Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will broadcast 10 games over the next week, including eight Conference games this weekend. All games on the Mountain West Network are available live and on-demand, and free of charge. Click here for a schedule of this week's broadcasts.
Conference Play: MW action continues this week with three series - San José State at Air Force, UNLV at Nevada and New Mexico at San Diego State. San Diego State ranks first in the standings at 10-2, followed by Nevada at 9-3.
Johnny Bench Award Watch List: Fresno State junior Taylor Ward and UNLV senior Erik VanMeetren have been named to the 2015 Johnny Bench Award Watch List. The award recognizes the top amateur catcher in the nation.
Beating the Top 25: Mountain West teams have picked up six wins over teams ranked in the Baseball America and USA Today Top 25 polls this season. Fresno State has wins over two different opponents, beating #6/12 USC 14-7 on March 17 and #21/- California 7-2 on March 25. The other four wins have been against Texas Tech - February 17 by Nevada 18-4; March 13 versus San Diego State 9-0; and March 24 (7-6) and March 31 (6-5) against New Mexico.
VanMeetren Ties NCAA Record: UNLV senior catcher Erik VanMeetren tied the NCAA record for Consecutive Times on Base at 18 over games from March 21-27.
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