Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

UNM Standout Makes the Most of Offseason.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Minn. Trip Helps Cibola Alumnus

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and the place where Josh Mader went to sort of reinvent himself as a baseball player for the University of New Mexico.

Even after a freshman year in which he led the Lobos with a .388 average, Mader, a 2001 Cibola High School graduate, went in search last summer for more baseball, which led him to the upper Midwest.

He was given a roster spot with the Alexandria Beetles, an amateur team of collegians from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa who occasionally added players from outside the region.

Looking long-term, Mader made what was literally a material change in preparation. …

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