Nevada Blanks UNLV for Series Win
March 4, 2012
LAS VEGAS - In the third one-run game of the weekend, the University of Nevada baseball team shutout the UNLV Rebels 1-0 at Wilson Stadium Sunday to win the series 2-1.
The Wolf Pack improved to 7-4 with the victory, while UNLV fell to 6-6.
Nevada got a stellar start from Tom Jameson, as the junior went seven innings without giving up an earned run. He struck out three Rebel hitters and issued two walks, leveling his record at 1-1.
Nevada out hit UNLV for the third straight day, pounding out nine hits on Sunday to UNLV's five. The game-winning run came from Joe Kohan, who tripled for the second time this season with one out in the third. Freshman Jay Anderson grounded out to the first baseman to drive him home.
Nevada's relief pitching held the start by Jameson up with strong work of its own. Tim Culligan came into the game in the eighth after Danny Higa walked to lead off the inning. He went 1.1 innings without giving up a hit or a run. Matt Gardner got the final two outs of the game for his fifth save of the season.
Brett Jones raised his season average to .422 with four hits in four at bats. Austin Byler was Nevada's designated hitter and occupied the four spot in the Wolf Pack lineup. Anderson singled in the first and has reached base safely in each of Nevada's first 11 games.
UNLV used only two pitchers Sunday, as starter Erick Fedde went eight innings and Buddy Borden pitched the ninth.
The Wolf Pack will take on San Francisco State Wednesday at Peccole Park at 2 p.m.