Five MW Student-Athletes Named to 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team
TUCSON, Ariz. – Five Mountain West student-athletes were named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American baseball team today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The New Mexico trio of Tyler Stevens, Cory Voss and Carl Stajduhar were joined on the team by Nevada’s Cal Stevenson and San Diego State’s Chase Calabuig, earning the accolades for their performances this past season.
A native of Fort Collins, Colorado Stajduhar set a new UNM freshman record for runs batted in with 53. He led the team in hits (75), doubles (21), home runs (9), and total bases (127), and he was second in runs (45). The Lobos starting third baseman hit .322 and was the only Lobo to appear in all 59 games this season. His play earned him All-Mountain West Second Team honors, and he was also named to the Mountain West All-Tournament Team after hitting .353 (6-for-17) with two homers, two doubles and eight runs in UNM's five games in Reno, Nevada last month.
Stevens, also from Fort Collins, Colorado, set UNM freshman records for wins (5) and earned run average (3.44). His ERA led the team as he went 5-4 with two complete games in 13 starts and five relief appearances. He struck out 42, walked 21 and held opponents to just a .244 batting average. On April 12 he became the first Lobo in 50 years to throw a nine-inning complete-game one-hitter when he shutout Air Force 5-0.
Voss also hails from Colorado, by way of Pueblo. Named the Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year, he hit .345 with 14 doubles, five triples and five home runs to lead the Lobos in slugging at .546. He drove in 35 runs, scored 34 and posted an on-base percentage of .431 all while starting at the catching position.
Stevenson has capped one of the most successful freshman seasons in recent Wolf Pack history. The MW Co-Freshman of the Year ranked third in the MW and among the top 10 in the nation among freshman with a .359 batting average. An outfielder from Fremont, California, he played in all 56 games and posted 78 hits, 55 runs, 13 doubles and 25 RBIs.
Calabuig, from Mission Viejo, California, was named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference. He started 60 of 63 games played in the outfield for the Aztecs, while hitting.305 on the season with 39 runs scored, 62 hits, eight doubles and 25 RBIs.