UNLV baseball’s opening day is here.
The Rebels open their 2018 season at home with eight straight games at Earl E. Wilson Stadium, starting with the three-day Marucci Desert Classic from Friday-Sunday. UNLV plays Indiana State at 6:05 p.m. Friday, Oregon at 6:05 p.m. Saturday and Loyola Marymount at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in the tournament.
The Rebels will also host Indiana State at 12:05 p.m. Monday.
UNLV was picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West’s Preseason Coaches Poll after finishing last season 20-36 overall and 10-20 in conference play. Junior outfielder Kyle Isbel and sophomore Bryson Stott were both selected to the Mountain West’s 13-member Preseason All-Conference team.
“We put little stock in preseason predictions,” coach Stan Stolte said in a statement. “We’re going to keep going about our business and hopefully compete for championships here at UNLV. I’m happy Kyle and Bryson are thought of as top players; something we already knew.”
Isbel, a Fontana, Calif. native, hit .290 in 53 starts last season and scored 42 runs. Stott, a local product from Desert Oasis High School, finished the year with a .294 batting average and 63 hits in 54 games.
Rebels season tickets are available at UNLVTickets.com and start at $75 for seniors, faculty and alumni. Single-game tickets can be purchased online and start at $5 if bought three hours or more prior to first pitch.