Nevada Tigers earn All-Southwest Conference baseball recognition

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

All-Southwest Conference baseball selections were announced with several Nevada Tigers earning spots on the team. Nevada finished with a 13-13 record and won its first district championship since 1995. Nevada's first-team choices were Danny Penn, Kellan Foster and Zach Sandoval. Named to the second team was Chris Deming, while Drew Clark was voted honorable mention. Penn, a senior, made the team as both a pitcher and outfielder. He led the Tigers' pitching staff with a 6-4 record in 11 appearances with an earned run average of 2.13, 67 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings and one shutout. Offensively, Penn posted a .384 batting average with 21 RBIs. He had nine extra-base hits -- two home runs, two triples and five doubles. He also led the Tigers with 10 stolen bases. Foster, a senior outfielder, batted .290 with 11 RBIs and eight extra-base hits -- two triples and six doubles. He stole seven bases. Senior Sandoval was selected as the first-team designated hitter. Sandoval hit .337 and led the team in home runs with three. He drove in 18 runs. Deming, an outfielder and also a senior, led the Tigers with a sterling .419 batting average and was the second-leading run producer with 22 RBIs. He led in extra-base hits with 10 -- six doubles and four triples. During one span, Deming went on a 7-for-7 streak. Clark, an occasional starter and reliever, compiled a 4-2 record and a 6.11 ERA with one save in 13 appearances. Penn, bound for Central Missouri State University, was selected to play on the Class 3 West squad in the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. All four high school classes will compete in all-star games at the CMSU baseball field in Warrensburg, Mo., on June 14. Class 1 will play at 10 a.m., Class 2 at 12:30 p.m., Class 3 at 3 and Class 4 at 5:30.

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