UNLV was swept by TCU last weekend in Mountain West Confernce play, and the Beavers won 2 of 3 against Cal. The two teams square off today in the final non-conference series for both teams. The Beavers do have two more single non-conference games remaining after this, both against Portland on the April 24 and May 15.
When UNLV plays Oregon State this weekend, it will be the third season in a row that the Rebels will have played the defending National Champions. In 2005, UNLV won 1 of 3 against Cal State Fullerton, and in 2006 they won 2 of 3 against Texas.
UNLV Centerfielder Ryan Kowalski has been leading the Rebels offensively lately, batting .523 in conference play. He has 14 RBI's, 5 doubles, 9 walks, and 5 stolen bases to go along with that hefty average.
Craig Heyer for UNLV and Mike Stutes for Oregon State are the probable starters today, and here are their numbers.