East County Sports

All-MWC Shrum shrugged injuries

 

By Nick Pellegrino

RENO, Nev. – An unfortunate consistent has marked the baseball career of former Granite Hills High baseball standout Dillan Shrum: injuries.

Whether with the Eagles or during his four seasons playing for the University of Nevada, Schrum has been stymied by a laundry list of woes: leg and knee injuries, a pair of separated shoulders, and more.

Yet, Schrum continues to come out on top.

After helping Granite Hills to the CIF San Diego Section Division I baseball championship, Schrum capped with college career with a first-team berth on the all-Mountain West Conference baseball team for the COVID-shortened 2020 season.

LINK (Story and video): Three Nevada players earn All-Mountain West honors; Jackson, Sharts and Shrum honored

Schrum, a left-handed pitcher with the Eagles, teamed with righty Andrew Brown, the East County player of the year, to claim the CIFSDS title under head coach James Davis.

LINK: http://www.eastcountysports.com/2016/06/07/postseason-heroics-lifts-brown-to-east-county-player-of-year/

His performance led to many scholarship opportunities, but he took the offer from Nevada because he liked the community following trips to the Reno area visiting his late grandfather. He couldn’t have been more happy with his decision.Schrum explains why, here (courtesy, Nevada SportsNet): Three surgeries later, Nevada baseball’s Dillan Shrum making his senior year count

Injuries, basically, prevented off-season workouts over each of his four seasons in the Silver State following his switch from pitcher to first base and designated hitter. Still, his senior year was punctuated by leading the Wolf Pack with a.265 batting average, 13 hits, seven RBI, four doubles, four home runs, and seven walks in just a handful of ballgames. He had 77 putouts and three assists from his outfield spot.

Nevada Bio page: Dillan Shrum – Baseball – University of Nevada Athletics

Shrum changed his major because of the excellent care received from the medical community — at one time, he was told he’d never play ball again — so if an opportunity doesn’t develop to play professional baseball, he looks to become an orthopedic surgeon.

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