Local colleges roundup: UNLV baseball blanked by New Mexico

UNLV’s baseball team was handed just its second shutout this season, falling 9-0 on Friday to No. 24 New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The opening-game loss of the three-game series dropped the Rebels to 27-14, 11-8 in the Mountain West. UNLV’s other shutout occurred Feb. 22 against Pacific.

New Mexico (25-16, 15-4) jumped on the Rebels with three runs in the second inning and two each in the fourth, sixth and eighth innings.

All-America candidate D.J. Peterson went 3-for-4 and his 13th home run for the Lobos. New Mexico pitcher Drew Bridges (3-1) allowed three hits and a walk over six innings.

For UNLV, Brandon Bayardi and Erik VanMeetren each went 2-for-4. Matt McCallister had the Rebels’ other hit. Starter Erick Fedde (4-2) gave up five runs and nine hits over five innings. Reliever Tyler Iodence allowed four runs and six hits over the final three innings.

The teams meet again today.

■ UNLV took over the lead in the second round of the Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The Rebels shot a 2-over 290 for a two-day total of 28-over 604. That put them 10 shots in front of Boise State and Fresno State.

UNLV’s Mayko Chwen Wang shot a 3-under 69, the tournament’s low round. She is 5-over 149 for the tournament, which is one shot behind UNR’s Nikki Prichard for the individual lead. Demi Mak of UNLV is tied with two other golfers for third at 6-over. The tournament concludes today.

■ UNLV defeated Air Force 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West women’s tennis tournament at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The second-seeded and 65th-ranked Rebels (17-7) play sixth-seeded Wyoming (11-11) in the semifinals today. Top-seeded and 39th-ranked San Diego State (21-4) meets fourth-seeded UNR (12-6) in the other semi. Seventh-seeded Air Force ended its season at 13-11.

■ Pauline Monreal went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two doubles to lead the UNLV softball team to a 13-2 victory over UNR in Reno. Tayler Aleman and Emily Haslinger each homered for the Rebels (19-25, 5-5 Mountain West), who had a season-high 16 hits against UNR (28-20, 7-6). The run total also was a season high for the Rebels. UNLV’s Amanda Oliveto (16-13) pitched a complete-game five-hitter, allowing just one earned run.

■ The UNLV 3,200-meter relay team posted its fastest time of the outdoor season, running 8:57.06 to finish 10th at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Also, Auzsane Crowe-Carter (2:08.93) and Kelsey Williamson (2:13.60) were 11th and 12th in the 800 meters. The time for Crowe-Carter was a personal best.

■ The College of Southern Nevada baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Western Nevada College, winning the first game 3-1 and losing the second 11-3. CSN (33-14, 21-9 Scenic West Athletic Conference) scored three runs in the first inning of the second game, but the Coyotes were shut out the rest of the way by Western Nevada (33-17, 18-12).

In the opener, CSN’s Will Morris (6-2) pitched a complete-game four-hitter, giving up one unearned run. The teams play another doubleheader at noon today at Morse Stadium.

■ The CSN softball team swept a doubleheader from Colorado Northwestern Community College, winning 12-7 and 14-7 in Rangely, Colo. They face each other in another doubleheader today. CSN is 27-25, 20-21 in the SWAC; Colorado Northwestern is 4-43 and 3-39.

Mikela Manewa was 9-for-10 with a home run in the doubleheader for CSN.

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