No. 4 seed UNLV Baseball scored five in the ninth inning to knock off top-seeded UNR Thursday at the Mountain West Championship.
UNLV Baseball's Kyle Isbel and Bryson Stott earned All-Mountain West First Team recognition; Nick Ames, Bryan Menendez, Nick Rodriguez and Alan Strong tabbed to Second Team.
UNLV Baseball, the No. 4 seed, and the Wolf Pack, the No. 1 seed, kick off MW Tournament play at 1:30 pm Thursday.
UNLV's Bryan Menendez becomes program's single-season and career saves leader after preserving Trevor Horn's 7-3 win over Fresno State.
UNLV Baseball will face Fresno State at 6:05 pm Friday night.
2016: Named to Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team ... Earned Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year and All-Conference Second Team honors ... Selected the MW Player of the Week once (May 8) ... Finished the year ranked fifth and sixth nationally in triples (eight) and triples per game (0.14), respectively ... Led the Rebels in games played (56), runs (38), triples (eight), total bases (103), hit by pitch (five) and multiple-hit games (eight) ... Batted .319 with 74 hits, 20 of which went for extra bases (10 doubles and one home run) ... Reached base safely in 47 games, which included streaks of 14 and 11 games ... Knocked in 28 RBI ... Had 20 multiple-hit games, which included a season-high five hits against Texas Tech (March 28) ... Also had two four-hit, four three-hit and 13 two-hit games ... Had a season-high five RBI against New Mexico (March 8) as well as one four-RBI, one three-RBI and two two-RBI games ... Earned MW Player of the Week recognition after hitting .500 with 10 hits and tallied .600 slugging and .500 on-base percentages to go with seven RBI and five runs ... Owned three hitting streaks of at least six games ... The first streak began against Fresno State (March 19), lasted a team-best 13 games, and produced a .393 batting average, 22 hits, six multiple-hit games, 10 RBI and 10 runs ... The second streak began against San Diego (April 11), lasted eight games, and produced a .389 batting average, 14 hits, three multiple-hit games, three RBI and four runs ... The third streak began against UC Irvine (May 3), lasted six games, and produced a .467 batting average, 14 hits, five multiple-hit games, seven RBI and seven runs ... Had two game-winning RBI/hits: a one-run single against Texas Tech (March 28) and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch against Nevada, Reno (May 19) ... Scored the game-winning run twice ... Walked 17 times ... Stole seven bases in nine attempts.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Etiwanda HS in Fontana, Calif. ... Lettered three years in baseball ... Helped the Eagles to a 19-7 record and a 2015 Baseline League championship ... Earned All-Baseline League First Team honors in both 2014 and 2015 after an Honorable Mention selection in 2013 ... Tabbed the Baseline League MVP ... Named the Etiwanda Baseball Player of the Year ... Chosen to the all-state and All-Inland Valley Teams.
Personal: Kyle Grant Isbel is the son of Grant and Brenda Isbel ... Has two older sisters, Kara and Jenna ... Majoring in sociology