The 51s hit a season-high six home runs and banged out 17 hits in routing the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 14-7, Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud homered twice.
Omar Quintanilla had three hits and drove in five runs to help the 51s to a 9-3 Pacific Coast League victory at Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.
Bob Welch, the ballplayer, who won 27 games during the 1990 baseball season and battled alcoholism, was just 57 years old.
Funny, the thoughts that run through your head when the telephone rings one spring Saturday morning.
Arbor View High School right-handed pitcher Gabe Gonzalez, who also signed with UNLV, was the highest pick in the final day of the major league draft. He went in the 13th round to the Texas Rangers.
The 51s received encouraging news Friday regarding the injury suffered by top prospect Noah Syndergaard on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected UNLV right-hander John Richy in the third round with the 98th overall pick. With teammate Erick Fedde going in the first round Thursday to the Washington Nationals, UNLV has two players taken in the top 100 for the first time.
A year after being drafted No. 2 overall by the Chicago Cubs, Kris Bryant is ripping up Double-A. The former Bonanza High slugger is leading the Southern League in nine offensive categories.
Entering this season, the plan was for 51s right-hander Noah Syndergaard to follow the same path to the majors as hard-throwing Mets pitchers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. However, two injuries have suddenly knocked Syndergaard — New York’s No. 1 prospect — off the fast track to the big leagues.
The Washington Nationals drafted UNLV right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the first round, the same organization that took fellow Las Vegan Bryce Harper first overall four years ago. Fedde was projected to be a potential top-10 selection before being forced to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.