Shipley, Byler Earn Summer Honors

By: Nevada Email
By: Nevada Email

RENO, Nev. - Several members of Nevada’s 2012 Western Athletic Conference baseball championship team are having success playing this summer around the country. Last year’s Wolf Pack squad went 32-25 overall and 11-7 in WAC play to earn a share of the conference title.

Bradey Shipley, the 2012 WAC Pitcher of the Year, is pitching for the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska Baseball League and was just named to the all-league first team as a relief pitcher. Shipley is 0-2 with six saves and a 2.77 ERA for the 21-19 Bucs.

Sophomore third baseman Austin Byler is playing for the Klamath Falls Gems in Klamath Falls, Ore. and was recently played in the West Coast League All Star game after earning a spot on the West Division squad. Byler tops the WCL with a .378 batting average and has 11 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 23 RBI for the Gems.

All-WAC outfielder Brooks Klein is playing for the Palm Springs Power of the Southern California League. Klein is hitting .358 with 26 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 23 RBI for the 36-6 Power.

Second team All-WAC selection Kewby Meyer is hitting .322 with 12 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, one home run and 20 RBI playing in the Hawaii Collegiate League for the Kamuela Paniolos.

Senior pitcher Kody Gorden is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA pitching in the Northwoods League for the Willmar Stingers in Willmar, Minn.

Three Pack sophomores Jay Anderson, Kyle Hunt, and Ryan Teel are spending the summer in the California Collegiate League playing for the LA Brewers. Anderson, an outfielder, is batting .277 with nine runs scored, two doubles and six RBI playing in 19 games. Hunt, the Pack’s starting shortstop last season is hitting .107 with four runs scored and three RBI seeing action in 12 games. Teel was a backup at third base and catcher last season at Nevada and is hitting .270 with four run scored, five doubles and seven RBI appearing in 13 games.

Junior Sean Prihar and sophomore Barry Timko are both pitching in the West Coast League for the Kitsap Blue Jackets in Silverdale, Wash. Prihar is 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA while Timko has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 2.29.

Redshirt sophomore Curtis Frisbee in playing the outfield for the Redding Colt 45s in Redding, Calif. and is batting .272 with 35 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 24 RBI in 41 games.

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