Isbel, Stott Recognized By Perfect Game|
Feb. 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball’s Kyle Isbel and Bryson Stott were named to Perfect Game’s Preseason All-Mountain West Team, a 15-member squad comprised of at least one representative from each of the seven conference squads.
Over the past two seasons, the Rebel duo has claimed a share of the MW’s Freshman of the Year award, as Isbel was recognized in 2016, while Stott was honored in 2017.
Isbel, a junior from Fontana, California, started 53 games last year (all in center field, and led the team in at-bats (231) and runs (42), and tied for the team lead in multiple-hit games (22). He hit .290 with 67 hits, 21 of which went for extra bases (12 doubles, six home runs, three triples), and knocked in 26 RBI.
Stott began his collegiate career with an 11-game hitting streak that produced a .447 batting average, 21 hits, 10 runs and nine RBI. The local product out of Desert Oasis High School played in 54 games (all at shortstop) and finished the year with a .294 batting average with 63 hits, which included 11 doubles, two triples and one home run.
Isbel and Stott are two of four positional starters, along with Nick Ames (first base) and Nick Rodriguez (infield), returning from the 2017 squad. The Rebels also have five pitchers back that started six or more contests one year ago, including Garrett Poole (14 games), Alan Strong (14) and Paul Richy (11). In all, the Stan Stole-led team welcomes back 23 letterwinners and has 13 newcomers donning the Scarlet & Gray this season.
MEET THE TEAM NIGHT: The Rebels will hold a Meet the Team Night and scrimmage Friday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The free, interactive event begins at 5:00 pm with the scrimmage set for a 6:00 pm first pitch.
SEASON OPENER: The Rebels open the 2018 campaign in 11 days against the Indiana State Sycamores on February 16 (6:05 pm) at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The contest is part of the three-day, six-game Marucci Desert Classic, which runs February 16-18 and also features the Loyola Marymount Lions and Oregon Ducks. UNLV will face Oregon Saturday (6:05 pm) and LMU Sunday (3:05 pm).
SEASON TICKETS: UNLV will play a total of 30 games at Earl E. Wilson Stadium and fans can purchase their 2018 Rebel baseball season tickets online at UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267). Season tickets are $90 for adults (13 and older), while seniors (62-plus), faculty and staff, and alumni are $75.