Feb. 2, 2010

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Muno and Benny honored on Preseason All-WAC Team


Fresno State junior second baseman Danny Muno was voted Preseason Player of the Year in the Western Athletic Conference. Fresno State sophomore Derek Benny was named Preseason Pitcher of the Year.


Both awards and the Preseason All-WAC Team were voted on by the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.


Muno batted .379 a season ago with 85 hits, 74 runs, 41 RBI and 25 doubles.


Benny was 4-4 with one save, 58 strikeouts and a 5.09 ERA in 2009.


Fresno State and Nevada each had four players on the Preseason All-WAC Team. Hawaii placed three on the squad.


The 48th year of WAC baseball begins on Friday, Feb. 19, with all seven teams in action. The WAC Tournament will be held May 26-29/30 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. The top six teams advance to the tournament.


2010 Preseason All-WAC Team

OF – Dusty Robinson, So., Fresno State

OF – Sean Montplaisir, Jr., Hawaii

OF – Westley Moss, Sr., Nevada

OF – Jason Martin, Jr., San Jose State

1B – Shaun Kort, Sr., Nevada

2B – Danny Muno, Jr., Fresno State

SS – Greg Garcia, Jr., Hawaii

3B – Corey Valine, Sr., San Jose State

C – Trent Garrison, So., Fresno State

UT – Jared Jordan, Sr., New Mexico State

SP – Derek Benny, So., Fresno State

SP – Nate Klein, Sr., Hawaii

SP – Jesse Darrah, So., Sacramento State

RP – Tyler Graham, Sr., Nevada

RP – Scott Coffman, So., New Mexico State


Preseason Player of the Year: Danny Muno, Jr., Fresno State

Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Derek Benny, So., Fresno State