STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific baseball team heads to Nevada for one game on Tuesday, April 17 with first pitch set for 3:00 p.m.
The Tigers enter the contest with a 14-20 record overall.
James Free leads the offense with 20 RBI in 38 hits. Free has notched six home runs, four doubles, and 20 runs scored and owns a .314 batting average through 34 games played and started. Matthew Tarantino ranks second on the team with 16 RBI. In 31 hits, Tarantino has registered one home run and 11 doubles with a .252 batting average.
On the mound, Hayden Pearce will start with a 5.91 ERA and a 1-0 record. Pearce has made 12 appearances with three starts and has struck out 12 batters in 21.1 innings. Cooper Casad leads the pitchers with a 2.54 ERA with 34 strikeouts through 46.0 innings pitched. In 13 appearances, Casad has made five starts.
Nevada enters the game with a 20-13 record overall.
Mike Echavia leads the Wolfpack offense with 30 RBI in 44 hits. Echavia has played in 32 games with 31 starts and has registered two home runs, three triples, 12 doubles, and scored 26 runs. Grant Fennell holds .390 batting average with 27 RBI in 48 hits. In 31 games played, Fennell has tallied two home runs, two triples, 10 doubles, and 28 runs scored.
Left-hander Ryan Anderson will take the mound on Tuesday with a 1-1 record and a 7.41 ERA. Anderson has made 15 appearances with three saves. Anderson has pitched 17.0 innings and has struck out 19 batters. Jake Jackson leads the pitching crew with a 2.98 ERA and a 6-1 record. Jackson has made nine starts in 10 appearances with 57 strikeouts through 57.1 innings pitched.
Earlier this season, these two teams met with the Orange and Black taking a 10-9 victory in 11 innings. Lucas Halstead led the team with four RBI in three hits with one run scored. Free finished with four hits and two RBI with one run scored.
Pearce pitched four innings giving up just one hit and one run. Anderson pitched two innings giving up two runs, three hits, and struck out four.
Following Tuesday's contest, the Tigers return home to host Saint Mary's for a three-game series starting on Friday, April 20 with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m.