A year ago, Dylan Thomas struggled with his pitch command, leading to being redshirted in 2016.
Thomas conquered his control and season-long back issues to convert all nine of his save opportunities this season. Today, Thomas was named the Big West Conference’s freshman pitcher of the year.
“It’s a huge honor to wake up to that,” said Thomas, who was awakened from a nap to learn of the award.
Thomas had a 2.01 earned-run average in 17 appearances.
Starting pitcher Brendan Hornung and third baseman Josh Rojas were named to the second team.
Thomas, set-up reliever Casey Ryan, center fielder Dylan Vchulek and outfielder/first baseman Adam Fogel received honorable mention.