March 7, 2012
RENO, Nev. - In a game that saw 12 pitchers, including eight from Nevada, the Wolf Pack fell 5-4 to San Francisco State Wednesday at Peccole Park.
The loss dropped Nevada to 7-5, while San Francisco State improved to 9-8 (7-5 CCAA). The Gators scored three unearned runs in the top of the first inning and did not trail at any point in the game. Nevada scored once in the first, but saw its best chances to score come later in the game.
The Pack pushed two runs across on four hits in the fifth, including a Jamison Rowe single through the left side. Rowe finished the game with two hits and two RBI after entering as a defensive substitution for Jay Anderson. Anderson started the game in center field and walked in the first inning. He has now reached base safely in all of Nevada's games this season.
Brett Jones was 1-4 with an RBI, pushing his total to seven. Ryan Teel also drove in a run and had two hits. Wednesday was his third consecutive start behind the plate. His two-hit performance raised his season average to .308. Jones continues to lead Nevada in batting average at .408.
Three total errors for Nevada allowed three of San Francisco State's runs to score unearned. Daniel Levine took the loss for Nevada, going one inning, giving up two hits and three unearned runs. He fell to 0-2 with the defeat.
San Francisco State starter Jeff Clegg earned his first win of the season, going five innings and surrendering two earned runs with two strikeouts. Anderson drew Nevada's only walk off Clegg. Peter Reyes saved his first game for the Gators.
As a staff, Nevada struck out nine San Francisco State hitters. Cameron Brooks got his first start of the season Wednesday. He played left field and hit second in the Pack lineup, collecting a double for Nevada's only extra-base hit.
Nevada will return to action Friday against UC Santa Barbara at Peccole Park. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.