Fresno, Calif.— After more than a week off from action, UC Riverside (10-9) will take on Fresno State (13-10) this Tuesday in the Highlanders’ final game prior to the start of conference play later this week. The game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Pete Beiden Field and will be streamed live by Mountain West Network.
Highlanders vs. Bulldogs
Jared Morton0.53 ERA
NEVADA RECAPWeather forced the Highlanders to wait until Sunday to face off against Nevada, but after falling 3-0 in Sunday’s series opener, they would close out the weekend with a decisive 9-2 win. UCR put up six runs in the top of the sixth for their highest scoring inning of the season, half of which came off a triple by junior Justin Mannens.COOL COLBY
2017 All-Big West Second Team selection Colby Schultz is off to a fine start in his senior season, currently sitting fifth in batting average (.351) and tied for eighth in the Big West in both hits (26) and runs (16). The senior has multiple hits in eight of his 19 outings and is the only Highlander to have three runs in a game, doing it twice. Schultz also leads the Highlanders in assists (49) and is tied for the team-lead with senior second baseman Cody Sporrer in double plays (10).HOLDING DOWN THE MOUND
Right-handed pitcher Cole Percival (3-1) has gotten out to a fantastic start to his freshman campaign. He has pitched more innings (31.2) than any other Highlander, leading the way in wins (3) and opposing batting average (.188) and sitting second on the team in strikeouts (22). His team-leading 2.27 ERA also ranks fourth in the Big West.Percival impressed many …