Rainbows picked to finish third by WAC baseball coaches
The University of Hawai‘i baseball team is picked to finish third and placed three players on the preseason all-Western Athletic Conference team in a poll of the league's coaches released today.
Fresno State was picked first and received five of the seven first-place votes. New Mexico State was second with one first place vote. San Jose State, which was picked to finish fifth, received the other first-place vote.
Hawai‘i outfielder Sean Montplaisir, shortstop Greg Garcia and pitcher Nate Klein were named to the preseason All-WAC team.
Fresno State's Danny Muno was picked preseason Player of the Year, while Derek Benny of FSU was named preseason Pitcher of the Year.
The Rainbows play the alumni Feb. 13 before opening the season against Oregon State Feb. 19 at Les Murakami Stadium.
2010 WAC PRESEASON POLL
Rank Team (first-place votes) Points
1, Fresno State (5) 32
2, New Mexico State (1) 27
3, Hawai‘i 26
4, Louisiana Tech 22
5, San Jose State (1) 19
6, Nevada 15
7, Sacramento State 6
2010 PRESEASON ALL-WAC TEAM
Player School Pos. Yr.
Dusty Robinson Fresno State OF So.
Sean Montplaisir Hawai‘i OF Jr.
Westley Moss Nevada OF Sr.
Jason Martin San Jose State OF Jr.
Shaun Kort Nevada 1B Sr.
Danny Muno Fresno State 2B Jr.
Greg Garcia Hawai‘i SS Jr.
Corey Valine San Jose State 3B Sr.
Trent Garrison Fresno State C So.
Jared Jordan New Mexico State UTI Sr.
Nick Melino Nevada DH So.
Derek Benny Fresno State SP So.
Nate Klein Hawai‘i SP Sr.
Jesse Darrah Sacramento State SP So.
Tyler Graham Nevada RP Sr.
Scott Coffman New Mexico State RP So.
Player of the Year
Danny Muno, Jr., Fresno State
Pitcher of the Year
Derek Benny, So., Fresno State