Trio Ranked in NCAA Statistics

Three BYU players are ranked in the top 10 of the recently released NCAA baseball statistics.

The rankings are based through games of April 22 and list Nate Fernley as being tied in the nation for most victories with 11.

Cougar sophomores Doug Jackson and Matt Carson are ranked fifth and ninth, respectively, in triples and home runs. Jackson's seven triples are three shy of tying BYU's single season record.

Carson's 16 homers this season gives him 24 dingers in his career at BYU.

San Diego State's Marcos Mendoza is the only Aztec in the current NCAA statistics, ranking 10th with 11.8 strikeouts per game. Mendoza, a lefty, has 95 strikouts in 72.1 innings, compared to Fernley's 9.0 average with 101 strikeouts in as many innings.

Mendoza and Fernley have been starting the first games of many series for their teams this season. On Thursday at 6 p.m., BYU hosts SDSU to begin a three-game series.