- NO. 1 HUSTLIN’ REBELS TAKE ON NO. 4 AIR FORCE IN GAME TWO OF 2022 MW BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The no. 1 seed UNLV baseball team will take on no. 4 seed Air Force Academy for game two of the 2022 Mountain West Baseball Championship tournament, Thursday night at 6 p.m.
The 2022 Mountain West Baseball tournament will be held in San Diego, California May 26-29, hosted by San Diego State at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
The Hustlin’ Rebels swept the Falcons during the first matchup of regular season at Earl E. Wilson (6-1, 17-10, 8-5), but got swept during their second matchup in Colorado Springs (20-3, 17-10, 14-4).
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS
The Scarlet & Gray was awarded the MW regular season title Saturday night, for just the fourth time in program history. The previous titles date back to 2003, 2005 and 2014.
Fans can follow this week’s contests through live stats and social media. The link to stats can be found online at UNLVRebels.com 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 winner of game two will go on to play the winner of game one Friday night at 6 p.m., while both teams that fell will play each other Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Game five will begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the winner of game three and the loser of game four, while the final game will be played at 6 p.m. with the winner of games four and five.
Game seven will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. (if necessary) with the winner and loser of game six.
REBELS CLAIM WEEKLY AWARDS
– Gianni Horvat received the first weekly award for the Rebels, being named the MW Freshman of the Week following the Rebels’ perfect weekend on the road (3-0) in San Diego February 28.
– Edarian Williams continued the weekly honors streak, earning MW Player of the Week, March 7.
– Conner Woods claimed pitcher of the week, March 14 after he picked up his first win of the season in a 4-3 victory over SDSU.
– Santino Panaro claimed Freshman of the Week, March 14, 28 and April 4 after helping the Rebels to a 4-0 week, including a series sweep over New Mexico.
– Braden Murphy earned Freshman of the Week weekly honors after helping the Rebels to a sweep over Air Force, March 21.
– Diego Alarcon earned Player of the Week weekly honors on March 28 after helping the Rebels to a 3-1 week, including a series win over MW foes San Jose State.
– Joey Walls earned Player of the Week and Joey Walls was named NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy National Player of the week, April 4, after helping the Rebels to a 4-0 week. The junior batted a .706 over the week with 12 hits, including three home runs, 13 RBIs, 11 runs scored and three walks.
LEADERS IN THE MW AND THE NATION
-UNLV currently leads the nation in hits with 702, 46 more hits than Rutgers who ranks second (656), they also lead in doubles with 142, four more than Rutgers who sits second (139), first for batting average (.331), third in runs (525), fourth scoring (9.4) and doubles per game (2.54), 10th in slugging percentage (.531) and triples (22), and 19th in double plays (47).
– The Rebels currently lead the conference in batting with a .331 average, 525 runs scored, 702 hits, 484 RBI, slugging percentage (.531) and in on base percentage (.418).
– Rylan Charles is tied for first in the NCAA and the MW for hits with 98, ranks 27th in the NCAA and third in the MW in batting average (.392), ranks third in the NCAA for hits per game (1.78), first in at bats (250) and fifth in runs scored (62).
– Henry Ziesler ranks 14th in the nation and second in the MW for batting average (.399), ranks eighth in the nation and tied for third in the conference in hits (87), leads the MW in slugging percentage (.706), OPS (1.202) and sits eighth in nation and leads the conference in RBI (72).
– Joey Walls sits first in the nation and in the MW for doubles (25), ninth in the MW for slugging percentage (.626) and fifth in the conference for OPS (1.076). Walls was also named to the 2022 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger of the Year watch list on April 21.
– Kryszczuk sits fifth in the NCAA and second in MW in runs (73), ranks 35th nationally and fourth in the MW for doubles (20), first in walks (44), tied for fifth in RBI (58) and fifth in conference for at bats (228).
– Edarian Williams is tied for 20th in the nation and second in the conference in RBI (66), second in the conference in triples (6), fourth in walks (36) and fifth in at bats (220).
– Diego Alarcon sits third in the NCAA and first in MW in runs scored with 74, 16th in the nation and third in the MW for hits (84) and second in at bats (228).
– Santino Panaro ranks fifth in the NCAA for toughest to strike out with only nine strikeouts per 152 at bats.
Single-game ticket prices this season are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $5 to groups of 15 or more. Fans that purchase tickets online before game day can get them for an advanced single-game price of $6.
All high school, middle school and elementary students are free under UNLV’s new admission policy. To receive free admission, high school students must present valid Nevada are school I.D. at the box office on gameday for one (1) complimentary ticket. Current UNLV students will receive free admission with a valid school I.D. All other students will receive a complimentary ticket at the box office (no I.D. required). Kids not yet elementary school age will continue to receive free admission for all UNLV Olympic sports.