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BASEBALL: HAWAII (31-19, 9-9) AT NEVADA (28-22, 11-7)

When: Tonight, Sunday and Monday, all games at 6 p.m.

Where: Peccole Park

TV-Radio: None/ESPN Radio 630 AM, pre-game 15 minutes prior to first pitch

Coaches: Gary Powers (Nevada) and Mike Trapasso (Hawai'i)

Pitching rotation: Tonight - Nevada's Ryan Rodriguez (7-5, 3.55) vs. Ian Harrington (7-6, 3.80); Sunday - Nevada's Rod Scurry (2-5, 5.05) vs. Matt Daly (5-1, 2.35); Monday - Nevada's Kyle Howe (2-3, 5.23) vs. Mark Rodrigiez (8-2, 3.44)

Probable starting line-ups: HAWAII - C Landon Hernandez (.304, 2 HR, 27 RBI); 1B Kris Sanchez (.377, 10 HR, 61 RBI); 2B Jon Hee (.327, 19 RBI); SS Eli Christensen (.320, HR, 21 RBI); 3B Justin Frash (.353, 3 HR, 28 RBI); LF Derek DuPree (.277, 15 RBI) or Kevin MacDonald (.303, HR, 12 RBI) or Jorge Franco (.242, HR, 10 RBI); CF Brandon Haslet (.339, 4 HR, 36 RBI); RF Evan Zimny (.246, 2 HR, 17 RBI); DH Vinnie Catricala (.333, 2 HR, 24 RBI). NEVADA - C Konrad Schmidt (.354, 7 HR, 40 RBI); 1B Shaun Kort (.404, 5 HR 42 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.272, 3 HR, 28 RBI); SS Chris Siewert (.293, 12 RBI); 3B Jason Rodrigiuez (.296, HR, 22 RBI); LF Terry Walsh (.376, 4 HR, 24 RBI); CF Jason Sadoian (.274, 12 RBI); RF Mike Hale (.311, 13 RBI); DH Baker Krukow (. 319, 3 HR, 19 RBI).

Game Notes: This could be a preview of a first-round game at the upcoming WAC Tournament. Nevada should have swept the three-game series in Honolulu, droping 5-4 and 5-3 decisions ... Daly, who starts the second game, tossed a complete-game 1-hitter last weekend against Division II Hawaii-Hilo ... The Rainbows have fared well away from home, posting a 9-8 record ... Hernandez currentyly has a career-best eight-game hittkng streak, while Catricala has a four-gamer with DuPree and Christensen on three-game streaks ...Kort and Krukow have current five-game hitting streaks, while Ciarlo and Rodriguez have hit in four straight. Rodriguez has actually hit in 10 straight WAC games ... Nevada is second in teh WAC in hitting (.311) and fourth in pitching (4.66 ERA) ... Nevada pinch-hitters are hitting .308, led by Hale, who is 5-for-10 off the bench ... Nevada leads the all-time series against Hawaii 22-19.

Compiled by Darrell Moody

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