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RENO, Nev. – After conducting a national search University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers has hired former UNLV head coach Buddy Gouldsmith as an assistant coach for the Wolf Pack. Gouldsmith will work with the outfielders, hitters and coach third base for the Pack.
“Buddy brings a tremendous amount of Division I experience to our staff,” said Powers. “His recruiting ties and knowledge of our opponents we play will be great asset to our staff.”
In seven seasons directing the UNLV program from 2004-10 he posted a mark of 202-217 earning his 200th career victory this past season. The 202 wins ranks second among Rebel baseball coaches. He became just the fourth UNLV baseball coach to reach 100 wins and was the fastest to reach 100 victories.
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Day three of the 2010 WAC Tournament saw two more teams eliminated, both in walk-off fashion, and saw the league’s bully take a shot to the mouth. Third-seeded Nevada knocked of second-seeded New Mexico State with a walk-off two-run home run in the day’s first elimination game but then found a similar fate to the Aggies in the second elimination game of the day as the Wolf Pack were bested by sixth-seeded San Jose State in 10 innings on a walk-off two RBI single.
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Day two of the 2010 WAC Tournament saw the first elimination as 3-seed Nevada ousted 5-seed Louisiana Tech 3-1. The 2-seed New Mexico State fell 13-7 to 4-seed Hawai’i and 1-seed Fresno State held on to defeat 6-seed San Jose State. There will be two elimination games played on Friday as the field will be whittled down to three by the end of the day.
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The 2010 WAC Baseball Tournament got underway on Wednesday afternoon and fans were treated to an extra-inning game and an upset on day one as 4-seed Hawai’i came from behind twice to defeat 5-seed Louisiana Tech 8-7 and 6-seed San Jose State shut out 3-seed Nevada 6-0.
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MESA, Ariz. – The Western Athletic Conference today released its 2010 all-WAC baseball teams and postseason awards as selected by the league’s head coaches. Fresno State junior first baseman Jordan Ribera was named the Player of the Year and Nevada junior Brock Stassi earned Pitcher of the Year honors. The Freshman of the Year award went to San Jose State pitcher Zack Jones. Fresno State’s Mike Batesole was named WAC Coach of the Year.
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The 2010 WAC Tournament is being held in Mesa, Ariz. at Hohokam Field, better known as the spring training facility of the Chicago Cubs. This marks the first season since the tournament was reinstated in 2006 that it is being held at a neutral site. After another competitive conference season, Fresno State emerged as the regular season champion. It’s their fourth regular season title in five years with a conference record of 16-8. New Mexico State finished in a tie for second place with Nevada at 14-9-1 but earned the 2-seed in the tournament by virtue of the Aggies’ head-to-head record of 2-1-1 against the Wolf Pack. Hawai’i earned the 4-seed with a strong finish as they won six of their final eight conference games to finish 12-12 in league play. Louisiana Tech is the 5-seed having lost three of their final four conference games to finish 11-13 and San Jose State is the 6-seed having lost three of their final four conference games to finish 9-15 after winning the regular season last year with a 15-7 record. Sacramento State finished in seventh place and ends their conference season with a record of 7-17 in league play and 18-35-1 overall.
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Week seven of WAC play sees the end of the WAC regular season and as the final weekend starts, nothing has been determined. Three teams (Fresno State, New Mexico State and Nevada) have a shot at winning the regular season and three teams (Hawai’i, San Jose State and Sacramento State) still have work to do to make the WAC Tournament.
1. Fresno State (32-22, 13-7)
2. New Mexico State (36-21-1, 14-9-1)
3. Nevada (31-19-1, 11-8-1)
4. Louisiana Tech (26-25, 10-10)
5. Hawai’i (26-24, 9-11)
6. San Jose State (20-32, 8-12)
7. Sacramento State (17-32-1, 6-14)
SERIES OF THE WEEK
Nevada (31-19-1, 11-8-1) vs. Louisiana Tech (26-25, 10-10)
Peccole Park, Reno, NV
Continue reading WAC Weekend Preview (05/21-05/23)
Week six of WAC play sees a change at the top of the standings at Fresno State swept league leader New Mexico State to move percentage points ahead of the Aggies in the standings. New Mexico State holds a half game lead on the Bulldogs but Fresno State’s slightly higher winning percentage would give the Bulldogs the top seed if the season were to end today.
1. Fresno State (30-20, 11-5)
2. New Mexico State (35-16-1, 13-6-1)
3. Nevada (27-18-1, 8-7-1)
4. Louisiana Tech (25-23, 10-10)
T5. Hawai’i (23-22, 6-10)
T5. San Jose State (18-29, 6-10)
7. Sacramento State (16-29-1, 5-11)
SERIES OF THE WEEK
Hawai’i (23-22, 6-10) vs. New Mexico State (35-16-1, 13-6-1)
Les Murakami Stadium, Honolulu, HI
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DENVER, CO – Fresno State’s Dusty Robinson and Nevada’s Jeremy Cole have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for May 3-9.
Robinson, a sophomore outfielder from Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial HS), hit .571 (12-for-21), helping the Bulldogs to a four-game series sweep at New Mexico State. Robinson recorded 11 runs, 12 hits, 12 RBI, four home runs, four walks, two doubles and a triple last week. He also had a slugging percentage of 1.333 and an on-base percentage of .619. In the series opener against NM State, Robinson tied his career high at bats with seven and recorded four hits with five RBI. In the third game of the series, Robinson went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a triple and five RBI.
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