The Rebels 2018 season begins with a three-game tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
Asking “what if” can be tantalizing and maddening. Las Vegas sports fans know the impact of that question.
UNLV junior outfielder Payton Squier was the first of six selections Wednesday, in the 16th round, and eight area players were taken in the three-day MLB draft.
The 2003 UNLV baseball team will be inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday. But coach Jim Schlossnagle left after that season, and the Rebels haven’t been the same since then.
Baseball’s winter meetings will return to Las Vegas in 2018 at Mandalay Bay. The resort also will host the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics annual convention in 2020 and 2022.
Justin Jones went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and three-run homer and totaled eight RBIs in UNLV’s 20-3 season-opening victory over Omaha on Friday night at Wilson Stadium.
Greg Maddux, the Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and 1984 Valley High School graduate, will join the UNLV baseball team as a volunteer pitching coach starting in the fall.
Greg Maddux has always served as his son Chase’s unofficial pitching coach. Next season, the Baseball Hall of Famer might formally tutor his son — an incoming UNLV sophomore — as the Rebels’ pitching coach.
UNLV will have to rebuild its pitching staff next season after losing its top three starters and closer to the big leagues.
Less than a week after UNLV finished its baseball season under Stan Stolte — who became acting head coach Dec. 18 when Tim Chambers resigned following his arrest for driving under the influence — the school hired Stolte as head coach.