May 20, 2012
HONOLULU – Needing a win to secure the outright Western Athletic Conference championship the University of Nevada (31-23, 11-7 WAC) baseball team dropped the series finale 8-3 at Hawai`i (30-23, 10-8 WAC) Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 4,793. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack 31-23 overall and 11-7 conference play while the Rainbows improved to 30-23 and 10-8 in WAC play.
The Wolf Pack will either be seeded second or third in next week’s WAC Tournament in Meza, Ariz. A win by New Mexico State over San Jose State tomorrow and Nevada will be the third seed. If SJSU defeats the Aggies the Pack would earn the second seed and receive a first round bye. The tournament gets underway on Wednesday.
Nevada scored twice in the top of the third but a six run bottom of the inning by UH was too much to overcome. The final two runs of big inning scored on an error that allowed the runs to cross the plate. The Rainbows added two more runs in the eighth inning to make the final score 8-3.
Troy Marks (1-4) lost his fourth game of the season allowing five runs, four earned in 2.1 innings on the mound. Jon Flinn (2-1) earned the victory pitching seven innings and gave up three runs but just one was earned. Riley Welch (1) pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season.
Jay Anderson (2-for-4,R) led the Pack with two hits in the game and Austin Byler had Nevada’s lone RBI.
Four UH hitters collected two hits in the game as they totaled 13 on the night.
Hawai`i 8, Nevada 3 (May 19, 2012 at Honolulu, Hawaii)
Nevada.............. 002 001 000 - 3 5 1 (31-23, 11-7 WAC)
Hawai`i............. 006 000 02X - 8 13 1 (30-23, 10-8 WAC)
Pitchers: Nevada - Marks, Troy; Wells, Tyler(3); Suarez, Bryan(4); Culligan, Timothy(7);
Timko, Barry(8); Blueberg, Colby(8) and Escobar Jr., Carlos. Hawai`i - Flinn, Jon;
Welch, Riley(8) and Champion, Garrett.
Win-Flinn, Jon(2-1) Save-Welch, Riley(1) Loss-Marks, Troy(1-4) T-2:47 A-4793
Weather: 79, partly sunny, 9 mph ENE
Timko, Barry faced 1 batter in the 8th.
Escobar, C. struck out swinging (3-2 BSFFBBS). Hunt, Kyle walked (3-1 BFBBB).
Kohan, J. singled to center field (0-1 F); Hunt, Kyle advanced to second.
Anderson, J. reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Kohan, J. out at second 2b
unassisted; Hunt, Kyle advanced to third. Anderson, J. stole second. Rowe, J.
reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (1-0 B); Anderson, J.
scored, unearned; Hunt, Kyle scored, unearned. Meyer, Kewby fouled out to 3b
(0-0). 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.
Swasey, Z. grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). Duval, M. singled through the left side
(2-2 KKBBF). Champion, G. singled up the middle (3-2 BFBBSF); Duval, M.
advanced to second. Ventimilia,S singled to center field (2-1 KBB); Champion,
G. advanced to second; Duval, M. advanced to third. Aliviado, K. doubled down
the rf line, 2 RBI (2-2 KBSFB); Ventimilia,S advanced to third; Champion, G.
scored; Duval, M. scored. Kitamura, P. singled to left center, 2 RBI (2-2
KFBFBF); Aliviado, K. scored; Ventimilia,S scored. Wells, Tyler to p for Marks,
T.. Bennett, C. reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); Kitamura, P. out at
second ss unassisted. Bayus, AJ singled through the right side (0-0); Bennett,
C. advanced to second. Bayus, AJ advanced to second on a wild pitch; Bennett,
C. advanced to third on a wild pitch. Almadova, B. reached on a fielding error
by rf (2-1 KBB); Bayus, AJ scored, unearned; Bennett, C. scored, unearned.
Swasey, Z. singled to center field (1-0 B); Almadova, B. advanced to second.
Duval, M. flied out to rf (3-2 KBBBKF). 6 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.
Yrigoyen, G. doubled down the lf line (0-0). Yrigoyen, G. advanced to third on
a wild pitch. Byler, A. flied out to cf, SF, RBI (3-2 BKBFB); Yrigoyen, G.
scored. Escobar, C. struck out swinging (2-2 BSFBFS). Hunt, Kyle grounded out
to 2b (1-1 BK). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Almadova, B. struck out looking (0-2 SKK). Swasey, Z. struck out swinging (2-2
BFBFFFFS). Duval, M. doubled to left center (1-0 B). Champion, G. singled to
right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (0-0); Duval, M. scored.
Ventimilia,S singled to first base (0-2 KF); Champion, G. advanced to third.
Timko, Barry to p for Culligan, T.. Aliviado, K. walked (3-2 BBSBSB);
Ventimilia,S advanced to second; Champion, G. scored on a wild pitch. Blueberg,
C. to p for Timko, Barry. Kitamura, P. grounded out to ss (0-0). 2 runs, 3
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
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