Rebels and T-Birds Set For Tuesday Night
March 26, 2012
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV baseball team returns home for a midweek game against Southern Utah before heading back out on the road later this week.
The Rebels (11-13, 1-5 Mountain West) are coming off a 1-3 week, with a loss at No. 14 Arizona State and a series loss at Air Force. UNLV will host Southern Utah for the third time this season, having won the first two meetings 14-3 and 22-12 respectively.
Tuesday Night - John Richy (1-0, 8.38 ERA) vs. Taylor Larsen (0-1, 8.44 ERA)
SCOUTING THE T-BIRDS
Southern Utah enters Tuesday night’s game riding a three-game winning streak, having swept Chicago State at home this past weekend.
The T-Birds are 6-16 on the year and led by two-time reigning Summit League Player of the Week Bo Cuthbertson. Cuthbertson went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in a 11-10 extra-inning loss at Kansas before batting 9-for-15 in the Chicago State series. For the season he is hitting .338 (26-for-77) with nine extra-base hits and 18 RBI while slugging .532.
Taylor Larsen will get the start and enters the game with an 0-1 record and 8.44 ERA in eight appearances. Larsen has logged 10.2 innings of work this year and recorded three strikeouts.
UNLV and Southern Utah will meet for the final time in Las Vegas in a storied series history that dates back to 1967.
Southern Utah announced they would discontinue the baseball program prior to the start of the season, bringing an end to the team the Rebels have played more than any other, with Tuesday’s meeting marking the 115th.
UNLV will travel to Cedar City on April 3rd, markign the final contest to be played between the schools.
SERIES HISTORY - SOUTHERN UTAH
Tuesday night will mark the 115th meeting and third out of four games to be played in 2012 between the Rebels and T-Birds.
UNLV has dominated the series, holding a 95-18-1 lead on SUU. The Rebels and T-Birds have combined to score 51 runs in two games played at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels won both, 14-3 and 22-12 respectively.