Mountain West Announces 2014 All-Conference Baseball Team
The Mountain West baseball coaches chose Fresno State junior outfielder Jordan Luplow and UNLV junior right-hander Erick Fedde as the MW Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Year as the 2014 All-Conference teams and individual award winners were announced today. New Mexico outfielder Danny Collier is the league’s Freshman of the Year, while UNLV skipper Tim Chambers earned his first MW Coach of the Year honor.
Luplow set a Conference record for juniors with a .470 batting average in league games, .095 points higher than the next batter in league play. The native of Clovis, California, had a league-high 54 hits to go along with 23 runs scored, 29 RBI, 14 doubles, one triple and four home runs in 30 Mountain West games for the Bulldogs this season. His doubles ranked first in the MW, while he was second in RBI.
Fedde, from Las Vegas, Nevada, was 6-1 for the Rebels with a 1.60 earned run average in Conference play this year. He also led the league with an opposing batting average of .218 and was third with 61 strikeouts. His six wins ranked second in MW play.
In 19 Conference games, Collier hit for .384 while playing in the outfield. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he also scored 12 runs and drove in nine with two doubles and two triples for the Lobos.
Chambers led the Rebels to their third Mountain West regular season title, the first since 2005. UNLV compiled a 20-10 Conference record en route to earning the No. 1 seed for the 2014 Mountain West Baseball Championship, May 21-25, at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas.
Seven players were repeat All-Conference selections from a year ago, including San Diego State second baseman Tim Zier, the only repeat member of the first-team, and UNLV third baseman T.J. White, a repeat second-teamer. New Mexico catcher Alex Real and shortstop Sam Haggerty, San Diego State pitching duo Michael Cederoth and Bubba Derby, and UNLV utility player Patrick Armstrong made the move from second team to first team in 2014.
|2014 MOUNTAIN WEST BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM|
|Catcher||Alex Real#||New Mexico||6-0||205||Jr.||Anthem, Ariz.|
|First Base||Austin Byler||Nevada||6-3||225||Jr.||Peoria, Ariz.|
|Second Base||Tim Zier#||San Diego State||5-10||195||Sr.||Escondido, Calif.|
|Third Base||Tyler France||San Diego State||6-0||205||So.||West Covina, Calif.|
|Shortstop||Sam Haggerty#||New Mexico||5-11||175||So.||Denver, Colo.|
|Outfield||Jordan Luplow||Fresno State||6-1||195||Jr.||Clovis, Calif.|
|Outfield||Brad Gerig||Nevada||6-2||195||Sr.||Roseville, Calif.|
|Outfield||Chase Harris||New Mexico||6-0||205||Sr.||Boise, Idaho|
|DH/Utility||Patrick Armstrong#||UNLV||6-0||200||Sr.||Woodbridge, Calif.|
|Pitcher||Bubba Derby#||San Diego State||5-11||185||So.||Monrovia, Calif.|
|Pitcher||Erick Fedde||UNLV||6-4||180||Jr.||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Pitcher||John Richy||UNLV||6-4||210||Jr.||Golden, Colo.|
|Relief Pitcher||Michael Cederoth#||San Diego State||6-6||215||Jr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|Catcher||Taylor Ward||Fresno State||6-2||185||So.||Indio, Calif.|
|First Base||Morgan Stotts||UNLV||6-0||200||Jr.||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Second Base||Justin Jones||UNLV||5-11||180||So.||Henderson, Nev.|
|Third Base||T.J. White#||UNLV||5-11||195||Jr.||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Shortstop||Matt McCallister||UNLV||5-11||175||Sr.||Verdugo Hills, Calif.|
|Outfield||Tyler Jones||Air Force||6-0||200||Fr.||Coppell, Texas|
|Outfield||Trenton Brooks||Nevada||6-0||170||Fr.||Alpine, Calif.|
|Outfield||Kewby Meyer||Nevada||6-1||190||Jr.||Waipahu, Hawaii|
|Outfield||Edgar Montes||UNLV||6-1||200||Jr.||Pacoima, Calif.|
|DH/Utility||Brad Haynal||San Diego State||6-3||220||Jr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|Pitcher||Cameron White||Air Force||6-4||210||Sr.||Colleyville, Texas|
|Pitcher||Josh Walker||New Mexico||6-2||180||Sr.||Rio Rancho, N.M.|
|Pitcher||Kalei Contrades||San José State||5-10||195||Jr.||Ewa Beach, Hawaii|
|Relief Pitcher||Colby Blueberg||Nevada||6-0||185||Jr.||Carson City, Nev.|
Player of the Year: Jordan Luplow, Jr., OF, Fresno State
Pitcher of the Year: Erick Fedde, Jr., RHP, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Danny Collier, OF, New Mexico
Coach of the Year: Tim Chambers, UNLV
# = 2013 honoree