REBELS TAKE ON SPARTANS THIS WEEKEND
The UNLV baseball team will continue their 13-game homestand, Thursday, with a three-game conference series against San Jose State. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m.
The Rebels (22-11, 12-3 MW) are coming into this weekend’s contest 2-2, after dropping the series to UNR last weekend, 2-1, (7-9 (10 inn.), 13-22, 9-8 (10 inn.)) and defeating Dixie State, 3-2, Tuesday evening at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Spartans (18-15, 9-6 MW) are coming into this weekend’s series 4-0, defeating San Francisco (4-2 (10 inn.)) last Tuesday and sweeping SDSU over the weekend (4-0, 11-8 (10 inn.), 7-3).
PREVIOUSLY THIS SEASON
SJSU handed UNLV their first loss in conference play during the second game of the three-game series played at San Jose State, March 25-26. The Scarlet & Gray still came out with a series win (14-11, 5-8, 12-4). The Rebels still own the lead in the all-time head-to-head series, notching 46 wins to 34 losses.
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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.
UNLV will continue the three-game series against SJSU, Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
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 415, six more hits than Georgia Tech who ranks second. They also lead in doubles with 94, four more than Tennessee who sits second (90), they also rank first for doubles per game (2.85) and batting average (.332), seventh in runs (309), 10th in slugging percentage (.536) and scoring (9.4), 11th in triples (14), and sits 46th in W/L percentage (.667).
– UNLV currently stands atop the conference with a 12-3 conference record. This is the best start in conference play in program history.
– The Rebels currently lead the conference in batting with a .332 average, 309 runs scored, 415 hits, 283 RBI, slugging percentage (.536), OB% (.421), putouts (894) and assists (337).
– Henry Zeisler sits 15th in the nation and leads the MW in batting average (.418), sits 25th in the nation and leads the conference in on-base percentage (.514), third in slugging percentage (.713), second in OPS (1.227), tied for first in triples (3), third in doubles (12), tied for fourth in runs scored (37) and in RBI (37) and tied for second in hits (51).
– Joey Walls sits 40th in the nation and second in the MW for batting average (.404), ranks fourth in the nation and is tied for first in the MW for doubles (16), 32nd in the nation and first in the MW for slugging percentage (.746), fourth in RBI (34) and runs scored (37), third in the conference in OPS (1.212), fourth in home runs (7) and seventh in hits (46).
– Rylan Charles ranks 11th in the nation and first in the MW for hits with 54, sits 14th in the nation and leads the conference in sacrifice flies with 5 and at bats (148), is eighth for batting average (.365), tied for second in doubles (13) and fifth for runs scored (36).
– Kryszczuk ranks fourth nationally and is tied for first in the MW for doubles (16), is tied for first in triples (3), tied for seventh in RBI (31) and sits sixth in at bats (132).
– Diego Alarcon leads the MW in runs scored with 46, third in at bats (139), fourth in RBI (35), tied for sixth in doubles (10) and seventh in hits (45).
– Edarian Williams is ninth in the nation and leads the conference in RBI (44) tied for first in triples (3), second in walks (25), tied for fourth in home runs (7), tied for fourth in hits (49) and ranks sixth in OPS (1.104).
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.