Caschjen Atagi hit a walk-off grand slam in BYU's only game against UNLV this season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- Currently sitting atop the Mountain West Conference, BYU looks to pull away in the standings with a three-game road trip to San Diego State and UNLV this weekend.
The Cougars will face San Diego State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MDT in a match-up featuring the top two teams in the MWC. The Aztecs are currently one game back of BYU with a 29-12, 7-2 record. BYU is at 38-10, 9-2 after traveling to Southern Utah and taking two from the T'Birds on Tuesday.
The two teams split the series in Provo with BYU losing 9-4 before winning the second game 4-0.
BYU will then travel to Las Vegas to take on UNLV at 7 p.m. MDT on Friday and then again at 3 p.m. MDT on Saturday. UNLV (28-19, 5-4) is third in the MWC standings, three games back of the Cougars. BYU hosted the Rebels just once in Provo, winning 7-3 on Caschjen Atagi's walk-off grand slam.
Senior Angeline Quiocho needs just two more home runs to break the BYU and MWC season record of 23 set three years ago by Jodi Norton. Quiocho is also two at-bats away from breaking the BYU career record for at-bats. The senior already holds the BYU career records for hits, runs, home runs and stolen bases.
Senior Andrea Ramirez is right behind Quiocho, landing in the top five in the BYU record books in career at-bats, career hits, career doubles and career RBI with more games to go in 2010.
Junior Paige Affleck is also close to breaking other BYU records, needing just one more win to pass Summer Tobias for most wins by a Cougar catcher in a season. Affleck is already the BYU career leader in strikeouts and is creeping up on the career wins chart.