UPDATE: Friday’s game has been postponed due to weather conditions. New Mexico will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 pm. Tailgate starts at 11 am, the memorial will be prior to first pitch. Continue reading “Lobos will honor Jackson Weller before UNLV game”
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: 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.
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.
Career-high 11 Ks and ZERO earned runs against league-leading Fresno State?! Oh you must be talking about the performance that got @JSlaten32 MW Pitcher of the Week honors! #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/sPsjmTEgwN
— UNM Baseball (@UNMLoboBaseball) April 29, 2019
The University of New Mexico baseball team will be on the road all week. The Lobos start their journey against the No. 15 Texas Tech Red Raiders and finish in California against Mountain West opponent Fresno State.
Tuesday: New Mexico at No. 15 Texas Tech
Wednesday: New Mexico at No. 15 Texas Tech
Friday: New Mexico at Fresno State
Saturday: New Mexico at Fresno State
Sunday: New Mexico at Fresno State