UNLV opened the game with four runs on four hits in the first, with third baseman Braden Walker delivering the biggest blow with a two-out, three-run double to stake the Rebels to a 4-0 lead.
UNLV then tacked on a pair of runs in the third for an 11-1 edge, and added two more in the sixth and one each in the eighth and ninth to win going away.
The Rebels rapped out 19 hits off of five different
Rebel starter Efren Navarro Jr. (1-1) picked up his first win of the season. The left-hander gave up four runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. Mills (5-4) was charged with the loss after surrendering nine runs, six earned, on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings.