Nevada Drops Series Opener at Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team lost 8-5 today at Loyola Marymount Lions despite a late inning comeback attempt. The Pack scored two runs on two hits and one error in the ninth, but left the bases loaded with the go-ahead run at the plate with two outs.

Starting pitcher Tom Jameson lasted 1 2/3 innings in his second start of the season giving up six runs on six hits. Junior RHP Jayson McClaren relieved Jameson and pitched well, holding the Lions to only two runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Junior Garrett Yrigoyen remained hot at the plate, driving in Nick Melino in the top of the fourth inning on a single to left field and hitting a deep double off the left field wall in the top of the eighth. Yrigoyen has now hit safely in all four games this season and is hitting .533 on the year. Yrigoyen also drew an 11 pitch walk in the sixth inning.

Jamison Rowe's first hit of the season came on a two out RBI-triple in the top of the seventh that scored Joe Kohan, cutting the Lions' lead to 8-3. The Pack added two runs in the ninth on a single by Brian Barnett, and a hard-hit ground ball off the bat of Nick Melino that went through Loyola Marymount third baseman Alex Guthrie's legs, but Loyola Marymount LHP Ryan Hawthorne got Garrett Yrigoyen to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game.

Troy Marks will get the start tomorrow when Nevada takes on Loyola Marymount in game two of the three game series at 1 p.m.