UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers’ new five-year contract will pay him at least $150,000 annually, including $125,000 in base earnings. He also had the potential to earn more through incentives.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected UNLV right-hander John Richy in the third round with the 98th overall pick. With teammate Erick Fedde going in the first round Thursday to the Washington Nationals, UNLV has two players taken in the top 100 for the first time.
The Washington Nationals drafted UNLV right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the first round, the same organization that took fellow Las Vegan Bryce Harper first overall four years ago. Fedde was projected to be a potential top-10 selection before being forced to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.
UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde still is expected to go in today’s first round of the Major League Baseball draft after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery on Tuesday. He said the procedure went well.
After making its first NCAA regional in nine years, UNLV hopes its baseball program builds on this season’s success. Coach Tim Chambers has another strong recruiting class coming in.
UNLV lost 6-1 to Oregon State in an NCAA baseball regional in Corvallis, Ore., ending the Rebels’ season. This was their first postseason appearance ini nine years.
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.
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.
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.