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WAC Tournament Preview: Round One

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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WAC Weekend Preview (05/21-05/23)

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.

STANDINGS
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
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WAC Weekend Preview (05/13 – 05/16)

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.

STANDINGS
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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WAC Weekend Preview (05/07 – 05/09)

Week five of play in the Western Athletic Conference sees the battle between rivals New Mexico State and Fresno State with first place on the line.  The two teams faced each other for the conference championship in last year’s conference tournament as Fresno State staved off two elimination games to win the tournament title for the fourth consecutive season.  Sacramento State visits Louisiana Tech while San Jose State head to Reno to face Nevada.

STANDINGS
1. New Mexico State (34-12-1, 13-2-1)
2. Fresno State (26-20, 7-5)
3. Nevada (24-17-1, 5-6-1)
T4. San Jose State (17-26, 5-7)
T4. Sacramento State (16-25-1, 5-7)
T6. Hawai’i (23-22, 6-10)
T6. Louisiana Tech (21-22, 6-10)

SERIES OF THE WEEK
New Mexico State (35-12-1, 13-2-1) vs. Fresno State (26-20, 7-5)
Presley Askew Field, Las Cruces, N.M.
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WAC Weekend Preview (04/29 – 05/02)

At  the midway point of WAC play, New Mexico State leads the way with Fresno State in second place.  The Bulldogs are out of conference this weekend while the rest of the WAC faces off.  New Mexico State hosts Louisiana Tech, Hawai’i hosts Nevada and San Jose State hosts Sacramento State.  Fresno State hosts Dallas Baptist for a three game series.

STANDINGS
1. New Mexico State (31-12-1, 9-2-1)
2. Fresno State (24-18, 7-5)
3. Louisiana Tech (21-18, 6-6)
4. Nevada (22-15-1, 3-4-1)
T5. San Jose State (15-23, 3-5)
T5. Sacramento State (14-22-1, 3-5)
7. Hawai’i (21-20, 4-8)

SERIES OF THE WEEK
New Mexico State (31-12-1, 9-2-1) vs. Louisiana Tech (21-18, 6-6)
Presley Askew Field, Las Cruces, N.M.
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WAC Weekend Preview (04/22-04/25)

Week three in the WAC sees the top two teams, New Mexico State and Sacramento State, squaring off in Sacramento.  Fresno State travels to Nevada and Hawai’i visits Louisiana Tech.  The San Jose State Spartans take their weekend away from the WAC and travel to Wichita, KS to take on the Shockers of Wichita State.

STANDINGS
1. New Mexico State (28-12-1, 6-2-1)
2. Fresno State (22-16, 5-3)
3. Sacramento State (14-19-1, 3-2)
4. Louisiana Tech (19-17, 4-5)
5. San Jose State (14-21, 3-5)
6. Nevada (20-13-1, 1-2-1)
7. Hawai’i (20-18, 3-6)

SERIES OF THE WEEK
Sacramento State (14-19-1, 3-2) vs. New Mexico State (28-12-1, 6-2-1)
Hornet Field, Sacramento, CA
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WAC Weekend Preview (Apr. 16-19)

WAC-Logo After the first weekend of play two familiar names are atop the standings.  All three conference series will take place in the state of California as the three WAC outposts, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State and Hawai’i all converge on the Golden State.  New Mexico State faces San Jose State, Fresno State hosts Louisiana Tech and Sacramento State hosts Hawai’i.  Nevada is the odd team out this week and travels to Seattle for a three game set with Seattle University.

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WAC Weekend Preview (May 14th – May 16th)

Courtesy: San Jose State University
Courtesy: San Jose State University

The final weekend of WAC play sees four teams with a shot at winning the regular season title. San Jose State (11-7) controls its own destiny as they host Nevada (10-9). If the Spartans win three of four they would clinch the regular season title and the number one overall seed in next week’s conference tournament. They would share the league title with Louisiana Tech (and earn the No. 1 seed via tiebreaker) with a series split and a split in the New Mexico State/Louisiana Tech series. Nevada, currently the third place team, will win the regular season title if they sweep San Jose State or if they take three of four from San Jose State and Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State split their series. Continue reading

WAC Weekend Preview (May 7th – May 10th)

NM State Pitcher D.J. Simon
NM State Pitcher D.J. Simon

Week six in the WAC sees four teams within a half game of each other and all seven WAC teams still with a mathematical shot at the regular season title. Louisiana Tech enters week six as the undisputed hottest team in the league after a stunning sweep over Hawai’i in Honolulu. After starting the league race at 1-7 the Bulldogs have won eight of their last 10 with sweeps over three time defending league champion Fresno State and conference tournament favorite Hawai’i (as the Tournament is being held in Honolulu). Much to the relief of the other six WAC teams, it’s Louisiana Tech’s turn to step out of conference this weekend as the remaining six battle to sort out the mess that is the 2009 WAC race.

SERIES OF THE WEEK
San Jose State (32-16, 8-6) at New Mexico State (38-10, 9-7)

Presley Askew Field, Las Cruces, N.M.
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WAC Weekend Preview (04/30 – 05/04)

Courtesy: Nevada
Courtesy: Nevada

Week five in the WAC begins with four teams within 1/2 game of each other in the standings. Week four saw all six teams playing in conference action split their series keeping the order in the standings intact heading into this week.

SERIES OF THE WEEK:
Nevada (22-20, 7-4) at Fresno State (20-23, 4-8)
Pete Beiden Field, Fresno, CA
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