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Nevada baseball preview box

BASEBALL: NEVADA (3-6) at PACIFIC (2-5)

When: Friday (2 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.)

Where: Klein Family Field

TV-Radio: None/ESPN Radio for Friday and Sunday games, pre-game at 12:40 p.m. both days

Coaches: Gary Powers (Nevada); Ed Sprague (Pacific)

Pitching rotation: Friday – Nevada’s Ryan Rodriguez (0-2, 2.95) vs. Joey Centanni (0-1, 2.19); Saturday – Nevada’s Rod Scurry (0-2, 10.64) vs. Hunter Carnevale (1-1, 2.79); Sunday – Both teams have yet to name a starter

Probable Nevada starters – C Konrad Schmidt (.346, 3 HR, 11 RBI); 1B Dan Eastham (.353, 5 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.306, 5 RBI); SS Owen Mackedon (.222, RBI) or Chris Siewert (.310, RBI); 3B Tyson Jaquez (.158) or Siewert; LF Terry Walsh (.190, HR, RBI); CF Jason Sadoian (.385, RBI); RF Cody Fierro (.100, RBI) or Matt Suleski (.200); DH Shaun Kort (.391, HR, 10 RBI) or Bake Krukow (.294, RBI)

NEVADA NOTES – The pressure will be on the rest of the Nevada’s players to pick up the slack caused by Matt Bowman’s season-ending injury. Bowman was the team’s best hitter and best player, and he’ll be sorely missed … If Siewert moves to third full time, Fallon’s Owen Mackedon would probably start at shortstop … Siewert has an eight-game hitting streak and Ciarlo, who is the only player to start all nine games for the Pack, is on a four-game streak … Powers is undecided on Sunday’s starter. Mario Rivera, who has started the past three Sundays and is 2-0 with a 5.68 ERA, left his last start after five innings. Kyle Howe (0-1, 9.00) could start in Rivera’s place … Schmidt is coming off a career game at Cal Poly where he homered twice, doubled twice and drove in seven of Nevada’s 10 runs in the second game of the series.

Compiled by Darrell Moody