Nevada Opens WAC Play At New Mexico State This Weekend

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Friday, April 9
at New Mexico State
Askew Field, (1,000)  Reno, Nev.  6:05 p.m.    
Saturday, April 10
at New Mexico State
Askew Field, (1,000)   Reno, Nev. 3:05 p.m.   
Saturday, April 10
at New Mexico State
Askew Field, (1,000)
Reno, Nev. TBA
Sunday, April 11
at New Mexico State
Askew Field, (1,000)
Reno, Nev. 12:05 p.m.   
Tuesday, April 13 St. Mary's College
Peccole Park, (3,000)
Reno, Nev. 2:00 p.m.
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NEVADA ON RADIO:  Nevada baseball this week can be heard on ESPN Radio 630 AM with veteran broadcaster Don Marchand calling all the action.  Pregame for baseball gets started 15 minutes prior to game time.

VIDEO STREAMING:  For the second year in a row, video for home games will be streamed on the internet for a fee at

WOLF PACK ON THE INTERNET:  Nevada baseball can be heard over the internet at

LIVE STATS:  Live up to the minute stats during games can be viewed on the internet for Nevada baseball at

Record: Overall: 13-11, WAC: 0-0
Head Coach: Gary Powers(Nevada, 1971)
at Nevada: 835-663-4(28th season)
Overall: same
Powers vs. NMSU 33-13
Powers vs. SMC


New Mexico State Aggies
Record: Overall: 22-10, WAC: 0-0
Head Coach: Rocky Ward (Oklahoma State, 1988)
at NMSU: 320-338-1(12th season)
Overall: same
The Series: Nevada leads 33-13
Upcoming Games: none

Pitching Rotation

28    DJ Simon              RHP/6-1/175/Sr.   3-3, 9.77 ERA, 31.1 IP, 28K’s     
18    Thomas Brendel    RHP/6-1/180/Jr.   2-1, 6.48 ERA, 33.1 IP, 27K’s
34    Dan Reid              RHP/6-3/220/Jr.    4-1, 5.92 ERA, 38.0 IP, 25K’s
        Sunday TBA



Saint Mary's College Gaels
Record: Overall: 9-15-1 WCC: 0-0
Head Coach: Jedd Soto (Lousiana-Monroe, 1996)
at SMC: 450-340-2 (Seventh season)                                 
Overall: same  
The Series: Tied 54-54-1
Upcoming Games: at Portland, April 9-11
Probable Pitching Rotation



Nevada Probable Lineup

No.   Name (B/T) Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr Statistics
29   29 Shaun Kort (L/L)  1B  5-9  180  Sr. .344, 23R, 32H, 13-2B, 3B, 3HR, 27RBI, 19BB


 2   Joe Kohan (R/R) 2B 6-1 195  So. .389, 11R, 21H, 3-2B, 3RBI
8   Kevin Rodland (R/R) SS  6-0  190  Sr. .280, 27R, 26H, 18BB, 7-2B, 3-3B, 6HR, 24RBI


11   Nick Leid (R/R) 3B  5-11  175  Jr.  .333, 15R, 24H, 8-2B, 3B, 2HR, 16RBI
7 or   Michael Turay (R/R) 5-10  190  So.  .167, 10R, 9H, 4-2B, 5RBI
13   Carlos Escobar (R/R) 6-3  200  Fr. .136, 3R, 3H, 2B, HR, RBI
9 or

Brian Barnett (R/R)

LF  6-0  200  Jr.  .305, 16R, 29H, 11-2B, 6HR, 29RBI
34   Nick Melino (S/R) LF 6-0 205 So. .282, 7R, 11H, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
  1 Westley Moss (R/R) CF  6-2  175  Sr.  .343, 21R, 37H, 3-2B, 3B, HR, 9RBI
  Ronnie Mitchell (L/L) RF  6-0  190  Fr.  .235, 6R, 12H, 5-2B, 2-3B, 10RBI
or 9

Brian Barnett (R/R)

RF  6-0
200  Jr.  .305, 16R, 29H, 11-2B, 6HR, 29RBI

Brock Stassi (L/L)

DH  6-2  185  Jr.  .432, 22R, 35H, 7-2B, 5-3B, 4HR, 17RBI

Probable Pitching Rotation

25   Chris Garcia LHP 6-3 200 Sr. 3-1, 2.54 ERA, 28.1 IP, 19K’s, 10BB
15   Jeremy Cole RHP 6-0 190 Jr.

2-0, 2.38 ERA, 34.0 IP, 16K’s, 8BB

36   Tom Jameson RHP 6-6 210 Fr. 1-1, 4.80 ERA, 15.0 IP, 11K’s, 5BB
22   Brock Stassi         LHP 6-2 190 Jr. 3-3, 3.53 ERA, 35.2 IP, 26K's, 10BB  

 Team & Player Notes

Pack And Aces Play Silver City Classic Before 3631 Fans: The University of Nevada and Reno Aces Baseball Club played the Silver City Classic, an exhibition game at Aces Ballpark on Tuesday night before 3631 fans. The Aces are the Triple A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  When the game ended after eight innings the Aces had won by a score of 11-1.  The contest was played using spring training rules as Aces pitchers were used by both teams and the game lasted eight innings.  
    A fundraiser for the Nevada Dugout Club, the Aces presented a check for $15,000 to the University in the bottom of the fourth inning.  The funds will directly benefit the Wolf Pack baseball program.
    Nevada's lone run came in the sixth inning when left fielder Waylen Sing Chow tripled down the right field line with two down and freshman second baseman Cullen Mahoney followed with an RBI single.
    The Pack played 12 position players which included Sam Bias a member of the Nevada softball team.  Bias saw two innings of action defensively in left field.
    Third baseman Garrett Yrigoyen collected the first Nevada hit of the game in the third inning with an infield single.  Center fielder Westley Moss reached on a bunt single in the fourth inning as the Pack totaled four hits on the night.

Kort Ranked In WAC Top 15:  Senior first baseman Shaun Kort ranks in the top 10 in six offensive categories in Nevada history and now has moved into the Western Athletic Conference career record book.  Kort’s 62 career doubles and 199 career RBI rank 12th all-time in the WAC.   
    Lon Yamaguchi (NM, 1996-99) and Eric Arnould (Rice,1999-02) are the next two on the doubles list with 63 and 64 respectivley.  Yamaguchi and Todd Takayousi (Hawai`i,1988-91) are tied for 11th with 203 RBI.

Kort Climbing Nevada Career Charts: 
Nevada senior first baseman Shaun Kort continues to climb the Wolf Pack all-time charts in his fourth season in the program.  Kort currently ranks in the top 10 in six categories and could move into the top 10 in two others.  

TEAM:  After two weather postponements head coach Gary Powers coached 1,500th game at Nevada vs. Seattle on Apr. 2 which was a 12-10 victory...Nevada won its 400th game at Peccole Park with a 5-4 victory over Seattle on Apr. 4...Nevada swept a series for the first time this year winning all 3 games from Seattle Apr. 2-3...Nevada’s 40 stolen bases leads the WAC and is more 13 more than LA Tech’s 27...Nevada won 2-of-3 games from #18 UC Irvine...Head coach Gary Powers is in his 28th season and is the longest tenured coach in the history of Nevada athletics...Powers won his 800th game at Nevada last season when the Pack defeated Oregon 6-5 on March 12, 2009...Nevada ranks fourth in hitting (.302), third in pitching (5.54 ERA) and third in fielding (.965) in the WAC...Nevada opened the season with eight in a row on the road and posted a 5-3 mark...Nevada was picked to finish 6th in the preseason coaches’ poll.

AT THE PLATE:  DH/P-Brock Stassi leads the WAC with a .558 on base percentage and 5 triples...Stassi ranks 52nd in batting(.432), 13th in triples(5), 7th in on base percentage(.558) and 20th in slugging percentage(.790) in NCAA I ...Stassi has started at DH and pitcher twice the season at CSUB(3/13) and vs. UC Irvine(3/28)...Stassi’s first hit of 2009 and 2010 were home runs... Stassi earned WAC and West Region Player of the Week honors twice this season on Feb. 15-21 and Mar.  23-29 ...SS-Kevin Rodland, CF-Westley Moss and 1B-Shaun Kort have started all 26 games this season...Rodland and Moss have hit 1, 2 in the lineup in all 26 games...Moss (13-of-16) and Rodland(10-of-11) rank first and second in the WAC with 13 and 10 stolen bases respectively while Kort is tied for 5th with five...Barnett, Kort and Rodland have 29, 27 and 24 RBI respectively to lead the team...Rodland’s 24 RBI is two off his career season high of 26 set last season...IF/OF-Nick Leid has started 20 games, 4 at second base, 3 in left field and 13 at third base but seems to have earned the job at third base...Leid hit .419(13-for-31) with 9 runs scored, 8 RBI, 5 doubles and a home run during an 8-game hit streak which is tied with Moss for the longest of the season...Moss hit .588(20-for-34) with 9 runs scored, a home run and 5 RBI during his 8-game hit streak...OF/DH-Nick Melino started 2 games vs. Seattle and had 3 hits in each playing left field...Melino delivered the game winning single in the bottom fothe 9th to give Nevada a 5-4 victory over Seattle...Rodland has been hit by pitch 9 times, Stassi 7 and Melino 6 which rank second, third and fourth in the WAC...Moss hit his first home run at any level of baseball in game 2 at Pacific (2/26)...OF-Ronnie Mitchell was 3-for-5, with two doubles in his first collegiate start in right field in the final game of the Pacific series...Mitchell has started 11 games in right field...Sophomore Joe Kohan has started 15 games at second base on the season including 10 of the last 11...C-Michael Turay has started 17 games behind the plate and freshman Carlos Escobar 8...RF-Brett Hart was 4-for-4 with 3 RBI in his first start of the year at Santa Clara(2/20) and has made 7 starts in right field...Kohan (7), Stassi (6), Moss (5) and Rodland (5) have the longest active hitting streaks on the team...3B-Garrett Yrigoyen was 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored and 3RBI in game 2 of the Seattle series.

ON THE MOUND:  LHP-Brock Stassi and LHP-Chris Garcia lead the Pack with 3 wins each which is tied for 5th in the WAC...Stassi missed his start last week as the UC Davis game was postponed due to weather but is scheduled to start Sunday at NMSU...Stassi struck out a career-high 11 in a 1-0 victory at CSUB(3/13) tossing 7 shutout innings...Stassi pitched his first complete game for Nevada at Oregon(3/20, 7-inning game) but suffered the loss...RHP-Jeremy Cole made his first start vs. #18 UCI and tossed 8 innings allowing 4 runs on 8 hits to earn the win and received a no decision in his start last week vs. Seattle giving up 4 runs, 1 earned in 6 innings...Cole(2.38ERA),  Garcia(2.54) and Stassi(3.53ERA) rank 3rd, 4th and 6th in the WAC in ERA...Cole(.216) and Garcia(.245) are 2nd and 5th in opponent batting average in the conference...Garcia won his second game of the season giving up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings in a 5-3 victory over #18 UCI(3/26)...RHP-Beau Witsoe earned his first career save for the Pack tossing 3 innings vs. #18 UCI(3/26) allowing a run...Witsoe, RHP-Tyler Graham and and Cole are tied for second on the team with 2 wins each...Graham entered the game with bases loaded and no out vs. Seattle and retired the side and eventually earned the win as the Pack scored a run in the 9th to win 5-4...Graham tossed a scoreless 9th vs. #18 UCI(3/27) to earn his team leading 3rd save which is tied for third in the WAC...Twice Graham has recorded two inning saves this season at Santa Clara (2/19) and at UC Davis (3/1) not allowing a runner to reach base in either outing and if you add the Seattle game has pitched 7 innings of perfect baseball in 3 outings ...Cole has 2 saves on the season which is tied for 6th in the conference...Cole’s saves have also been longer outings, 3 innings at Santa Clara(2/20) and two innings at CSUB(3/13)...Garcia earned the win at Pacific allowing one run on five hits and struck out seven which is one off his career high...RHP-Jayson McClaren and Cole lead the team 9 appearances...RHP-Rickey Denham has made 4 starts this season...Three of Nevada’s four pitchers that had Tommy John Surgery last season have pitched Bryan Suarez, Tyler Rogstad and Anthony Fagan while Daniel Tinlin is expected to miss all of 2010...Seven different pitchers have earned wins this year...Pack pitchers have allowed 17-of-48(35%) of inherited runners to score.