Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 5:14 p.m.
UNLV baseball lives to play another day.
The Rebels held on to defeat North Dakota State 2-1 today, eliminating the Bison and setting up another elimination game Sunday at 2 p.m. in Corvallis, Ore. UNLV (36-24) will meet the loser between Oregon State and UC Irvine, which play later today.
Rebels third baseman T.J. White opened the game with a single, eventually stole third base and then scored on a Patrick Armstrong groundout. The next batter, left fielder Morgan Stotts, hit a solo home run.
North Dakota State countered with one run in the bottom of the first. But after such a quick start for both teams, no one else would cross home plate.
Both teams had a few chances, especially the Bison, but when the defenses needed a stop they found a way to make it happen. UNLV starter Bryan Bonnell went seven innings, allowing five hits, and reliever Brayden Torres came in for the two-inning save. Torres stranded two Bison runners on second and third by inducing a game-ending groundout.
The Rebels will find out whom they play next later today. It will either be the team that on Friday beat them 10-3 (UC Irvine) or the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament playing at home (Oregon State).
If UNLV wins, it would play again tomorrow night at 8.