Pack Drops Series Opener 12-9 To Hawai`i

RENO, NEV. - Tom Jameson (3-6, 5.89 ERA) suffered the loss today as Nevada (16-24, 5-7 WAC) fell 12-9 to Hawai'i (25-19, 9-3 WAC). Jameson lasted 3.2 innings and allowed seven earned runs on nine hits and three walks.

Both teams got on the board early with the Rainbows scoring in the top of the first and the Wolf Pack answering with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Brock Stassi (2-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB) drove in Waylen Sing Chow and an RBI-double by Nick Melino (2-for-4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI) scored Brian Barnett (1-for-4, 2B, R) to make it 2-1 Nevada.

Nevada entered the top of the seventh trailing by just one run, but Hawai'i put together a five run, three hit inning to stretch its lead to 12-6. The Pack committed three errors and used four pitchers in the inning.

Braden Shipley had a stellar game at the plate going 3-for-5 with two singles, one double and four RBI. Shipley hit a two-run single in the third and a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth. Sing Chow went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks.

Bryan Suarez (0-0, 5.00 ERA) pitched two scoreless innings in his fifth appearance of the season to keep the Pack in the game. The Pack mounted a ninth inning comeback scoring two runs before Hawai'i RHP Lenny Linsky retired Joe Kohan (0-for-4, BB) on a game-saving catch by Hawai'i right fielder Collin Bennett for his 10th save of the season.

Troy Marks (1-3, 4.47 ERA) starts tomorrow for Nevada as they look to take game two from the Rainbows.