Nevada Takes Game Two From Buffalo 6-2
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(6-9) baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never trailed in defeating Buffalo(1-2) 6-2 at Peccole Park in Reno, Saturday afternoon. The Wolf Pack won 13-3 on Friday and will look for the series sweep from the Bulls on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Pack stand at 6-9 on the season while UB is 1-2.
In the bottom of the first inning center fielder Jason Sadoian singled and scored on third baseman Jason Rodriguez’ RBI double and the Pack led 1-0 after their first two hitters had stepped to the plate. The next two hitters were retired but left fielder Terry Walsh delivered a two-out RBI single to left field and Rodriguez scored the second run of the inning. Designated hitter Baker Krukow also drove in a run with two down hitting a double down the left field line and the Pack were on top 3-0 after one inning of play.
UB scored a run in the top of the second inning on two hits. Center fielder Eric Flynn singled and later scored on left fielder James Piazza’s single down the right field line to make the score 3-1. The Bulls scored another run in the top of the fourth inning to close within one of Nevada. Designated hitter Charlie Karstedt walked and Piazza followed with a single. Both runners advanced on catcher Devin Greeno’s sacrifice bunt. A ground out by right fielder Adam Skonieczki plated the Bulls second run of the game.
Walsh gave the Pack some breathing room in the bottom of the sixth inning blasting a two-run homer to left field. The homer scored catcher Konrad Schmidt who singled to start the inning. In the seventh inning the Wolf Pack scored their sixth and final run of the game. Sadoian was hit by pitch, stole second base, and moved to third base on a ground ball off the bat of Rodriguez. First baseman Shaun Kort followed with an RBI single that scored Sadoian to make the final score 6-2.
Making his first start for the Pack Kyle Howe received a no decision after pitching the first four innings of the game. Howe allowed two runs on four hits but walked four on the day. Reliever Jacob Kaup (1-0) recorded his first win in the Silver & Blue pitching five shutout innings. Kaup allowed just two hits and struck out two while walking one to earn the victory.
UB starter Chris Ciesla(0-1) suffered the loss allowing five runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings on the mound.
Walsh(3-for-4,2R,3RBI) was the Pack’s offensive star with three hits, two runs scored, and three RBI. Two of the RBI came on his second home run of the season. Krukow(2-for-3,RBI) had two hits and drove in one. Sadoian(1-for-3,2R) scored two runs batting in the leadoff spot.
Bulls’ second baseman Mike Folli(2-for-4) and Piazza(2-for-4,RBI) had two hits apiece to the lead Buffalo. Piazza and Skonieczki each had an RBI.
Note: Sunday’s game starts at 11:00 a.m.