26 Th11 2021 | 02:59
RENO, Nev. – Nevada baseball’s Tyler Bosetti has been one of the hottest hitters in all of college baseball lately as he tied the NCAA’s all-time record for consecutive games with a home run yesterday.
A three-run home run against UNLV on Sunday that put Nevada ahead 8-2 in the eighth inning marked Bosetti’s eighth consecutive game with a home run, tying the all-time NCAA record. The Vacaville, Calif. native is the first player to accomplish this feat since 1994 and is just the third player all-time. Bosetti joins Duke’s Ryan Jackson, who posted his streak in 1994, and Georgia Tech’s Andy Bruce, who posted his streak in 1991, as the only three players in NCAA Division I baseball history to hit a home run in eight consecutive games.
Bosetti’s streak dates back to game two of the doubleheader on the road at Air Force on April 24 and is active through yesterday’s series finale against UNLV. During this streak, Bosetti has been on an absolute tear hitting nine home runs total and batting .395 with 15 hits, 18 RBI, 18 runs scored and is slugging 1.237. His hot bat has boosted Nevada’s offense to one of the most dangerous in the Mountain West as the Wolf Pack is currently riding a season-high eight-game win streak and has jumped into second place in the conference standings.
Overall it’s been a career season for Bosetti, who has set single season career highs in many offensive categories including batting average (.327), runs scored (34), hits (48), doubles (15), triples (3), home runs (10), RBI (34) and slugging percentage (.673). Bosetti’s 10 home runs so far this season currently lead the Mountain West and he is seventh nationally in doubles per game.
Bosetti will have the chance to set the record outright when the Wolf Pack hosts Arizona State for a single game this Tuesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. from Don Weir Field at Peccole Park.