Nevada Wins WAC Tournament Elimination Game 15-4 Over New Mexico State
MESA, Ariz.. - The University of Nevada (24-30) baseball team defeated New Mexico State University (34-24) 15-4 in a Western Athletic Conference Tournament elimination game that ended after seven innings due to the 10-run. The Wolf Pack scored a season-high 15 runs in the game on 10 hits.
The Pack scored six runs in the top of the first inning on just three hits but was aided by five walks. Left fielder Nick Melino doubled home two runs in the inning as did shortstop Braden Shipley. Nevada put together a season-high eight run inning in the top of the sixth on five hits. Right fielder Waylen Sing Chow had the big hit with a bases clearing triple. Catcher Carlos Escobar drove in two with his single in the inning.
Pack righty Tom Jameson tossed his second complete game of the season and second against the Aggies allowing four runs, two earned on seven hits to even his record at 6-6. Tyler Mack (6-5) suffered the loss allowing five runs and did not retire a batter in the game. Mack was the first of six pitchers used by the Aggies in the game.
Shipley (3-for-3,R,2RBI) tied his career-high with three hits and drove in three on the day. Escobar (2-for-4,2R,2RBI) and designated hitter Michael Turay (2-for-4,2R) contributed two hits apiece. Escobar had two RBI and Turay three. Sing Chow (1-for-3,2R,3RBI) tied for game-high honors with his three RBI performance.
Nevada will play another elimination game tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. versus a yet to be determined opponent.