UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott, who also went to Desert Oasis High School, made the 26-man USA Baseball Collegiate National team for an international series. Team USA will play Japan in various U.S. cities from Tueday to Sunday and at Cuba on July 10-14.
UNLV’s baseball program improved its victory total by 15 over a year ago. But the Rebels are still searching for depth, and coach Stan Stolte said they are still two years from getting where he wants.
San Diego State broke open a one-run lead with five runs in the sixth inning to beat UNLV 14-5 on Saturday in the Mountain West baseball tournament championship game.
San Diego State’s Jordan Verdon delivered a one-out, bases-loaded sacrifice fly to score Jacob Maekawa for a 4-3 victory over UNLV in the 12th inning Friday of the Mountain West tournament.
UNLV lost an 8-1 lead to UNR in the first round of the Mountain West baseball tournament on Thursday, but scored five runs in the ninth inning to win 13-8. The Rebels advanced to the winners bracket and will face No. 2 San Diego State at 6 p.m. Friday.
UNLV’s baseball team barely got into the Mountain West tournament. But the Rebels open with UNR, a team they beat two of three times in a series from May 11 to 13 in Las Vegas.
After two tumultuous seasons, Stan Stolte has the Rebels at 19-3 and ranked 19th nationally as UNLV welcomes San Diego State for a weekend series.
The Rebels 2018 season begins with a three-game tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.