Nevada Closes Out Regular Season At WAC Leading San Jose State

Upcoming Nevada Games

Friday, May 15 at San Jose State Municipal Stdm(5,200) San Jose, Calif. 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 at San Jose State Municipal Stdm(5,200) San Jose, Calif. 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 at San Jose State Municipal Stdm(5,200) San Jose, Calif. TBA

Sunday, May 17

at San Jose State Municipal Stdm(5,200) San Jose, Calif. 1 p.m.

all times local

NEVADA ON RADIO:  Nevada’s Friday game at San Jose State can be heard on ESPN Radio KPLY 630 AM with Don Marchand calling all the action.  Marchand is in his 18th season of calling Wolf Pack baseball.  A conflict with Wolf Pack softball playing at the NCAA Regional in Stanford, on  Saturday and Sunday may not allow the airing of the baseball games.  Tune in to ESPN Radio KPLY 630 AM for updates and details.
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Record: Overall: 25-25 WAC: 10-9
Head Coach: Gary Powers(Nevada, 1971)
at Nevada: 820-646-4(27th season)
Overall Record: Same
Powers vs. SJSU: 42-46
Powers vs. SJSU in WAC play: 


San Jose Spartans


Overall: 35-18 WAC: 11-7

Head Coach:

Sam Piraro (San Jose State, 1975) 

at SJSU: 720-538-6 (22nd season)                              
Overall: same                                
The Series:

SJSU leads 67-55

Series in WAC Play: SJSU leads 28-14
Upcoming Games: none

Probable SJSU Pitchers
versus Nevada

SJSU has yet to determine their rotation for the weekend

Nevada Probable Lineup

Name(B/T) Pos Ht Wt Yr Statistics
Shaun Kort (L/L) 1B 5-9 180 Jr. .325, 40R, 63H, 13-2B, 3B, 4HR, 58RBI

2   Joe Kohan (R/R) 2B 6-0  185  Fr.  .263, 8R, 21H, 2-2B, HR, 8RBI
Kevin Rodland (R/R) SS 6-0 195 Jr. .271, 33R, 46H, 11-2B, 2-3B, 3HR, 25RBI

Tyson Jaquez (R/R) 3B 6-0 220 Sr. .306, 31R, 53H, 8-2B, 5HR, 39RBI
Travis Simas (R/R) C 6-5 205 Sr. .282, 24R, 40H, 9-2B, 6HR, 27RBI
or 7
Michael Turay(R/R)  C   5-10 180  Fr.  .293, 11R, 24H, 5-2B, 3B, HR, 7RBI
Matt Bowman (R/R) LF 5-8 175 Sr. .308, 57R, 61H, 20-2B, 3-3B, 10HR, 30RBI
Westley Moss (R/R)   CF 6-2 165 Jr. .305, 44R, 51H, 6-2B, 3-3B, 17RBI
Brett Hart (R/R) RF 6-3 215 Jr. .298, 20R, 42H, 10-2B, 2-3B, 4HR, 29RBI
Nick Melino (S/R) DH 5-11 196 Sr. .371, 27R, 53H, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4HR, 37RBI

Wolf Pack Probable
Pitching Rotation

Name Pos Ht Wt Yr Statistics
    Nevada has yet to determine its rotation of the weekend series at SJSU             

Nevada At WAC Leading San Jose State To End Regular Season
 Nevada (25-25, 10-9 WAC) travels to Western Athletic Conference leading San Jose State (35-17, 11-7 WAC) to end the regular season with a four-game conference series this weekend.  Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.  Saturday’s doubleheader gets underway at 1:00 p.m. as does Sunday’s series finale.
 SJSU won all four-games played last season at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif. to end the regular season and the two squads meet the very next week in the first round of the WAC Tournament in Ruston, La.  The Pack won the meeting at the conference tournament by 10-run rule 11-0.
 The Spartans lead the overall series 67-55 and hold a 28-14 advantage in WAC play.  SJSU is 17-5 in WAC play at home versus the Wolf Pack.

Pack Third In WAC Standings With One Weekend To Play
 Nevada (10-9) is in third place in the WAC standings with one weekend and four games remaining on the regular season schedule.  SJSU (11-7), the Packs opponent this weekend, is one game in front of Louisiana Tech (11-9) and one and one half games in front of the Wolf Pack.  New Mexico State (10-10) is fourth, followed by Hawai`i (11-12), Sacramento State (8-10) and Fresno State (8-12) as just four games separate all seven teams.  The top six teams qualify for the season ending tournament to played at Hawai`i with the winner earning the WAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
 This weekend’s matchups has Nevada at San Jose State, New Mexico State at Louisiana Tech, Fresno State at Sacramento State while Hawai`i hosts Utah Valley in a nonconference series as the Warriors have completed conference play with a 11-12 record.

Bowman Holds Doubles Record And Rands In Top 5 in Four Others, Kort Eighth In Doubles: 
Senior Matt Bowman set the school career doubles record earlier this season and rannks in the top five in four other categories.  Bowman ranks fourth with 262 hits and is fifth in at bats(777), runs scored(194) and games played(208).  He could crack the top 10 in stolen bases with three more.
 Junior first baseman Shaun Kort ranks eighth in career doubles and is one from tying Shane Slayton (1993-96) and Jacob Butler (2002-05) for sixth.


TEAM:  Nevada ranks second with 65 doubles plays and third in double plays per game averaging 1.30 per game in NCAA I...Nevada won a season-high six in a row from Apr. 24 to May 2 then lost five in a row from May 3 to May 10 before winning its last game May 10, 7-6 vs. Sac State...The Pack swept its first series of the season taking all three games from CSU Bakersfield(4/24-26)...Nevada(10-9) is one and one half game behind this weekends opponent and WAC leading San Jose State in the Western Athletic Conference standings with four games remaining...The Pack lost their first WAC series of the year dropping 3-for-4 games at home to Sac State last weekend...The Pack has won four of its last seven series sweeping CSUB, taking 2-of-3 from #23 Hawai`i, going 3-1 vs. Utah Valley and at Louisiana Tech, split its four games with New Mexico State and at Fresno State before going 1-3 vs. Sac State last weekend...The Pack’s 8 road wins this season is three more than they totaled all last year...The Pack were picked to finish third behind Fresno State and San Jose State in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll...The Pack are 19-2 when leading after 6 innings, 16-1 after seven and 16-2 when leading after eight innings but just 4-20 when trailing after 6 innings, 6-18 when behind after 7 innings and 3-20 trailing after 8 innings...Head coach Gary Powers won his 800th game on March 12 when the Pack defeated Oregon 6-5...Powers is in his 27th season and is the longest tenured coach in the history of Nevada athletics...Nevada is fourth in fielding(.967), and ERA(6.21) and fifth in hitting(.293) in the WAC...In WAC play the Pack are fifth in hitting(.326), tied for second in fielding(.974) and seventh in ERA(8.27).
AT THE PLATE:  RF-Brett Hart hit for the cycle in the first game of the series vs. Sac State last weekend accomplishing the feat in his first four at bats, Jacob Butler on Apr. 26, 2003 at Fresno State was the last Pack player to hit for the cycle...Hart has at least one RBI in the last six games and 20 of his 29 RBI in the last 14 games...20 of Hart’s 29 RBI have come in the last 14 games...Hart tops the team with 8 outfield assists...DH-Nick Melino exploded offensively in the FS series hitting .533(8-for-15) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14RBI...Melino had 8 RBI in the game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader at FS, 4  more in game 2 and hit 3 home runs on the day...1B-Shaun Kort is tied for 8th in the WAC with 58 RBI but ranks second with 32 RBI in WAC play...Kort tops the team with 14 multi RBI games and 21 multi hit games...Kort has a hit in 23 of the last 27 games...Kort is tied for seventh with 123 runs scored, is second with 222 hits, is second with 46 doubles, tied for fourth with three triples, is second with 168 RBI, and fifth with 328 total bases in the WAC for active players...CF-Westley Moss’ 14 stolen bases is tied for 5th in the WAC and his 8 in conference play tops the league...After going hitless the first 9 games played Moss a hit in 31 of the last 38 games played in which he is batting .345(51-of-148)...OF/IF Matt Bowman is the recipient of Nevada’s 2009 Doc Martie Award as the top senior male athlete...Bowman is the career active leader in the WAC in runs(194), hits(262), doubles(66), total bases(424) and ranks in triples(6,T4th), home runs(28,3rd) and RBI(129,6th)...Bowman holds the school record with 66 career doubles and ranks in the top 5 in four other categories...In WAC play Bowman leads the league with 35 runs scored and Moss is second with 31...Bowman has taken over as the leadoff hitter since WAC play began and is hitting .413 in 19 conference games with a league high 35 runs scored batting first and .371 in 27 games with 43 runs scored batting leadoff on the year...Bowman tops the team with career-high 10 home runs with C-Travis Simas second with 6...Simas leads the WAC with 15 runners picked off and has caught 23-of-51(45%) runners attempting to steal a base...3B-Tyson Jaquez hit .438(21-for-48) with 10 runs scored, 2 home runs and 12 RBI during a  career and team season-high 12-game hit streak that was snapped in the final game of the CSUB series...Jaquez had 9 two hit games during the streak including 5 games in a row...In the last 30 games Jaquez has a hit in 24, 33 of his 39 RBI on the season and is batting .347(42-for-121)...Jaquez has at least one RBI in 20 of the last 30 games and is second of the team with 20 multi hit games...SS-Kevin Rodland hit .423(11-for-27) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, a triple and 5 RBI during a season-high 7-game hit streak that was snapped at FS...Rodland is second on the team and 9th in the WAC with 11 stolen bases while his 3 stolen bases in conference play is tied for fifth...Rodland made his first error in 12 games in game 2 of the Sac State doubleheader...Rodland has a hit in 14 of the last 18 games...Kort hit a grand slam in the Pack’s 11-7 victory at La Tech(4/4)...Simas delivered a 2-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th vs. #23 Hawai`i to give the Pack a 14-12 victory...Hart hit .389(14-for-36) with 6 runs scored, 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 12RBI during a career-high 10-game hit streak that was snapped in the final game of the FS series...Hart hit home runs in 3 consecutive home games vs. NMSU, Pacific and CSUB with the 3-run shot vs. NMSU in the bottom of the 8th being a game winner...IF-Joe Kohan hit his first home first career home run in game 1 vs. Sac State...Kohan had started 11 games in a row, 10 at second base but did not play in the final two games vs. Sac State...Kohan drove in the winning run with 2-out in the bottom of the 9th vs. UC Davis(4/28)...Kohan hit .500(15-for-30) with 6 runs scored, a double and 6RBI during a career-high 7-game hit streak that was snapped at Fresno State(5/3) and had at least one RBI in the final five games of the streak...DH/P-Brock Stassi made his first start at the position in game 3 vs. Sac State and came off the bench in game 4 to go 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored...Stassi had a career-high 4 hits twice at UNLV and at UC Irvine and drove in a career-high 4 at UC Irvine...Simas was named Mar. 30-Apr. 5 WAC Hitter of the Week after batting .600(9-for-15) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 7RBI...A versatile player Nick Lied has started 18 games coming at second base(13), third base(2), in left field(2) and in right field...Bowman, Melino and Simas have each hit two home runs in a game this season...Kort, Hart, Bowman(twice), Melino, Jaquez, Simas, Moss(twice) and Stassi(twice) have collected four hits in a game which is the high by a Nevada player this season...Stassi’s first career hit was a three-run home run that tied the game with Gonzaga at 3-3 and the Pack went on to win 7-4...C/DH-Michael Turay hit his first collegiate home run vs. Pacific that gave the Pack a lead...OF-Aaron Henry hit his first home run in the silver & blue vs. #10 Missouri the opening weekend...Henry singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 9th in the first game vs. CSUB...OF-Waylen Sing Chow has started 3 games in left field and 3 in center...Sing Chow scored the winning run as a pinch runner vs. UC Davis(4/28)...C/DH Matt Langenfeld has started two games at DH this season.

ON THE MOUND:  LHP-Brock Stassi leads the team with 6 wins while LHP-Chris Garcia, RHP-Derek Achelpohl and RHP-Daniel Tinlin have four each...Stassi won his sixth game of the year vs. Sac State making his first relief outing of the season...Garcia tied his career-high with 8 strikeouts at FS...Garcia has 27 strikeouts in his last 4 games, 8 twice, 7 once and 4...Tinlin’s 4 saves is tied for fourth in the WAC...RHP-Sammy Miller’s 3 saves is tied for seventh in the WAC...Stassi continues to do double duty having started 23 games at DH and 12 on the mound...Stassi leads team with 53 strikeouts, while Garcia has 50 and Achelpohl 49...Stassi, Garcia and Achelpohl are all tied for first in the WAC with 10 strikeouts looking in conference play...Stassi is 3-0 in WAC play...Achelpohl has twice struck out 7 in a game this season which is one off his career-high...Achelpohl ranks 7th with a 4.70ERA in the WAC and his 5.45ERA in WAC play is also seventh... Achelpohl made 2 starts in the same week, at UC Davis pitching 2 shutout innings and vs. Oregon earning a win pitching 7 innings allowing one run which earned him Mar. 9-15, WAC Pitcher of the Week honors...Garcia is fifth in the WAC with a .270 opponent batting average...Nevada’s record when Stassi(8-4), Achelpohl(6-5) and Garcia(5-7) start...Tinlin, Garcia and Achelpohl all have two wins in WAC play...RHP-Tyler Graham who has worked as a setup man for closers Tinlin and Miller earned his first save pitching 2 scoreless innings vs. NMSU...Graham’s 21 appearances leads the team and is tied for third in the WAC...Graham ranks fifth in the WAC play with a 4.43 ERA...Graham made his first start for the Pack in the final game of the Sac State series and had a no decision...freshman RHP-Jayson McClaren earned a win in his first career start vs. Utah Valley(3/29) allowing 3 runs, 1 earned in 5 innings...LHP-Jacob Anderson pitched 2.2 shutout innings vs. UC Davis(4/28) and struck out a career-high four...RHP-Beau Witsoe has started two midweek games at UNLV and at St. Mary’s and received no decisions in both...Witsoe’s 18 appearances is third on the team and tied for ninth in the WAC...Witsoe won his first game for Nevada at Fresno State allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 4.1 innings of relief...RHP-Jesse Rasner pitched 4 shutout innings vs. UC Davis(4/28) in his first career start but received a no decision...RHP-Brandon Petrangelo has made 9 relief appearances...Right-handed pitchers Tyler Rogstad, Bryan Suarez and Anthony Fagan will be lost for the season after having Tommy John Surgery while RHP-Stephen Bautista will miss the remainder of the season due to a hip injury that will require surgery...Bautista had made five starts and appeared in nine games this season.