News release from Wolf Pack Athletics
A pair of University of Nevada baseball players were named all Horizon Air Summer Series this season in Jeff Fisher-Gasper and Nick Melino. Fisher-Gasper, a reliever, pitched for the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox during the 11-week competition. Melino, an outfielder, played for the Humboldt Crabs. The Series, sponsored by Horizon Air and its sister company Alaska Airlines features athletes from various universities.
A first-team selection Fisher-Gasper saved nine games and posted a 1.53 earned run average during the series. Opponents hit .117 against him in 35.1 innings pitched. Fisher-Gasper, who is originally from Reno, signed to play for the Wolf Pack this year. He pitched at Feather River Junior College the previous two seasons where he was named the 2009 Golden Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year.
Melino, who appeared in 50 games during the series, hit .318 with 40 runs batted in was named to the second-team. Along with his league honors, he was named the Crabs offensive MVP. Last season he led the Wolf Pack in hitting with a .352 average. He was a Freshman All-American and earned first-team designated hitter All-Western Athletic Conference honors.
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