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Pitcher Cam Walty becomes Nevada's 14th Freshman All-American

Cam Walty
Cam Walty throws a pitch during his freshman season at Nevada. (David Calvert/Nevada athletics)

Nevada freshman pitcher Cam Walty was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 195-pound right-hander from Elk Grove, Calif., was a first-team All-Mountain West pick after posting the best ERA of Nevada's starting pitchers during his rookie season. Walty made 12 appearances with 11 starts. He went 5-3 record with a 4.02 ERA, which ranked third in the conference. He also ranked in the top 10 in the MW in opposing batting average (.243) and was ninth in strikeouts (48). In MW games, Walty had a 3.47 ERA over nine starts while striking out 38 in 46.2 innings.

Walty’s strong performances helped the Wolf Pack capture its third MW regular-season championship and first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000. Walty didn't pitch in either of Nevada's NCAA Regional games as the Wolf Pack was holding him for a potential matchup later in the weekend.

This is Nevada’s first Freshman All-American honoree since 2018 when Joshua Zamora and Jake Jackson earned Freshman All-American honors by the same publication. Walty is the 14th Wolf Pack player to earn Freshman All-American honors, joining a list that also includes Darrell Rasner, Shaun Kort, Arona Taele, Chris Dickerson, Nick Melino, Tom Jameson, Mateo Miramontes, Brett Hayes, Kewby Meyer, Trent Brooks, Cal Stevenson, Zamora and Jackson.

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