Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 | 11:53 p.m.
Tim Chambers’ tenure as the UNLV baseball coach officially started Friday with a 12-4 victory against visiting Maine at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
The crowd was easily the largest for a UNLV opener in recent memory, with the local baseball community energized to have Chambers at the helm. Formerly, Chambers spent 11 seasons at the College of Southern Nevada, twice leading the junior college program to the World Series.
Danny Higa and Rance Roundy produced more than enough offense, combining to go 6-for-8 from the plate with seven RBI while Tanner Peters picked up the win following a strong first start.
“I thought offensively we showed pretty good for the first night out,” Chambers said in a statement. “Tanner pitched really well tonight, which is what we needed from him.”
Roundy’s home run in the fifth inning highlighted the offense, while Higa had two doubles. UNLV scored four runs in the seventh inning — all with two out — to build a 12-1 lead. Peters threw five complete innings, scattering three hits while striking out six.
The teams play a double header Saturday starting at 2 p.m.
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