Nevada Drops Game One of Doubleheader to Hawai?i 8-7
RENO, NEV. - The Nevada baseball team (17-25, 6-8 WAC) squandered an early 6-0 lead in an 8-7 loss in game one of today's doubleheader vs. Hawai'i (26-20, 11-4 WAC).
RHP Jeremy Cole (3-4, 4.74 ERA) gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks in the no-decision. RHP Mark Joukoff (2-6, 5.44 ERA) took a tough-loss giving up four unearned runs in one inning in relief of Cole.
The Pack scored six runs in a huge first inning on singles by Waylen Sing Chow (2-for-2, R) and Brian Barnett (1-for-4, RBI, R), doubles by Brock Stassi (1-for-4, RBI, R) and Nick Melino (2-for-4, 2 R), a triple by Tommy Niebergall (1-for-2, R) and a three-run home run by Garrett Yrigoyen (1-for-4, 3 RBI, R). The blast was Yrigoyen's third of the season.
After the big first Nevada scored its final run of the game in the third when Melino scored from second base on single to center field off the bat of Carlos Escobar Jr. (1-for-3, 2 RBI).
Hawai'i scored four runs with two outs in the fifth on four singles, one walk, one hit by pitch, and an error.
Rainbows closer Lenny Linsky got the last five outs of the game to earn his 11th save of the season.