Nevada takes game one from Air Force

Michael Fain tossed the first complete game of his career.

Michael Fain tossed the first complete game of his career.

March 21, 2014

Box Score

RENO, Nev. -  The University of  Nevada (10-11,  4-5 MW) baseball team scored five unanswered runs to defeat Air Force (4-16, 1-6 MW) 5-1 in the first game of the three-game Mountain West series at Peccole Park on Friday.   The Wolf Pack improved to 10-11 on the season and 4-5 in MW play while the Falcons dropped to 4-16 and 1-6 in conference action.

After four scoreless innings the Falcons scored a run in the top of the fifth inning when Spencer Draws singled home Russell Williams to make it 1-0.  The Pack started its five run rally when first baseman Austin Byler's third home run of the season scored third baseman Scott Kaplan and it was 2-1 Nevada after five innings.

Designated hitter Jeff Nellis doubled home center fielder Trenton Brooks in the sixth to increase the advantage to 3-1.  In the seventh inning left fielder Kewby Meyer singled home Byler who tripled.  Pack catcher Jordan Devencenzi followed with a double to score Meyer and Nevada led by the final score of 5-1.

Pack starter Michael Fain (3-1) pitched the first complete game of his career allowing the one run on four hits and struck out four.  Cameron White (1-4) was tagged with the loss giving up five runs on 10 hits and struck out six.

Byler (2-for-4,2R,2RBI), Devencenzi (2-for-4,RBI) and Brooks (2-for-4,R) each had two hits for the Pack.   Byler drove in a game-high two with his two-run homer in the fifth.

Four different AF batters had a hit and Draws drove in the only run.

Game two of the series is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  Listen to the game on 1060 AM with Don Marchand calling the action.  A free internet broadcast is available at and free audio is available at



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