Nevada baseball preview

Nevada baseball preview

BASEBALL: NEVADA (21-14, 8-4) AT HAWAII (16-21, 8-8)

When: Tonight: 9:35 p.m., Saturday (4:05 p.m. DH), Sunday 4:05

Where: Murakami Stadium, Honolulu, HI

TV/Radio: None/630 AM, pre-game 15 minutes before first pitch

NEVADA

C Tyson Jaquez (.313, 3 HR, 13 RBI)

1B Shaun Kort (.349, 4 HR, 38 RBI)

2B David Ciarlo (.439, 3 HR, 21 RBI)

SS Kevin Rodland (.241, HR, 16 RBI)

3B Jason Rodriguez (.378, 7 HR, 35 RBI)

LF Matt Bowman (.347, 4 HR, 23 RBI)

CF Jason Sadoian (.342, HR, 14 RBI)

RF Mike Hale (.333, 4 HR, 18 RBI)

DH Terry Walsh (.283, 6 HR, 27 RBI)

P Rod Scurry (4-4, 3.51)

COACH Gary Powers (26th season)

HAWAII

C Landon Hernandez (.223, HR, 10 RBI)

1B Kevin MacDonald (.233, 20 RBI)

2B Greg Garcia (.247, HR, 8 RBI)

SS Jon Hee (.310, HR, 15 RBI)

3B Vinni Catricala (.234, 3 HR, 24 RBI)

LF Evan Zimny (.344, 4 RBI)

CF Brandon Haislet (.333, 3 HR, 15 RBI)

RF Jeff Van Doornum (.299, HR, 18 RBI)

DH Derek DuPree (.300, 8 RBI)

P Jared Alexander (4-3, 2.39)

COACH Mike Trapasso (7th season)

ABOUT NEVADA: The Pack is coming off a four-game nonconference sweep of Utah Valley State ... Scurry is coming off the first complete game win of his career, a 1-0 decision over Utah Valley State ... Nevada leads the WAC in hitting with a .321 average. The Pack is third in fielding (.971) and fourth in ERA (5.57) ... Ciarlo leads the WAC in hitting (.439), slugging percentage (.694), on-base percentage (.538) and triples (4) ... Nevada has five of the conference's top 12 hitters ... Nevada has scored 10 or more runs in a game 13 times.

ABOUT HAWAII: Coach Trapasso won his 200th game when the Rainbows beat New Mexico State last Sunday ... Haislet leads the team in runs, stolen bases, homers and walks ... Hawaii has won seven of its last nine games ... Catricala has hit in five straight games .

Compiled by Darrell Moody

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