(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU, 11-17 overall and 1-3 in the Mountain West Conference, travels to UNLV, 15-17 and 2-2, for a three-game series starting on Thursday. The Rebels lead the series, 62-56.
Lefties are scheduled to start for both teams, Patrick Wells (3-4, 4.87) for BYU and Kevin Skogley (1-4, 5.14) for UNLV. The Rebels lead the series, 62-56, but Wells is responsible for one of the Cougars' wins, 8-7, in 2004 at Las Vegas.
CSTV (College Sports Television) will televise Thursday's game live with Tom Hart calling the play-by-play and color analyst Kevin Stocker, former shortstop for the Phillies, Devil Rays, Angels, 1993-2000.
The game is featured on the fourth season of NCAA Baseball on CSTV presented by Easton Sports and is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. PT start.
The matchup features the last five Mountain West Conference Tournament champions. UNLV is the three-time defending conference tournament champion, while BYU won two straight tournament titles in 2001 and 2002. The Rebels defeated the Cougars, 7-4, in last year's tournament championship game in Salt Lake City.
This year's game marks the seventh appearance for MWC baseball on CSTV. In addition to the MWC Championship and NCAA tournament contests, CSTV televised the San Diego State-Houston game at PETCO Park in San Diego during the 2004 season, which set the NCAA single-game attendance record (40,106).
CSTV is available on cable systems around the country and nationwide on DirecTV and Dish satellite networks. In Utah, CSTV is carried by Charter (in St. George) and on Comcast. The game will also be available online through CSTV.com's XXL broadband subscription package. Fans can subscribe to the CSTV link on byucougars.com and watch the game live on the Internet through the network feed.
For more information on BYU's baseball team for this week, click on the PDF link at the top of this page.