Junior pitcher named to USA Collegiate squad, pitches three scoreless innings
Pitcher Erick Fedde, who has already compiled a laundry list of accomplishments for the UNLV baseball team, added another milestone to his resume — striking out half the batters he faced at his first appearance on a global stage.
Fedde, who went 7-3 last year for UNLV, was named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Monday. He is the second pitcher and fourth student-athlete in program history to play for the National Team while being an active player at UNLV.
Making his first start for the team on Tuesday, Fedde was nothing short of phenomenal. In three innings of work, Fedde (1-0) recorded five strikeouts and did not allow a hit or a walk en route to a 16-2 USA win over the Illinois All-Stars of the Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball League.
Fedde is scheduled to start today against Cuba at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina at 7:05 p.m. (ET).
Fedde has also spent his time this summer pitching for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, sporting a 3-1 record. He ranks third in the Cape Cod Baseball League with 26 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched. Unsuccessful attempts were made to reach both Fedde and UNLV baseball head coach Tim Chambers for comment.