Nevada Defeats UNLV 3-2 On Sunday to Win Both Games Of Short Series
Feb. 19, 2006
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NEVADA DEFEATS UNLV 3-2 ON SUNDAY TO WIN BOTH GAMES OF SHORT SERIES
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(3-5) defeated intrastate rival UNLV(1-7) 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno. With the win the Wolf Pack won both games of the short series as Saturday's game was cancelled due to snow on the field. Nevada has won the last five meetings from UNLV after sweeping the Rebels in Las Vegas last season. Friday the Pack defeated the Rebels 6-0. On the season Nevada is now 3-5 while UNLV falls to 1-7.
UNLV tallied four hits and pushed across the first run of the game in the top of the second inning. Center fielder Zach Borba's RBI single scored designated hitter Chad Miller with the run. Right fielder Shawn Scobee gunned down right fielder Ryan Bird at the plate in the inning.
In the bottom of the fourth inning Nevada scored a run on a hit. Scobee ledoff the inning with a double and moved to third base on a ground ball off the bat of first baseman Terry Walsh. Catch Baker Krukow grounded out to third base as Scobee scored the tying run.
In the bottom of sixth inning second baseman David Ciarlo tripled to right center field and scored on designated hitter Matt Bowman's single up the middle to give the Pack a 2-1 lead. The eventual winning run was scored in the bottom of the seventh inning when shortstop Leo Radkowski doubled home pinch runner Trevor O'Sullivan who was running for pinch hitter Brian Joynt. Joynt ledoff the inning with a single.
The Rebels scored a single run in their half of the eighth inning to close within one. Bird doubled with one down and scored on Borba's RBI single.
In the top of the ninth UNLV second baseman CJ Lang was cut down at the plate trying to score the tying run from second base on a single by shortstop Mike Cruz. Scobee's throw was on the money for the second time in the game and Lang was easily tagged out by Pack catcher Jordan Opdyke.
Defensively the Pack cut down three runners at the plate in the game. Two by Scobee and the third by shortstop Leo Radkowski in the sixth inning.
Nevada starter Ryan Rodriguez(1-2) got the win pitching six innings on the mound. Rodriguez allowed one run on nine hits and struck out three to earn his first victory of the season. Senior reliever Travis Sutton(1) recorded his first save since his freshman year pitching a scoreless ninth inning but he did surrender a hit.
Chris Saddoris(1-2) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs in five innings of action.
Radkowski(2-for-3,RBI) led the Pack with a pair of hits and drove in a run. Seven other Nevada hitters had a hit in the game.
Bird(3-for-4,R) had three hits and three other Rebel players had two hits in the game.
Nevada returns to action on Tuesday traveling to Stanford to take on the 24th ranked Cardinal at 2:00 p.m. at Sunken Diamond. The game was originally scheduled for Monday but was moved back a day to accommodate the Stanford versus Texas series that was delayed a day due to rain.