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Website projects UNM to win MW baseball crown

J.P. Murrieta
February 05, 2018 06:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The UNM baseball team is less than two weeks away from their season opener against Oregon State, and the Lobos are starting to get some preseason love.

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The website Perfect Game picked the Lobos to win the Mountain West this year. They also named Jared Mang as the preseason conference player of the year.

"I'm trying to be a little bit faster this year, maybe, and just consistency," Mang said. "That's always the biggest thing is getting it done on a daily basis."

"I'll build a lineup around him where they protect him and they have to pitch to him," added head coach Ray Birmingham. "But I think the kid's got potential to be a top-three round draft pick."

Danny Collier, Christian Tripp, Justin Slaten and Mang were all named preseason all-conference.

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