REBELS GO FOR EIGHT STRAIGHT AT DIXIE STATE
UNLV visits St. George, Utah, for Tuesday night non-conference game
Winners of seven consecutive, UNLV travels to St. George, Utah, for a Tuesday night matchup with Dixie State.
The Rebels (27-6 overall, 5-1 Mountain West) are 4-0 against the Trailblazers in their history, but this will be the first time the two meet with UNLV as a visitor.
UNLV’s 3-1 victory against Dixie State in Las Vegas on March 22 began its current winning streak that most recently included a weekend series sweep of No. 25 Boise State. It was UNLV softball’s first-ever three-game sweep of a ranked opponent.
The game will stream live on ESPN+. FIrst pitch is 5 p.m. PT.
UNLV vs. Dixie State
All-time vs. Dixie State: 4-0
Streak: Won 4.
Last meeting: UNLV beat Dixie State 3-1 in Las Vega on March 22, 2022.
At the peak
UNLV leads the Mountain West Conference in batting average, on-base percentage, and walks drawn. Mia Trejo and Sofia Morales are 1-2 in individual batting with April Visser sitting ninth overall. Visser’s 12 home runs rank second in the league, one shy of first. Jenny Bressler’s 15 wins, four saves and four shutouts in the circle also top the rankings.
Homers on range
With 33 games played and 19 remaining in the regular season, senior second baseman April Visser is on pace to break UNLV’s single-season home run record. Visser has slugged 12 home runs, second most in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV’s single-season home run record was set by Marissa Nichols, who hit 18 in 2005.
RBI: record-breaking index
Senior first baseman Mia Trejo is 11 RBI shy of matching UNLV’s career record of 171 set by Kim Rondina (1994-97). Trejo batted in six runs in last weekend’s series versus Boise State. Trejo also has a chance to break Rondina’s career on-base percentage record and Tayler Van Acker’s (2011-14) hit-by-pitch record by season’s end.
Save the date
Jenny Bressler’s next save will be a record-tying performance. Bressler has 10 career saves and sits one shy of UNLV’s career record—jointly held by Jacque Kerrigan (2002-05) and Amie Stewart (!992-95).
UNLV hosts No. 25 San Diego State for the weekend series in Las Vegas starting Friday, April 8. The Aztecs are 9-0 in conference play thanks to the performance of ace Maggie Balint, who ranks fifth nationally in strikeouts and second in strikeout-to-walk ratio.