Feb. 14, 2014
For Immediate Release (February 14, 2014)
Johnson wins coaching debut
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - First-year University of Nevada (1-0) head baseball coach Jay Johnson won his Wolf Pack coaching debut as the Pack defeated Boston College (0-1) in the season opener 4-1 at Schott Stadium on the campus of Santa Clara University today. Nevada will play Santa Clara later tonight.
Trailing 1-0 after two innings the Pack scored the next four runs and got solid pitching to defeat the Eagles.
Left fielder Kewby Meyer doubled to start the top of the third inning and came around to score on first baseman Austin Byler's RBI double. Byler later scored on a ground out by right fielder Brad Gerig and the Pack was in front to stay 2-1.
A two-run top of the seventh gave Nevada a little cushion. Freshman shortstop Justin Bridgman walked with two down and scored the Pack's third run of the game on Meyer's RBI triple. Byler delivered an RBI single to close out the scoring as Nevada won 4-1.
Barry Timko (1-0) got the win pitching 5.2 innings as he earned the opening day start. Timko allowed one run on four hits and struck out four. Jason Deitrich (1) tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of three hit relief to earn the save. Eric Stevens (0-1) suffered the loss giving up two runs on five hits in six innings of action.
Meyer (2-for-5,2R,RBI) and Byler (2-for-3,R,2RBI) led the Pack offense as they both had two hits and two runs scored. Meyer's hits both went for extra bases, a double and triple that scored a run. Byler also doubled and drove in a game-high two.
John Hennessy (2-for-3,R) and Geoffrey Murphy (2-for-3) had two hits apiece for the Eagles.
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