Nevada Beats Saint Mary's College 21-10 For 300th Victory At Peccole Park
March 12, 2005
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(9-5) collected 20 hits on Saturday to down Saint Mary's College(4-11) 21-10 and win its 300th game at Peccole Park in Reno. Nevada now in its 18th season playing at Peccole Park is 300-138 for a winning percentage of .683. With the victory the Pack improved to 9-5 on the season while SMC dropped to 4-11 overall. The Wolf Pack have now evened the series at one game each after the Gaels won 5-2 on Friday.
Trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning Nevada tallied half its hits in the inning with 10 and scored 11 runs to break open the game. Second baseman Carlos Madrid and first baseman Ben Mummy both belted three-run homers in the big inning. Madrid also had a RBI single in the fourth while shortstop Robert Marcial collected a pair of singles in the inning.
In the sixth inning the Pack put six more runs on the board as catcher Brett Hayes, and designated hitter Baker Krukow delivered two RBI singles. Hayes accounted for Nevada's final two runs on the day hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.
Nevada starter Ryan Rodriguez(4-1) won his fourth consecutive start allowing six runs, five earned in six innings on the mound. SMC starter and Reno native Joel Fountain took the loss allowing 11 runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings of action.
Hayes(3-for-5,3R,4RBI,HR), Madrid(3-for-3,4R,4RBI,HR), and Marcial(3-for-3,2R,RBI) had three hits each for the Pack. Center fielder Jacob Butler(2-fo-4,2R,3RBI), and Krukow(2-for-5,R,2RBI) produced two hits on the day. Hayes, and Madrid tied for game high honors with four RBI each and joined Mummy in hitting home runs in the game.
SMC designated hitter Sam Carter(4-for-4,2R,2RBI,HR) had a game high four hits on the day including a two-run homer. Shortstop Cody Nelson(2-for-4,2R,3RBI) and second baseman Bryan Byrne(1-for-3,R,RBI) also hit home runs for the Gaels.
The three-game series finale and rubber game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park.