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Mountain West baseball brackets set

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http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/051913aac.html

2013 Mountain West Baseball Championship Bracket Set

Competition Begins on Wednesday, May 22

May 18, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – New Mexico (35-18, 25-5 MW) earned the 2013 Mountain West regular season baseball title and enters the MW Baseball Championship as the No. 1 seed. The MW Championship will be held at Pete Beiden Field in Fresno, Calif., on Wednesday-Sunday, May 22-26. It will be a six-team double-elimination tournament. UNM receives a first-round bye, along with No. 2 seed UNLV (36-18, 18-12).

The Lobos earned the No. 1 seed by winning all 10 Conference series this season. UNM’s 25 MW wins is the most by a team in league history, passing UNLV’s 24-wins in 2003 (24-6). New Mexico is 21-22 in MW championship play, winning back-to-back titles in 2011 (No. 6 seed) and 2012 (No. 1 seed). The Lobos will face the lowest winning seed of Wednesday’s first round games at 7 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 23.

UNLV earned the No. 2 seed with a sweep of Air Force to end the regular season. The Rebels are 22-21 in MW tournament action and have won three postseason titles (2003, 2004 and 2005). UNLV will face the highest winning seed advancing from the first round match-ups at 3 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 23.

Competition will begin on Wednesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. PT between No. 3 seed San Diego State (26-28, 15-15) and No. 6 seed Air Force (15-37, 7-23). The Aztecs are 27-24 with one tournament title (2000) in MW postseason play. The Falcons are making their first appearance in the tournament since 2006. Air Force is 3-14 in seven MW appearances. SDSU won the 2013 series with Air Force 4-2.

Host Fresno State (21-31, 14-16) earned the No. 4 seed with a series win against No. 5 seed Nevada (24-30, 11-19) on the last weekend of the regular season. It is the first MW tournament appearance for the two league newcomers. The Bulldogs won the 2013 series against the Wolf Pack 4-2. The teams wrap up the first round at 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday, May 22.

The losers of Wednesday’s contests will play each other at 11 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 23, followed by the first games for No. 2 seed UNLV (3 p.m.) and No. 1 seed New Mexico (7 p.m.). Elimination games continue on Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. PT and 3 p.m. PT with the winner’s bracket game played at 7 p.m. PT. Saturday, May 25, will begin with an elimination game set for 3 p.m. PT, followed by the Championship Game at 7 p.m. PT. If a second championship game is needed, it will be played at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 26.

Every tournament game will be streamed live and free on the Mountain West Network (TheMWC.com). Rich Cellini will call the play-by-play with Paul Loeffler and David Lombardi sharing the color analyst duties from Beiden Field.

2013 Mountain West Baseball Championship

Game Time TV/Webcast

MAY 22 (WEDNESDAY)

Game 1 – #3 San Diego State vs. #6 Air Force 3 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Game 2 – #4 Fresno State vs. #5 Nevada 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network

MAY 23 (THURSDAY)

Game 3 – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser 11 a.m. PT Mountain West Network
Game 4 – #2 UNLV vs. Highest winning seed of Game 1/2 3 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Game 5 – #1 New Mexico vs. Lowest winning seed of Game 1/2 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network

MAY 24 (FRIDAY)

Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Lowest losing seed of Game 4/5 11 a.m. PT Mountain West Network
Game 7 – Winner of Game 6 vs. Highest losing seed of Game 4/5 3 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Game 8 – Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network

MAY 25 (SATURDAY)

Game 9 – Winner of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8 3 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Championship Game – Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 9 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network

MAY 26 (SUNDAY)

If Necessary Championship Game
same teams as Saturday 7 p.m. if both have one loss
1 p.m. PT Mountain West Network

MAY 27 (MONDAY)

NCAA Selection Show 10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT ESPNU
NCAA.com

Legend

(#) = Tournament seed

Live stats available for most games.

 

 

Judy Willson

Associate Director of Communications * Mountain West

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Office: 719-488-4052 * Fax:  719-487-7241

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