Nevada baseball preview box


When: Today through Sunday (6 p.m. tonight and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)

Where: Baggett Stadium

TV-Radio: None

Coaches: Gary Powers (Nevada) 728-573-4; Larry Lee (Cal-Poly) 133-103

Series: Nevada leads 10-6

Pitching matchups: Today - Nevada's Ryan Rodriguez (0-1, 3.97) vs. Marc Nobriga (0-1, 4.35); Saturday - Nevada's Rod Scurry (0-1, 7.56) vs. Matt Leonard (0-0, 9.31); Sunday - Mario Rivera (1-0, 3.52) vs. Thomas Eager 1-1, 2.08)

Probable Nevada starters: C Konrad Schmidt (.235, HR, 3 RBI) or Baker Krukow (.364); 1B Shaun Kort (.462, HR, 8 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.320, 5 RBI); SS Chris Siewert (.353, RBI); 3B Tyson Jaquez (.167) or Jason Rodriguez (.167); LF Mike Hale (.214, 2 RBI) or Terry Walsh (.167, HR, RBI); CF Nick Sansone (.235, 2 RBI) or Jason Sadoain (.167); RF Matt Suleski (.286); DH Walsh or Krukow.

NOTES: Matt Bowman (.368, 2 HR, 4 RBI), who injured his shoulder against UC Riverside, isn't expected to play this weekend, which leaves a gaping hple in the middle of Nevada's lineup ... Siewert currently has a five-game hit streak, and Kort, a freshman, has a four-game streak going. Ciarlo, Rodriguez, Walsh and Sadoian all hit in their last outing. Ciarlo leads the team with three multiple-hit games and Kort has three multiple-RBI games ... It will be a homecoming for Krukow, who grew up in San Luis Obispo, and his dad, Mike, who pitched for many years in the majors, went to Cal-Poly and had his number retired ... This is part pf a 10-game homestand for the Mustangs, who knocked off Fresno State 6-3 earlier this week .. Brent Morel, who has a team-best four-game hitting streak, is 8-for-16 with a homer and two RBI. Grant Desme is hitting .435 with three homers and six RBI ... Nevada's first home game is Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. against Saint Mary's College, and that starts a four-game homestand. Buffalo visits Nevada Feb. 23-25.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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