Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release

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The Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will live stream 11 MW baseball games from April 8-13.

Mountain West action reached the halfway point this week with UNLV currently in first place at 11-4. The MW’s seven teams will play 30 intra-league games to determine a regular-season champion and seeding for the 2014 Mountain West Baseball Championship, May 21-25, at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas.

New Mexico junior Alex Real has been named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list. The award is presented annually to the top catcher in college baseball. Former Lobo catcher Mitch Garver was a finalist for the award in 2012 and 2013.

UNLV junior pitcher Erick Fedde and San Diego State junior pitcher Michael Cederoth were named to the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. The Golden Spikes Award recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the nation. A mid-season update is scheduled for release on Thursday, April 10.

UNLV head coach Tim Chambers will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame as a part of the 2014 class on May 30. Chambers’ career spans more than 25 years coaching at the high school, junior college and senior college levels in Las Vegas.