Community comes together to honor Jackson Weller

A ceremony to honor Jackson Weller was held before the Lobo’s last home series of the season. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
Isabel Gonzalez

The Lobo community got together on Saturday to honor Jackson Weller before New Mexico started its last home series of the 2019 season.

Weller passed away on May 4 after being shot outside a club in the Nob Hill area in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A couple moms of the Lobo baseball players were texting each other and decided they wanted to organize something special. Continue reading “Community comes together to honor Jackson Weller”

Jackson Weller

Photo courtesy of UNM Athletics.
Isabel Gonzalez

Jackson Weller did not need his name on the roster to be an important member of the University of New Mexico baseball family. While not officially on the team this season, he spent a lot of extra time supporting his teammates.

He even drove to Arizona to watch the Lobos open the 2019 campaign against the then-No.8 Oregon State. Front row, because he was not going to miss the opportunity to cheer on his friends.

“For someone who didn’t even have to be there for us, he was there more than even some of us were,” said sophomore outfielder Brayden Merritt. “That’s something I’m going to take away. You take a lot of things for granted in life, but he lived it to the fullest.” Continue reading “Jackson Weller”

UPDATE: Remainder of Air Force series postponed after passing of UNM player

UPDATE: The University of New Mexico baseball team has postponed the remainder of the Air Force Falcons series this weekend after news of the passing of Jackson Weller. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Weller was shot early Saturday morning and pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Click here to read the Albuquerque Journal article.  Continue reading “UPDATE: Remainder of Air Force series postponed after passing of UNM player”

Justin Slaten named MW Pitcher of the Week

Junior right-hander Justin Slaten was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week. He is the second Lobo pitcher to receive this honor, and the fifth overall New Mexico player to get an honor from the conference.

During Saturday’s game against Fresno State, Slaten pitched for seven innings and allowed just one unearned run while scattering four hits.