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UC RIVERSIDE (3-8) AT NEVADA (3-5)

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

Where: Peccole Park

TV/Radio: None/1450AM on Friday, 630AM Saturday and Sunday, pre-game 15 minutes prior to first pitch

Coaches: Nevada's Gary Powers (764-600-4) is in his 26th season; UC Riverside's Doug Smith (93-84) is in his 4th season

Pitching matchups: Today - Nevada's Rod Scurry (0-2. 9.35) vs. Stephen Penney (0-1, 3.46); Saturday - Nevada's Chris Garcia (0-1, 2.92) vs. Matt Larkins (1-1, 4.09); Sunday - Nevada's Kyle Howe (0-0, 5.79) vs. Paul Appleby (0-2, 8.00)

Projected starters: UC RIVERSIDE- C Brett Hambright (.261, 2 HR, 6 RBI), 1B Mark Samuelson (.033, HR, RBI) or Ryan Goetz (.314, HR, 4 RBI); 2B Drew Garcia (.432, 6 RBI), SS Trevor Hairgrove (.133, RBI), 3B Ben Price (.176, HR, 4 RBI), LF Aaron Wible (.241, 2 RBI), CF Carl Uhl (.156, 3 RBI), RF Joey Gonzales (.289, 4 RBI), DH Goetz or Tony Nix (.250, HR, 2 RBI); NEVADA - C Tyson Jaquez (.280, HR, 5 RBI), 1B Shaun Kort (.444, HR, 13 RBI), 2B David Ciarlo (.615, 2 HR, 9 RBI), SS Kevin Rodland (.240, RBI), 3B Jason Rodriguez (.429, HR, 6 RBI), LF Nick Leid (.412, HR, 7 RBI), CF Jason Sadoian (.346, HR, 5 RBI), RF Terry Walsh (.130, 2 RBI) or Dan Eastham (.273, HR, 3 RBI), DH Matt Bowman .348, HR, 6 RBI)

About Nevada: Nevada is coming off a doubleheader sweep of Division II Cal State-Monterey Bay on Tuesday, winning 24-7 and 16-0 ... Ciarlo is simply tearing it up with five straight multii-hit games, and he leads the team in nine different offensive categories ... Waylen Sing Chow, Garrett Patterson and Joe Wallace collected their first collegiate hits in Tuesday's romp.

About UC Riverside: The Highlanders lost a one-run game to San Diego State and were swept recently by Nebraska ... Riverside is 0-5 on the road ... The Highlanders' team average is .224 thus far.

Compiled by Darrell Moody

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