Feb. 15, 2013
MESA, Ariz. - The University of Nevada (0-1) baseball team lost its season opener 11-4 to Kansas (1-0) on Friday afternoon at Hohokam Stadium, in Mesa, Ariz. Today. The game was the first of a four-game series at the spring training facility of the Chicago Cubs.
With the game tied at four heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Kansas sent 11 hitters to the plate and seven scored. The Jayhawks scored the seven runs on five hits and the Pack committed one error to the put the game out of reach.
KU scored three times in the bottom of the second inning on three hits to take the early lead. The Pack responded with three runs on five hits in the top of the fourth inning to knot the game at three. A pair of newcomers drove in the runs for Nevada, left fielder Brad Gerig doubled in the first two and second baseman Scott Kaplan's RBI single tied the game.
In the top of the sixth inning third baseman Austin Byler singled and eventually scored on a passed ball to put the Pack on top 4-3. The Jayhawks scored in the bottom of the inning on a two-out single by left fielder Michael Suiter and the game was tied once again at four. KU broke open the game with the seven-run eighth inning to win 11-4.
Both starters left after six innings with the game tied and received no decisions. The Pack's Bradey Shipley allowed four runs on five hits and struck out six. KU's Frank Duncan was charged with four runs, three earned and struck out five.
Robert Kahana (1-0) earned the win for the Jayhawks after not allowing a run in his 1.2 innings on the mound. Freshman Adam Whitt (0-1) was tagged with the loss giving up two runs and did not retire a batter in his time on the mound.
Kaplan (2-for-3,RBI) and designated hitter Lance Berringer (2-for-3) led the Pack with two hits each. Gerig drove in two runs and Kaplan one.
Kevin Kuntz (3-for-5,R,2RBI) led KU with three hits while Jordan Dreiling (2-for-3, 2RBI) and Suiter (2-for-3,2R,RBI) each collected two hits. Kuntz, Dreiling and Justin Protacio had two RBI each.
Game two of the series is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. PT on Saturday.
2013 Nevada Baseball
Nevada vs Kansas - Play-by-Play
Feb 15, 2013 at Mesa, Arizona (Hohokam Stadium)
Score by Innings R H E
Nevada.............. 000 301 000 - 4 8 1
Kansas.............. 030 001 07X - 11 11 0
Smith, D. grounded out to 2b. Suiter, M. singled to left center. McKay, C.
walked; Suiter, M. advanced to second. Eldredge, K. walked; McKay, C. advanced
to second; Suiter, M. advanced to third. Protacio, J. singled up the middle, 2
RBI; Eldredge, K. advanced to second; McKay, C. scored; Suiter, M. scored.
Kuntz, K. singled through the left side; Protacio, J. advanced to second;
Eldredge, K. advanced to third. Dreiling, J. flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Kuntz,
K. advanced to second; Protacio, J. out at second cf to 1b to 3b to ss;
Eldredge, K. scored. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Meyer, Kewby singled up the middle. KLEIN, B. singled to right field; MEYER,
Kewby advanced to second. Meyer, Kewby out at second p to ss, picked off.
BYLER, A. walked; KLEIN, B. advanced to second. GERIG, B. doubled down the lf
line, 2 RBI; BYLER, A. scored; KLEIN, B. scored. BERRINGER, L singled to
shortstop; GERIG, B. advanced to third. KAPLAN, S. singled to left center, RBI;
BERRINGER, L advanced to second; GERIG, B. scored. Teel, Ryan struck out
swinging. Hunt, Kyle flied out to rf. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Boylan, J. to dh. BYLER, A. singled up the middle. GERIG, B. struck out
swinging. BYLER, A. advanced to second on a passed ball. BERRINGER, L walked.
KAPLAN, S. singled to right field; BERRINGER, L advanced to second; BYLER, A.
advanced to third. Teel, Ryan fouled out to lf. KAPLAN, S. advanced to second;
BERRINGER, L advanced to third; BYLER, A. scored on a passed ball, unearned.
Hunt, Kyle flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Tharp, T. walked. DeLeon, A. fouled out to 1b. Smith, D. grounded out to p,
SAC, bunt; Tharp, T. advanced to second. Tharp, T. advanced to third on a wild
pitch. Suiter, M. singled to center field, RBI; Tharp, T. scored. Boylan, J.
struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
WHITT, A. to p for PRIHAR, S.. Tharp, T. hit by pitch. DeLeon, A. singled
through the left side; Tharp, T. advanced to second. DeLeon, A. advanced to
second; Tharp, T. advanced to third on a balk. BLUEBERG, C. to p for WHITT, A..
Smith, D. singled to center field, RBI; DeLeon, A. advanced to third; Tharp, T.
scored. Smith, D. advanced to second on a wild pitch. Suiter, M. walked.
Gorden, Kody to p for BLUEBERG, C.. Boylan, J. singled to left field, RBI;
Suiter, M. advanced to second; Smith, D. advanced to third; DeLeon, A. scored.
Luvisi, Joe pinch ran for Boylan, J.. Eldredge, K. walked, RBI; Luvisi, Joe
advanced to second; Suiter, M. advanced to third; Smith, D. scored. Protacio,
J. struck out looking. Kuntz, K. singled to right center, 2 RBI; Eldredge, K.
advanced to second; Luvisi, Joe scored; Suiter, M. scored. Dreiling, J. doubled
to left center, RBI; Kuntz, K. advanced to third; Eldredge, K. scored. Kuntz,
K. scored on a throwing error by c, unearned. Tharp, T. grounded out to 2b;
Dreiling, J. advanced to third. DeLeon, A. flied out to cf. 7 runs, 5 hits, 1
error, 1 LOB.