Nevada baseball faces Portland


When: Today (2 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

Where: Peccole Park

Radio: ESPN; Saturday and Sunday, pre-game 15 minutes prior to first pitch

Coaches: Nevada's Gary Powers (704-552-4) is in his 24th season; Portland's Chris Sperry (141-293) is in his 9th season

Nevada starters: C Jordan Opdyke (.250, HR, 7 RBI); 1B Terry Walsh (.214, 2 HR, 7 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.179, HR, 4 RBI); SS Leo Radkowski (.200, HR, 6 RBI); 3B Brian Joynt (.208) or Dan Eastham (.154, RBI), LF Matt Suleski (.200, 3 RBI), CF Durrell Williams (.200, RBI), RF Shawn Scobee (.261, 2 HR, 6 RBI); DH Matt Bowman (.317)

Portland starters: C Nick Kosach (.192, 3 RBI); 1B Chase Powell (.297, 3 RBI); 2B Sean Nicol (.333, HR, RBI); SS Jesse Rodgers (.238, 4 RBI); 3B Gustaf Little (.200); CF Justin Ehlers (.143); RF Travis Vetters (.191, 6 RBI), LF Cory Wiltshire (.285, 3 RBI), DH James Allan (.191, 3 RBI)

Pitching match-ups: Friday - Nevada's Chris Schoeninger (1-2, 4.20) vs. Portland's Art Ronick (0-2, 7.45); Saturday - Nevada's Ryan Rodriguez (2-3, 2.33) vs. Portland's Sean Sargent (0-4, 4.79); Sunday - Steve Taylor (0-1, 2.35) vs. Josh Roberts (1-1, 8.24)

Scouting Nevada - The Pack hasn't playes since being swept at Oregon State ... Dayton's Matt Bowman has been the Pack's most-productive hitter,hiting in 11 of 15 games ... Infielder Ryan Foley broke a finger against Oregon State, and he's out from 4 to 6 weeks ... Left field has been a merry-go-round with six different players getting starts there. Matt Suleski has started four of the last five there ... Ryan Rodriguez needs just one strikeout to crack the Top 10 all-time at Nevada ... The bullpen has struggled thus far, allowing 18 of 27 inherited runners to score.

Scouting Portland: The Pilots are in the midst of a 20-game season-opening road trip .. The Pilots dropped a double-header at Fresno State recently and are coming off a 3-1 loss to Oregon State earlier this week.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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