Escobar Homer Gives Nevada Walk-Off Victory

Bradey Shipley won his ninth game of the season.

May 23, 2012

Tournament Central

Final Stats

MESA, Ariz. - University of Nevada (32-23) junior Carlos Escobar hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Wolf Pack a 4-3 victory over Louisiana Tech (24-27) in a first round Western Athletic Conference Tournament game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. Wednesday night.  With the victory the third seeded Pack will play second seed Sacramento State (29-26) on Thursday at 3 p.m. PT.  The Hornets earned a first round bye.

It was the first opening round WAC Tournament victory for the Pack since 2008 when the defeated San Jose State 11-0 in Ruston, La.  

Nevada trailed 1-0 and 3-1 before senior Joe Kohan tied the game with a bases loaded single in the bottom of the sixth.  Kohan also drove home the Pack's first run of the game with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the second.

Pack ace Bradey Shipley (9-4) pitched his second complete game of the season to earn his ninth win of the year.  Shipley, the 2012 WAC Pitcher of the Year, allowed three runs on five hits and threw a career-high 138 pitches.  

Caleb Dudley (4-5) suffered the loss facing just Escobar in the ninth.  Dudley relieved Jeb Stefan in the ninth inning with a 3-1 count on Escobar.  After a called strike and a foul ball Escobar hit the 3-2 pitch over the left field fence.

Kohan (2-for-2,3RBI) collected two hits and drove in three runs for the Pack.  Five different Bulldog players had a hit for LA Tech.  

Nevada 4, Louisiana Tech 3 (May 23, 2012 at Mesa, Ariz.)
Louisiana Tech.. 101 100 000  -  3  5  0      (24-27)
Nevada.............. 010 002 001  -  4  6  1      (32-23)
Pitchers: Louisiana Tech - Stefan, Jeb; Dudley, Caleb(9) and Qualls, Tyler. Nevada -
Shipley, Braden and Escobar Jr., Carlos.
Win-Shipley, Braden(9-4)  Loss-Dudley, Caleb(4-5)  T-2:13  A-625
HR LATECH - Williams, Alex (12).
HR NEVADA - Escobar Jr., Carlos (5).
Weather: 97F wind out to RF 15-20 MPH  
Dudley faced 1 batter in the 9th.

Louisiana Tech 1st

Kimbell grounded out to 3b (1-2 KBF). Gebhardt walked (3-1 BKBBB). Williams
struck out looking (1-2 FBSK). Terrasas singled to center field (2-0 BB);
Gebhardt advanced to second. Qualls singled to right center, RBI (1-2 BFK);
Terrasas advanced to third; Gebhardt scored. Derouen struck out swinging (1-2
KFBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nevada 2nd
Klein, B. singled through the left side (0-0). Byler, A. struck out looking
(1-2 BKFK). Yrigoyen, G. singled to left field (2-2 KKBB); Klein, B. advanced
to second. Hunt, Kyle walked (3-0 BBBB); Yrigoyen, G. advanced to second;
Klein, B. advanced to third. Escobar, C. struck out swinging (3-2 FBBKBS).
Kohan, J. walked, RBI (3-1 BSBBB); Hunt, Kyle advanced to second; Yrigoyen, G.
advanced to third; Klein, B. scored. Anderson, J. flied out to lf (3-2 BFBBKF).
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Louisiana Tech 3rd
Gebhardt grounded out to ss (1-1 FB). Williams homered to right field, RBI (0-1
K). Terrasas struck out looking (2-2 KBBSK). Qualls grounded out to 3b (2-1
BSB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Louisiana Tech 4th
Derouen lined out to lf (2-2 KKBB). Alvis Sam grounded out to c (1-2 KSB).
Hedges singled to right field (0-0). Gordey doubled to left center, RBI (0-0);
Hedges scored. Gordey advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kimbell walked (3-1
FBBBB). Gebhardt flied out to cf (3-1 BFBB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nevada 6th
White to dh. Klein, B. grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Byler, A. singled
down the lf line (0-2 KS). Yrigoyen, G. walked (3-2 BBBKKB); Byler, A. advanced
to second. Hunt, Kyle struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Escobar, C. walked (3-1
BFBBB); Yrigoyen, G. advanced to second; Byler, A. advanced to third. Kohan, J.
singled to center field, 2 RBI (3-2 BBBKKF); Escobar, C. advanced to third;
Yrigoyen, G. scored; Byler, A. scored. Anderson, J. reached on a fielder's
choice (0-0); Kohan, J. out at second 2b unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,
2 LOB.

Nevada 9th
Caleb Dudley enters with a 3-1 count. Dudley to p for Stefan. Escobar, C.
homered down the lf line, RBI (3-2 SBBBKF). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.



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