New Mexico moves to an imporant Mountain West series this weekend at Nevada
UNM has won each of its first four Mountain West series and is currently tied with San Diego St. atop the conference standings with a mark of 8-4
The Lobos and their fifth-ranked scoring offense travel to take on the Razorbacks and their NCAA-leading pitching staff
The All-American drives in five runs as UNM head coach Ray Birmingham wins his 999th career game
Head coach Ray Birmingham takes his first-place Lobos to face the Falcons with 998 career wins
JUNIOR (2012): Made 17 appearances for the Lobos, 16 in relief ... posted a 2-1 record with a 5.40 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 20 innings ... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 18 against Nevada and earned his first career win ... did not allow a run in his first five innings of the season ... earned his second win at TCU on May 5 by hurling 1.2 shutout innings in the Lobos' 6-5 win ... struck out a season-high six in three innings against Arizona St. on Apr. 10 ... made his only start of the season Mar. 27 against Stephen F. Austin ... pitched a scoreless inning against UCLA in the NCAA regionals on Jun 2.
LUNA CC 2009 and 2010: Played at Luna Community College during the 2009, 2010 seasons.
PERSONAL: Born August 18, 1990 in Carlsbad, N.M., to Terry and Teresa Mathis ... has one brother, Matt ... enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time ... played baseball and soccer at Carlsbad High School ... favorite athlete is Tim Lincecum ... favorite food is bean and cheese burritos ... favorite movie is Pineapple Express... major is Biology ... spent the 2012 summer season playing for the Acadiana Cane Cutters ... named Texas Collegiate Week Pitcher of the Week after hurling 10 shutout innings and striking out eight batters on July 25.