Bryson Stott, who recently completed his junior season with the Rebels, was the Phillies’ top pick and the No. 14 overall pick in the MLB draft.
The junior shortstop, who starred at Desert Oasis High School, hit .356 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs this season and was named the Mountain West’s co-player of the year.
The Bulldogs scored six runs in the seventh inning and defeated the Rebels on Saturday night in the Mountain West tournament championship game at Reno.
The top-seeded Bulldogs, ranked No. 23 by Baseball America, defeated the Rebels 11-1 in seven innings on the mercy rule in a winners bracket game Friday night in Reno.
Dillon Johnson hit a grand slam that keyed a five-run second inning and helped the No. 3-seeded Rebels past No. 2 San Diego State on Thursday at Peccole Park in Reno.
Talks have taken place for UC Santa Barbara to host a regional at Las Vegas Ballpark. It would be the first NCAA championship event in Las Vegas since a postseason ban was lifted.
The third-seeded Rebels meet No. 2 San Diego State at 2 p.m. Thursday in the double-elimination tournament in Reno. Top seed Fresno State faces No. 4 UNR at 6:30.
Second baseman Edarian Williams hit a tiebreaking two-run double as part of a seven-run sixth inning, and the UNLV baseball team defeated UC Riverside 11-7 on Tuesday at Wilson Stadium.
UNLV sophomore first baseman Jack-Thomas Wold was named Mountain West Player of the Week, and Rebels junior right-hander Ryan Hare was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Week.
UNLV’s baseball team has 17 players on its roster from Las Vegas Valley high schools. The Rebels open their season at 6:05 p.m. Friday against Seattle at Wilson Stadium.