UNM's victory over Nevada keeps the Lobos in sole possession of first in the Mountain West
Mitch Garver's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh as UNM defeated Fresno St. 11-4 Friday
Drew Bridges and Josh Walker combine to shut out Razorbacks 3-0 in game one before Lobos lose 4-3 in game two
The All-American drives in five runs as UNM head coach Ray Birmingham wins his 999th career game
UNM pitchers, led by freshman starter Drew Bridges, allow only three hits as the Lobos move back to .500
FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in 56 games, including 54 starts, to lead all freshmen on the Lobos ... hit .353 with 49 runs, 78 hits, 49 RBIs, 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 116 total bases, and four stolen bases ... slugged .525 and had a .430 on base percentage ... ranked third on the team in batting, doubles, home runs, RBIs, slugging, and OBP, fourth in total bases, and fifth in hits ... led the team with 13 HBP ... named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper ... was an All-Mountain West second team performer ... named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and MW Player of the Week for the week of May 14-20 ... hit .588 (10-of-17) for the week, scored five runs, had three doubles, hit a grand slam, and recorded 10 RBIs ... scored five runs and drove in four in three games to help Lobos win their second straight MW Tournament ... ranked sixth in batting among all freshman in Division I ... had 26 multi-hit games, including a season-high 4-for-4 performance against Air Force on May 18 ... drove in a season-high five runs against Air Force on May 18 ... had a season-long 15-game hitting streak from Mar. 13 through Apr. 6 ... hit .415 (27-65) during the streak with 19 runs, 11 RBIs, six doubles, and his first career home run against Fresno St. in second game of double header on Apr. 1 ... hit cleanup in 36 games, during which the Lobos went 25-11.
PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1992 in Albuquerque, N.M.,to Albert and Debbie Padilla ... has two younger sisters, Lauren and Alyssa ... played at La Cueva High School where he was four-time First Team All-State player ... majoring in civil engineering ... favorite food is green chile chicken enchiladas.