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Mang emerges as UNM's leading hitter

J.P. Murrieta
May 17, 2017 07:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With Jack Zoellner out of the Lobo baseball lineup with a broken hand, there's more focus this week on Jared Mang in their season finale.

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"I think I'm a more complete hitter now and more disciplined I think," he said. "Trying to be more consistent than I was last year, just general progression in becoming a college hitter and not being a high school hitter anymore."

Mang is UNM's leading hitter. He has a .373 average with 81 hits and 59 RBIs.


His stats are so impressive that Mang is on a watch list to play for Team USA this summer.

"I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't be an awesome deal for me.  It's something you dream about as a kid, playing with USA across your chest," he said. "It would obviously be a great opportunity for me if I get that if not, it is what it is."

Mang is only a sophomore and takes pride in being a local Lobo from Los Alamos.

"It's pretty special for me to play for a big university in my home state and get a lot of people from back home that come out to watch me on the live stream or come out to watch games," he said. "It's nice to have that support from people I've known since I was 6, 7 years old."

The Lobos host Nevada for three games starting Thursday.

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