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Bosetti, Shrum named to ABCA/Rawlings West All-Region First Team

26 Th11 2021 | 03:38

RENO, Nev. – Nevada’s Tyler Bosetti and Dillan Shrum picked up postseason honors Wednesday, each being named to the ABCA/Rawlings West All-Region First Team.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-American teams will be announced on Saturday, June 19.

For Bosetti, it is his second postseason honor of 2021, as he was named to Collegiate Baseball’s All-America Second Team on June 3. The Vacaville, Calif., native started all 45 games for the Wolf Pack, and set single-season career-highs in nearly every offensive category including batting average (.328), hits (64), doubles (22), triples (3), home runs (11), RBI (47) and runs (46). His 22 doubles ranks ninth in the nation through June 15, and he is fourth nationally in doubles per game, averaging 0.51 two-base hits per contest. Bosetti, selected to the All-Mountain West First Team, batted .382 in conference play and led the team in RBI, doubles and runs scored. Earlier in May, Bosetti grabbed national headlines after hitting a home run in nine consecutive games, which broke an NCAA record that had stood for 30 years.

Shrum, the 2021 Mountain West Tony Gwynn Player of the Year, had a career season, finishing the regular season as the national leader in both batting average (.479) and slugging percentage (.992). His final slugging percentage of .968 remains the country’s best, and his final batting average of .468 is second, through June 15. His 15 home runs are a single-season career-high and led the Mountain West, as did his .521 on base percentage. Other single-season career totals Shrum has hit this year include hits (58), RBI (47) and runs scored (35) and all in a shortened season at just 35 games. During league play, which spanned just 21 games for Shrum, he batted an incredible .550 with 44 hits, 12 home runs, 10 doubles, 36 RBI and 31 runs in 80 at-bats. He was named the Mountain West Player of the Week following the final week of the regular season after he went 12-for-15 at the plate with six home runs during the series against San José State. Shrum has also gotten it done with the glove as he has recorded just one error on the year and added 260 putouts and 13 assists.

Bosetti and Shrum were instrumental to the Pack’s success in 2021, as Nevada captured the Mountain West title, going 22-9 in conference play, and made its first NCAA Regional appearance since 2000. The Pack finished the season 25-20 following its trip to the Stanford Regional in June.