University of Nevada head baseball coach T.J. Bruch has signed three players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Wolf Pack in 2018. The class includes two junior college transfers Dalton Gomes and Ryan McSwain along freshman Jordan Jackson. Bruce signed 11 during the early signing period in November bring the total recruits to 14.
“We are excited to add these three quality players for the 2018 season,” Bruce said. “Dalton and Ryan bring us two players with college experience while Jordan provides us with an outstanding young arm.”
Gomes is a left handed pitcher that is in his sophomore season at San Mateo Community College that is located in San Mateo, Calif. He has made 12 starts this season and is currently 8-1 with a 2.91 ERA in 68 innings on the mound. The lefty has struck out 72 and walked just 25 for an average of 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings.
As a prep athlete at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. he played on the varsity team four years and earned all-conference honors three times. His senior year he played in the Optimist all-star game.
McSwain is a left handed hitting outfielder that is in sophomore season at Skyline College located in San Bruno, Calif. Currently he is batting .393 for the 24-11 Trojans. He is 33-of-35 stealing bases and the 33 stolen bases is tops among California junior college players. In addition he has 13 doubles, five triples, five home runs, driven in 27, scored 52 runs and has and on base percentage of .543.
As a prep athlete at Saint Francis High School in Montainview, Calif. he help the team to the Central Coast Section championship and No. 1 national ranking his senior year while leading the team in home runs and stolen bases. PerfectGame named his a top-500 prospect coming out of high school. He earned All-WCAL honors in his final season at SFHS.
McSwain played his freshman year at Arkansas-Little Rock in 2015 where he batted 217 in 26 games and earned 15 starts. Was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for achieving a gpa of 3.5 or higher during the 2014-15 academic year.
Jackson is a senior right handed pitcher at Helix High School in San Diego where he plays both baseball and football for the Highlanders. Currently he is 5-0 with a 0.38 ERA in 37 innings on the mound. He has struck out 42 and walked just 10 this season.
Last season he helped the Highlanders capture the league championship in baseball and a CIF football title. He was named to The San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team his junior year.