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Nevada baseball preview box

BASEBALL: UTAH VALLEY STATE (7-20-1) AT NEVADA (17-14)

When: Tonight (6 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m. DH), Sunday 1 p.m.

Where: Peccole Park

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

UTAH VALLEY

C Kevin Arendse (.233, 10 RBI)

1B Adam Openshaw (.232, 11 RBI)

2B Ryan Jones (.291, 9 RBI)

SS Jake Rickenbach (.246, 12 RBI)

3B Jace Brinkerhoff (.342, 3 HR, 23 RBI)

LF Tyler Garretson (.231, 4 RBI)

CF Scott Croshaw (.300, HR, 15 RBI)

RF Kai Hatch (.286, 11 RBI)

DH Josh Hinckley (.231, HR, 9 RBI)

P Dan Christensen (1-4, 7.39)

COACH Steve Gardner (18th year)

NEVADA

C Tyson Jaquez (.298, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

1B Shaun Kort ( .362, 4 HR, 38 RBI)

2B David Ciarlo (.455, 3 HR, 21 RBI)

SS Kevin Rodland (.269, HR, 16 RBI)

3B Jason Rodriguez (.397, 7 HR, 33 RBI)

LF Matt Bowman (.345, 2 HR, 22 RBI)

CF Jason Sadoian (.314, HR, 11 RBI)

RF Mike Hale (.345, 3 HR, 16 RBI)

DH Terry Walsh .295, 5 HR, 21 RBI)

P Rod Scurry (3-4, 4.21)

Coach Gary Powers (26th season)

About Utah Valley State: The Wolverines have struggled at the plate as their .253 team average suggests. They are being out-hit by 43 points … They have hit just seven homers, three of those coming off the bat of Brinkerhoff … The Wolverines are in the fifth year of a six-year transition to Division I … The Wolverines are averaging a shade over 4 runs a game, while giving up more than 6 a contest.

About Nevada: The Pack is coming off a 14-3 loss to UOP, a team it blanked 10-0 at Peccole Park back in mid-March … Nevada is 15-6 at home this season … Bowman has an eight-game hitting streak, while Rodriguez and Walsh have hit in seven straight. Hale and Rodland had their five-game streaks snapped, while Kort had his six-gamer wiped out.

Compiled by Darrell Moody