RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada head baseball coach Jay Johnson has signed Evan McMahan to a National Letter of Intent play baseball for the Wolf Pack in 2014. McMahon is the first recruit inked by Johnson who was named the Pack’s head coach at the end of June.
“We are very excited to have Evan come aboard,” Johnson said. “To get one of the best high school pitchers in the state of Nevada at this late date is a huge bonus for our program. He is a competitor, a strike thrower, has a winning background and will help our pitching staff immediately. Evan along with Trenton Brooks, Mark Nowacewski, Thomas Galart, Tyler Davis, and Devonte German give us a good group of freshmen pitchers that will complement the returners very well. I am excited for them to all get with coach Lawn and begin their development process.”
McMahon played his prep baseball at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas where he helped the Aggies to a 30-6 record his senior season pitching and playing infield although will concentrate on pitching for the Wolf Pack. The right-hander was named to the Las Vegas Review-Journal first-team all-state squad and All-Southern Nevada first team. Three times he earned All-Northwest Division honors and twice was an All-Sunset Region selection.
This past season he posted a 6-2 record with a 2.25 ERA in 62.1 innings on the mound and tossed five complete games. In his 11 starts he struck out 80 and walked just 20.
At the plate he batted .381 with 20 runs scored, six doubles, three triples and drove in 30. He ended the year with a .479 on base percentage and .505 slugging percentage.