Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

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The second half of Conference play gets underway this weekend with TCU at San Diego State and Air Force at UNLV.

Notables:

  • TCU and New Mexico in first place at halfway point ... The second half of the Conference season will begin this week with TCU and New Mexico tied for first place at 9-3. The Horned Frogs secured a share of first with a three-game sweep of Air Force over the weekend. The Lobos were 2-1 against San Diego State on Saturday and Sunday to wrap up the first half of Mountain West play ... 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.

  • 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 4,173 and 11th in total at 83,460. The Lobos are 37th in average (1,610) and total (32,213).

  • 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

  • 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 17 (TUESDAY)
Regis at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT
NEW MEXICO at Texas Tech 6 p.m. CT
Louisiana-Monroe at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT The Mtn./TCU
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
APRIL 20 (FRIDAY)
Florida Gulf Coast at NEW MEXICO 12 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* TCU at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./4SD
* AIR FORCE at UNLV 6:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 21 (SATURDAY)
* AIR FORCE at UNLV (DH) 2:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
Florida Gulf Coast at NEW MEXICO 6 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* TCU at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./Ch. 4SD
APRIL 22 (SUNDAY)
Florida Gulf Coast at NEW MEXICO 12 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* TCU at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT The Mtn./4SD
* AIR FORCE at UNLV 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
APRIL 24 (TUESDAY)
Northern Colorado at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT
Texas A&M at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT The Mtn./TCU
Texas Tech at NEW MEXICO 6 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
APRIL 25 (WEDNESDAY)
Texas Tech at NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
AIR FORCE at Northern Colorado 3 p.m. MT
Legend
* = Mountain West game
The Mtn. = MountainWest Sports Network DirecTV 616
CBSSN = CBS Sports Network DirecTV 613
Live stats available for most games.