Contrades, Gallegos Receive Mountain West Honors

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

Position Name Year 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 Brad Gerig Sr. Nevada
Outfield Chase Harris Sr. New Mexico
DH/Utility Patrick Armstrong Sr. UNLV
Pitcher Bubba Derby So. San Diego State
Pitcher Erick Fedde Jr. UNLV
Pitcher John Richy Jr.

UNLV

Relief Pitcher Michael Cederoth Jr. San Diego State

 

2014 All-Mountain West Second-Team

Position Name Year School
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
Shortstop Matt McCallister Sr. UNLV
Outfield Tyler Jones Fr. Air Force
Outfield Trenton Brooks Fr. Nevada
Outfield Kewby Meyer Jr. Nevada
Outfield Edgar Montes Jr. UNLV
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