Position players: Nick Melino and Michael Turay (Nevada), Kolten Wong (Hawaii), Brennan Gowens and Kenny Wise (Fresno), Anthony Bona and Josh Silver (SJS), and Alex Williams and Mark Threlkeld (LaTech).
Pitchers: Matt Sisto (Hawaii) and Derek Benny and Josh Poytress (Fresno). Notice that it's a little light on pitching. Also notice that NMSU is not relying upon freshman to fuel their resurgence this year. To me that's a red flag. They are relying on JC transfers mostly which is ok, I guess, but you're always in a rebuilding mode. I'm sure Coach Ward is pretty happy about what he's seeing on the field, though, and it IS hard to argue with such success.
As it stands right now the outstanding position players would have to be Hawaii's Kolten Wong and LaTech's Alex Williams with SJS's Anthony Bona just a bit behind? Why? Homeruns, of course. Wong has five and Williams three and Bona is hitting a ton with no homeruns.
Pitchers? I'll have to go with Hawaii's Sisto over Fresno's Benny as both are starters on good teams. Fresno's much-heralded Poytress has done very well but needs to work on his control a bit.
|Michael Turay||.310||58 AB|
|Sacramento State||Batting||Avg||At Bats|
|Fresno State||Batting||Avg||At Bats|
|Dusty Robinson||.253||83 2 HR|
|Kenny Wise||.271||59 2 HR|
|San Jose State||Batting||Avg||At Bats|
|Louisana Tech||Batting||Avg||At Bats|
|Alex Williams||.289||90 - 3 HR|
|New Mexico State||Batting||Avg||At Bats|
|Jonathan Rodriguez||.429||Limited action|
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