May 26, 2014
Las Vegas, Nev. --- The Mountain West has honored San José State baseball’s right-handed pitcher Kalei Contrades and starting catcher Kyle Gallegos with championship-week awards for their outstanding individual performances.
At the outset of the week, Contrades became an All-MW Second-Team choice for the starting pitcher role during the 2014 regular season. The Ewa Beach, Hawai’i native finished 5-2 with a 2.50 ERA in 17 appearances and seven starts. He struck out 52 while only walking 10 in his 79 1/3 innings of work.
Even more impressive than his overall numbers were his contributions during the final month of the season. He finished with four consecutive starts of eight or more innings, three of which went nine frames. During that stretch he was 3-0 with a 2.04 ERA in 35 1/3 innings.
Contrades, a junior, backed up the hype with his first-career complete game in the Spartans’ inaugural MW Championship game. He fanned a career-high 11 batters leading SJSU to an 11-3 win over Air Force.
Following the conclusion of MW Championship on Sunday night, Spartans catcher Kyle Gallegos was named to the MW All-Tournament team.
In three games, the senior from San Ramon, Calif., went 7-for-12 (.583) at the plate with two doubles. He knocked in two runs and scored three times in SJSU’s win over Air Force.
Gallegos’ action in the championship tournament was just an extension to his production during the regular season where he led the Spartans in hits (69) and doubles (15) while batting .308 in 224 at-bats.
2014 Mountain West All-Tournament Team
MVP: Brad Haynal, Jr., C, San Diego State
Trenton Brooks, Fr., OF/P, Nevada
Scott Kaplan, Sr., 2B, Nevada
Greg Allen, Jr., OF, San Diego State
Evan Potter, Sr., SS, San Diego State
Brett Seeburger, Fr., P, San Diego State
Kyle Gallegos, Sr., C, San José State
John Richy, Jr., P, UNLV
T.J. White, Jr., 3B, UNLV
Designated Hitter: Steven Pallares, Jr., San Diego State
Relief Pitcher: Brayden Torres, So., UNLV
2014 All-Mountain West First-Team
|Catcher||Alex Real||Jr.||New Mexico|
|First Base||Austin Byler||Jr.||Nevada|
|Second Base||Tim Zier||Sr.||San Diego State|
|Third Base||Ty France||So.||San Diego State|
|Shortstop||Sam Haggerty||So.||New Mexico|
|Outfield||Jordan Luplow||Jr.||Fresno State|
|Outfield||Chase Harris||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Pitcher||Bubba Derby||So.||San Diego State|
|Relief Pitcher||Michael Cederoth||Jr.||San Diego State|
2014 All-Mountain West Second-Team
|Catcher||Taylor Ward||So.||Fresno State|
|First Base||Morgan Stotts||Jr.||UNLV|
|Second Base||Justin Jones||So.||UNLV|
|Third Base||T.J. White||Jr.||UNLV|
|Outfield||Tyler Jones||Fr.||Air Force|
|DH/Utility||Brad Haynal||Jr.||San Diego State|
|Pitcher||Cameron White||Sr.||Air Force|
|Pitcher||Josh Walker||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Pitcher||Kalei Contrades||Jr.||San José State|
|Relief Pitcher||Colby Blueberg||Jr.||Nevada|
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