Outfielder Matt Rudick of San Diego State, who was named to the All Mountain West 1st Team for his 2019 season. Photo credit: goaztecs.com

Six San Diego State baseball players have been named to All-Mountain West teams, while Jaden Fein was named Mountain West co-Freshman of the Year.

Honorees include:

  • Sophomore outfielder Matt Rudick and junior relief pitcher Adrian Mardueno, named to the first team.
  • Junior second baseman Mike Jarvis, senior shortstop Angelo Armenta, sophomore third baseman Casey Schmitt and senior pitcher Justin Goossen-Brown, named to the second team.

Fein, an outfielder, is SDSU’s first Freshman of the Year since Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg won the award in 2007.

The Aztecs’ six selections are the second most in the league, trailing only Fresno State, which had eight.

Fein has been the biggest power threat among freshmen in the conference in 2019, leading the Aztecs and all freshmen in the league with a .350 conference batting average.

Rudick has started and hit leadoff for all 55 games this season while leading the Aztecs with a .322 batting average. Earlier this season, he posted a 21-game hitting streak, the longest by an Aztec since 2010 and the 10th-longest streak in the nation.

Mardueno has been one of the most dominant relief pitchers in the nation, leading the Mountain West in both ERA and opponent batting average. Entering the Mountain West Championships, Mardueno is the only pitcher in the country to have an ERA of 1.50 or lower.

Armenta, SDSU’s starting shortstop, lead the Aztecs with 15 doubles and ranked second on the team with a .410 on-base percentage. Jarvis, who has split time between right field and second base, led the conference with a .350 batting average as a second baseman.

After a freshman All-American campaign in 2018, Schmitt was second on the team with a .314 batting average, five home runs and 34 RBIs. Goossen-Brown is one of just two pitchers in the league to have six or more wins, 70 or more strikeouts, and an 3.50 ERA or lower.

The Aztecs, winners of five of the last six Mountain West Championships, saw their 2019 campaign end Friday with a 6-4 loss to Nevada. They finished at 32-25 (Individual statistics cited here were current going into the championships).

– Staff reports

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