UNLV Set to Host Nevada, Reno
March 1, 2012
Complete Game Notes
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Fresh off a pair of wins over CSU Bakersfield this week, the UNLV baseball team will turn its attention to archrival Nevada, Reno, who travels to town this weekend.
The Rebels (5-4) moved above .500 for the first time this season following Wednesday night's 15-6 domination of the Roadrunners. UNR enters the weekend series with a 5-3 mark, having won each of its first two weekend series in 2012.
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
Game 1 - Joe Robinson (UNLV, 0-1, 3.09 ERA) vs. Braden Shipley (UNR, 2-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game 2 - Zak Qualls (UNLV, 2-0, 1.38 ERA) vs. Tyler Wells (UNR, 1-0, 1.74 ERA)
Game 3 - Erick Fedde (UNLV, 1-0, 4.63) vs. Tom Jameson (UNR, 0-1, 6.48 ERA)
HOME IS WHERE YOU MAKE IT
After opening up the first two weekends and seven games on the road, the UNLV baseball team kicked off a 13-game home stand earlier this week against CSU Bakersfield, sweeping the Roadrunners in the first-ever meetings between the two teams.
The Rebels will continue the home stand with a three-game series this weekend against archrival Nevada, Reno.
SCOUTING THE WOLFPACK
Nevada, Reno is off to a 5-3 start this season, having won each of its first two weekend series against New Mexico and Utah Valley.
Brett Jones leads the Pack at the plate witha .424 (14-for-33) average with four doubles, six RBI and 18 total bases through eight games this year.
Joe Kohan (.407, 11-for-27) leads the team in slugging at .556 with seven runs scored and four RBI to his credit.
Braden Shipley brings his 2-0 mark and 0.00 ERA to the mound Friday night in the series opener. Shipley has yielded just five hits through 11.0 innings on the bump and has struck out 16 against eight walks while keeping hitters to a poultry .139 average at the plate.
Tyler Wells gets the ball for the Saturday matinee at Wilson Stadium. Wells is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA this season in two games. He has logged 10.1 innings with four strikeouts and two earned runs against.
Tom Jameson is the probable starter for the series finale on Sunday. Jameson is 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA in two starts this year. The righty has given up a team-high 13 hits and nine runs while walking five and striking out two.
UNLV and UNR will meet for the 116th time Friday night at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels hold a 69-46 edge in a series that dates back to the 1968 season.
Prior to last season, the Wolf Pack had taken 10 of the last 11 games from the Rebels. UNLV reversed that song and dance in Tim Chambers’ first season, accomplishing something that hadnt been done since the 1986 season - sweeping UNR in Reno.