Nevada baseball preview


When: Today through Saturday (3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Riverside Sports Complex

TV/Radio: None

Coaches: Nevada's Gary Powers (728-570-4); UC Riverside Doug Smith (57-52)

Pitching match-ups: Today - Marc Rzepczynski (3-1 in 2006) vs. Ryan Rodriguez (0-0, 5.68); Friday - James Simmons (9-5 in 2006) vs. Rod Scurry (0-0, 1.50); Saturday - Dan Runzler (3-3 in 2006) vs. Mario Rivera (1-0, 0.00)

Probable Nevada starters - 1B Dan Eastham (.250, 2 RBI) or Shaun Kort (.600, HR, 4 RBI; 2B David Ciarlo (.417, RBI); SS Chris Siewert (.286) or Owen Mackedon (.000, RBI); 3B Tyson Jaquez (.250); LF Mike Hale (.222, RBI); CF Nick Sansone (.308, RBI); RF Matt Bowman (.357, 2 HR, 4 RBI); C Baker Krukow (.444) or Konrad Schmidt (.000); DH Krukow or Terry Walsh (.143).

NEVADA NOTES: Bowman enters the game with a 10-game hitting streak, dating back to last season. He homered twice in the series finale against Saint Mary's College last weekend, and has a .929 slugging percentage after three games ... Nevada did get some decent relief pitching last weeknd. Ben Colton didn't allow an earned run in 2 2/3 innings, Jacob Kaup allowed just one hit in 2 1/3 innings and Kody Keroher won the middle game in relief, alowing no runs and a hit in 1 2/3 innings. The relievers did allow five of nine inherited runners to score ... Two former Nevada players - catcher Jordan Opdyke and outfielder Mike Vass - are currently on the UC Riverside roster. Vass played for Nevada two years ago, and then left for Cypress College.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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