Women’s swimming & diving and baseball boast double-digit representatives.
Payton Squier and Justin Jones selected by the Oakland Athletics, Ernie De La Trinidad chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks on day three.
UNLV Baseball’s Ernie De La Trinidad and Cody Howard knocked in two RBI apiece in regular-season finale against San Jose State.
UNLV Baseball’s Justin Jones goes 4-for-4 with four RBI, while three others score three runs apiece in 12-4, come-from-behind win Friday.
UNLV Baseball’s Paul Richy tossed a complete game, while Nick Ames knocked in four RBI Sunday against Nevada, Reno.
2015: Led the Rebels in at-bats (223), runs (36), hits (64), triples (three), sacrifice flies (six) and stolen bases (11) ... Started 54 of 56 contests played in with 33 starts at second base, 19 at third base and two as the designated hitter ... Had six doubles ... Knocked in 27 RBI ... Had a .341 slugging percentage and a .329 on-base percentage ... Had 14 multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high four hits against Air Force (April 26) ... Had six multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high three RBI against Pacific (Feb. 23), Long Beach State (March 31) and Air Force (April 24) ... Had nine multiple-run games, which included a season-high three against Northwestern (G1/March 21) ... Owned three hitting streaks of at least five hits ... The first streak began against Nebraska (Feb. 13), lasted nine games, and produced a .500 batting average, 15 hits, three multiple-hit games, six RBI and nine runs ... The second began against Fresno State (March 1), lasted five games, and produced a .277 batting average, five hits and one run ... The third began against Air Force (March 14), lasted 12 games and produced a .322 batting average, 19 hits, five multiple-hit games, seven RBI and 12 runs ... Had three game-winning RBI/hits: a sacrifice fly against Ohio State (April 11), a two-run double against Air Force (April 24) and a one-run single against Air Force (April 25) ... Scored the game-winning run five times ... Walked 16 times ... Stole 11 bases in 17 attempts.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Greenway High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... A four-year letterwinner under Matt Denny ... Earned all-state second team honors as a senior ... Named to the All-Division II First Team ... Named to the All-Area Code Team ... Named to the Perfect Game West Region First Team ... Named to the Louisville Slugger Pre-Season High School All-America baseball team ... Saw time at second base and shortstop for the Demons ... Helped lead the Demons to a Division II state championship and a 29-4 overall record ... Team ranked ninth in the country by Perfect Game ... Hit .320 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 40 RBI as a senior ... Led the Demons to a state tournament appearance and a 31-4 overall record ... Hit .523 with 17 doubles and 19 stolen bases as a junior ... Owns the all-time hits record for Greenway at 176 in four years ... Also a two-year letterwinner in football, playing as a sophomore and a junior ... A 39th round draft pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2014 MLB Draft, but instead decided to attend UNLV.
Personal: Payton King Squier was born Oct. 29, 1995, in Napa Valley, Calif. ... The son of Kelly and Scott Squier ... Has one brother, Scott, who played for Hawai'i and was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 16th round of the 2014 MLB Draft ... Has not declared a major.