Bayardi triggers 24-hit attack, powers UNLV baseball past Air Force

The UNLV baseball team piled up a season-high 24 hits in rolling over Air Force 15-4 in a Mountain West Conference game Saturday at Air Force Academy, Colo.

UNLV (11-12, 1-4 MWC) trailed 3-0 early, but scored four runs in the third inning and eight in the sixth.

Brandon Bayardi went 5-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Danny Higa supplied four hits, and Trevor Kirk, Scott Dysinger and Tyler Blair had three his apiece.

■ UNLV SOFTBALL -- At San Luis Obispo, Calif., UNLV beat Ball State 3-0 and Lipscomb 5-3 in the Mustang Classic.

Amanda Oliveto allowed six hits and two walks, with five strikeouts, in shutting out Ball State. Tayler Aleman had two hits and two RBIs. Korin Cuico went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer for UNLV (16-14) against Lipscomb.

■ UNLV MEN'S TENNIS -- The Rebels lost to Rice 5-2 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Rice won all three doubles matches for the first point, then took four of six in singles. Tamas Batyi (No. 3) and Bernard Schoeman (No. 6) won for the Rebels (7-9).

■ UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS -- At San Diego, the Rebels lost 4-3 to Wyoming in a neutral-site match.

Wyoming won two of three doubles matches to go up 1-0, and the Rebels (9-6) split the six singles matches. Lucia Batta (No. 1), Aleksandra Josifoska (No. 2) and Nives Pavlovic (No. 3) notched wins for UNLV.

■ CSN BASEBALL -- College of Southern Nevada swept Colorado Northwestern 10-0 and 14-4 at Morse Stadium, with both games ending after six innings on the run rule.

Ryan Baker pitched a one-hitter with a walk and seven strikeouts in the opener for the Coyotes (22-10, 9-7 Scenic West Athletic Conference).

■ CSN SOFTBALL -- At Twin Falls, Idaho, the Coyotes (15-25, 10-18 SWAC) lost to Southern Idaho, 11-0 and 19-7.

■ BROWN BOLSTERS DIXIE -- At St. George, Utah, former Centennial High softball standout Johnna Brown totaled five hits and seven RBIs as Dixie State swept Hawaii Pacific, 9-1 and 6-4.