Pack Relievers Shutdown Cougars

Matt Gardner earned his seventh save of the season in Friday's 5-4 victory over BYU.

March 30, 2012

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. - Four University of Nevada (14-11) relievers combined to pitch four and two-thirds scoreless innings  as the Wolf Pack defeated BYU (11-10)  5-4 on Friday afternoon at Peccole Park to even the series with the Cougars.  BYU won Thursday's game 4-3.

With the victory the Pack improved to 14-11 while BYU is now 11-10.  The third game of the series is scheduled for noon on Saturday.

Nevada led 3-0 after four innings of play before the Cougars scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to move in front 4-3.  A two-run bottom of the fifth inning gave the Pack a 5-4 advantage.  Third baseman Ryan Teel plated the first run of the inning with a triple over the right fielders outstretched glove and he later scored the winning run on groundout by Brooks Klein.

Reliever Sean Prihar (1-0) earned the victory retiring two hitters in the fifth inning.  Matt Gardner (7) earned his seventh save of the season pitching a scoreless ninth inning.  Tyler Westensiee (0-2) suffered the loss allowing a run in his two innings of work.

Second baseman Joe Kohan (2-for-4,2RBI) and left fielder Jay Anderson (2-for-2,R) led the Pack with two hits each.  Kohan drove in two runs  with his double in the fourth inning.

BYU shortstop Tanner Chauncey (3-for-4,R) and left fielder Christian Mua (3-for-4,RBI) had three hits apiece for the Cougars.

2012 Nevada Baseball
BYU at Nevada - Play-by-Play
Mar 30, 2012 at Reno, Nevada (Peccole Park)

Score by Innings                            R  H  E
BYU................. 000 040 000 -  4 11  1
Nevada............ 100 220 00X -  5  7  1

Nevada 1st
Rowe, J. grounded out to p (1-0 B). Hunt, Kyle walked (3-1 BBKBB). Klein, B.
singled to left center (0-0); Hunt, Kyle advanced to second. Hunt, Kyle stole
third. Escobar, C. walked (3-2 BFBSBB); Klein, B. advanced to second. Meyer,
Kewby grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-1 BK); Escobar, C. advanced to second; Klein,
B. advanced to third; Hunt, Kyle scored. Byler, A. popped up to ss (1-2 BKF). 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nevada 4th
Meyer, Kewby struck out swinging (3-2 BBKKBS). Byler, A. walked (3-2 KSBBBB).
Anderson, J. singled through the right side (0-1 K); Byler, A. advanced to
second. Anderson, J. advanced to second; Byler, A. advanced to third on an
error by p, failed pickoff attempt. Yrigoyen, G. walked (3-1 KBBBB); Anderson,
J. advanced to third on a wild pitch; Byler, A. out at home c to p. Kohan, J.
doubled, out at third cf to 2b to c to 3b, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Yrigoyen, G. scored;
Anderson, J. scored. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th
Chauncey singled up the middle (0-2 KF). Guenther doubled to left center (1-0
B); Chauncey advanced to third. Whitney singled through the right side,
advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI (1-2 BKF); Guenther scored; Chauncey
scored. Hall singled to second base (0-1 F); Whitney advanced to third. Brugman
flied out to cf, SF, RBI (0-2 FF); Whitney scored. Prihar, S. to p for Wells,
Tyler. Hall stole second. Frampton struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). Mua singled
to right field, RBI (3-1 BBFB); Hall scored. Law grounded out to ss (0-1 K). 4
runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada 5th
Rowe, J. hit by pitch (1-0). Westensee to p for Anderson. Teel, Ryan tripled to
right field, RBI (1-1 FB); Rowe, J. scored. Klein, B. grounded out to 2b, RBI
(1-0 B); Teel, Ryan scored. Escobar, C. grounded out to ss (0-0). Meyer, Kewby
singled to shortstop (0-1 F). Byler, A. lined out to lf to left center (2-0
BB). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.



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