Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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Early Showdown Between Top Teams ... San Diego State travels to Albuquerque this week to face New Mexico in a three-game battle between the top two teams in the Mountain West standings. The Aztecs and Lobos are 4-2 after the first two weeks of MW play. Each squad has won a home and a road series.

    • Like Father, Like Son ... Nevada senior Tom Jameson is six innings away from passing his father, Rich, on the Wolf Pack's career innings pitched list. Rich is currently sixth with 279.0 and Tom is seventh with 273.1.

    • Birmingham Closing in on 1,000 Wins ... New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham is five wins away from 1,000 victories over his 26-year career. Birmingham has a 995-472-2 record coming into this week's series with San Diego State. The majority of the wins (765) came during Birmingham's 18-year tenure at New Mexico Junior College ... Nevada head coach Gary Powers is the only other MW head coach with over 650 career wins. Powers is 926-740-5 in 31 seasons leading the Wolf Pack.

    • Quick Hits ... Air Force junior Seth Kline posted several career-highs in the Falcons first home games of the season last week. Kline had a career-high four hits against Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday, going 4-of-4. Against Fresno State on Friday, Kline tied his career-high with four RBI ... Fresno State will host five games of the Air Force series on April 19-21, due to games being snowed out in Colorado Springs on March 23-24. Times and dates of the doubleheaders will be determined at a later date ... Nevada freshman Michael Fain recorded his seventh save in a 3-2 over New Mexico on March 24. The seven saves ties for sixth-best in a season. One more save will tie him for ninth on the Wolf Pack career saves list. Sophomore third baseman Austin Byler hit his seventh home run of the season on Sunday at New Mexico. The most by a Wolf Pack player last season was eight (Brooks Klein) ... New Mexico's series with San Diego State this week has been moved to Lobo Field. Thursday and Friday game times have been moved up to 2:05 p.m. Saturday's game time remains at 1:05 p.m. ... San Diego State sophomore Ryan Muno returned to action last week after missing five weeks with a broken hand. Muno hit an RBI double in his first at-bat against UNLV on March 22. Muno finished the three-game series hitting .500 (4-of-8) with three runs scored, two doubles and four walks ... UNLV's recent 10-game winning streak was the longest for the Rebels since 1991.

    • Garver Named Senior CLASS Award Top 30 ... New Mexico senior Mitch Garver has been named one of the top 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. The award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

    • Watch Lists ...
    Golden Spikes Award Watch List: Aaron Judge, FS; Mitch Garver, UNM; DJ Peterson, UNM

    NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List: Hobie McClain, UNM; Zack Hartman, UNLV

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
MARCH 26 (TUESDAY)
NEVADA at St. Mary's 3 p.m. PT
FRESNO STATE at Sacramento State 6 p.m. PT
AIR FORCE at Wichita State 6:30 p.m. CT
MARCH 27 (WEDNESDAY)
AIR FORCE at Wichita State 3 p.m. CT
MARCH 28 (THURSDAY)
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO 2:05 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* FRESNO STATE at NEVADA 6 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
MARCH 29 (FRIDAY)
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO 2:05 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* FRESNO STATE at NEVADA 6 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* AIR FORCE at UNLV 6:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MARCH 30 (SATURDAY)
* FRESNO STATE at NEVADA 1 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO 1:05 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* AIR FORCE at UNLV 2:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MARCH 31 (SUNDAY)
* AIR FORCE at UNLV 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 1 (MONDAY)
UC Riverside at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT GoAztecs.com
NEW MEXICO at New Mexico State 6:05 p.m. MT
APRIL 2 (TUESDAY)
Texas Tech at NEW MEXICO 3:05 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Riverside 6 p.m. PT
Pacific at FRESNO STATE 6:35 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
APRIL 3 (WEDNESDAY)
AIR FORCE at Northern Colorado 2 p.m. MT
Legend
* = Mountain West game
(#) = Baseball America Top 25 ranking
Live stats available for most games.