The Las Vegas Aviators jumped out to a 6-2 lead and held on Wednesday night for a 7-5 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes in front of 8,223 people at Las Vegas Ballpark.
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.