infielder/outfielder Joe Wallace has chosen to follow his father Bill(1977-79) and uncle Mike's(1978-80) footsteps and play his collegiate baseball at Nevada. Powers signed two players on Wednesday bring the early signing period total to seven with the addition of others possibly to come.
A 6'0" 200-pound right-handed pitcher, Dimartino is currently a senior at Durango High School in Las Vegas. As a junior he posted a 4-2 record with one save, 62 strikeouts, and a 2.04 ERA for DHS in 48 innings on the mound. This past summer pitching as a reliever for the Durango Legion team he went 4-0 with 11 saves, 58 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.37 in 39.1 innings pitched.
Langenfeld is a 6'1" 185-pound infielder/catcher that plays his high school baseball at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif. A three-year starter he earned first-team all-league honors each of the past two seasons. As a junior he hit .367 with an on base percentage of .560, .731 slugging percentage, nine home runs and 26 RBI. His sophomore year he hit .342 with an on base percentage of .450, slugged .665, drove in 23 runs, and hit five home runs. In 2006 he was selected to the California High School Diamond King All-Star team and Diamond King Future's team.
Miller, a 6'1" 200-pound catcher, earned all-league honors following his sophomore and junior seasons at West High School in Tracy, Calif. A career .440 hitter during high school he played on the Milwaukee Brewers area code team and Cincinnati Reds scout team in 2006. As a member of the NorCal Black team he played on the 2005 Junior Olympic Gold Medal team, 2004 WWBA National Championship team, and 2004 AAU Bronze Medal squad.
A 6'4" 215 right-handed pitcher Suarez plays his prep baseball at Arlington High School in Riverside, Calif. where he earned four letters. His junior year he garnered All-Ivy League honors and was the team MVP. Offensively he hit .381 and on the mound last season posted a 6-2 record with a 3.15 ERA and 50 strikeouts. AHS won the 2004 CIF Championship played at Dodger Stadium. Last summer he played with the St. Louis Cardinals scout team.
Wallace, a 6'4" 190-pound third baseman/outfielder attends Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif. His father Bill played football(1976) and baseball(1977-79) at Nevada and his uncle Mike played three seasons of baseball(1978-80) for the Wolf Pack. From 1969 to 1975 his grandfather Jerry Scattini was the head coach of the Pack football team. A two-sport standout at AHS he plays both baseball and basketball. As a junior he hit .360 with an on base percentage of .450 which helped earn him all-league honors.
"With the addition of these five recruits we have signed seven quality athletes who are good baseball players during the early period," said Powers. "As with the two signees we announced yesterday these five add tremendously to the type of player we are recruiting to Nevada for the future of the program."