College Baseball: UC Riverside Travels to Las Vegas for Two-Game Series against UNLV

The UC Riverside Baseball team continues its long road trip on Tuesday when it begins a two-game series against UNLV. Las Vegas is the third city the team is playing in during its streak of 17 straight road games.

The Highlanders took a 7-1 loss to the Runnin’ Rebels last season, but are 20-13 overall against UNLV. The two teams will square-off again at The Plex on April 30.

The Highlanders have fallen into a bit of a slump, winning one of their last eight games after sweeping Cal Baptist in the Crosstown Showdown. That win came on March 16 vs. Tulane. It’s the hope of head coach Troy Percival that with some extra rest UCR can get back on track.

Jeremiah Priddy gets the nod in Game 1. He’s 0-3 with a 6.31 ERA. The team is hoping his last start against Tulane was an anomaly. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Before that, he’d tossed at least five innings and allowed three runs or less in four of his five starts. Priddy has been able to keep hitters off balance so far this season with 26 strikeouts in five starts.

Trevor Bateson will take the mound in Game 2. It marks his first start of the season. The freshman has appeared in three games.

Yeager Taylor and Connor Cannon continue to lead the team’s offense. Taylor has a team-high .304 average, while Cannon leads the Highlanders with three home runs. In last year’s game vs. UNLV, Taylor went 2-for-4 and Cannon went 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI.

Press Release Provided By the University of California Riverside