Stott Swipes Conference's Weekly Honor|
March 13, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball's Bryson Stott was named the Mountain West's Player of the Week after he batted .550 with five extra-base hits and added nine runs and three RBI, as the Rebels went 4-1 for the week ending March 11. This is the first career accolade for Stott, and the fourth of the season for the Rebels.
The sophomore from Desert Oasis High School, registered at least two hits in all five games. In all, he went 11-for-20 at the plate with three doubles and two home runs that contributed to a 1.000 slugging percentage. With the addition of two walks to his 11 hits, he notched a .625 on-base percentage.
Stott began the week with a 5-for-8 showing in a pair of midweek games in California against CSU Bakersfield and CSUN. He scattered three hits in the first affair and followed with two hits, including a home run, two runs and one RBI in the second contest.
In a sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Stott hit .500 with six hits, six runs and two RBI. Half of his hits versus the Big Ten squad went for extra bases. In game one, he had two hits and scored three times, the first tally was the eventual game-winning run. In game two, he had two hits and scored a pair of runs. In the series' finale, he had two hits -- one of which was a homer, two RBI and two runs.
Overall, he led the team in batting average, runs, hits, home runs (two), extra-base hits, total bases (20), hit-by-pitch (two) and on-base percentage, while also tying for the top spot in doubles and stolen bases (two).
Last week, Max Smith took home the same honor after the Rebels went 4-0 with him hitting .353 with six hits (three singles, two doubles and one home run), five RBI and five runs. The junior from Tucson, Arizona, had two extra-base hits, three RBI and two runs at UC Riverside. In a three-game sweep of Fresno State, he had four hits, three runs and two RBI. Additionally, two of his runs scored were game-winners.
RANKED REBELS: UNLV sits in the top 25 of five collegiate baseball polls, with its highest ranking -- No. 21 -- coming from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Rebels sit between No. 23-25 in four other polls: No. 23 Perfect Game; No. 24 USA Today; and No. 25 D1Baseball.com and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
THE START: UNLV is 16-2 overall this season, which is the best start through 18 games in program history for a Rebel baseball team.
UP NEXT: UNLV hits the road for four straight beginning with a three-game, Mountain West series at Air Force this weekend. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm MT (2:00 pm PT) against the Falcons in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The two will meet again Saturday (1:00 pm MT/12:00 pm PT) and Sunday (12:00 pm MT/11:00 am PT). The Rebels will continue their road ways to face the Arizona Sun Devils in Phoenix on March 20.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS: Fans can purchase single-game tickets online and in-advance for any of the 15 remaining home games for only $5; however, they must be purchased through UNLVTickets.com three hours prior to first pitch. Single-game tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $6 for senior/faculty/staff and $4 for groups of 15 or more. As always, UNLV students (with Rebel Card) and kids 12 and under are always free.