UNLV BASEBALL NEWS: Rebels Open MW Play At San Diego State


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The UNLV baseball team will hit the road to the Golden State for three games in Mountain West play against the San Diego State Aztecs in San Diego, California, at Tony Gwynn Stadium, followed by a nonconference, single-game against Cal Baptist Monday.

The conference-opening series begins Friday evening with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday’s contest is also a night affair (6 p.m.), while Sunday’s is an afternoon matinee (1 p.m.)

The Rebels and the Aztecs were predicted to finish 2-3 in the MW Preseason Coaches Poll. SDSU, who finished the 2021 campaign with a 30-16 overall record and second-place showing (22-14) in the conference standings, have lost three of the last four to carry a 4-8 mark into this weekend’s series. The Rebels, on the other hand, have also lost three of their last four games and sit 6-7 on the year after going 20-13 last season with a third-place league finish (15-12).

Fans can follow this weekend’s contests through live stats and social media. The link to 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.

San Diego State owns a 98-67 edge on the all-time head-to-head series that dates back to 1978. The Scarlet & Gray won the last meeting – 8-1 on May 16, 2021 – and has claimed four of the last six outings.

UNLV will close out their trip to the Golden State with a single-game, nonconference contest Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Cal Baptist at James W. Totam Baseball Stadium in Riverside, California. Going into the weekend, the Lancers sit 8-3 overall with a three-games series at Utah Valley before they head back home to take on the Rebels.

– 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. He batted .571 with four hits, one run second, one RBI and a walk.

– Edarian Williams continued the weekly honors streak, earning MW Player of the Week after helping UNLV to a 2-2 record last week, batting .474 with nine hits, six RBIs, four runs scored and a walk. He was one double shy of hitting for the cycle against Cal Poly Sunday.

UNLV will return to Las Vegas and Earl E. Wilson Stadium for a three-game, conference series against Air Force beginning Friday, March 18, with first pitch slated for 6:05 p.m.

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UNLV BASEBALL NEWS: Rebels Open MW Play At San Diego State
UNLV BASEBALL NEWS: Rebels Open MW Play At San Diego State