Nevada Downs UCLA 7-3 At Kia Baseball Bash
March 5, 2005
Fullerton, Calif. - After dropping the first game of the Kia Baseball Bash at Goodwin Field in Fullerton, Calif. to Cal State Fullerton 5-0 the University of Nevada(7-4) baseball team responded with a 7-3 win over UCLA(7-8) in its second game of the day. The Pack, winners of five of its last six games, improved to 7-5 on the season and 1-1 in the tournament while UCLA dropped to 7-8 overall and 0-2 in the bash.
The Bruins tallied the first run of the game in the top of the second inning when center fielder Jarrad Page singled in designated hitter Hector Ambriz who also reached on a single. The Pack avoided further damage by turning its second double play of the game with runners on the corners to end the inning.
First baseman Ben Mummy delivered his first home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the Wolf Pack on top 2-1. The two run blast over the right field fence scored center fielder Jacob Butler who leadoff the inning by drawing a walk.
The Pack added a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning on two hits. With two out second baseman Carlos Madrid doubled off the Page's glove in center field and scored on third baseman Brett Hayes' RBI single to center field to make the score 3-1.
UCLA made it a 3-2 game scoring a single run in the top of the eighth inning. A four-run bottom of the eighth inning gave the Wolf Pack a comfortable cushion. Left fielder Ryan Sharman cleared the bases with a single down the right field line. The Bruins added a run in the top of the ninth inning to make the final score 7-3.
Pack starter Ryan Rodriguez(3-1) pitched seven innings for the third consecutive start to get the win. Rodriguez allowed one run on five hits. Closer Wesley Dorsett(4) saved his fourth game of the season pitching the final two innings of the game. Bryan Beck(0-2) suffered the loss for UCLA allowing three runs in 6.1 innings of action.
Shortstop Robert Marcial(3-for-4) accounted for three of Nevada's 10 hits in the game. Third baseman Brett Hayes(2-for-4,RBI) added two hits to the attack. Sharman drove in three runs and Mummy two.
The Pack conclude the tournament with an 11:00 a.m. matchup with Oklahoma on Sunday.