Nevada Drops Pacific for Third Straight Win
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada baseball team (3-9) defeated the Pacific Tigers (3-10) 6-5 for its third straight victory.
RHP Tom Jameson had his best outing of the season, holding Pacific scoreless and hitless through the first four innings. Jameson allowed seven hits and two runs in six plus innings of work, and exited the game with no outs and bases loaded in the seventh. Tyler Rogstad struck out the first hitter he faced and got pinch hitter Brett McMinn to ground into a 5-2-3 double play to end the inning.
Tim Culligan gave up one hit and recorded one out in the eighth inning and earned his first win of the year.
Joe Kohan led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field, and Nick Melino broke up a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh with a double off the wall in center field.
The Pack added two more runs in the seventh to take a 5-2 lead into the eighth, but quickly gave up three runs in the top of the eighth on a two-run double by Pacific left fielder Matt Carvutto and an RBI single by Daniel Johnston.
Braden Shipley went 2-2 on the day and scored what went on to be the game winning run after drawing a leadoff walk to start the eighth inning. Jamison Rowe moved Shipley over to second on a bunt and Shipley advanced to third on a wild pitch with Joe Kohan at the plate.
With Shipley on third, Kohan singled to left center field for his fourth hit of the day driving in the winning run. Kohan was 4-4 with a walk today, and is 6-10 with one walk in the first two games of this series.
Matt Gardner pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the season.
The Wolf Pack looks to earn its first series sweep of the season tomorrow when it takes on Pacific at 1 pm in the series finale.