SAN JOSE, Calif. – The University of Nevada (5-15, 2-7 MW) baseball was unable to hold a one-run lead in the 10th inning and lost 6-5 at San José State (9-9, 5-4 MW) on Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium. The Spartans won all three games in the Mountain West series by one run and two of the games went to extra innings.
Nevada is 5-15 on the season and 2-7 in MW play while SJSU is 9-9 and 5-4 in conference play. The Pack plays at San Francisco on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Monday but was pushed back one day.
With the game tied at four, Nevada scored an unearned run in the top the 10th on right fielder Mike Echavia’s ground ball that plated third baseman Tyler Flores who started the inning with a single.
SJSU scored twice in the bottom of the 10th to win 6-5. Designated hitter Josh Nashed led off the inning with a home run to knot the score at 5-5. A single, error and two sacrifice bunts moved the Spartan pinch runner Corey Olivet to third where he scored the winning run on a wild pitch.
The Spartans scored three times in the bottom the second inning to take an early advantage. Nevada rallied with three runs in the top of the third inning. Designated hitter Jed Sprague scored the tying runs with a two RBI single after first baseman Grant Fennell scored the first run of the inning with his RBI single.
Pack second baseman Keaton Smith’s RBI double in the fifth put the Pack on top 4-3 after Echavia scored the go ahead run. Spartan right fielder Chris Williams’ solo home run leading off the eighth inning tied the game at four where it remained until the 10th inning.
Nevada’s fourth pitcher of the game, Evan McMahan (1-4) was tagged with the loss allowing the two runs in the final inning. Hilario Tovar (1-1) earned the win tossing a scoreless inning.
Flores (2-for-5, 2R) and Smith (2-for-4, R, RBI) led the Pack with two hits each while Spague drove home a pair. Williams (3-for-5, 2R, RBI) had three hits for SJSU and scored twice.
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