Lobo baseball can make statement in home series vs. UNLV

No April Foolin’. Although not all has gone effortlessly in coach Tod Brown’s initially yr, the University of New Mexico baseball staff is in the race for a Mountain West Convention title.

The Lobos (12-13, 5-4) host very first-put UNLV (16-9, 8-1) Friday to commence a 3-video game established that could figure out no matter if UNM is a contender or pretender in the seven-crew league. Friday’s and Saturday’s to start with pitches are at 6 p.m. Sunday’s is at midday. UNM’s scheduled starters in buy are Riley Egloff (4-1, 3.97), Brett Russell (1-3, 4.34) and Tristin Energetic (1-2, 9.13), all righties.

UNM has experienced challenging losses (21-1 in the opener to Oregon Condition, 28-2 at Texas Tech), but gained six of its previous 8 game titles and is coming off a 19-2 romp Tuesday at New Mexico Point out. UNLV has received 7 of its past eight.

The Lobos’ offense has manufactured 79 operates about its previous 8 video games with outfielders Lenny Junior Ashby (.337, seven homers, 24 RBIs) and Jeffrey David (.343, 21 operates, 18 RBIs) pacing the attack.

Initial baseman Henry Zeisler and outfielder Joey Partitions are hitting .402 and .400, respectively, for the Rebels.

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