Mountain West Announces 2014 All-Conference Baseball Team

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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.


FIRST TEAM            
Position Name Institution Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
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.
SECOND TEAM            
Position Name Institution Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
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