Pack Host New Mexico State In Four-Game Series Starting Friday, All Tickets $1.00
NMSU SERIES TICKETS $1: All tickets for the New Mexico State University series at Peccole Park this weekend are just $1.00.
Nevada Probable Lineup
NEVADA SET TO HOST WAC LEADING NEW MEXICO STATE
2008 WAC SCHEDULE:
TEAM: After defeating UNLV 23-1 on Tuesday the Pack have won 9-of-10 from the Rebels with the only loss being a 9-4 setback in Las Vegas earlier this season...Nevada’s 4-0 start in WAC play equals the start of the 2006 squad...Nevada ranks second in hitting(.324), third in fielding(.971) and fifth in ERA(6.11) in the WAC...nationally the Pack are 39th in hitting, 43rd in fielding and 210th in ERA...In WAC only play Nevada is second in hitting(.315), fifth in fielding(.961) and seventh in ERA(6.68)...defensively Nevada is tied for second with Fresno State in the conference with 27 double plays which is one back of Sacramento State’s 28...nationally the Wolf Pack rank 24th in double plays and 38th in double plays per game...11 times this season the Pack have scored in double figures winning 10 of those contests including a stretch of four wins in a row when scoring in double figures vs. UT Arlington(10), CSUMB(24), CSUMB(16) and UC Riverside(10) while the only loss when scoring double digits was a 17-10 setback to #22 Oregon State...Nevada made use of the WAC’s new 10-run rule after 7-innings defeating La Tech 14-3 on Shaun Kort’s 2-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to end the game but had it turned on them falling 11-1 and 13-3 at Fresno State the next weekend...Nevada went 11-3 during a season-high 14-game homestand that ended with a 4-game sweep of La Tech...Nevada has won two series this year taking 2-of-3 from UC Riverside(3/7-9) and all four from La Tech(3/20-22)...Nevada’s 9-4 loss to UNLV(3/25) snapped a season-high 5-game win streak and 8-game win streak vs. the Rebels...The Pack split its two games with the two-time College World Series Champion Oregon State Beavers winning 10-1, losing 17-10 and the third game was cancelled due to weather...Nevada had a season-high 26 hits and 24 runs in game 1 vs. CSUMB...Nevada was picked to finish third in the Preseason WAC Coaches’ Poll behind Fresno State and Louisiana Tech...Head coach Gary Powers is in his 26th season of directing the Wolf Pack baseball program in 2008 and is the longest tenured coach in the history of Nevada athletics.
AT THE PLATE: Nationally 2B-David Ciarlo ranks third in hitting, fourth in on base %, 20th in slugging % and 31st in triples...Ciarlo, 1B-Shaun Kort and 3B-Jason Rodriguez were named the WAC Hitters of the Week three consecutive weeks from Feb. 25 to Mar. 16...Ciarlo Leads the WAC in 4 categories: hitting(.493), slugging %(.795), triples(3), on base %(.575) and ranks in the top 10 in two others...Kort hit .352(19-for-4) with 10 runs scored, 15RBI, 5 doubles and 3 home runs during a career-high 13-game hit streak that ended in game 3 of the Fresno State(3/29) series...Kort’s 13-game hit streak is the longest on the team this year and fourth longest in the WAC this season...Ciarlo hit .595(25-for-42) with 15 runs scored, 11RBI, 4 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs during a career-high 12-game hit streak that was snapped vs. Oregon State(3/14)...Nevada boasts four of the top 11 hitters in the WAC: Ciarlo(.493,1st), Jason Rodriguez(.385,6th), Kort(.370,8th) and Matt Bowman(.344,11th) ...RF-Mike Hale is third in WAC only play with a .480 batting average...Hale had a career-high 9-game hit streak in which he hit .484(15-for-31) with 11 runs scored, 5RBI, 6 doubles and a home run snapped at UNLV going 0-for-4...Ciarlo had started 88 consecutive games at second base and played in 113 in a row until missing game 2 of the La Tech series due to illness... Ciarlo(.800,4R,2B,2HR,6RBI) and Kort(.444, R,3RBI) were named the Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament squad...Rodriguez is second in the WAC with 66 total bases and ranks in the top 10 in 7 other offensive categories in the conference...Rodriguez hit a home run in 3 consecutive games Mar. 11-14 and four total including his first 2 home run game vs. Oregon State...Kort(1B) and 3B-Jason Rodriguez have started all 26 games at the same position...Catchers Tyson Jaquez and Travis Simas have split most of catching duties for the Pack this season...Jaquez had a career-high 10-game hit streak this season...CF-Jason Sadoian has hit leadoff in 25 of the Pack’s 26 games this season...Rodriguez leads the team with 13 multi hit games, Ciarlo is second with 11 and Kort has 10...Kort tops the team with 8 multi RBI games while Bowman and Rodriguez have 6...Kort is second in the WAC with 34RBI...Nevada pinch hitters are hitting .256(11-for-43) with 8 runs scored, a home run and 9RBI...Reserve IF/OF-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: RHP-Kyle Howe(3-0) won his third consecutive start pitching his first complete game at Nevada and the first by the team this season allowing one run on 6 hits as the Pack defeated Fresno State 4-1...Howe is 3-0 with a 2.28ERA, 12 strikeouts and 5 walks in his last 3 starts...RHP-Rod Scurry(3-3) had his 3-game win streak snapped as the Pack lost 12-4 at Fresno State(3/28) when he allowed 6 runs, 3 earned...Scurry is 3-1 with a 2.88ERA, 15 strikeouts and 8 walks in his last 4 starts...Howe ranks third in ERA(2.86) and second in opponent batting average(.190) in the WAC while Scurry is 11th with a 4.54ERA and ninth with a .233 opponent batting average...Howe allowed 3 hits including a grand slam in the first inning vs. La Tech(3/20) then did not allow another hit in 7.2 innings on the mound to the Bulldogs as the Pack rallied for the 11-6 victory...RHP-Derek Achelpohl pitched 6.1 innings of 6 hit, 8 strikeout relief vs. La Tech to earn his first win at Nevada...Nevada has used 15 pitchers in the first 26 games of the season...8 Pack pitchers RHP-Bryan Suarez(2ip), RHP-Sammy Miller(1ip), LHP-Jacob Kaup(1ip), Achelpohl(1ip), LHP-Brock Stassi(1ip), RHP-Dan Eastham(1ip), RHP-Ryan Iodence(1ip) and RHP-Ben Colton(1ip) combined to allow just 5 hits in a 10-0 shutout of Pacific(3/18)...Eastham(4ip), Iodence(1ip), Miller(1ip) and Stassi(1ip) combined earlier in the season to shutout CSUMB 16-0 in the second game of a doubleheader back on Mar. 4...After making two starts this season RHP-Mario Rivera(1-1) 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 and Stassi pitched 1.2 innings vs. Saint Mary’s to earn his first career save for the Pack in the next game...Achelpohl and Stassi have started the last 2 games for the Pack and are slated to be in the weekend rotation vs. NMSU...Stassi won his first game at Nevada allowing one run on 5 hits vs. UNLV(4/1) in 4 innings of action...Scurry(3-2) and LHP-Chris Garcia(0-2) have made 6 starts each...Eastham got the 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...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 9-of-14 on the season have been by starters.