Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will broadcast 12 games over the next week, including all nine 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: The second half of the Conference season begins with Nevada and San Diego State in a tie for first place at 12-3. MW action continues this week with three series - San Diego State at San José State, Air Force at New Mexico and Nevada at Fresno State.
Golden Spikes Award Mid-season Watch List: The Nevada duo of Austin Byler and Ryan Howell have been named to the 2015 Golden Spikes Award Mid-season Watch List. The award recognizes the top amateur player in the nation. Byler has been on the list since the preseason, while Howell was added this week.
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 seven 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, while UNLV stopped #9/9 Arizona State 7-6 in a game that started on April 7 and extended to April 8. 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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