Pack Host Two Time College World Series Champion Oregon State Beavers For Three Games This Weekend
Nevada Probable Lineup
TEAM: After starting the season 0-5 the Pack have won 6 of their last 8 games to improve to 6-7...Nevada also started the 2006 season 0-5...Nevada has turned 10 of its 15 doubles plays in the last six games and eight in the UC Riverside series, 1 in the first game, four in game 2 and three in the series finale...Nevada scored double figures in 4 games in a row vs. UT Arlington(10), CSUMB(24), CSUMB(16) and UC Riverside(10) and with 11 vs. Saint Mary’s on Tuesday have scored in double figures in 5-of-6 wins this season...Nevada has not lost when scoring in double figures...The Pack played its seventh game of a season long 15-game home stand vs. UC Davis on Wednesday...Nevada won its first series of the year taking 2-of-3 from UC Riverside at home last weekend...Nevada had a season-high 26 hits and 24 runs in game 1 vs. CSUMB...The Wolf Pack are hitting .330 on the season which is tied with New Mexico State for tops in the WAC, they are second in fielding(.976) and rank fourth in pitching(6.27ERA)...The team went 1-2 competing at the Southwest Diamond Classic played at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas...Nevada spent five days on the road Feb. 26-Mar. 1 which will be the longest stay away from home this season...Nevada’s next road game is Tuesday March 25 at UNLV...Nevada was picked to finish third in the Preseason WAC Coaches’ Poll behind Fresno State and Louisiana Tech.
AT THE PLATE: 2B-David Ciarlo and 1B-Shaun Kort have been named WAC Hitters of the Week the last two weeks...Ciarlo leads the WAC in 4 categories: hitting(.581), slugging %(.907), triples(2), on base %(.640) and ranks in the top 10 in four others...Ciarlo is batting .595(25-for-42) with 15 runs scored, 11RBI, 4 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs during a current career and team season-high 12-game hit streak which includes a stetch of four, 3-hit games in a row...C-Tyson Jaquez is hitting .333(9-for-27) with 6 runs scored, 6RBI, two doubles and 2 home runs during his career-high 8-game hit streak which is tied for the second longest on the team this year...CF-Jason Sadoian(.452BA) had his 8-game hit streak snapped going hitless(0-for-4) vs. UC Davis on Wednesday...Nevada boasts 4 of the top 12 hitters in the WAC: David Ciarlo(.581,1st), Jason Rodriguez(.429,2nd), Shaun Kort(.404,T6th) and Jason Sadoian(.362,12th)...Ciarlo(.800,4R,2B,2HR,6RBI) and Kort(.444, R,3RBI) were named the Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament squad...3B-Jason Rodriguez leads the team with 3 home runs after hitting 2-run shots in each of the last 2 games...Ciarlo has started 84 consecutive games at second base...Infielders Ciarlo(2B), Kort(1B) and 3B-Jason Rodriguez have started all 13 games at the same position...Rodriguez had a 6-game hit streak snapped on Sunday vs. UCR which included a stretch of 4 consecutive 2-hit games and has 6 multi hit games in the last 7 and 9 on the season...Rodriguez and Ciarlo lead the team with 9 multi hit games each...Kort tops the team with 4 multi RBI contests while Ciarlo and Rodriguez have 3...16 of Kort’s 18 RBI have come in the last 8-games which includes a stretch of 4 multi RBI games in a row...OF-Matt Bowman saw his first action defensively, since having surgery to repair his pectoralis muscle last season, starting 3 of the last 4 games in left field...Nevada pinch hitters are hitting .333(7-for-21) with 3 runs scored, a home run and 5RBI...LF-Nick Leid drove in a team and WAC high 7 runs in game 1 vs. CSUMB...Bowman and Kort each had 5 hits in game 1 vs. CSUMB which is the high by any player in the WAC this season and their career highs...Bowman had 3 doubles in game 1 vs. CSUMB which established a new career-high and is the most by any WAC player this season...Freshmen IF-Joe Wallace, OF-Waylen Sing Chow and IF-Garrett Patterson all collected their first collegiate hits in the doubleheader sweep of CSUMB...six different Pack players, Kort, Bowman, Leid, Sadoian, and P-Dan Eastham hit home runs in Nevada’s doubleheader sweep of CSUMB...Kort drove in a career-high 5 runs in game 1 vs. CS Monterey Bay and Bowman had a career-high 4 RBI.
ON THE MOUND: Nevada has used 14 pitchers in the first 13 games of the season...11 pitchers were used in the Pack two games this week 5 vs. St. Mary’s and 6 vs. UC Davis...after making two starts this season RHP-Mario Rivera(0-1) came out of the bullpen in the final game vs. UC Riverside and pitched 2 innings of shutout baseball to earn the first save by a Pack pitcher this season and 6th of his career...LHP-Brock Stassi pitched 1.2 innings vs. Saint Mary’s to earn his first career save for the Pack in the next game...RHP-Rod Scurry(1-2) and LHP-Chris Garcia(0-2) have made three starts each...Scurry and RHP-Kyle Howe(1-0) won their first games of the season pitching 7 innings each in games 1 and 3 of the UC Riverside series...RHP-Dan Eastham got his first win of his career tossing 4 shutout innings in his start vs. CSUMB, he was the first starter to earn a win this season...Four Pack pitchers combined to shutout CSUMB 16-0 in game 2 of the doubleheader Eastham(4ip), RHP-Ryan Iodence(1ip), RHP-Sammy Miller(1ip) and LHP-Brock Stassi(1ip)...The Nevada bullpen has allowed 11-of-27(41%) inherited runners to score...The Pack’s first two wins of the season came from relievers RHP-Stephen Bautista vs. UT Arlington and RHP-Bryan Suarez vs. CSUMB but the next 3 were by starters until Sammy Miller got one in relief on Tuesday.
KORT NAMED WAC HITTER OF THE WEEK:
Kort, a sophomore from Woodland Hills, Calif. (El Camino Real HS), hit .550 (11-for-20) with five runs scored, a double, a triple, and 14 RBI as Nevada went 4-1 during the week. He began the week going a perfect 5-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI in game one of a double-header against Cal State Monterey Bay, and was 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI in game two of the doubleheader. In the first game of the series against UC Riverside, he was 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI.