Scobee Hits Three Home Runs In 9-2 Pack Victory Over Portland
March 10, 2006
Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada(5-11) senior outfielder Shawn Scobee belted three home runs, including a grand slam to lead the Wolf Pack to a 9-2 victory over Portland(2-11) on a cold day at Peccole Park in Reno, Friday afternoon. With the victory the Pack snapped a four-game losing skid and improved to 5-11 on the year while the Pilots dropped to 2-11.
Nevada got a solo home run from catcher Jordan Opdyke in the bottom of the second to take an early 1-0 lead. Scobee's first home run of the day was a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning and put the Pack on top 2-0.
Portland got on the board in the top of the sixth inning scoring a single run on two hits. Right fielder Cory Wiltshire walked with the bases loaded to force in the run to make the score 2-1. The next three hitters were retired to keep it a one-run game. In the top of the seventh inning the Pilots got back-to-back doubles from Sean Nicol and Nik Kosach to tie the score at 2-2.
Scobee's second home run was a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning that put the Wolf Pack on top 4-2. The home run scored shortstop David Ciarlo who started the inning with a double down the left field line.
The Pack exploded for five runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth inning. Designated hitter Matt Bowman drove in center fielder Trevor O'Sullivan with the first run of the inning with a single up the middle. O'Sullivan reached base after hitting a double down the left field line. Scobee delivered the big blow blasting a grand slam to left center field.
Scobee had a career day going four-for-five at the plate with three runs scored, and seven RBI. The hits, home runs, RBI, and 13 total bases were all career highs while the three runs scored tied his previous career high.
Ciarlo (2-for-4,R), and Bowman (2-for-4,R,RBI) had two hits apiece in the game. Opdyke's home run was his second of the season.
Nicol(3-for-5,R), and Kosach(2-for-4,R,RBI) had three and two hits respectively for the Pilots.
Pack starter Tim Schoeninger left with the Pack leading 2-1 but received a no decision after Portland tied the game. Schoeninger allowed one run on five hits and equaled his career high with eight strikeouts in his six innings on the mound. Reliever Wesley Dorsett (1-1) pitched 2.2 innings of relief to get the win. Dorsett retired all eight batters he faced and struck out three.
Portland reliever Josh Roberts(1-2) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs on two hits in his 1.1 inning of work.
Game two of the three-game series is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.