Ciarlo Leads Nevada To First Win Of The Season 10-6 Over UT Arlington In The Final Game At Southwest Diamond Classic
Frisco, Texas The University of Nevada(1-5) baseball team won its first game of the season following a 10-6 victory over UT Arlington(3-6) on the final day of the Southwest Diamond Classic being played at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in
The Mavericks scored a run in the top of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Left fielder David McLeod started the game with a single and second baseman Justin McPherson drew a walk. A ground ball to short resulted in the first out of the inning as McLeod moved to third base. The Pack were unable to turn a double play on a ground ball off the bat of first baseman Dan Slinkman as Nevada second baseman David Ciarlo’s throw was off the mark and McLeod scored the first run of the game.
In the top of the fifth inning UTA scored a pair of runs to close the gap to 4-3. Both runs scored on ground ball outs. The Pack responded with two runs in the bottom the inning to make the score 6-3. Third baseman Jason Rodriguez drove in Ciarlo, who started the inning by walking with the first run of the inning and first baseman Shaun Kort’s sacrifice fly scored center fielder Jason Sadoian after he had singled behind Ciarlo.
A three-run top of the sixth inning by the Mavericks tied the score at 6-6. Center fielder Michael Choice drove in the final two runs with a double to right center field and shortstop Jay Pitschka plated the other with his RBI single.
Stephen Bautista(1-1) got the win for the Pack allowing three runs on four hits in the final 4.1 innings of the game. Mark Picca(0-1) was tagged with the loss for UTA giving up the go ahead run in two-thirds of an inning.
Ciarlo(3-for-3,2R,3RBI,HR) posted game-highs with three hits and three RBI. In the second inning he blasted his second home run of the classic to score two runs. Kort(1-for-3,2RBI) drove in two runs in the game with sacrifice fly and RBI single.
McLeod(2-for-5,R), Choice(2-for-4,2RBI) and designated hitter Steffan Guest(2-for-4) led UTA with two hits apiece. Choice and Slinkman topped the Mavericks with two RBI apiece.