Thursday, April 2, 2009


The baseball season is in full swing as we head into conference play this weekend. Our baseball programs have made some notable accomplishments during the non-conference portion of their schedules. Here’s a classic baseball tune for your enjoyment while catching up on WAC Baseball highlights….

Fresno State third baseman Tommy Mendonca (pictured left)and Sacramento State junior outfielder Tim Wheeler have been named to the preseason All-American team by Baseball America.

As of March 29, New Mexico State ranks fifth or better in 13 team statistical categories. The Aggies lead the nation in scoring, runs, doubles, Home Runs, slugging percentage, base on balls and win-loss percentage. NMSU also ranks second in the nation in hits and home runs per game.

Nevada head coach Gary Powers (pictured on the right) recorded his 800th career victory when the Wolf Pack defeated Oregon 6-5 on March 12. Powers the longest tenured coach in the history of Nevada athletics is in his 27th year as skipper of the Pack.

San Jose State’s victory over Dartmouth College on March 19, marked win No. 700 for 22nd-year Spartan head coach Sam Piraro. Piraro is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 704-525-6.

The NMSU Aggies broke into the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll last week and stayed at No. 24 after picking five consecutive road wins.

Fresno State’s Tom Mendonca continues to front the WAC as the league’s active career leader in home runs with 40.

San Jose State entered Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s NCAA Division I baseball poll at the No. 25 spot on March 9. It was San Jose State’s first in-season national ranking since the 2002 campaign.

NMSU’s Richard Stout(pictured left) leads the nation in four categories. Stout fronts the country in runs per game, runs, base on ball per game and base on balls.

Louisiana Tech senior Chris Kersten was named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Feb. 24.

The New Mexico State baseball team set the school record for most home runs in a game when it hit 10 home runs against Chicago State, Friday, Feb. 27. The old record was nine, when the Aggies accomplished that feat against Pacific, May 3, 1997.

New Mexico State (25-3)
San Jose State (19-5)
Hawai`i (16-9)
Sacramento State (16-9)
Louisiana Tech (12-9)
Fresno State (13-11)
Nevada (11-15)

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