FLORES, DYE NAMED TO THE ALL-WAC BASEBALL TEAM
RENO, Nev. — Sacramento State’s David Flores and Montana Dye were each named to the all-Western Athletic Conference baseball team, it was announced this evening at the WAC Tournament banquet. Flores was selected to the first team while Dye earned second team honors.
A junior third baseman, Flores hit .313 in conference play and continued his run as one of the top defensive third baseman in the league. The Union City, Calif., native was one of the hottest players on the team at the end of the year, hitting .362 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 11 games during the month of May. Flores, who earned second team honors last season, was the only third baseman named to the first team. In fact, he was the only player outside of Fresno State, Nevada and Louisiana Tech placed on the 15-member team.
Dye has been one of the most consistent players on the team during the season. The senior has started 51 of the team’s 55 games in right field and is currently second on the team with a .317 batting average. He also leads the squad with a .415 on-base percentage and is second with 11 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 38 RBI. Against WAC competition, he hit .329 with seven doubles, five home runs and a team-best 19 RBI. Dye also has one of the strongest arms among WAC outfielders and has thrown out six runners this year.
The WAC also presented its individual awards at the banquet. Louisiana Tech’s Brian Rike was the WAC Player of the Year. Nevada’s Ryan Rodriguez was the Pitcher of the Year. Shaun Kort of Nevada was the Freshman of the Year and Louisiana Tech’s Wade Simoneaux earned the Coach of the Year.
Sacramento State will begin play in the WAC Tournament on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. against Fresno State. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.