April 2, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of Nevada (15-12) baseball team led Pacific (9-19) 5-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning but the Tigers scored twice to defeat the Wolf Pack 6-5 at Klein Family Field Monday night. With the loss the Wolf Pack is now 15-12 while the Tigers improved to 9-19.
Reliever Colby Blueberg struck out the first hitter in the ninth inning but after two walks and a hit batter was lifted from the game. Pacific catcher Jason Taasaas hit the first pitch from reliever Jayson McClaren just inside the first base bag and two runs scored as the Tigers rallied for the 6-5 victory.
Trailing 2-0 Nevada scored five times in the fourth inning to move in front 5-2 but that would be the last runs for the Wolf Pack who managed just six hits while Pacific collected 14.
Blueberg (0-1) was tagged with the loss allowing two runs in 1.1 innings on the mound. John Prato Matthews (2-4) earned the victory pitching three scoreless innings.
Third baseman Austin Byler (2-for-2,R,RBI) led the Pack with two hits on the night. Byler joined four other Nevada hitters that each drove in a run in the game.
Nevada opens Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday at New Mexico State with first pitch slated for 5:00 p.m. PT.
2012 Nevada Baseball
Nevada at Pacific - Play-by-Play
Apr 02, 2012 at Stockton, Calif. (Klein Family Field)
Score by Innings R H E
Nevada............ 000 500 000 - 5 6 0
Pacific............. 011 200 002 - 6 14 2
Pederson flied out to cf (3-2 BKFBBF). Taasaas singled to center field (0-0).
Johnston doubled to right center (2-2 SBKB); Taasaas advanced to third. Goulder
grounded out to ss, RBI (1-0 B); Taasaas scored. Johnston advanced to third on
a wild pitch. Borba grounded out to 2b (1-2 KFB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
Simms grounded out to ss (1-2 KFBF). Mansfield singled up the middle (0-2 KF).
Torchio walked (3-1 BBSBB); Mansfield advanced to second. Lockwood singled to
shortstop (2-2 BKBF); Torchio advanced to second; Mansfield advanced to third.
Pederson singled to left field, RBI (1-1 BK); Lockwood advanced to second;
Torchio advanced to third; Mansfield scored. Taasaas struck out swinging (0-2
KSFS). Johnston flied out to rf (0-1 K). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.
Escobar, C. grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBBK). Wells, Tyler to dh. Wells, Tyler
walked (3-0 BBBB). Meyer, Kewby doubled to right center, RBI (0-1 F); Wells,
Tyler scored. Byler, A. singled to right center, RBI (1-1 FB); Meyer, Kewby
scored. Yrigoyen, G. singled to third base, bunt (0-1 F); Byler, A. advanced to
second. Yrigoyen, G. stole second; Byler, A. stole third. Kohan, J. walked (3-2
BBKBSFB); Yrigoyen, G. advanced to third on a wild pitch; Byler, A. scored on a
wild pitch. Spizzirri to p for Lombardi. Kohan, J. stole second. Anderson, J.
hit by pitch (3-2 BBBKFFF). Rowe, J. walked, RBI (3-2 BBBKKB); Anderson, J.
advanced to second; Kohan, J. advanced to third; Yrigoyen, G. scored. Klein, B.
grounded out to p, RBI (0-0); Rowe, J. advanced to second; Anderson, J.
advanced to third; Kohan, J. scored. Escobar, C. struck out swinging (1-2
KKBS). 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Goulder singled to shortstop (2-2 BBFS). Borba doubled to left field (0-0);
Goulder advanced to third. Kirsch, G. to p for Marks, T.. Simms struck out
looking (3-2 BBKFBK). Mansfield grounded out to 3b (1-1 SB). Torchio walked
(3-2 BBKSFBB). Lockwood singled to right center, 2 RBI (0-2 KSF); Torchio
advanced to second; Borba scored; Goulder scored. Pederson flied out to lf to
left center (0-1 K). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Niebergall to lf for Anderson, J.. Riley pinch hit for Mansfield. Riley struck
out swinging (2-2 KBBFS). Torchio singled to shortstop (1-1 KB). Lockwood
singled to right field (1-0 B); Torchio advanced to second. Pederson hit by
pitch (1-0); Lockwood advanced to second; Torchio advanced to third. McClaren,
J. to p for Blueberg, C.. Taasaas singled down the rf line, 2 RBI (0-0);
Pederson advanced to second; Lockwood scored; Torchio scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.
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