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How to watch the Nevada baseball team's NCAA Tournament game

Jake Jackson
Jake Jackson and the Wolf Pack will play UC Irvine in the Stanford Regional on Friday. (Farrell Shine/Nevada athletics)

The Nevada baseball team's first NCAA Tournament game in 21 years won't be on traditional television but is being streamed on ESPN+, the worldwide leader's online platform. The link to the game is here. You need a subscription to watch. Here's a breakdown of the Wolf Pack's opener.

Nevada (25-18, 22-9 MW) vs. UC Irvine (40-16, 32-8 Big West)

Host: Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)

When: Friday at 6 p.m.

Where: Klein Field at Sunken Diamond (4,000 capacity; 25 percent capacity)

TV: ESPN+

Radio: 94.5 FM (play-by-play John Ramey)

Online Audio: TuneIn Watch

Live stats: Nevadawolfpack.com/baseballls

Probable starters

While neither team has announced a starting pitching for the game, Nevada is expected to throw senior Jake Jackson, a second-team All-Mountain West pick this season. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander was 5-3 with a 5.51 ERA in 14 starts (Nevada went 7-7 in those games, winning the last five). In 67 innings, Jackson allowed 101 hits but walked only 15 batters (he hit 10 more) and struck out 39. He's a pitch-to-contact kind of guy who relies on his defense and keeping the ball on the ground (he allowed just five homers). UC Irvine is expected to throw Michael Frias (8-1, 3.30 ERA), who struck out 86 batters in 76.1 innings, or Trenton Denholm (5-2, 4.94 ERA), the 2019 Big West pitcher of the year (he went 9-4 with a 1.81 ERA that season).

Key batters

Nevada has a loaded offense led by MW player of the year Dillan Shrum, a first baseman who paced the nation with a .479 average and 15 homers in 33 games. Outfielder Dario Gomez (.404) also hit over .400, earning first-team All-MW honors, and third baseman Tyler Bosetti (.337, 11 homers), who was a second-team All-American. Josh Zamora (.297, 12 homers) was a second-team All-MW pick. For UC Irvine, Mike Peabody (.353 BA, 1.064 OPS) was the co-Big West player of the year. Nathan Church (.355 BA, .947 OPS) also made the All-Big West first team. Shortstop Taishi Nakawake was the league's co-defensive player of the year while catcher Dillon Tatum (.279 BA, 1.067 OPS) led the team with 13 homers.

Stanford Regional Schedule

Friday: (Game 1) North Dakota St. vs. Stanford (1 p.m.); (Game 2): Nevada vs. UC Irvine (6 p.m.)

Saturday: (Game 3) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (1 p.m.); (Game 4): Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (6 p.m.)

Sunday: (Game 5) Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (1 p.m.); (Game 6): Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (6 p.m.)

Monday: If necessary

For all of Nevada Sports Net's coverage of the Wolf Pack baseball team playing in the NCAA Tournament, click here.

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