Portland Wins Conclusion Of Saturday's Game 7-4
March 12, 2006
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(5-12) fell 7-4 to the University of Portland(3-11) on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno. The game was the conclusion of Saturday's game that was halted in the bottom of the fourth inning due to snow with the Pilots on top 6-3.
Sunday's regularly scheduled game was cancelled in the fourth inning with Portland leading 2-0 as snow again blanketed the field. The two team's split the snow shortened two-game series as the Pack won 9-2 on Friday. Nevada is now 5-12 on the year while Portland is 3-11.
The Pack sent eight players to the plate in the bottom of the first inning on Saturday and scored three runs. The first four Nevada hitters singled to start the game. Designated hitter Matt Bowman and right fielder Shawn Scobee drove in runs with their singles First baseman Baker Krukow drove in the third run with a ground out to first base and the Pack led 3-0.
Portland struck for a run in the top of the second inning to close within two at 3-1. Left fielder Adam Kerr doubled to start the inning and moved to third base on a ground ball where he scored on third baseman Cory Wiltshire's sacrifice fly to get the Pilots on the scoreboard.
Nine Pilot hitters went to the plate in the top of the fourth inning and five scored to put Portland in front 6-3. A Pack error led to a pair of unearned runs. Kerr hit a two-run homer that tied the game at 3-3. Designated hitter Danny Meier and catcher Nik Kosach drove home the other two runs in the inning.
When the game resumed on Sunday the Pack scored a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning when left fielder Trevor O'Sullivan singled to start the inning. Bowman followed with a single and both runners advanced on a double steal. Krukow's ground out scored the run to pull the Wolf Pack within two at 6-4.
The Pilots got the run back in the top of the sixth inning when Meier tripled and scored on second baseman Sean Nicol's RBI single. The Pack threatened in the sixth and had a runner on base in the eight and ninth innings but were unable to score as Portland held on for the 7-4 victory.
Ryan Rodriguez (2-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs, four earned in his four innings of work. Sean Sargent(1-4) won his first game of the season allowing four runs in his five innings on the mound. Austin Dirkz(2) pitched 2.1 innings to earn his second save of the season.
O'Sullivan(2-for-5,2R), Bowman(2-for-4,R,RBI), Scobee(2-for-5,RBI), and Krukow(2-for-5,2RBI) had two hits apiece to lead the Wolf Pack. Krukow tied for game high honors with two RBI.
Meier(3-for-4,2R,RBI) led the Pilots with a game high three hits. Nicol(2-for-4,2RBI), Kerr(2-for-3,2R,2RBI), and center fielder Justin Ehlers(2-for-4,R) had two hits apiece.
The Pack will host Northern Illinois in a rare four-game series beginning on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. NOTE: Game time for Thursday and Friday's games has been moved to 2:00 p.m.