Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

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New Mexico (17-4) took a five-game lead in the Mountain West standings with a sweep of UNLV (11-10) over the past weekend ... San Diego State (12-9) remains in second place after a 2-1 series win over Fresno State (9-12) ... Nevada (9-12) hosts the Aztecs this week in a three-game series, while Air Force (5-16) travels to Albuquerque to take on the Lobos.

    • UNLV's Shannon Named to Olerud Watch List ... UNLV senior Mark Shannon was one of 25 players named to the 2013 Olerud Watch List on April 26 by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The Olerud Award recognizes players who excel on the mound and in the field. Shannon is currently batting .316 with a team-leading 36 RBI, while holding a 4-2 record and 4.08 ERA in eight appearances.

    • Watch Lists ...
    Golden Spikes Award Watch List (top player; midseason update - May 2): Aaron Judge, FS; Mitch Garver, UNM; DJ Peterson, UNM

    Johnny Bench Award Watch List (top catcher; semifinalist update - May 16): Garrett Custons, AFA; Mitch Garver, UNM

    NCBWA Stopper of the Year Mid-season Watch List (finalist update - June 5): Michael Fain, NEV; Bubba Derby, SDSU

    Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (top shortstop): Alex Allbritton, UNM

    • 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: 6. .458, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - Slugging Percentage: 3. .684, DJ Peterson, UNM; 22. .561, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Games Played: 16. 208, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 20. 205, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Games Started: 11. 203, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 14. 199, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 21. 192, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - At Bats: 15. 784, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 16. 777, Garrett Custons, AFA; 20. 747, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 22. 741, Mitch Garver, UNM
    - Runs: 19. 167, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Hits: 11. 268, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 15. 259, Garrett Custons, AFA; 17. 255, Mitch Garver, UNM; 24. 245, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - RBI: 6. 190, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 10. 179, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - Doubles: 3. 73, DJ Peterson, UNM; 4. 72, Garett Custons, AFA; 13. 60, Mitch Garver, UNM; 15. 59, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 52, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Triples: 10. 14, Garrett Custons, AFA; 15. 13, Josh Melendez, UNM; 25. 11, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Home Runs: 7. 36, DJ Peterson, UNM; 14. 33, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Total Bases: 10. 444, DJ Peterson, UNM; 11. 440, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 16. 416, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Walks: 21. 93, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Hit By Pitch: 7. 36, Garrett Custons, AFA; 7. 36, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Sacrifice Flies: 3. 16, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 9. 13, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 11, Alex Bast, AFA; 25. 11, Josh Melendez, UNM
    - Sacrifice Hits: 4. 29, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 6. 26, Evan Potter, SDSU
    - Stolen Bases: 13. 46, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Saves: 4. 16, Zack Hartman, UNLV; 15. 9, Michael Fain, NEV; 15. 9, Bubba Derby, SDSU; 22. 8, Justin Hepner, SDSU; 22. 8, Josh Walker, UNM
    - Appearances: 8. 81, Alex Baker, AFA; 13. 75, Jack Hourin, AFA; 17. 68, Ben Bertelson, AFA; 24. 66, Brady Zuniga, UNLV
    - Games Started: 21. 35, Ben Bertelson, AFA
    - Complete Games: 14. 4, Ben Bertelson, AFA; 14. 4, Cameron White, AFA
    - Strikeouts: 11. 210, Ben Bertelson, AFA

    • Garver Named Senior CLASS Award Top 30 ... New Mexico senior Mitch Garver was 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.

    • SDSU's Allen Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar ... San Diego State sophomore Greg Allen has been named a 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Allen is a business major with a 3.76 cumulative grade point average and was one of 12 collegiate baseball players to receive the honor. The Aztecs' starting center fielder is hitting .282 and leads SDSU in runs scored, walks and stolen bases.

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
APRIL 30 (TUESDAY)
Sacramento State at NEVADA 2 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
AIR FORCE at Northern Colorado 3 p.m. MT
UC Riverside at UNLV 3:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
#17 NEW MEXICO at Texas Tech 6:30 p.m. CT FOX College Sports
CSU Bakersfield at FRESNO STATE 6:35 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
May 1 (WEDNESDAY)
#17 NEW MEXICO at Texas Tech 3 p.m. CT
Cancelled - exams
Adams State at AIR FORCE 3 p.m. MT GoAirForceFalcons.com
MAY 3 (FRIDAY)
* AIR FORCE at #17 NEW MEXICO 3 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEVADA 6 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* FRESNO STATE at UNLV 6:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MAY 4 (SATURDAY)
* AIR FORCE at #17 NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEVADA 1 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* FRESNO STATE at UNLV 2:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MAY 5 (SUNDAY)
* AIR FORCE at #17 NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
* SAN DIEGO STATE at NEVADA 1 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* FRESNO STATE at UNLV 1:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MAY 6 (MONDAY)
San Diego at UNLV 3:05 p.m. PT UNLVRebels.com
MAY 7 (TUESDAY)
St. Mary's at NEVADA 2 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Riverside 6 p.m. PT
Hawai`i 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.