Whatever Frank Viola was yelling from the 51s dugout on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field certainly didn’t sound like sweet music to home plate umpire Scott Mahoney, who ejected the Las Vegas pitching coach in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
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After getting only one at-bat in the big leagues in 2012, 51s infielder Josh Satin didn’t expect to see much playing time for the Mets last season.
UNLV scored two runs in the first inning and hung on to beat North Dakota State 2-1. The Rebels play Oregon State or UC Irvine at 2 p.m. today.
Former 51s outfielder Jason Lane scored the decisive run for El Paso on a fielding error by Las Vegas left fielder Cesar Puello in the sixth inning of the 51s’ 4-3 loss to the Chihuahuas on Friday night in El Paso, Texas.
When Patrick Armstrong homered in the second inning to give UNLV a two-run lead, the Rebels looked to be in good shape with right-hander John Richy on the mound. Only the Rebels aren’t in very good shape at all these days, with coach Tim Chambers even speaking in somber tones about his team’s situation.
A.J. Hernandez has gone from delivering key pinch hits to producing as a full-time player. Now he will help lead UNLV into the regional that begins today against UC Irvine.
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored five runs in their final three at-bats and defeated the 51s 7-4 Thursday in a Pacific Coast League game in El Paso, Texas.
Certain players are quite simply building blocks for a program’s success. For Liberty’s baseball team, that building block was senior right fielder Jesse Keiser.
Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had four hits and drove in four runs and the 51s defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 13-7 Wednesday in El Paso, Texas.
On Friday, in a rainy town of not 55,000 souls along the Willamette River in central western Oregon, UC Irvine returns to the college baseball postseason when it meets UNLV in a regional game at Oregon State.
The 51s rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning and two each in the seventh and ninth to defeat El Paso 8-5 on Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Leading El Paso 7-0 on May 18, the 51s appeared poised to win their season-high seventh straight game and run their record to a season-high 21 games over .500 at 32-11.
UNLV lost 4-3 to San Diego State in the Mountain West baseball tournament championship game Sunday. The Rebels find out this morning their postseason destination.
Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.
A depressing era is ending. It spanned eight years, years of mostly mediocre and sometimes really bad baseball. Tim Chambers finally has put an end to it.
The hole was too deep this time, giving UNLV nearly no chance of engineering a miracle rally for the second night in a row.
It often has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports, but Andrew Brown begs to differ.
RENO — Liberty baseball coach Nick Didier couldn’t quite choke back the tears as his team celebrated on the field at UNR’s Peccole Park on Saturday.
RENO — Sometimes it takes more than talent to win a big game.
UNLV rallied from three runs down against possibly the nation’s best closer to beat San Diego State 5-4. The Rebels play for the Mountain West tournament championship at 7 p.m. today.
At the end of last season, after former Mets closer Bobby Parnell had neck surgery, New York manager Terry Collins said hard-throwing 51s right-hander Vic Black would be the leading candidate to replace Parnell if the need arose.
Fresno State gave UNLV all it could handle, but the Rebels held on to win 5-3 and advance in the Mountain West conference baseball tournament at Wilson Stadium.
The 51s’ bullpen was unable to preserve a 3-1 lead, as the Fresno Grizzlies rallied with a run in the sixth and four in the seventh to defeat Las Vegas 6-3 on Thursday night in Fresno, Calif.