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Rob White is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers UNO and the Omaha Storm Chasers. You can follow Rob on Twitter (@RWhiteOWH) or email him at rob.white@owh.com.

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Baseball: UNO at North Dakota State

When: 1 p.m. doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday
Where: Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo, N.D.

Probable pitchers: UNO, RH Tyler Fox (4-1, 3.02 ERA), LH Steven Schoonover (0-1, 1.38), RH Marcus Ethen (3-1, 3.57), LH Cole Volkers (2-1, 3.07). NDSU, RH David Ernst (2-2, 2.77), LH Trent Keefer (3-3, 3.99), TBA, TBA.

Scouting UNO (14-12, 3-3): The Mavericks dropped three of four league games at home last weekend to fall into third place in the five-team Summit. … Daniel Jewett became the fourth Mav to earn Summit player of the week honors after going 10 for 19 with six RBIs, and he leads the team with a .400 batting average. … Alex Schultz (pictured above), batting .341, extended his streak of reaching base safely to 25 games. …

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Baseball: IPFW, Western Illinois at UNO

When: Noon doubleheaders, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Ballpark at Boys Town

Scouting Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne (10-16, 2-0): Kristian Gayday leads the Summit League in batting average (.404) and homers (nine), and also ranks fourth with 19 RBIs. … Ryan Wells (1-0, 4.02 ERA) and Dane Davis (1-2, 6.95) will start for IPFW in Saturday’s noon doubleheader. … Wells is third in the Summit with 30 strikeouts. … Brandon Soat is second in the Summit with a .397 average, and Greg Kaiser is fifth at .365. … Carter DeBoe leads the Summit with 27 RBIs, while Kaiser is second with 24. Kaiser’s six homers are tied for second. … Gayday, Kaiser and Soat are all Fort Wayne products. … The Mastadons lead the Summit with a .295 …

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Baseball: Kansas State at UNO

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Werner Park

Scouting Kansas State (17-10): Center fielder Ross Kivett hit .588 (10 for 17) with three doubles, a triple, a homer and seven RBIs in four games last week to earn Big 12 player of the week. He hit for the cycle against Nebraska, then went 6 for 12 against Creighton. For the season he’s hitting .376 with 21 RBIs in 27 games. … Freshman Nate Griep of Millard West was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week the previous week, then helped the Wildcats to a series win over Creighton with an 8-2 win Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five in seven innings. … RJ Santigate is hitting a team-best .380. … …

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Baseball: South Dakota State at UNO

When: Noon Sunday (doubleheader)
Where: Ballpark at Boys Town

Scouting SDSU: The Jackrabbits (12-12, 1-1) opened Summit League play by splitting a two-game series at Western Illinois. … Creighton swept South Dakota State on March 14 and 15 by scores of 5-4 and 3-1. … SDSU was runner-up to UNO in the Summit regular-season race last year, then won the postseason tournament (UNO is ineligible to compete in the postseason as a program transitioning to Division I). The Jackrabbits finished 35-24. … Reliever J.D. Moore was named the Summit’s preseason pitcher of the year by Collegiate Baseball, but he’s struggled thus far with an 11.05 ERA in 71⁄3 innings. He does have three saves, however. … Chris Anderson is 1-2 with a 1.79 ERA in …

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Baseball: Kansas at Creighton

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: TD Ameritrade Park
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

Scouting Kansas: Right fielder Connor McKay ranks third in the country with a Big 12-best 34 RBIs. He’s also hit five homers. … Jayhawks (16-8) won two of three at 10th-ranked Texas to open Big 12 play March 14 through 16. … Last weekend, KU won two of three in home series with Dartmouth, which had lost two of three to UNO immediately preceding that series. … Jayhawks opened the season 9-0 and were 12-1 before dropping three straight (two at Stanford, the other to Oral Roberts). … Kansas is 0-3 in midweek games.

Scouting Creighton: Bluejays (10-6-1) are 10-2-1 since opening the season 0-4. … Brad McKewon leads the team in batting …

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Mavericks waiting to learn next CIT opponent

UNO’s second-round opponent for the CollegeInsider.com tournament was still being determined early Thursday morning.

UNO coach Derrin Hansen said there was a “95 percent chance” the Mavericks would have played their second-round game at Missouri State. However, the Bears lost to Murray State 66-63 on Wednesday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Northern Colorado, another potential regional opponent.

The CIT uses the old NIT format, matching opponents somewhat geographically after each round is complete.

UNO associate athletic director Josh White said the Mavericks are unable to play at Ralston Arena this weekend. He said UNO’s most likely second-round opponent would be either Murray State, San Diego or Pacific.

Other first-round winners in the CIT were Holy Cross, Columbia, Yale, Towson, VMI, East Tennessee State, Wright State, Ohio, …

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Baseball: UNO vs. Dartmouth

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Where: Lawrence, Kan.

Scouting UNO: The Mavericks are coming off a home sweep of Air Force, which evened their record at 8-8. … Cole Gruber leads UNO in hitting (.381), on-base percentage (.443), slugging percentage (.492), hits (24) and stolen bases (five), and is tied for the team lead in runs (14). … Gruber is third in the Summit League in hitting, while teammate Alex Schultz (.373) is fifth. … Clayton Taylor leads the team and is second in the Summit in RBIs (14).

Scouting Dartmouth: The Big Green are 1-5 after opening the season with series against a pair of national top-30 teams in Florida International and TCU. … Dartmouth stays in Lawrence for a three-game series …

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Baseball: Air Force at UNO

When: 1 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Where: Ballpark at Boys Town

Scouting Air Force: The Falcons are 4-10, with their most recent games a sweep at the hands of Arizona, by scores of 14-2 and 10-2. … Cameron White is 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA in four starts, holding opponents to a .239 batting average while striking out 29 in 271⁄3 innings. … Tyler Jones leads the offense, with a .277 average and team highs of six doubles and 10 RBIs. … Air Force leads the all-time series 4-2.

Scouting UNO: The Mavs are looking to snap a four-game losing streak. … Weekend pitching rotation will by Tyler Fox, Zach Williamsen and Marcus Ethen. … Alex Schultz’s .383 batting average ranks fourth in the Summit …

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Baseball: UNO at Kansas State

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Tointon Stadium, Manhattan, Kan.

Scouting UNO: Mavericks (5-7) try to bounce back after losing the final three games of a four-game series at Grand Canyon, where they were outscored 28-10. Kansas State beat Grand Canyon 9-4 and 11-1 the previous weekend. … Cole Gruber (.408) leads the Mavs in hitting, hits (20), slugging percentage (.510), on-base percentage (.463) and runs (nine). … Clayton Taylor has a team-high nine RBIs, while Connor Messinger’s four doubles lead the team. … UNO hosts Air Force in a three-game series at Boys Town that starts Friday. The Mavs have also added a three-game, neutral-site series in Lawrence, Kan., against Dartmouth for March 18 to 20.

Scouting Kansas State: Millard West product Nate Griep is …

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Baseball: UNO at Grand Canyon

When: 7:30 p.m. CST Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday (DH), 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Brazell Stadium, Phoenix

Scouting UNO: The Mavericks are riding a three-game winning streak. … UNO is playing in Arizona for the first time in 15 seasons under coach Bob Herold. … Sophomore Alex Schultz, who has nine hits in his last three games, has an eight-game on-base streak. … Schultz and Cole Gruber each hit .364 (12 for 33) in UNO’s eight-game stay at the Snowbird Classic. … Four lefties in UNO’s bullpen — Anthony Falcone, Dylan Casey, Cole Volkers and Sam Murphy — combined for a 1.75 ERA while holding opponents to a .156 batting average at the tournament.

Scouting Grand Canyon: The Antelopes, another program transitioning to Division I, are …

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