UNLV Baseball gets a two-run homer from Nick Ames, but New Mexico hits two of its own to claim the first game of Mountain West series, 8-5, Friday night.
UNLV Baseball begins six-game road trip Friday with three against New Mexico in Albuquerque.
UNLV Baseball posts five wins during six-game homestand, including Wednesday's 8-7 come-from-behind triumph over Portland.
UNLV Baseball ties a season high with five home runs, with two from Nick Ames.
UNLV Baseball concludes its nonconference schedule with a pair of home games against Portland Tuesday and Wednesday.
2016: 2016: Led the Rebels in game-winning RBI/hits with four ... Started 33 of 40 contests played in with 32 starts at shortstop and one at second base ... Batted .244 with 31 hits, four of which went for extra bases (two triples, one double and one home run) ... Knocked in 16 RBI and scored 14 runs ... Had a .307 slugging percentage and a .281 on-base percentage ... Had seven multiple-hit games, all were two-hit affairs ... Had four multiple-RBI games, all were two-RBI affairs ... Owned one hitting streak of eight games that began against Fresno State (March 19) and produced a .344 batting average, 11 hits, five RBI and three runs ... Had game-winning RBI/hits: a solo home run against San Jose State (March 4), a one-run single against San Jose State (March 6), a two-run double against Ohio State (March 11) and a two-run single against New Mexico (April 3) ... Scored the game-winning run once ... Walked six times.
2015: Started 48 of 49 contests played in with all 48 starts at shortstop ... Batted .259 with 42 hits, nine of which went for extra bases (seven doubles and two triples) ... Knocked in 15 RBI and scored 19 runs ... Had a .327 slugging percentage and a .324 on-base percentage ... Had eight multiple-hit games, which included a season-high three against San Jose State (G2/May 15) ... Had one multiple-RBI game with two RBI against Grand Canyon (March 17) ... Had two multiple-run games, which included a season-high two runs against Pacific (Feb. 23) and Fresno State (May 20) ... Owned three hitting streaks of at least five hits ... The first streak began against Grand Canyon (March 17), lasted seven games, and produced a .276 batting average, eight hits, six RBI and three runs ... The second streak began against San Diego State (May 1), lasted five games, and produced a .316 batting average, six hits, two RBI and one run ... The third streak began against San Jose State (G2/May 16), lasted five games, and produced a .467 batting average, seven hits, one RBI and three runs ... Had two game-winning RBI/hits: a groundout against Nebraska (Feb. 15) and a fielder's choice against Grand Canyon (March 17) ... Scored the game-winning run once ... Walked 15 times ... Stole four bases in five attempts.
High School: A 2014 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner under Andy Rodriguez and Manny Alvarado ... Earned all-city honors as a junior and a senior ... Earned first team all-league honors and was named to the second team as a freshman ... Was the starting shortstop for the Cougars ... Hit .402 as a senior ... Hit .381 as a junior ... Batted 380 as a sophomore ... Carried a .333 batting average as a freshman.
Personal: Nicholas Salvador Rodriguez was born in San Fernando, Calif. ... The son of Lupe and Floren Rodriguez ... Has four brothers: Mando, Andrew, Omar and Floren; and one sister, Ofelia ... Majoring in hospitality management.