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Shipley Pitches Pack Past Louisiana Tech


Bradey Shipley won his sixth game of the season on Friday pitching eight shutout innings.

Bradey Shipley won his sixth game of the season on Friday pitching eight shutout innings.

April 13, 2012

Final Stats

RENO, Nev.  –  University of Nevada (17-16, 2-2 WAC) sophomore  Bradey Shipley pitched eight shutout innings but had to survive a Louisiana Tech (17-17, 1-3 WAC) ninth inning rally to win a Western Athletic Conference game 3-2 at Peccole Park Friday afternoon.  With the victory the Wolf Pack improved 17-16 and 2-2 in WAC play while LA Tech is now 17-17 and 1-3 in conference action.

With the Pack leading 3-0 Shipley (6-2) left after eight innings and closer Matt Gardner came in to pitch the ninth inning.  Gardner walked two and Tim Culligan replaced him on the mound.  A walk and two RBI single closed the gap to 3-2.  Culligan had to leave the game after an apparent injury on the single up the middle and third baseman Garrett Yrigoyen followed him on the mound and walked one and hit another to load the bases with one out.  Righty Sean Prihar, the fourth pitcher of the inning recorded the final two outs on a popup and ground ball to earn his first save of the season.

Left fielder Tommy Niebergall doubled to start the game and scored on Brooks Klein’s RBI double in the first to give the Pack an early 1-0 lead where it remained until the seventh inning.  After two walks Niebergall’s second double of the game scored two more and Nevada had its three runs for the game.

Shipley pitched a career-high eight innings to win his sixth game of the season and struck out five.  Prihar (1) earned his first save recording the final two outs of the game.  Jeb Stefan (2-6) suffered the loss giving up three runs on three hits.  Stefan struck out 10 and walked five.

Niebergall (2-for-4,2,2RBI) led the Pack with his two doubles and two RBI as Nevada totaled four hits in the game.   Klein extended his team-high hit streak to 14 games with his double in the first inning.

LA Tech catcher Tyler Qualls (2-for-2) had two hits for the Bulldogs and center fielder Justin Gordey drove in two with his ninth inning single.

The two teams play the second game of the three-game series on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Nevada 3, Louisiana Tech 2 (Apr 13, 2012 at Reno, Nevada)
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Louisiana Tech...... 000 000 002  -  2  4  0      (17-17, 1-3 WAC)
Nevada............... 100 000 20X  -  3  4  0      (17-16, 2-2 WAC)
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Pitchers: Louisiana Tech - Stefan, Jeb; Gilley, Jamie(7) and Qualls, Tyler. Nevada -
Shipley, Bradey; Gardner, Matt(9); Culligan, Timothy(9); Yrigoyen, Garrett(9); Prihar, Sean(9)
and Escobar Jr., Carlos.
Win-Shipley, Bradey(6-2)  Save-Prihar, Sean(1)  Loss-Stefan, Jeb(2-6)  T-2:24  A-391
Weather: 40,cloudy,8mph                
Gardner, M. faced 2 batters in the 9th.
Yrigoyen, G. faced 2 batters in the 9th.

Nevada 1st
Niebergall doubled down the lf line (2-1 BBF). Rowe, J. struck out swinging
(2-2 SBFBS). Klein, B. doubled to center field, RBI (2-1 BKB); Niebergall
scored. Yrigoyen, G. struck out looking (0-2 KKFK). Meyer, Kewby grounded out
to 2b (1-1 SB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada 7th
Byler, A. grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Escobar, C. struck out looking
(1-2 BKSK). Hunt, Kyle hit by pitch (3-1 KBB). Hunt, Kyle stole second. Kohan,
J. walked (3-2 BBBKSB). Gilley to p for Stefan. Niebergall doubled down the rf
line, 2 RBI (1-1 BS); Kohan, J. scored; Hunt, Kyle scored. Rowe, J. struck out
looking (1-2 SSBK). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Louisiana Tech 9th
Gardner, M. to p for Shipley, B.. Kimbell walked (3-1 BBKBB). Hedges walked
(3-2 KFBBBB); Kimbell advanced to second. Culligan, T. to p for Gardner, M..
Qualls walked (3-2 BBKKBB); Hedges advanced to second; Kimbell advanced to
third. White pinch ran for Qualls. Gordey singled up the middle, 2 RBI (1-1
SB); White advanced to second, out at third cf to 3b; Hedges scored; Kimbell
scored. Yrigoyen, G. to p. Byler, A. to 3b. /  for Culligan, T.. Burch walked
(3-1 BBKBB); Gordey advanced to second. Neel pinch hit for Bayliss. Neel hit by
pitch (1-0); Burch advanced to second; Gordey advanced to third. Prihar, S. to
p for Yrigoyen, G.. Alvis S. fouled out to 1b (2-1 BKB). Gebhardt reached on a
fielder's choice (1-1 BK); Neel out at second ss unassisted. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 3 LOB.


 

 

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