Nevada Drops Series Finale 7-6 At NMSU

Nevada lost 7-6 at New Mexico State in the final game of a WAC series.

April 7, 2012

Final Stats

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  –  The University of Nevada (16-14, 1-2 WAC) baseball team  committed two errors in the bottom of the ninth inning which led to three unearned runs scoring as New Mexico State (25-9, 2-1 WAC) won the final game of the three-game Western Athletic  Conference series 7-6 at Presley Askew Field.  With the victory the Aggies improved to 25-9 and 2-1 in WAC play while the Wolf Pack stands at 16-14 and 1-2 in the conference.  NMSU won the series 2-1.

Nevada led 5-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning but NMSU scored three times in the seventh and three more runs in the ninth to win 7-6.  A one out error by Pack first baseman Kewby Meyer allowed the first run to score and a throwing error by second baseman Joe Kohan allowed the winning to cross the plate with two down.

Pack reliever Tom Culligan (2-1) was tagged with the loss giving up the three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth.  NMSU closer Scott Coffman (1-1) earned the win pitching a scoreless ninth.

Tommy Niebergall (2-for-5,R,RBI), Austin Byler (2-for-4) and Kohan (2-for-3) had two hits each for the Pack.  Kohan drove in four on the day.

Nevada returns home to begin a six-game homestand on Monday hosting Oregon State at 2 p.m.

New Mexico State 7, Nevada 6 (Apr 07, 2012 at Las Cruces, N.M.)
Nevada.................. 000 131 100  -  6  9  2      (16-14, 1-2 WAC)
New Mexico State.... 000 001 303  -  7  9  1      (25-9, 2-1 WAC)
Pitchers: Nevada - Jameson, Tom; Prihar, Sean(5); Van Gaver, Elliot(7); Culligan, Timothy(8)
and Escobar Jr., Carlos. New Mexico State - Casey Collins; Evan Mott(5); Robert Kraft(5);
Adam Mott(6); Robert Roher(7); Scott Coffman(9) and Zac Fisher.
Win-Scott Coffman(1-1)  Loss-Culligan, Timothy(2-1)  T-3:07  A-247
HR NEVADA - Klein, Brooks (6).
Weather: 70, overcast, 12 mph NNW      
Jameson, T. faced 1 batter in the 5th.

Nevada 4th
Yrigoyen, G. doubled to right center (2-2 KSBB). Escobar, C. flied out to rf
(1-2 FBS). Yrigoyen, G. stole third. Kohan, J. singled through the right side,
RBI (2-0 BB); Yrigoyen, G. scored. Kohan, J. out at second c to ss, caught
stealing. Anderson, J. walked (3-2 BBSKBB). Hunt, Kyle flied out to lf (0-1 K).
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada 5th
Klein, B. grounded out to ss. Meyer, Kewby walked. Byler, A. doubled; Meyer,
Kewby advanced to third. Niebergall singled up the middle, RBI; Byler, A.
advanced to third; Meyer, Kewby scored. Mott, E. to p for Collins, C..
Niebergall advanced to second; Byler, A. out at home p to ss to 1b to c.
Yrigoyen, G. walked (3-0 BBBB). Escobar, C. walked (3-2 BFBKBB); Yrigoyen, G.
advanced to second; Niebergall advanced to third. Kohan, J. singled to right
center, 2 RBI (2-2 SBFB); Escobar, C. advanced to third; Yrigoyen, G. scored;
Niebergall scored. Kraft, R. to p for Mott, E.. Rowe, J. pinch hit for
Anderson, J.. Rowe, J. grounded out to ss (1-1 BK). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

Nevada 6th
Mott, A. to p for Kraft, R.. Hunt, Kyle lined out to 2b (0-0). Klein, B.
homered to right field, RBI (0-1 F). Meyer, Kewby lined out to 1b (0-2 KK).
Byler, A. singled to right field (3-2 BKBSFB). Byler, A. stole second.
Niebergall flied out to cf (2-2 BKFBF). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico State 6th
Karraker, B. singled up the middle (1-0 B). Hipp, P. flied out to lf (2-2
BKFBF). Voight, Z. doubled down the rf line, RBI (0-2 KS); Karraker, B. scored.
Fisher, Z. grounded out to 2b (2-1 FBB); Voight, Z. advanced to third.
Phillips, K. struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada 7th
Roher, R. to p for Mott, A.. Yrigoyen, G. reached on a fielding error by ss
(3-1 BBBK). Escobar, C. grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (1-0 B); Yrigoyen, G.
advanced to second. Yrigoyen, G. advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kohan, J.
grounded out to p, SAC, bunt, RBI (1-1 BK); Yrigoyen, G. scored, unearned.
Rowe, J. grounded out to 3b (1-2 SSB). 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

New Mexico State 7th
Van Gaver, E to p for Prihar, S.. Rust, T. flied out to rf to right center
(0-0). Snowley, K. walked (3-1 BKBBB). Lecount, R. walked (3-2 BBKFBB);
Snowley, K. advanced to second. Waite, T. walked (3-2 KKBBBB); Lecount, R.
advanced to second; Snowley, K. advanced to third. Karraker, B. lined out to cf
to left center, SF, RBI (0-0); Snowley, K. scored. Hipp, P. singled to right
field, RBI (0-2 KK); Waite, T. advanced to third; Lecount, R. scored. Voight,
Z. singled through the left side, RBI (2-1 KBB); Hipp, P. advanced to second;
Waite, T. scored. Fisher, Z. flied out to lf (0-2 KF). 3 runs, 2 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico State 9th
Waite, T. lined out to ss (1-1 KB). Karraker, B. walked (3-2 KBSBFBFFFB). Hipp,
P. reached on a fielding error by 1b, advanced to second (0-2 KS); Karraker, B.
advanced to third. Voight, Z. flied out to cf, SF, RBI (1-2 KBK); Hipp, P.
advanced to third; Karraker, B. scored, unearned. Fisher, Z. singled to right
field, RBI (0-0); Hipp, P. scored, unearned. Chavez, E. pinch ran for Fisher,
Z.. Chavez, E. advanced to second on a balk. Phillips, K. reached on a throwing
error by 2b (2-2 BKFB); Chavez, E. scored, unearned. 3 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1



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