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Baseball Coaches Pick San Diego State to Win 2019 Mountain West Title

It’s that time of the year. Most of college baseball opens the 2019 season this Friday, and the Mountain West baseball coaches have picked San Diego State to win the conference this spring. Not too surprising considering the Aztecs won the conference tournament the last two years. The Aztecs received four first-place votes, while Nevada received two first-place votes.

Aztecs’ Adkison made early exit from baseball to start his own investment business

Former San Diego State baseball player Tyler Adkison went through a rather traumatic experience that left him in the hospital and pondering whether baseball was going to be an option going forward. Read up on Adkison’s remarkable story about turning away baseball and beginning his startup company, a company that was valued in the millions within 6 months.

Baseball America Mountain West Preview

Baseball America did a really good preview of 2019 Mountain West Baseball. If you’re like me and don’t know a ton about college baseball, this preview will get you up to speed. New Mexico outfielder Jared Mang was voted preseason Player of the Year. Pitcher of the Year went to Fresno State’s Edgar Gonzalez, and Freshman of the Year went to San Diego State third baseman Casey Schmitt.

Peak Perspective: Why should the MWC want to keep SJSU and remain in the FBS?

I don’t often link MWC Connection articles, but the San Jose Mercury’s Victor Aquino wrote a very good piece tackling one of the uglier topics on the Mountain West scene: what is up with San Jose State Athletics, and why do fans need to chill? Give it a read.

The circle of life

On the Horizon:

Thursday: Check out our recruiting breakdown of Nevada, another edition of Stats Corner, and a look at the Boise State linebackers.

Friday: Recruiting breakdown of Fresno State comes out, and a look at Bill Connelly’s S&P+ and returning starters metrics.