Two Nevada Pitchers Combine To Shutout Pacific 1-0
Feb. 5, 2005
Stockton, Calif. - The University of Nevada(2-0) got a combined shutout performance from starter Tim Schoeninger and reliever Adam Colton to down Pacific(1-2) 1-0 Saturday afternoon at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton, Calif. With the win the Wolf Pack improved to 2-0 on the season while the Tigers are 1-2. Nevada is 2-0 for the first time since 1997 when they started the year 3-0 after sweeping Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. to start the season.
The only run of the game came in the top of the second inning when first baseman Ben Mummy singled and moved to third base on right fielder Shawn Scobee's single to right center field. Scobee was thrown out at second base trying to stretch the hit into a double. Left fielder Michael Vass then delivered and RBI single to right field to plate what would be the only run of the game.
Schoeninger(1-0) was in trouble in the first inning but UOP left the bases loaded. He allowed six hits in his six innings on the mound to record his first win career win for the Pack. Colton(1) allowed just one hit his three innings of action to earn the save. Tiger starter Jason Haar(0-1) took the loss allowing the single run in his 6.1 innings of action.
The game ended when Pack second baseman Carlos Madrid made a great play on a bad hop and then assisted on a 4-6-3 double play. The double play was the second of the day for Nevada.
Vass not only drove in the only run of the game but collected a pair or hits to lead the offensive attack. Bob Saunders and Matt Berezay each had two hits for UOP in the game.
The series finale gets underway at noon Sunday afternoon at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton, Calif.