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Mountain West Baseball Weekend Preview

A look at this weekend's baseball action in the Mountain West.

Here is the preview of the series for this weekend in the Mountain West:

Nevada (28-9, 13-5 MW) vs San Diego State (27-11, MW 14-4)

The Wolf Pack and the Aztecs meet this weekend in a series that will not only determine first place in the Mountain West but a chance for both teams to bolster their NCAA tourney chances. The Aztecs pitching staff, led by Bubba Derby and Mark Seyler, will have their hands full against a Wolf Pack squad that has hit 34 home runs in 37 games and averages seven runs per game.

New Mexico (21-15, 11-7 MW) vs UNLV (15-20, 2-13)

The Lobos head up to Las Vegas to square off against a Rebels team who defeat fifth ranked Arizona State and took two out of three from Ohio State. The Rebels are led by Mountain West player of the week Joey Armstrong who has had 15 multi-hit games this year and has a .319 batting average for the year. Armstrong last week hit .471 batting average hit two home runs and had four RBIs. The Lobos have won five in a row which included a sweep of Air Force last week. New Mexico has six players who have a batting average of .300 or better. Cory Voss leads all Lobos hitters with a .347 batting average and he has also hit 25 RBIs.

Fresno State (18-19, 9-6 MW) vs Air Force (16-19,8-10 MW)

The Falcons, who are trying to bounce back from a sweep at the hands of New Mexico last weekend, face the Bulldogs this weekend. The Falcons are led by Tyler Jones who is fifth in the Mountain West with a batting average of .357 and Noah Pierce who is third in the conference with seven home runs.

San Jose State (9-27, 3-15 MW) vs Washington State (18-17, 5-10 Pac-12)

The Spartans go out of conference this weekend as they face the Cougars in a four game series in Pullman. The Spartans have dropped nine of their last ten games while the Cougars, who are led by Pac-12 pitcher of the week Joe Pistorese, have won five of their last six games including taking a 2-1 series win over in-state rival Washington last week.