Aztecs Wyatt Hendrie, left, Matt Rudick, right. Photo credit: goaztecs.com

Catcher Wyatt Hendrie and outfielder Matt Rudick made the first team, as six San Diego State players received all-Mountain West honors.

Outfielder Jaden Fein, shortstop Mike Jarvis, starter Michael Paredes and reliever Tre Brown received second-team recognition.

Only Nevada outpaced the Aztecs, with seven all-MW selections. The league’s seven head coaches voted for the all-conference teams.

Hendrie batted .388 with eight home runs, 48 RBIs and 39 runs scored to go with eight stolen bases in MW action. The redshirt sophomore, who became a semifinalist for the National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award, Hendrie earned all-conference honors for the first time in his career.

Rudick, who collected his third straight all-MW award, finished third in the conference with a team-best .415 batting average in 36 league games. He shared the lead with 13 stolen bases and four triples. The redshirt junior – a Scripps Ranch High alum – also was the toughest player in the nation to strike out, fanning just nine times in 178 at-bats.

Fein hit .366 against conference opponents with three homers, 15 doubles and 37 RBIs, 34 runs scored and six stolen bases. The Aztec redshirt sophomore has two 11-game hitting streaks during the season.

Jarvis batted .367 in conference play with a league-best 66 hits and 49 runs scored. The Aztec shortstop, a senior and Clairemont High alum, was one of SDSU’s hottest hitters down the stretch, finishing with a 16-game hitting streak.

Paredes, out of San Diego High, posted a 4-0 mark against conference opponents. The redshirt sophomore ranked second in the league with 66 1/3 innings pitched and third with 52 strikeouts.

Brown won four games and added four saves against the MW. The senior, an alum of Eastlake High in Chula Vista, tied for the conference lead with 15 appearances, including 13 as a reliever, striking out 29 in 29 innings.

San Diego State ended the season with a 30-16 record, finishing in second place in the MW with a 22-14 record in the conference.

SDSU ranked second in the nation with a .335 team batting average and third with an average of 9.1 runs scored per game.

The MW’s top honor, the Tony Gwynn Player of the Year, went to Nevada first baseman Dillan Shrum.

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