Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

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UNM and SDSU in Tie for First Place ... With a sweep of fourth-place Nevada (5-7), San Diego State (8-4) moved into a tie for first place in the Mountain West standings with New Mexico (8-4). UNLV (7-5) is in third with a series win over Fresno State. Air Force and Fresno State are tied for fifth with a 3-7 MW record.

    • Birmingham Earns 1,000th Win ... New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham earned his 1,000th victory when the Lobos beat Air Force, 19-5 win on April 6. Birmingham has a 1,000-475-2 record over his 26-year career, coming into this week's series with Fresno 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 929-744-5 in 31 seasons leading the Wolf Pack.

    • Like Father, Like Son Update ... Nevada senior Tom Jameson moved ahead of his father, Rich, on the Wolf Pack's career innings pitched list. Tom is now sixth with 285.0 innings pitched, followed by Rich in seventh with 279.0.

    • Hitting the (Record) Books ... In between sessions with their school books, several MW student-athletes have been making an impact on the league's baseball career records book. Here is a list of current players ranked among the MW Top 25 in a variety of career categories:

    - Batting Average: 6. .378, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - On-Base Percentage: 8. .451, DJ Peterson, UNM; 25. .430, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Slugging Percentage: 3. .691, DJ Peterson, UNM; 20. .564, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Games Started: 20. 191, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 22. 187, Alex Allbritton, UNM
    - At Bats: 19. 736, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 20. 733, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Hits: 17. 253, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 22. 243, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - RBI: 9. 181, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 16. 168, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - Doubles: 5. 68, Garett Custons, AFA; 7. 67, DJ Peterson, UNM; 18. 56, Mitch Garver, UNM; 19. 55, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 51, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Triples: 14. 13, Garrett Custons, AFA; 20. 12, Josh Melendez, UNM; 25. 11, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Home Runs: 8. 35, DJ Peterson, UNM; 18. 31, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Total Bases: 13. 419, DJ Peterson, UNM; 15. 415, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 20. 394, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Walks: 24. 87, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Hit By Pitch: 14. 33, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 18. 30, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Sacrifice Flies: 3. 16, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 13. 12, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 11, Alex Bast, AFA & Josh Melendez, UNM
    - Sacrifice Hits: 5. 27, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 14. 21, Evan Potter, SDSU
    - Stolen Bases: 16. 44, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Saves: 4. 16, Zack Hartman, UNLV; 20. 8, Justin Hepner, SDSU
    - Appearances: 10. 78, Alex Baker, AFA; 16. 68, Jack Hourin, AFA
    - Complete Games: 14. 4, Cameron White, AFA
    - Strikeouts: 19. 190, Ben Bertelson, AFA

    • Quick Hits ... Air Force freshman Steven Trojan pitched a career-high seven innings in the Falcons 11-4 win over New Mexico on Sunday ... Four of Fresno State's last five games have been decided by two runs or less. Sophomore Jordan Brink started both of the Bulldogs' wins last week ... Nevada junior Braden Shipley pitched the first complete game of the season for the Wolf Pack on April 5 against San Diego State. It is the third complete game of his career ... New Mexico's mid-week series with No. 10 Arkansas has been moved to a doubleheader on Tuesday in anticipation of inclement weather on Wednesday ... San Diego State sophomore Ryan Muno continues to make the most of his return to the field after a hand injury that caused him to miss the first part of the season. Through 14 games, Muno is hitting .380 with seven doubles, a home run and 12 RBI ... UNLV is 10-2 this season in one-run games.

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
APRIL 9 (TUESDAY)
San Francisco at NEVADA Noon PT NevadaWolfPack.com
AIR FORCE at Nebraska-Omaha 3 p.m. CT
NEW MEXICO at #10 Arkansas (DH) 3:05 p.m. CT
SAN DIEGO STATE at Long Beach State 6 p.m. PT
APRIL 10 (TUESDAY)
AIR FORCE at Creighton Noon CT
#15 Arizona State at UNLV 6:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 12 (FRIDAY)
* SAN DIEGO STATE at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT
* FRESNO STATE at NEW MEXICO 3 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* NEVADA at UNLV 7:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 13 (SATURDAY)
* SAN DIEGO STATE at AIR FORCE 1 p.m. MT
* FRESNO STATE at NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* NEVADA at UNLV 2:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 14 (SUNDAY)
* SAN DIEGO STATE at AIR FORCE Noon MT
* FRESNO STATE at NEW MEXICO Noon MT GoLobos.com
* NEVADA at UNLV 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 16 (TUESDAY)
UC Davis at NEVADA 2 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
Northern Colorado at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT
UNLV at UC Riverside 3 p.m. PT
APRIL 17 (WEDNESDAY)
New Mexico State at NEW MEXICO 3 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
CSU Bakersfield at FRESNO STATE 6:35 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
Legend
* = Mountain West game
(#) = Baseball America Top 25 ranking
Live stats available for most games.