UNLV Baseball wins elimination game, 9-2, backed by Wold’s four RBI, Maddux’s pitching.
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 registered seven extra-base hits, including four home runs, in 9-8 loss to close out the regular season against Fresno State.
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's will play three at Fresno State with Mountain West Tournament berth on the line.
2016: Started 12 of 29 contests played in with six starts in center field, four in right field, one in left field and one as the designated hitter ... Batted .179 with 10 hits, three of which went for extra bases (two triples and one double) ... Knocked in six RBI and scored seven runs ... Had a .268 slugging percentage and a .281 on-base percentage ... Had two game-winning RBI/hits: a one-run double against UC Riverside (March 9) and two-run single against San Diego State (April 8) ... Scored the game-winning run twice ... Walked eight times.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Canyon Del Oro HS in Tucson, Ariz. ... Lettered three years in both baseball and football ... Helped the El Dorado to a 31-2 overall record in 2015 as well as a Division 2 state championship and section championship ... As a senior, had a .380 batting average with seven home runs and a perfect 9-0 pitching record ... Named the 2015 Southern Arizona Player of the Year and all-state first team honors in both 2014 and 2015 ... Tabbed to the all-section first team in 2014 ... In football, helped the team to back-to-back section championships in 2014 and 2015 ... Earned National Honors Society status all four years and placed on the Principal's Honor Roll.
Personal: Max Smith was born in Tucson, Ariz. ... The son of Scott and Kelly Smith ... Has one brother, Cooper ... Brother played baseball at Pima Community College in 2013-14 ... Majoring in kinesiology.