Nevada Loses 7-3 at Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Nevada lost 7-3 at Loyola Marymount today in game two of the weekend series.

RHP Troy Marks started for the Wolf Pack and ran into trouble early, giving up four runs in the first inning after retiring the first two hitters. After pitching out of a jam in the second inning, Marks was pulled with no outs in the bottom of the third after walking the first two batters he faced.

Senior RHP Tyler Rogstad came in to the game with no outs in the third inning and pitched well for the Pack giving up only two runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Brian Barnett made the start in right field and made a tremendous catch to end the fifth inning. With two outs and a runner on first base, Lions third baseman Alex Guthrie hit a line drive into the right center gap. Barnett made a diving catch to take away an extra base hit from Guthrie and save a run in the process.

Nevada scored their first two runs on a Braden Shipley single in the second inning that scored Brock Stassi and Garret Yrigoyen. Michael Turay added a solo shot in the top of the fourth to make it 5-3.

Jeremy Cole came into the game in relief of Tyler Rogstad with one out in the sixth inning and gave up two inherited runs on a double by Ryan Hawthorne. Cole held the Lions scoreless the rest of the game, but the Pack could not put together a rally in the top of the ninth.

Mark Joukoff will start his second game of the season tomorrow when the Pack takes on the Lions at 12:00 p.m. in the series finale.