Fresno State Baseball has been picked to finish second in the Mountain West in 2024.
The Diamond ‘Dogs also had three players named as Preseason All-Mountain West selections.
The Mountain West preseason coaches poll has Fresno State finishing second behind San Jose State.
- Two coaches selected the Diamond ‘Dogs as the conference’s top team.
- Fresno State is followed by Air Force, the only other team to receive a first place vote.
- Fresno State is coming off a 30-27 2023 season, including a 16-14 record in Mountain West play in the first season under Head Coach Ryan Overland.
- The Diamond ‘DOgs have added 18 players to the 20 that are returning in 2024.
Preseason All-Conference Team
Third baseman Murf Gray, utilityman and pitcher Tommy Hopfe and pitcher Jake Dixon were named to the Preseason All-Conference Team.
- Gray was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2023, as he slashed .297/.338/.495 with 8 home runs.
- Hopfe led the team with a .321 batting average and a .592 slugging percentage, leading the team with 70 hits. He also had a 4.87 ERA on the mound with 21 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched.
- Dixon had his season cut short last year after just eight appearances due to injury, but he struck out 42 batters in 40.2 innings and only allowed 6 walks.