Lobo Baseball Hosts UNLV To Start MWC Play
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/13/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 13, 2008

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Up Next For Lobo Baseball
Games #15-17 • vs. UNLV
Friday, March 14 • 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 • 2 p.m.

Saturday is Big Brothers/Big Sisters Day at Isotopes Park
Sunday, March 16 • 1 p.m.
Isotopes Park • Albuquerque, N.M.

Live Stats, Audio and Video: Links available on GoLobos.com. UNM Media Relations Assistant Daniel Archuleta will call the action on GoLobos.com

Against UNLV: The Lobos won the 2007 series, 3-0, before losing to the Rebels on their home field in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. UNLV leads the series, 69-43, but UNM holds a 22-16 edge on the home field.

Up Next: The Lobos go on the road for a double header at New Mexico State on March 18, and a three-game MWC series at TCU, March 20-22.


• Playing Against The Best ... The Lobos faced two nationally-ranked opponents last week when they faced #4/#1 Arizona State in two games in Tempe and #18/#26 California on the final day of the Metrodome Tournament in Minneapolis. Two more national powers loom ahead on the schedule - #1/#2 Arizona (April 15-16, 22-23) and #13/#8 UC Irvine (April 25-27)

• The Hit Parade ... The Lobos are averaging 11.43 hits per game over the first 14 games of the season. 12 Lobos have recorded at least one multi-hit game this season, led by senior Matt Hibbitts with nine and true freshman Rafael Neda with eight. Hibbitts, along with Scott Gracey, also has the longest current hitting streak at five games.

• Who's In, Who's Out ... Senior third baseman Ian Hollick made his first start of the season on Tuesday, March 4. Hollick played sparingly over five games while recovering from wrist surgery. Junior center fielder Max Willett is out with a broken hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch against Northern Iowa on March 8.

UNM vs. ... UNLV

Probable Starters

New Mexico (8-6, 0-0 MWC)
1B Kevin Atkinson, Jr.
2B Mike Brownstein, Jr.
SS Scott Gracey, So.
3B Ian Hollick, Sr.
LF Matt Hibbitts, Sr.
CF Adam Courcha, So.
RF Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Jr.
C Drew McDonald, Sr. or
DH Rafael Neda, Fr.

Pitching Rotation
Friday - Jacob Norton, L, Sr.
Saturday - Bobby LaFromboise, L, Sr.
Sunday - Willy Kesler, R, Jr.

UNLV (7-7, 0-0 MWC)
1B Xavier Sruggs, Jr.
2B Bryan Resnick, Jr.
SS Anthony Morel, Jr.
3B Steve Rinaudo, Jr.
LF Jesse Wright, Jr.
CF J.J. Sferra, Jr.
RF Rance Roundy, So.
C Braden Walker, Sr. or
Michael Brenly, Jr.
DH Ryan Thornton, Jr.

Pitching Rotation
Friday - Corey Hales, R, Jr.
Saturday - Thomas Witsett, R, Fr.
Sunday - Steve Rinaudo, R, Jr.