Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

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New Mexico (20-4) wrapped up its third Mountain West regular season title on May 5 with a sweep of Air Force and losses by second-place teams San Diego State and UNLV. The Lobos will be the No. 1 seed in the 2013 MW Championship at Beiden Field in Fresno, Calif., May 22-26.

    • Remaining Seeds TBA ... The remaining five seeds in the tournament are up for grabs as teams wrap up the final two weeks of MW play ... UNLV and San Diego State are currently tied for second at 13-11, while Nevada is in fourth at 11-13. Fresno State is a close fifth at 10-14, while Air Force is in sixth at 5-19. All six teams advance to the tournament in 2013.

    • Klein and Melendez Named Academic All-District ... Nevada outfielder Brooks Klein and New Mexico outfielder Josh Melendez have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team. Melendez (Sr., 3.76 gpa; chemical engineering) represents District Seven, while Klein (Sr., 3.90 gpa; community health services) is in District Eight. It is the first Capital One® Academic honor for both student-athletes. As first-team selections, Klein and Melendez will advance to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot.

    • Watch Lists ...

    Golden Spikes Award Watch List (top player): Aaron Judge, FS; Braden Shipley, NEV; Mitch Garver, UNM; DJ Peterson, UNM

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

    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

    Olerud Award Watch List (top two-way player): Mark Shannon, UNLV

    • 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: 5. .379, DJ Peterson, UNM; 20. .350, Mitch Garver, UNM
    - On-Base Percentage: 6. .459, DJ Peterson, UNM; 22. .433, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Slugging Percentage: 3. .681, DJ Peterson, UNM; 18. .568, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Games Played: 10. 212, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 16. 209, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 201, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Games Started: 9. 207, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 12. 203, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 18. 196, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - At Bats: 14. 797, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 15. 793, Garrett Custons, AFA; 18. 764, Alex Allbritton, UNM; 20. 760, Mitch Garver, UNM
    - Runs: 17. 169, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 22. 166, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Hits: 10. 275, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 12. 267, Garrett Custons, AFA; 14. 266, Mitch Garver, UNM; 20. 253, DJ Peterson, UNM
    - RBI: 5. 193, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 10. 184, DJ Peterson, UNM; 25. 151, Mitch Garver, UNM
    - Doubles: 3. 76, Garett Custons, AFA; 4. 75, DJ Peterson, UNM; 10. 63, Mitch Garver, UNM; 11. 62, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 25. 52, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Triples: 10. 14, Garrett Custons, AFA; 10. 14, Josh Melendez, UNM; 25. 11, Alex Bast, AFA
    - Home Runs: 7. 36, DJ Peterson, UNM; 9. 34, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Total Bases: 9. 454, DJ Peterson, UNM; 10. 453, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 14. 431, Garrett Custons, AFA; 20. 396, Mitch Garver, UNM
    - Walks: 18. 96, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV
    - Hit By Pitch: 6. 38, Brandon Bayardi, UNLV; 8. 37, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Sacrifice Flies: 2. 18, 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: 12. 48, Garrett Custons, AFA
    - Earned Run Average: 15. 5.18, Cameron White, AFA
    - Wins: 22. 16, Josh Walker, UNM
    - Saves: 4. 16, Zack Hartman, UNLV; 12. 10, Bubba Derby, SDSU; 16. 9, Michael Fain, NEV; 22. 8, Justin Hepner, SDSU; 22. 8, Josh Walker, UNM
    - Appearances: 8. 82, Alex Baker, AFA; 11. 78, Jack Hourin, AFA; 17. 70, Ben Bertelson, AFA; 18. 68, Brady Zuniga, UNLV
    - Games Started: 18. 36, Ben Bertelson, AFA
    - Complete Games: 14. 4, Ben Bertelson, AFA; 14. 4, Cameron White, AFA
    - Strikeouts: 10. 215, 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.

    • 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 gpa and was one of 12 collegiate baseball players to receive the honor.

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
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
MAY 10 (FRIDAY)
* AIR FORCE at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT GoAztecs.com
* UNLV at NEVADA 6 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* #16 NEW MEXICO at FRESNO STATE 6:35 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
MAY 11 (SATURDAY)
* AIR FORCE at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
* UNLV at NEVADA 1 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
* #16 NEW MEXICO at FRESNO STATE 6:35 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
MAY 12 (SUNDAY)
* #16 NEW MEXICO at FRESNO STATE 12:05 p.m. PT GoBulldogs.com
* AIR FORCE at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT GoAztecs.com
* UNLV at NEVADA 1 p.m. PT NevadaWolfPack.com
Legend
* = Mountain West game
(#) = Baseball America Top 25 ranking
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