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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