Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

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New Mexico in first place; TCU and San Diego State battling in second ... Conference play reaches the halfway point this weekend as Air Force travels to TCU and New Mexico heads west to San Diego State. UNLV will face Nebraska-Omaha in non-conference action ... Teams will play home-and-home three-game series during the regular season with the top four teams advancing to the Conference Championship, May 24-27, at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

Notables:

  • Wins Against Nationally-Ranked ... New Mexico earned the Mountain West's third win of the season against a Top 25 opponent on April 9, beating No. 21 Arizona State, 15-6. Earlier in the season, San Diego State beat then-No. 21 Oregon State, 18-2 on Feb. 24 and TCU stopped then-No. 22 Mississippi, 5-3.

  • Tops in Attendance ... In the most recent Division I Baseball Attendance survey conducted by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, TCU and New Mexico rank among the Top 40 in the nation in home attendance in 2012. The Horned Frogs rank ninth in average attendance at 4,227 and 11th in total at 67,637. The Lobos are 37th in average (1,565) and 38th in total (28,176), before Monday night's season-high 1,970 at Isotopes Park against Arizona State.

  • MLB Opening Day Rosters ... Several former Mountain West baseball players saw action during the MLB's opening weekend of 2012.
    - Addison Reed, SDSU (2010) - Chicago White Sox
    - Stephen Strasburg, SDSU (2009) - Washington Nationals
    - Matt Carpenter, TCU (2009) - St. Louis Cardinals
    - Andrew Cashner, TCU (2008) - San Diego Padres
    - Jake Arrieta, TCU (2007) - Baltimore Orioles
    - Jordan Pacheco, UNM (2007) - Colorado Rockies
    - Justin Masterson, SDSU (2006) - Cleveland Indians
    - Tony Gwynn, Jr., SDSU (2003) - Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Elander Named to Johnny Bench Watch List ... TCU junior catcher Josh Elander has been named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list. He is one of 43 members on the first list of the season. Three finalists will be unveiled June 4 and the winner is scheduled to be announced June 28 at a banquet in Wichita, Kansas. The Johnny Bench Award winner is selected by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and is sponsored by the Coleman Company and Papa John's Pizza. TCU's Bryan Holaday was the award recipient in 2010.

  • MW Baseball on Television ... The 2012 MW baseball television schedule will include 47 games on national television, with the possibility of a 48th game if a second championship contest is necessary at the 2012 Mountain West Baseball Championship. The full schedule is available on TheMWC.com. CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will air one game this season on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. MT when New Mexico hosts Arizona State. CBS Sports Network is widely available on cable systems across the country and via satellite on DirecTV (Channel 613). Dish Network carries CBS Sports Network on Channel 152.

  • Mountain West Baseball on Twitter ... Follow your favorite Mountain West baseball teams and catch up on news from around the league on Twitter at @TheMWCOlySports.

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
APRIL 10 (TUESDAY)
Northern Colorado at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT
Arizona State at NEW MEXICO 7 p.m. MT CBSSN
Long Beach State at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./Ch. 4SD
APRIL 11 (WEDNESDAY)
Texas-Arlington at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
APRIL 13 (FRIDAY)
* AIR FORCE at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
* NEW MEXICO at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./4SD
Nebraska-Omaha at UNLV 6:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 14 (SATURDAY)
Nebraska-Omaha at UNLV (DH) 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
* AIR FORCE at TCU 4 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
* NEW MEXICO at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./Ch. 4SD
APRIL 15 (SUNDAY)
* AIR FORCE at TCU 1 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
* NEW MEXICO at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT The Mtn./4SD
Nebraska-Omaha at UNLV 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 17 (TUESDAY)
NEW MEXICO at Texas Tech 6 p.m. CT
Louisiana-Monroe at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT The Mtn.
UNLV at UC Riverside 6 p.m. PT
SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Irvine 6:30 p.m. PT
APRIL 18 (WEDNESDAY)
NEW MEXICO at Texas Tech 1 p.m. CT
UNLV at UC Riverside 3 p.m. PT
Legend
* = Mountain West game
The Mtn. = MountainWest Sports Network DirecTV 616
CBSSN = CBS Sports Network DirecTV 613
Live stats available for most games.