Hustlin’ Rebels Return Home To Host Bulldogs

March 23, 2023


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The UNLV baseball team (7-11, 3-3 MW) is finally returning to the friendly confines of Earl E. Wilson Stadium for the first time in nearly three weeks. After a 10-game road trip, the Rebels host the Fresno State Bulldogs (10-9, 4-4 MW) for a three-game Mountain West series beginning Friday at 6:05 p.m. The series will continue Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. and the finale is set for Sunday at 12:05 p.m.

Fresno State comes into this weekend’s contest after a 2-2 week, taking two of three games against New Mexico over the weekend before falling to Long Beach State Wednesday evening.

UNLV comes in after securing its first conference win against UNR over the weekend, taking two of three games, (11-4, 10-11, 9-5 (11 inn.)). The Rebels’ midweek tilt against California Baptist on Tuesday was canceled because of bad weather.

– It’s $2 Dos Equis with Smoke’n’ Sams while supplies last.
– $5 mimosas and bloody mary’s with Smoke ‘n’ Sams while supplies last.
– Kids 12 and under will be able to run the bases after the conclusion of Sunday’s contest.

Fans can follow this weekend’s contests through live streaming, stats and social media. The link to the stream and stats can be found online at in the “schedule” section of the team’s baseball page, as well as on the team’s official social media channels. In-game updates will be provided through @UNLVbaseball, the team’s official Twitter account. The three-game series will be streamed on the Mountain West Network and the Silver State Sports Entertainment Network on Cox Channel 125.

– UNLV and Fresno State have squared off a total of 109 times with the first-ever meeting taking place in 1977. The Bulldogs currently hold the all-time series record, notching 63 wins to UNLV’s 46. However, the Hustlin’ Rebels took the series over Fresno State last season, two games to one.

UNLV will return to the Las Vegas Ballpark to host a single-game contest against ASU on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:05 p.m., before hitting the road to Colorado Springs for a three-game series against the Air Force Falcons set to begin Friday, March 31 at 12 p.m. (PT).

– Edarian Williams has a 10-game hitting streak.
– Jacob Sharp holds a five-game hitting streak with nine hits.

– Reese Lueck received the first weekly award for the Rebels, being named the Freshman of the Week following UNLV’s perfect opening weekend February 20.

– UNLV sits tied for third in the conference with an overall record of 7-11, 3-3 MW.
– The Hustlin’ Rebels rank second in the conference in batting average at .294, they also rank second in the conference in runs scored (155), RBIs (131), triples (6) and in slugging percentage (.447). They rank third in hits (196), fourth in doubles (36) and in home runs (18).
– UNLV ranks 18th in the nation for double plays (16) and 19th for sacrifice flies (11).
– Sharp leads the MW in on base + slugging percentage (1.204), sits second for home runs (6), he is tied for second in HBP (4) and tied for third in RBIs (20), ranks third in batting average (.397), is tied for fourth in runs scored (20) and is tied for fifth in hits (27).
– Alex Pimentel is tied for first in the conference for HBP (5), sits tied for second in triples (2), is tied for third in walks (13), sits fourth for on base percentage (0.488), is tied for fifth in RBIs (18) and is tied for sixth in batting average (.349).
– Austin Kryszczuk leads the conference in sacrifice flies (3), is tied for fourth in walks (12), is tied for fifth in RBIs (18) and ranks seventh for runs scored (18) .
– Rylan Charles is tied for fifth in the MW for both at bats with 83 and in stolen bases (4).
– Williams ranks third in the conference in stolen bases with six, is tied for fourth in doubles (6), ranks sixth in hits (26), sits eighth in batting average (.338) and ranks ninth in at bats (77).
– Paul Myro IV leads the conference with Pimentel in HBP (5) and is tied for fourth in walks (12).