UNLV right-hander Erick Fedde was named a Louisville Slugger second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday.
The 6-foot-4 junior from Las Vegas High School, who was named the 2014 Mountain West Pitcher of the Year last week, is the 14th Rebel to earn All-America honors and is the first since Tanner Peters was a third-team selection in 2011. He garnered the honor despite missing the final two weeks of the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery.
“It’s unfortunate what happened to Erick in terms of his injury,” UNLV head coach Tim Chambers said. “But he put up All-American numbers all year and it is nice to see him get recognized despite missing the last few weeks. He is one of the players that I really think has changed the face of our program. ”
“Really excited about the honor,” Fedde, who finished with an 8-2 record and 1.76 ERA, said. “But there is no way I could have accomplished it without the help and support of my teammates.”
UNLV (35-23) opens NCAA Tournament play on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. against UC Irvine (35-22) in the Corvallis (Ore.) Regional in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.