Asking “what if” can be tantalizing and maddening. Las Vegas sports fans know the impact of that question.
UNLV junior outfielder Payton Squier was the first of six selections Wednesday, in the 16th round, and eight area players were taken in the three-day MLB draft.
The 2003 UNLV baseball team will be inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday. But coach Jim Schlossnagle left after that season, and the Rebels haven’t been the same since then.
Baseball’s winter meetings will return to Las Vegas in 2018 at Mandalay Bay. The resort also will host the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics annual convention in 2020 and 2022.
Justin Jones went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and three-run homer and totaled eight RBIs in UNLV’s 20-3 season-opening victory over Omaha on Friday night at Wilson Stadium.