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BASEBALL: NORTHERN ILLINOIS (5-12) vs, NEVADA (5-12)

When: Today through Sunday, weather permitting. Weekday games at 2 p.m. and weekend games at 1 p.m.

Where: Peccole Park

Probable starters: Northern Illinois – INF Scott Simon (.326, HR, 12 RBI), INF Bobby Stevens (.089, RBI), Marc Besteman (.243, 4 RBI, INF Jesse Seykora (.273, 4 RBI), OF Jeff Thomas (.450, HR, 5 RBI), Pat Minog) (.318, 5 RBI), OF Brian Toner (.255, HR, 7 RBI), C Andy Ventucci (.240, HR, RBI) or Justin Behme (.273, 2 RBI); Nevada – 1B Terry Walsh (.208, 2 HR, 7 RBI), 2B David Ciarlo (.203, HR, 4 RBI), SS Leo Radkowski (.193, HR, 6 RBI), 3B Matt Bowman (.344, 8 RBI), RF Shawn Scobee (.321, 5 HR, 14 RBI), CF Durell Williams (.200), Lf Trevor O’Sullivan (.240) or Matt Suleski (.214), C Jordan Opdyke (.235, 2 HR, 3 RBI), DH Baker Krukow (.278, 7 RBI)

Pitching rotation: Wednesday – Steve Taylor (0-1, 2.35), Thursday – TBD, Friday – Tim Schoeninger (1-2, 3.75), Saturday – Ryan Rodriguez (2-4, 3.15), Sunday – TBD

Scouting Nevada: Weather has taken over in Northern Nevada, costing the Pack one of its games against Portland … This five-game series means a lot of work for coach Gary Powers’ pitching staff … Matt Bowman isn expected to start at third, only the second time all season he has been a position player because of an injury. He filled in at second late in the last game of the Portland series.

Scouting Northern Illinois: The Huskies knocked off San Jose State 2-1, but had games at Saint Mary’s College and UC Davis rained out earlier this week … Pat Minoge has a six-game hitting streak going … The Huskies’ bullpen has been great thus far, throwing 14 straight scoreless innings.

Compiled by Darrell Moody