McLaughlin Comes Up Clutch For Nevada.
(Rochester Minn.) – As springtime inches closer, future Honkers are currently competing for their respective colleges. Here are some highlights from this past week.
Rigo Fernandez (LHP) – Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-6)
Hitters could not quite figure out Rigo Fernandez in his lone start this past weekend. Fernandez tossed five innings and struck out nine batters. He gave up just one run and two hits. Fernandez has spun a gem just about every time he has stepped on the mound this season. He currently owns a 2.93 ERA and has struck out 25 through 15 ⅓ innings. Dominguez Hills will travel to Cal State San Marcos for a four game series beginning Friday.
Logan Denholm (C) – UC Davis (2-5)
Logan Denholm continues his solid play for UC Davis. He had two hits in nine at-bats with a double during a three game series against Creighton. He drove in two runs and walked twice. On the year, Denholm is hitting .250 and is second on the team with six RBIs. UC Davis hosts St. Johns this Friday starting a three game series.
Hunter Spencer (LHP) – Bellarmine (2-3)
Hunter Spencer threw a solid 7 1/3 innings for Bellarmine. The senior surrendered four earned runs but was able to strike out six and lead Bellarmine to a 5-4 victory. Through two starts this season, Spencer has walked just three batters in 11 ⅔ innings of work compared to 11 strikeouts. Bellarmine continues their season on March 3 against Hillsdale College.
Kevin West (RHP) – UC Riverside (3-4)
Kevin West gave former MLB closer and head coach Troy Percival two solid innings out of the bullpen. West threw two shutout innings and struck out two. UC Riverside hosts UNLV today, (Feb. 27) and San Francisco starting Friday for a three game series.
Pete’s Pick of The Week
Jaylon McLaughlin (INF) – Nevada (3-3)
Jaylon McLaughlin gave Nevada a big lift last weekend and showed why the New York Mets selected him in the 38th round of the 2016 MLB draft. McLaughlin started every game last week at shortstop. He had four hits in 10 at-bats and scored two runs. He was responsible for every run in some way during a 2-0 win against Cal State Fullerton. He smacked a triple in the seventh inning to finally break the tie and later scored. Along with the Cal State Fullerton win, Nevada split a two game series with Oral Roberts. Nevada next game is today, (Feb. 27) at Santa Clara University.