John Pustay

John Pustay

Player Profile


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Pine Creek HS

Last College:
College of Southern Nevada

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190






Eight-Run Ninth Propels UNM to Seventh Straight Win

The 15-11 win gave the Lobos their second straight sweep in the Mountain West as they maintained their three-game lead in the conference


Melendez's Home Run in Eighth Paces Lobos to 5-2 Win

UNM's victory over Nevada keeps the Lobos in sole possession of first in the Mountain West


Lobos Begin Second Half of Mountain West Play at Nevada

UNM currently holds a one-game lead in the conference race over San Diego St. with 15 MW games remaining


Wild Ending Sees Lobos Walk Off With 4-3 Victory

Back-to-back wild pitches allow Jared Holley to score the winning run as UNM sweeps Fresno St.


Six-Run Ninth Lifts Lobos to Victory

Mitch Garver capped the rally with a two-RBI double as UNM moves to 3-1 in the Mountain West

JUNIOR (2013):Was the Lobos "Ace in the Hole" as a pinch hitter and went 9-24 (.375) in that role ... finished the season batting .372 overall with four doubles and a triple ... scored 11 runs, drove in 13 and struck out only five times in 49 plate appearances ... had a hit in eight straight at bats from April 21-30 including a four-hit game at Texas Tech April 30 ... April 28 vs. UNLV had a two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, and in the 10th hit a one-out triple and scored the game-winning run ... started at DH in the season-opener vs. Oklahoma St. on Feb. 15, started at DH again vs. San Diego St. on March 30, and made his third and final start April 30 at Texas Tech.

SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in 34 games and made 27 starts at outfield and designated hitter ... hit .294 with 17 runs, 32 hits, 20 RBIs, two doubles, a triple, and three home runs ... tied a UNM record with six hits in a game, recording the feat against Air Force on Apr. 5 ... went 6-for-6 in the game with four runs, five RBIs, a double and a home run ... had season-high 10-game hitting streak from Mar. 27 through Apr. 9 ... hit .488 (20-41) with 10 runs, 14 RBIs, a double and two home runs during the streak ... hit first career home run as part of 3-for-5 performance against New Mexico State on Mar. 6 ... season ended due to injury on May 6 against TCU.

Personal: Born May 9, 1992, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... parents are John and Laurie Pustay ... two older siblings, Ryan and Jacqui ... attended Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs ... was named all-conference, all-state and the Colorado Springs Player of the Year 2009-2010 ... drafted in the 37th round by the Texas Rangers in 2010 ... most recently played at College of Southern Nevada ... enjoys fishing and snowboarding in his spare time ... favorite movie is Remember the Titans ... majoring in criminology.