MWC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Peterson headline All-Mountain West Team
catcher Mitchell Garver (left) and junior third baseman DJ
Peterson, teammates from New Mexico and Co-Players of the Year
in the Mountain West Conference in 2012, lead the Preseason
All-Mountain West Team, in voting by the league’s head coaches
and released by the conference office.
Defending champion and preseason favorite New
Mexico had five players on the preseason all-conference squad.
Joining Garver and Peterson were senior shortstop Alex
Allbritton, sophomore outfielder Ryan Padilla and senior pitcher
Conference newcomer Fresno State has two players
on the team, while Air Force, Nevada, San Diego State and UNLV
had one each.
The 2013 campaign begins on Friday, Feb. 15, with
all six teams in action. Conference play kicks off the weekend
of March 15-17. Fresno State will serve as host for the 2013 MWC
Championship at Pete Beiden Field. The six-team double
elimination tournament will be held May 22-26.
2013 Preseason All-Mountain
C Mitchell Garver, Sr. New Mexico
1B Trent Garrison, Sr. Fresno State
2B Tim Zier, Jr. San Diego State
3B DJ Peterson, Jr. New Mexico
SS Alex Allbritton, Sr. New Mexico
OF Brandon Bayardi, Sr. UNLV
OF Aaron Judge, Jr. Fresno State
OF Ryan Padilla, So. New Mexico
UT/DH Garrett Custons, Sr. Air Force
P Bradey Shipley, Jr. Nevada
P Hobie McClain, Sr. New Mexico
(photo courtesy of UNM Media