The Mountain West baseball regular season is in the books with Fresno State taking home the regular season conference title with a 21-9 league record and edging out New Mexico and Nevada by one game.
The conference tournament with the teams converging to Albuquerque, New Mexico, starting on May 25 and going through Sunday May 29.
Fresno State and New Mexico both earned byes and will start play on Thursday, but the tournament gets underway in a single-elimination contest between San Jose State and San Diego State. The rest of the conference tournament is double-elimination.
Another benefit for Fresno State earning the top seed is that they play the lowest seed that advances to Thursday play.
The Mountain West is expected to be a one-bid league for the NCAA tournament, so there is extra pressure on the top seeds to keep winning. Even if Fresno State gets to 40 wins but does not win the tournament could be left out.
Below is the bracket and game schedule.
Wednesday, May 25
Game 1 % #6 San Diego State vs. #7 San José State
11 a.m. MT
Game 2: #4 UNLV vs. #5 Air Force
Game 3: #3 Nevada vs. Winner of San Diego State/San José State
Thursday, May 26
Game 4: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3
Game 5 #1 Fresno State vs. Lowest winning seed from Wednesday games
Game 6 #2 New Mexico vs. Highest winning seed from Wednesday games
Friday, May 27
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Lower Seed Loser of Game 5/6 ^
Game 8: Winner Game 7 vs. Higher Seed Loser of Game 5/6 ^
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Saturday, May 28
Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10
Sunday, May 29
Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10
% The play-in-game (Game 1) will be single-elimination. All other games will be double-elimination. The winner of the play-in-game will face the #3 seed.
* The No. 1 seed will play the lowest seed to advance from the first round of tournament games.
^ Lowest seed to advance from Games 5 and 6 will play in Game 7 (e.g., low is 7 seed).