Mountain West Softball Weekly Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With four weeks remaining in the Mountain West Softball season, Fresno State (30-9-1, 12-0 MW) holds a four-game lead over both Nevada (30-9, 8-4 MW) and San José State (19-21, 8-4 MW) in the Conference standings. Following last weekend’s series sweep of Utah State, the Bulldogs climbed in the national rankings, moving up to No. 20 in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25 poll and to No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings.
Fresno State looks to remain unbeaten in MW games when it hosts Colorado State (18-19, 4-7 MW) in a three-game series, beginning on Friday at Margie Wright Diamond. If the Bulldogs are able to earn a victory on Friday, they would tie the 2006 San Diego State Aztecs for the best-ever start to Conference play at 13-0. Prior to its series versus the Rams, Fresno State travels to face Pacific in a nonconference contest on Wednesday.
Nevada and San José State square off in a battle for second place this weekend in Reno. The Wolf Pack is 9-2 overall and 5-1 in Mountain West games at home this season. In another MW series, New Mexico (20-17, 5-6 MW) hosts UNLV (20-24, 4-11 MW) in a three-game set in Albuquerque.
Utah State (19-19, 5-7 MW) has seven games on the schedule this week, beginning with a nonconference contest versus Weber State on Wednesday. The Aggies will then play two, three-game Mountain West series against Boise State (12-28, 4-8 MW) and Colorado State at LaRee & LeGrand Johnson Field in Logan.
The Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will broadcast 16 games this week. All games on the Mountain West Network are available live and on-demand, and are free of charge. Head to TheMW.com and click on the "Watch & Listen" tab on the home page, then click on the "Watch Live" tab to watch the games, and to see a full schedule of events.