Baseball Faces Nevada Tuesday at Klein
Fresh off a win over No. 2 Arkansas, the Pacific baseball team looks to string together victories as the Tigers play host to Nevada 6 p.m. Tuesday at Klein Family Field.
The Tigers (4-6) came from behind with a three-run ninth inning for a walk-off win Sunday against Arkansas, which entered last week ranked No. 2 in the country. The win marked Pacific's highest-rated opponent defeated since a 4-3 win over No. 5 Cal State Fullerton on April 3, 1999.
C/RHP Jason Taasaas turned in a 5-for-10 weekend at the Coca-Cola Surprise Classic, including a three-for-four day against the Razorbacks Sunday. Taasaas opened the ninth with a single and scored in the three-run comeback win. On the year, Taasaas is hitting .355 with 11 hits in 31 at bats. He's driven in three runs and scored four on the year.
After committing 16 errors leading to 13 unearned runs in the first seven games, Pacific turned in 25 innings of flawless defensive baseball at the Coca-Cola Surprise Classic. The Tigers haven't committed an error or allowed an unearned run in the last 29 innings.
Pacific returns to Klein Family Field to face a Nevada squad that is 8-4 on the season. The Wolf Pack will send sophomore LHP Barry Timko to the mound for the start. Timko is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA on the year in 6.2 innings pitched. He last threw on Feb. 26, a 5.0 inning outing in which he surrendered three earned runs on four hits in a loss to Sacramento State.
Pacific freshman RHP Patrick Weigel will get his first career start Tuesday. The 6-6 righty is 0-0 with a 3.50 ERA in four innings of work out of the Tigers' bullpen. He tossed two-thirds of an inning Sunday against Arkansas without surrendering a hit.
Following Tuesday's contest, the Tigers will embark on an 11-day road trip for seven games: three at TCU, one at Oklahoma State and three at Creighton.