Matt Gardner set the school record with his 11th save of the season on Saturday.
May 12, 2012
RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada (29-21, 9-5 WAC) junior Tom Jameson struggled early but pitched into the ninth inning as the Wolf Pack defeated San Jose State (21-24, 5-9 WAC) in game two of a Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park Saturday afternoon. With the victory the Pack stand alone atop the WAC standings at 9-5. The Spartans are 5-9 in conference play and 21-24 overall.
SJSU scored once in the first and three more times in the second to take the early 4-0 lead but that would be all the offense for the Spartans. The Pack scored the next five runs to secure the victory.
In the third inning Kewby Meyer cut the Spartan lead in half with a two RBI single. In the sixth Carlos Escobar and Jay Anderson delivered RBI singles to tie the game at 4-4.
Meyer started the seventh with a base hit and eventually scored on Brooks Klein’s RBI single to put the Pack on top to stay 5-4.
Jameson (7-2) won his seventh game of the season allowing the four runs on 13 hits in his 8.2 innings of work. The seven wins is a career high and the now 19 career victories are tied for 10th most at Nevada. Jameson retired the first two hitters in the ninth but after a pair singles Matt Gardner (11) retired the final hitter to record his 11th save of the year. The 11 saves is a new Pack record.
Zack Jones (3-4) the third Spartan pitcher of the day was tagged with the loss allowing one run on four hits in two innings of work.
Klein (3-for-4,R,RBI) led the Pack with three hits and drove in one. Meyer (2-for-5,R,2RBI) collected two hits and drove in a pair.
Jacob Valdez (3-for-5,R) topped SJSU with three hits on the day. Tyler Christian (2-for-4 ,2RBI) drove in two for the Spartans.
The third game of the series is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Prior to first pitch seven Pack seniors will be honored for their contributions to Wolf Pack baseball on Senior Day.
Nevada 5, San Jose State 4 (May 12, 2012 at Reno, Nevada)
San Jose State...... 130 000 000 - 4 13 1 (21-24, 5-9 WAC)
Nevada.............. 002 002 10X - 5 11 0 (29-21, 9-5 WAC)
Pitchers: San Jose State - Russo, David Wayne; Aldrete, Mike(6); Jones, Zack(7) and
Gallegos, Kyle. Nevada - Jameson, Tom; Gardner, Matt(9) and Escobar Jr., Carlos.
Win-Jameson, Tom(7-2) Save-Gardner, Matt(11) Loss-Jones, Zack(3-4) T-2:29 A-633
Weather: 80, sunny, 4 mph SE
San Jose State 1st
Valdez singled through the left side (0-1 K). Valdez stole second. Mercurio
singled to left field (2-1 KBB); Valdez advanced to third. Schulz grounded into
double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 KFFBF); Mercurio out on the play; Valdez
scored. Lopez grounded out to 2b (3-1 BBKB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
San Jose State 2nd
Contrades singled through the left side (0-1 K). Gerlach popped up to p, bunt
(0-0). Gallegos singled through the right side (2-0 BB); Contrades advanced to
third. Acosta singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); Gallegos advanced to
second; Contrades scored. Christian doubled to left field, 2 RBI (0-1 F);
Acosta scored; Gallegos scored. Valdez singled through the left side (0-2 KF);
Christian advanced to third. Mercurio grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b
(0-0); Valdez out on the play. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Hunt, Kyle grounded out to 3b (3-0 BBB). Kohan, J. singled to second base (1-0
B). Anderson, J. reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 F); Kohan, J. advanced to
second. Rowe, J. walked (3-1 BBBKB); Anderson, J. advanced to second; Kohan, J.
advanced to third. Meyer, Kewby singled to right field, 2 RBI (1-1 KB); Rowe,
J. advanced to third; Anderson, J. scored; Kohan, J. scored. Jones, Brett
struck out swinging (1-2 FBFFS). Yrigoyen, G. walked (3-0 BBBB); Meyer, Kewby
advanced to second. Klein, B. lined out to p (0-1 K). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,
Aldrete to p for Russo. Klein, B. doubled to right field (0-0). Escobar, C.
singled to right center, RBI (2-2 BBFF); Klein, B. scored. Hunt, Kyle grounded
out to 3b, SAC (0-0); Escobar, C. advanced to second. Kohan, J. grounded out to
ss (2-1 KBB); Escobar, C. advanced to third. Anderson, J. singled to left
field, RBI (3-2 BBKFB); Escobar, C. scored. Rowe, J. struck out swinging (0-2
FFS). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Jones to p for Aldrete. Meyer, Kewby singled down the lf line (1-1 BK). Byler,
A. to dh. Byler, A. flied out to lf down the lf line (1-2 FBSF). Yrigoyen, G.
singled to right center (0-1 K); Meyer, Kewby advanced to third. Klein, B.
singled up the middle, RBI (2-2 FFFBBF); Yrigoyen, G. advanced to second;
Meyer, Kewby scored. Escobar, C. flied out to rf (1-1 KB). Hunt, Kyle struck
out swinging (3-2 BSFBBS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
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