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Wolf Pack baseball preview

BASEBALL: NEVADA (31-22, 13-7)

AT SAN JOSE STATE (30-23, 9-12)

When: Tonight (7 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.)

Where: Municipal Stadium

TV-Radio: None/ESPN Radio 630 AM

Coaches: Gary Powers (Nevada), Sam Piraro (San Jose State)

Probable pitching rotation: Tonight – Nevada’s Ryan Rodriguez (8-5, 3.55) vs. Spencer Snodgrass (2-2, 5.26); Saturday – Nevada’s Rodney Scurry (3-5, 4.98) vs. Steven Vidal (4-4, 5.24); Sunday – Kyle Howe (3-3, 4.83) vs. Scott Sobczak (5-2, 4.26)

Probable starters: NEVADA – C Konrad Schmidt (.353, 7 HR, 43 RBI), 1B Shaun Kort (.400, 5 HR, 45 RBI), 2B David Ciarlo (.279, 3 HR, 32 RBI), SS Chris Siewert (.293, 2 HR, 29 RBI), 3B Jason Rodriguez (.301, 2 HR, 27 RBI), LF Terry Walsh (.387, 5 HR, 26 RBI), CF Jason Sadoian (.280, 12 RBI), RF Mike Hale (.305, 13 RBI), DH Mike Krukow (.302, 3 HR, 20 RBI). SAN JOSE STATE – C Justin Santich-Hughes (.280, 18 RBI), 1B Ryan Angel (.299, 6 HR, 39 RBI), 2B Marcus McKimmy (.341, 5 HR, 31 RBI), SS Kyle Bellows (.343, 4 HR, 42 RBI), 3B Karson Klauer (.272, HR, 17 RBI), LF Chris Balatico (.333, HR, 20 RBI), CF Brian Yocke (.361, 10 RBI), RF Donato Giovanotti (.355, 6 HR, 52 RBI), DH Greg Fyfe (.301, HR, 11 RBI)

Game Notes: Nevada, which can finish no worse than second place, enters the game having won six of its last seven and 11 of its last 14 games… Nevada can win the regular-season title if it can sweep the three-game series from the Spartans and if Hawai’i can sweep Fresno State … San Jose has been a tough place for Nevada to win. The Spartans have won 11 of the last 15 meetings in the Bay Area … Nevada first baseman Shaun Kort has an eight-game hitting streak, and in that span, he his hitting .500 with eight RBI. Walsh has hit in five straight games, and is batting .562 with a homer and four RBI. Schmidt has hit in four straight with an average of .312 in that stretch … San Jose State is currently tied with Hawai’i for fourth place entering the final weekend … Nevada swept the Spartans at Peccole Park earlier this year.

– Compiled by Darrell Moody