Marks Earns First Win As Pack Sweeps Doubleheader
RENO, NEV. - Troy Marks (1-3, 4.04 ERA) won his first career game at Nevada in game two of the Wolf Pack's doubleheader sweep today. Nevada (14-20, 3-3 WAC) defeated the New Mexico State Aggies (27-12, 5-6 WAC) 4-0 in game one and 10-3 in game two.
Marks pitched well for the second consecutive outing, striking out eight Aggie hitters and allowing just three earned runs on eight hits in 7.2 innings. Marks began the year in the starting rotation, but had been pitching out of the bullpen until he got the start last week in game two of Nevada's doubleheader at Fresno State.
The Pack built its lead by scoring two runs in the first inning, three in the second, three in the third and two in the fifth.
Waylen Sing Chow (2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI) led off the game with his first career home run on a deep shot to right field.
Braden Shipley had the best offensive game of his career going 2-for-2, with three runs scored, three RBI, two walks and his first career home run. Shipley hit a three-run home run over the left field wall in the third scoring Hugo Hernandez (1-for-3, R) and Carlos Escobar Jr. (2-for-4, 2 R) to make it 8-3 Nevada.
The Pack added two more runs on a Joe Kohan (1-for-4, R, RBI) sacrifice fly and an RBI-double by Brock Stassi (3-for-5, 2 RBI).
Matt Gardner allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to end the game. Brock Stassi (0-1, 9.35 ERA) gets the nod tomorrow as Nevada looks to sweep the series from the Aggies.