UNLV drops three more home games as Aztecs dominate over weekend
Not even the spirit of the Easter Bunny and all of his candy-giving good cheer could help the Rebels avoid a three-game sweep last weekend at the hands of San Diego State.
Although, with his leaping ability, the Easter Bunny would make a terrific outfielder for the 14-18 Rebels.
Led by head coach and MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, the Aztecs outscored UNLV 27-14 over the weekend and recorded 18 hits on Sunday.
UNLV head coach Tim Chambers has shown a willingness all season to tinker with the starting lineup in an effort to keep the players, as he says, hungry and motivated.
On Thursday, Chambers brought Joe Robinson, the usual Friday night starter, out from the bullpen late in the game. Robinson struggled, and the Rebels lost 12-6.
The two teams put on a show for the crowd on Friday, as drama and extra innings provided arguably the most exciting home game of the season for the Rebels.
Following a controversial call that would have given the Rebels the win, SDSU came back and won the game 6-3 in 11 innings, the first extra-inning game of the season for the Rebels.
Despite the face-painting and sugar-induced festivities on Saturday, the Rebels succumbed to more of the same woes that have plagued them all season long.
The Aztecs scored four unanswered runs over the first three innings. A three-run eighth for the Rebels was matched run-for-run by SDSU, and the Aztecs held on for a 9-5 win and the series sweep.
UNLV will host Nebraska-Omaha in a four-game series starting Friday night at 6:05 p.m. at Wilson Stadium. Admission is free for students with a RebelCard.
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