March 1, 2013
Nevada Hosts Holy Cross Travels To Pacific
Nevada (5-4) hosts Holy Cross (1-3) on Saturday and Sunday at Peccole Park. Meeting for the first time the Wolf Pack and Crusaders will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m. HC is located in Worcester, Mass. and has an enrolment of 2,862. Tuesday the Pack play at Pacific at 6 p.m. The Pacific game is the first of five consecutive road games.
Upcoming Nevada Games
Sat., Mar. 2 - Holy Cross - Reno, Nev. - Peccole Park - 11 a.m. PT
Sat., Mar. 2 - Holy Cross - Reno, Nev. - Peccole Park - TBA
Sun., Sat., Mar. 2 - Holy Cross - Reno, Nev. - Peccole Park - 1 p.m. PT
Tue., Mar. 5 - at Pacific - Stockton, Calif. - Klein Family Field - 6 p.m. PT
NEVADA WOLF PACK
Record: 5-4 MW: 0-0
Head Coach: Gary Powers (Nevada, 1971)
at Nevada: 917-734-5 (31st season)
Career Record: same
Powers vs. HC: 0-0
Powers vs. Pacific: 76-31
HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS
Record: 1-3 Patriot League: 0-0
Head Coach: Greg DiCenzo (St. Lawrence, 1998)
at HC: 127-129-1 (Sixth season)
Career Record: same
Record: 3-4 BWC: 0-0
Head Coach: Ed Sprague
at Pacific: 182-267 (10th season)
Career Record: same
Upcoming Games: at Coca Cola Classic - Surprise, Ariz. - vs. Arizona State, Gonzaga and Arkansas
Nevada will play four in a row on the road starting with a three-game series at Utah Valley in Orem, Utah on Mar. 7-9. The Pack then travels to UC Davis on Mar. 12 to play the Aggies at 2:30 p.m. in Davis, Calif.
MEYER HOMERS TWICE: Sophomore first baseman Kewby Meyer homered twice in the Northern Illinois series. Meyer's first home run was the Pack's first of the season and first of his career at Peccole Park. The homer was a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth in the first game of the NIU series. His second home run was a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning in the series finale versus the Huskies that broke a 1-1 tie as the Pack prevailed 3-1. After hitting one home run all last season he has a career-high two in his second season.
WELLS 2-0: Sophomore lefty Tyler Wells improved to 2-0 after tossing 5.2 scoreless innings in a 13-0 victory in game two over Northern Illinois last weekend. In his first start of the season Wells tossed six scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory against Kansas. In 11.2 innings he has not allowed run on nine hits.
KLEIN AND BYLER HIT STREAKS END AT 10: Senior outfielder Brooks Klein and sophomore third baseman Austin Byler had hit streaks end at 10 after going hitless in the third game of the Northern Illinois series. The streaks included the final three games of last season. Klein's career-long hit streak was 14 games last year. The 10-game streak is Byler's career high.
GET PACK AUTOGRAPHS ON SUNDAY: Six members of the Nevada baseball team will be signing autographs after Sunday 1 p.m. game with Holy Cross at Peccole Park. Barry Timko, Adam Whitt, Brad Gerig, Bryce Barger, Mark Reece and Tyler Wells will sign autographs after the game.
GERIG DELIVERING: Sierra College transfer Brad Gerig has been delivering in his first season in the Silver & Blue. The Pack's starting left fielder in seven-of-nine games this season is batting .300 with six runs scored, nine hits, four doubles, six RBI and a home run. Gerig is tied for first on the team in runs scored, RBI and doubles. His 16 total bases is second.
Gerig delivered in the clutch in the final game of the Kansas series. With Nevada trailing 8-7 he delivered a two-out two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Wolf Pack a 9-8 walk-off victory over the Jayhawks. He hit the 0-2 pitch off the bottom of the left field wall to score Lance Berringer, who started the inning with a single, and pinch runner Curtis Frisbie.
FAIN SHINES: Freshman hurler Michael Fain has made the most of his four appearances this season. Fain has been involved in three of the Pack's five victories with a win and two saves.
In the Kansas series he was key in both Nevada victories over the Jayhawks. In game two he worked out of a no out bases loaded jam in the ninth to earn the save in the 2-1 Pack win. In the final game he pitched the final three innings of the game to earn his first victory in the Silver & Blue.
In game four of the Northern Illinois series he retired the side in the top of the ninth to record his second save.
JAMESON REACHES 38: Senior Tom Jameson made his 38th consecutive career start in the Northern Illinois series and 41st start of his career. Jameson has made two starts this season and 15 in each of the previous two years. As a freshman he made nine starts which included the final six games of the season.
The Reno High School product is tied for 10th in school history with 19 wins with Kody Kosman (1992-93) and Matt Rainer (1998-00) tied for eighth with 20. His 256.2 career innings pitched ranks eighth at Nevada with Matt Rainer (1998-00) seventh with 265.1. In 47 games his record is 19-11 with a 3.79 ERA. Twice his freshman year he earned saves.
NEW PLAYERS: In nine games all 35 players on the roster have seen action. Of the 35 players, 15 are first year players in the program. Of the 15 new players, seven are position players and eight pitchers.
THEROUX BREAKS HAND: Freshman catcher Collin Theroux broke a bone in his right hand in the second game of the Kansas series in Mesa, Ariz. Theroux was run over by the Kansas player at home plate and suffered the injury. He will remain in a cast the next four weeks and then be reevaluated.
NEVADA PICKED THIRD: Nevada will be competing in the Mountain West for the first time in 2013 after 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. In the preseason MW Coaches Poll the Wolf Pack was picked third behind New Mexico and San Diego State.
SHIPLEY PRESEASON MW SELECTION: Junior right-hander Bradey Shipley was selected to the preseason MW Coaches team. Shipley, the 2012 WAC Pitcher of the Year, went 9-4 with 2.20 ERA in 98.1 innings on the mound. He struck out 88 and walked 40.
HERNANDEZ RETURNS: Senior first baseman Hugh Hernandez missed all but five games last season with injury and received a medical redshirt. Hernandez has played in five games and earned four starts, three starts at first base and one at designated hitter. He is batting .417 with two doubles and two RBI.
In his first start of the season at first base in game 2 versus Kansas, Hernandez was outstanding defensively. He made two great plays with the glove to start double plays including a key 3-2-3 in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded. In the fourth he cut down a runner at home on a chopper to end the scoring threat. He was also involved in another double play as the Pack turn three in the game.
KAPLAN AT SECOND: In his first season Irvine Valley College junior Scott Kaplan has earned the starting spot at second base starting all nine games. Kaplan is hitting .300 with four runs scored, a double, a triple and three RBI.
Kaplan collected hits in the first five games of the season and has reached base in six of the nine games. Defensively he has been errorless and assisted in four double plays.