Feb. 22, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. – The University of Nevada (2-4, 0-2 MW) baseball lost a Mountain West game 5-3 to Fresno State (5-2, 2-0 MW) at Pete Beiden Field today. The loss was the fourth in a row for the Wolf Pack. The final game of the series is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
With the game tied a three FS scored single runs in the seventh and eighth inning to win 5-3.
Nevada scored twice in the top of the third inning on sacrifice bunt from second baseman Scott Kaplan and RBI single from first baseman Austin Byler to take an early 2-0 advantage. The Bulldogs took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the inning to move in front 3-2. FS had three consecutive two-out RBI singles to score the runs.
Right fielder Brad Gerig’s two-out RBI single in the top of the fifth inning tied the game at three where it stayed until FS scored in the seventh and eighth innings.
Mark Nowaczewski (0-1) was tagged with the loss despite not allowing a hit but gave up one run and walked three. Derick Velazquez (2-0) pitched three shutout innings to get the win.
Kaplan (2-for-4), Gerig (2-for-4,RBI) and catcher Jordan Devencenzi (2-for-4) had two hits each for the Pack. Kewby Meyer, Byler and Gerig each had an RBI.
Chris Mariscal (2-for-5,R,RBI), Kevin Viers (2-for-4,2RBI) and Taylor Ward (2-for-3,RBI) collected two hits each for the Bulldogs. Viers drove in two of FS five runs.
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