Andrus named WAC Hitter of the Week/Wolverines to face Nevada

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Patrick Wolfe will start in his hometown against Nevada
Patrick Wolfe will start in his hometown against Nevada

May 12, 2014

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RENO, Nevada —
Utah Valley University is in Reno for its final non-conference game of the season, against Nevada on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. MT at Peccole Park. Freshman left-hander Patrick Wolfe will get his first career start for the Wolverines (24-25), and do so in his home town where prepped at Damonte Ranch High School.

UVU enters the weekend winners of four of their last five including two straight over Seattle U to win the final Western Athletic Conference home series of the season over the weekend. The Wovlerines went 3-1 during the week, notching wins over Mountain West leader New Mexico and two of three against Seattle.

Kade Andrus had a big week, batting .389 with a home run, triple, double and 10 RBIs. For his efforts on the week Andrus was named the WAC Hitter of the Week, becoming the second Wolverine to win the hitter award.

Nevada is coming off a home series against New Mexico where it lost two of three games, but with all three contests just one run games. The Wolfpack (27-22) have a 17-6 all-time record vs. the Wolverines including a 16-4 mark at Peccole Park. Last season, Nevada made its first trip to Orem for a three-games series in which UVU won two of three.

After Tuesday’s non-league game, Utah Valley travels to Phoenix for a three-game set against Grand Canyon, which is currently in second place in the WAC standings, just one game back of Sacramento State. The Wolverines are in third at 15-9, with both Bakersfield and Texas-Pan American right on their heels on 14-10.

The series at Grand Canyon begins Friday at  6:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. MT. Saturday’s game will start at the same time with Sunday slated for 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 p.m. MT.

The Wolverines will stay in the Arizona and prepare for the WAC Tournament, which beging May 21 at Cubs Park in Mesa.