UNLV baseball defeats the Falcons 8-7 on Sunday to complete the sweep.
2012 Appeared in five games in his first season as a Rebel ... Came out of the bullpen in all of his appearances ... Held a 2.08 ERA in 8.2 innings while striking out four and earning one win on the season ... Allowed only one extra base hit on the year ... Recorded first collegiate win in first appearance against Cal State Bakersfield on February 29.
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA Appeared in 14 games last season, logging 20.0 innings of work helping CSN to a 32-27 mark on the year ... Posted a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 10.35 with 17 strikeouts while allowing only six walks.
HIGH SCHOOL Was a three-year letterman for Green Valley High School as a pitcher ... Helped the Gators to three consecutive Sunrise Regional Championships from 2007-09 and was a member of the 2008 state runner-up team ... As a senior, hit .375 (12-for-32) with seven RBI ... Was 4-2 on the mound, carrying an ERA of 3.07, recording 26 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched ... Finished his high school career with a 27-4 record with a 2.85 ERA ... Also was a three year letterman in football as a quarterback.
PERSONAL Nicolas Robert Libonati was born April 7, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada ... The son of Daren and Hillary Libonati ... Father Daren was a kicker for UNLV during the 1986-87 seasons ... Has one younger sister, Brianna (17) ... Majoring in management.