No. 21 UNLV baseball rallied from an eight-run deficit for a short-lived, one-run lead Sunday; however, Air Force fought back to take the Mountain West series finale, 15-12.
No. 21 UNLV baseball defeats Utah, 3-1, to begin season 16-2.
UNLV baseball match best start through 17 games in program history with Sunday's 13-3 win over Iowa.
UNLV baseball gets three RBI apiece from Ames, Johnson and Rodriguez in 11-2 triumph over Iowa Saturday.
UNLV baseball improves to 11-1 with third consecutive, one-run victory over Fresno State.
2016: Started nine of 20 contests played in with six at catcher, two as the designated hitter and one at first base ... Batted .179 with seven hits, two of which went for extra bases (two doubles) ... Knocked in five RBI and scored three runs ... Had a .231 slugging percentage and a .267 on-base percentage ... Had one multiple-hit game with two hits against UC Riverside (March 9) ... Scored the game-winning run twice ... Walked five times.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Silverado HS in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Lettered four years in baseball ... Helped the Skyhawks to a 2012 Northeast League championship and a total of 71 combined wins in from 2012-15 ... Earned first-team all-state honors twice (2014 and 2015) ... Named to the 2015 Louisville All-America First Team after being tabbed to the 2014 Second Team and 2013 Honorable Mention ... Selected to the 2013 all-region first team and gained honorable mention status a year before that.
Personal: Vincent Joseph Taormina was born in Akron, Ohio ... The son of Joseph and Kim Taormina ... Majoring in sociology.