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 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.
2016: Started 32 of 44 contests played in with 31 at first base and one as the designated hitter ... Batted .239 with 28 hits, eight of which went for extra bases (six doubles and two home runs) ... Knocked in 17 RBI and scored nine runs ... Had a .342 slugging percentage and a .344 on-base percentage ... Had three multiple-hit games, which included a season-high five hits against Ohio State (March 15) ... Had four multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high four RBI vs. Ohio State (March 15) ... Owned one hitting streak that lasted six games and began against San Diego State (April 10) and produced a .353 batting average, six hits, six RBI and two runs ... Had one game-winning hit, a walk-off RBI single against Air Force (April 17) ... Walked 15 times ... Had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 257 attempts (247 putouts and 10 assists).
High School: A 2015 graduate of Canyon Del Toro HS in Tucson, Ariz. ... Lettered three years in baseball ... Helped the El Dorado to a 31-2 overall record in 2015 as well as a Division 2 state championship and section championship ... Broke the Division 2 state RBI record with 68 ... Named to the 2015 all-state first team after earning second team honors in 2013 and 2014 ... Selected the 2015 D2 Co-Player of the Year ... Chosen the team's 2013 offensive MVP.
Personal: Nicholas Patrick Ames was born in Tucson, Ariz. ... The son of Brett and Victoria Ames ... Father, Brett, played baseball at Pima JC from 1992-93 ... Majoring in kinesiology.