Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - Feb. 27, 2013
Feb. 27, 2013
Big Weekend of Non-Conference Play ... The Mountain West baseball teams face another big week of out-of-conference competition as squads gear up for MW play to begin in two weeks ... UNLV hosts the Rebel Classic, featuring Bradley, Loyola Marymount and Hawai'i ... Air Force continues its East Coast tour at the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Falcons will face St. Bonaventure, Mount St. Mary's, Georgetown and Western Michigan ... Fresno State, Nevada and San Diego State host weekend series with USC, Holy Cross and Seton Hall, respectively ... New Mexico travels to Nebraska for a weekend series.
Quick Hits ... Air Force senior Alex Baker struck out a career-high 10 batters in the Falcons' 13-3 win over Navy on Feb. 24. The Falcons won their 1,000th game in program history on Feb. 23, 8-7 over Navy ... Fresno State sophomore William Munro had the longest outing of his career on Feb. 22, throwing 7.1 innings against No. 15 Stanford ... Nevada sophomore Tyler Wells is 2-0 and has not allowed a run in his two starts this season ... New Mexico had five players named to the Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team - Mitchell Garver (C), Alex Real (1B), Sam Haggerty (2B), DJ Peterson (3B) and A.J. Carman (RHP) ... San Diego State started the season facing Top 25 teams over the first two weeks - No. 25 San Diego and No. 6 Oregon State ... UNLV has a lot of youth on its 2013 squad. So far five true freshman have made at least one start in the Rebels' first eight games - Joey Armstrong (3B), Justin Jones (1B), Bryan Bonnell (1B), Cody Howard (OF) and Kenny Oakley (RHP).
Luplow Ties MW record ... Fresno State sophomore outfielder Jordan Luplow tied a Conference record in his MW debut on Feb. 15 with four stolen bases in a single game.