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BASEBALL: NEVADA (23-19, 7-5) AT SAC STATE (11-29, 6-12)

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

WHERE: Sacramento State

TV/RADIO: None

COACHES: Gary Powers (Nevada); John Smith (Sac State)

PITCHING ROTATION: Today - Nevada's Ryan Rodriguez (5-5, 275) vs. Alvaro Orozco (4-4, 4.65); Saturday - Nevada's Rod Scurry (1-5, 5.63) vs. Trevor York (1-7, 6.68); Sunday - Nevada's Kyle Howe (2-2, 4.50) vs. Mick Joyce (2-5, 6.16)

PROBABLE STARTERS: Nevada - C Konrad Schmidt (.364, 6 HR 34 RBI); 1B Shaun Kort (.372, 5 HR, 35 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.265, 2 HR, 20 RBI); SS Chris Siewert (.280, HR, 20 RBI); 3B Jason Rodriguez (.271, 12 RBI); LF Terry Walsh (.362, 4 HR, 22 RBI) or Mike Hale (.297, 10 RBI); CF Jason Sadoian (.284, 8 RBI) or Nick Sansone (.253, 13 RBI); RF Matt Suleski (.375, 13 RBI); DH Baker Krukow (.322, HR, 14 RBI). Sacramento State - C Travis Kirkman (.264, 7 RBI); 1B Gabe Jacobo (.333, 7 HR, 27 RBI); 2B Taylor Watanabe (.238, 3 RBI) or Gary Johnson (.184, 3 RBI); SS Blake Crosby (.258, 9 RBI) or Patrick Cummins (.263, HR, 11 RBI); 3B David Flores (.287, 2 HR, 13 RBI); LF Ryan Blair (.292, 2 HR, 22 RBI); CF Tim Wheeler (.307, 3 HR, 17 RBI); RF Montana Dye (.305, 2 HR, 22 RBI); DH Wes Oberlin (.333, 6 RBI) or Jeff Hannah (.313, HR, 12 RBI).

GAME NOTES: The Pack returns to action for the first time since losing to USF 17-2 following its three-game home sweep of San Jose State ... If Ryan Rodriguez wins today, he will surpass ex-Carson and Nevada star Darrell Rasner for career wins. Presently, the two are tied with 28 victories ... Rodriguez leads the WAC in ERA amon starters, a scant .21 ahead of Hawai'i's Matt Daily, who is at .296 and is second in strikeouts ... Terry Walsh is leading the conference in hitting (conference games only) with a .69 average. He's followed by teammate Konrad Schmidt ... The Hornets' Gaba Jacobo is eighth in hitting in conference games at .365 ... Ndvada is second in hitting in conference games (.319), second in team pitching (4.53 ERA) and first in fielding (.979, 10 errors).

Compiled by Darrell Moody

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