Nevada baseball preview box


When: Today through Sunday, weather permitting. Weekday games at 2 p.m. and weekend games at 1 p.m.

Where: Peccole Park

Probable starters: Northern Illinois - INF Scott Simon (.326, HR, 12 RBI), INF Bobby Stevens (.089, RBI), Marc Besteman (.243, 4 RBI, INF Jesse Seykora (.273, 4 RBI), OF Jeff Thomas (.450, HR, 5 RBI), Pat Minog) (.318, 5 RBI), OF Brian Toner (.255, HR, 7 RBI), C Andy Ventucci (.240, HR, RBI) or Justin Behme (.273, 2 RBI); Nevada - 1B Terry Walsh (.208, 2 HR, 7 RBI), 2B David Ciarlo (.203, HR, 4 RBI), SS Leo Radkowski (.193, HR, 6 RBI), 3B Matt Bowman (.344, 8 RBI), RF Shawn Scobee (.321, 5 HR, 14 RBI), CF Durell Williams (.200), Lf Trevor O'Sullivan (.240) or Matt Suleski (.214), C Jordan Opdyke (.235, 2 HR, 3 RBI), DH Baker Krukow (.278, 7 RBI)

Pitching rotation: Wednesday - Steve Taylor (0-1, 2.35), Thursday - TBD, Friday - Tim Schoeninger (1-2, 3.75), Saturday - Ryan Rodriguez (2-4, 3.15), Sunday - TBD

Scouting Nevada: Weather has taken over in Northern Nevada, costing the Pack one of its games against Portland ... This five-game series means a lot of work for coach Gary Powers' pitching staff ... Matt Bowman isn expected to start at third, only the second time all season he has been a position player because of an injury. He filled in at second late in the last game of the Portland series.

Scouting Northern Illinois: The Huskies knocked off San Jose State 2-1, but had games at Saint Mary's College and UC Davis rained out earlier this week ... Pat Minoge has a six-game hitting streak going ... The Huskies' bullpen has been great thus far, throwing 14 straight scoreless innings.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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