Glendale Community College baseball alumni faring well at next level

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Matt McCallister (Glendale Community College, 2012) UNLV baseball junior: In his debut season with the Runnin’ Rebels, McCallister immediately asserted himself.

He started in 53 of UNLV’s 57 games, playing in 55 and turning in solid numbers to the tune of a .283 average (53 for 187), 31 runs, 23 runs batted in and 10 doubles.

McCallister added a pair of home runs, 15 walks, three stolen bases and was hit by a pitch a team-high 12 times to equate to a .374 on-base percentage.

As a team, UNLV went 37-20 overall and 18-12 in the Mountain West Conference, falling in its final two games of the MWC tournament to end its season on May 25 with a 6-2 loss to San Diego State.

McCallister got the start at shortstop hit in the No. 8 spot of the lineup. He went two for three with a double.

UNLV played three tournament games and McCallister had a hit in all of them, going a combined four for 11.

Overall, McCallister ended the season on a five-game hitting streak, going eight for 19 in that span with three multiple-hit games.

Ryan Daniels (Glendale Community College, 2011) Iowa Wesleyan College baseball senior: Daniels turned in solid numbers as he took over starting duties behind the plate as catcher.

Starting in 33 games as Iowa Wesleyan went 17-18 and 10-9 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference, Daniels hit .276 (27 for 98) with 24 runs, 21 runs batted in, 10 doubles, a team-high 22 walks for a .417 on-base percentage and a .954 fielding percentage.

Daniels and the Tigers ended the season on a high note, defeating host Ashford, 10-3, on April 28. Daniels went two for three with two runs, an RBI and a double.

Nick Woodward (Glendale Community College, 2011) Hawaii Pacific baseball redshirt junior: Woodward put together respectable numbers in his senior season on the island.

He finished with a 4-2 record and a 4.91 ERA through 10 appearances and five starts. He threw 29 1/3 innings and struck out 13, though he walked 15.

His last appearance of the season was a rough one, as he took the loss to Fresno Pacific, 13-2, on April 26. He gave up just three hits, a walk, three runs (two earned) in two innings, but that was enough for the hook. His previous start went much better, as he got the win when Pacific defeated Academy of Art on April 16, 6-1. Woodward dazzled to the tune of six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out six.

Kim Fraisse (Crescenta Valley High, 2011) San Diego State water polo redshirt freshman: Fraisse, a former two-time All-Area Girls’ Water Polo Player of the Year, scored her first NCAA goal on March 16.

In an 11-3 win over Bucknell, Fraisse was one of 10 Aztecs to tally goals.

SDSU finished its season ranked eighth in the nation, having totaled a 23-11 record with a third-place mark of 5-2 in the Big West Conference.

Fraisse played in four games, scoring on the only attempt she had. She added a steal and an assist to her stat line.

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