RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada (7-4) was unable to complete the three-game series sweep of Central Arkansas (4-6) falling 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park. The loss snapped a four-game win streak leaving the Wolf Pack at 7-4 on the season while the Bears improved to 4-6.
UCA got a solo home run from first baseman Ethan Harris in the top of the first inning and never trailed the rest of the game. The Pack did get an infield single from center fielder Westley Moss in the bottom of the third inning to score shortstop Kevin Rodland to tie the game at 1-1 but UCA regained the advantage in their next at bat.
The Bears scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning on second baseman Zack Dickson's two-out RBI double. Pack right fielder Brett Hart's ground out in the bottom of the inning closed the gap to a single run at 3-2.
Catcher Michael Pair drove in a run in the top of the fifth inning to put UCA on top 4-2 and his single in the seventh scored the Bears' fifth run of the game.
Pack first baseman Shaun Kort's third home run of the season scored two and Nevada was once again within a run at 5-4. UCA got a double from right fielder Jake Fuller to start the seventh and center fielder Tye Throneberry followed with an RBI single and it was 6-4, which proved to be the final score of the game.
Pack starter Brock Stassi (2-1) suffered the loss allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings on the mound. Dustin Ward (1-0) got the win for UCA as he allowed four runs, two earned in seven innings of action. Michael Wild (1), the loser in game one of the series, pitched the final two innings today to earn his first save of the season.
Moss (3-for-5,RBI) led the Pack with three hits while Rodland (2-for-4,R) and Kort (2-for-4,R,2RBI) had two hits each. Kort drove in two runs on the home run while Moss and Hart also had an RBI apiece.
Pair (4-for-5,2RBI) finished with a game-high four hits and drove in a twos. Fuller (2-for-4,2R) and Dickson (2-for-4,2RBI) finished with two hits each. Dickson joined Pair with a two RBI day of his own.
Nevada concludes a four-game home stand with a single game on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. versus Saint Mary's College.