Greg Maddux, the Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and 1984 Valley High School graduate, will join the UNLV baseball team as a volunteer pitching coach starting in the fall.
Greg Maddux has always served as his son Chase’s unofficial pitching coach. Next season, the Baseball Hall of Famer might formally tutor his son — an incoming UNLV sophomore — as the Rebels’ pitching coach.
UNLV will have to rebuild its pitching staff next season after losing its top three starters and closer to the big leagues.
Less than a week after UNLV finished its baseball season under Stan Stolte — who became acting head coach Dec. 18 when Tim Chambers resigned following his arrest for driving under the influence — the school hired Stolte as head coach.
San Diego State scored 11 unanswered runs, including nine in the eighth inning, to take a 16-5 lead over UNLV en route to a 18-8 victory that eliminated the Rebels from the Mountain West Championship on Thursday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Nic Ready went 4-for-6 with a grand slam and totaled six RBIs to lead Air Force to a 15-7 rout of UNLV in a first-round game of the Mountain West Championship on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rebels junior pitcher D.J. Myers and sophomore left fielder Payton Squier were named first team all-conference while Isbel and junior relief pitcher Ben Wright earned second team all-MW honors.
UNLV designated hitter Cooper Esmay was named the Mountain West Player of the Week on Monday after going 4-for-7 with two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored in two games against UNR.
Cooper Esmay’s two home runs weren’t enough to rally UNLV to victory Saturday, as UNR held on for a 9-7 win over the Rebels in a Mountain West baseball regular-season finale in Reno.
UNR’s offensive surge in the sixth inning led to an 8-1 victory over UNLV on Friday to even the final series of the regular season at one game each.