Powers Signs Six To Play Baseball For Pack In 2009
Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers has announced the signing of six players to compete for the Wolf Pack in 2009. Four of the players will join the Pack after completing their high school careers while two will be transferring from the junior college ranks.
Heading the list of freshmen is Reno product Jacob Anderson who attends Galena High School. Anderson a 6-3, 195 left-handed pitcher was 11-0 with a 2.41 ERA for the Grizzlies last season as a junior and helped GHS to a second place finish at the state tournament. An all-state selection he struckout 86 in 61 innings pitched. In August he participated in the Long Beach, Calif. Area Code Games for the Cincinnati Reds. He will be reunited with his high school coach from the last three years when he arrives on campus as Gary McNamara has joined the Pack coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
Joseph Kohan is a high school senior at Juneau Douglas High School in the Juneau, Alaska. The 6’1,185-pound infielder/right-handed pitcher was the Southeast Conference Player of the Year last season. As a junior he hit .475 with eight home runs. A two sport standout he also played for the JDHS football team.
Nick Melino is a 5-11, 190 switch hitting outfielder who will play his senior year at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. this year. As a junior he hit .457 with 19 doubles, two triples, and four home runs for the Gators. A second-team all-state selection he helped GVHS to a third place finish at the state tournament.
The fourth high school senior to sign with the Pack is catcher Michael Turay from Davis Senior High School in Davis, Calif. Turay hit .381 as a junior and drove in a Delta Valley League high 42 runs which earned him all-league first-team honors. The team’s Most Valuable Player he also garnered second-team All-Metro honors as chosen by the Sacramento Bee.
Western Nevada Community College transfer Logan Parsley is a 6-0, 180-pound outfielder that played his prep baseball at Carson City High School, in Carson City, Nev. The right-hander hit .246 with 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and stole 14 bases in 66 games for the Wildcats that went 41-24-2 last season. Parsley began his career as an infielder but has found a home playing center field.
The second transfer, Brandon Trodick is a 6-2, 200-pound outfielder who attends Southern Nevada Community College in Henderson, Nev. after play his high school baseball at Cimarron Memorial High School in Las Vegas. Trodick sat out last season as a redshirt after having shoulder surgery. Twice he was selected in the Major League Draft, in round 33 in 2005 and round 45 in 2006. His freshman year he appeared in 49 games for the Coyotes.
“This is great start to our recruiting for the future,” said Powers. “We have 12 seniors on this year’s squad with five of them being outfielders and another five are pitchers so we need to look to these signees to help fill that void. Coaches Stan Stolte and Jay Uhlman have again put in a tremendous effort to bring us these six great kids who will fit in very nicely with our needs.”