May 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS - The University of Nevada (28-26) baseball team's four errors led to four unearned runs as the Wolf Pack lost 4-3 to Fresno State (28-27) in the final game of day one at the Mountain West Championship at UNLV's Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Wolf Pack falls into the losers bracket and will play San Jose State (19-37) in an elimination game at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
The Spartans eliminated Air Force 11-3 in the first game of the day and lost 15-1 to San Diego State.
Two Pack errors in the second inning led to FS taking a 1-0 lead. The third error of the game came in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs scored another unearned run to move in front 2-0.
Scott Kaplan doubled home Bryce Barger in the bottom of the sixth to get Nevada within a run at 2-1. Error four came in the top of the eight as FS scored two more unearned runs and led 4-1.
Nevada attempted to rally in the bottom of the ninth as Austin Byler and Brad Gerig collected two-out RBI singles. Gerig the tying run was on first base when center fielder Trenton Brooks flew out to right field to end the game.
Freshman Mark Nowaczewski (1-2) was tagged with the loss allowing two unearned runs on just two hits in six innings on the mound. Jordan Brink (5-3) earned the victory giving up one run in his 5.2 innings of work. Derick Velazquez (3) recorded the final two outs of the game to earn his third save of the season.
Shortstop Kyle Hunt (2-for-4,R) topped Nevada with two hits as the team totaled nine. Seven different FS batters had a hit in the game.
A free internet broadcast of all games of the MW Championship is available at NevadaWolfPack.tv or at TheMWC.com. Listen to the game on 1060 AM with Don Marchand calling the action and free audio is available at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.
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