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Nevada baseball preview box

BASEBALL: NEVADA (23-19, 7-5) AT SAC STATE (11-29, 6-12)

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

WHERE: Sacramento State

TV/RADIO: None

COACHES: Gary Powers (Nevada); John Smith (Sac State)

PITCHING ROTATION: Today – Nevada’s Ryan Rodriguez (5-5, 275) vs. Alvaro Orozco (4-4, 4.65); Saturday – Nevada’s Rod Scurry (1-5, 5.63) vs. Trevor York (1-7, 6.68); Sunday – Nevada’s Kyle Howe (2-2, 4.50) vs. Mick Joyce (2-5, 6.16)

PROBABLE STARTERS: Nevada – C Konrad Schmidt (.364, 6 HR 34 RBI); 1B Shaun Kort (.372, 5 HR, 35 RBI); 2B David Ciarlo (.265, 2 HR, 20 RBI); SS Chris Siewert (.280, HR, 20 RBI); 3B Jason Rodriguez (.271, 12 RBI); LF Terry Walsh (.362, 4 HR, 22 RBI) or Mike Hale (.297, 10 RBI); CF Jason Sadoian (.284, 8 RBI) or Nick Sansone (.253, 13 RBI); RF Matt Suleski (.375, 13 RBI); DH Baker Krukow (.322, HR, 14 RBI). Sacramento State – C Travis Kirkman (.264, 7 RBI); 1B Gabe Jacobo (.333, 7 HR, 27 RBI); 2B Taylor Watanabe (.238, 3 RBI) or Gary Johnson (.184, 3 RBI); SS Blake Crosby (.258, 9 RBI) or Patrick Cummins (.263, HR, 11 RBI); 3B David Flores (.287, 2 HR, 13 RBI); LF Ryan Blair (.292, 2 HR, 22 RBI); CF Tim Wheeler (.307, 3 HR, 17 RBI); RF Montana Dye (.305, 2 HR, 22 RBI); DH Wes Oberlin (.333, 6 RBI) or Jeff Hannah (.313, HR, 12 RBI).

GAME NOTES: The Pack returns to action for the first time since losing to USF 17-2 following its three-game home sweep of San Jose State … If Ryan Rodriguez wins today, he will surpass ex-Carson and Nevada star Darrell Rasner for career wins. Presently, the two are tied with 28 victories … Rodriguez leads the WAC in ERA amon starters, a scant .21 ahead of Hawai’i’s Matt Daily, who is at .296 and is second in strikeouts … Terry Walsh is leading the conference in hitting (conference games only) with a .69 average. He’s followed by teammate Konrad Schmidt … The Hornets’ Gaba Jacobo is eighth in hitting in conference games at .365 … Ndvada is second in hitting in conference games (.319), second in team pitching (4.53 ERA) and first in fielding (.979, 10 errors).

Compiled by Darrell Moody