Nevada Falls 9-5 To Saint Mary's College
March 13, 2005
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(9-6) fell 9-5 to Saint Mary's College(5-11) on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno and in the process lost the series 2-1 to the Gaels. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 9-6 on the year while SMC improved to 5-11.
SMC second baseman Cody Nelson hit a two-run homer in the top of the third inning and the Gaels never trailed on the way to the victory. Nelson belted home runs in each game of the three-game series.
Wolf Pack third baseman Matt Bowman made it a one run game at 2-1 after he hit the first home run of his Nevada career over the left field fence in the bottom of the third inning. SMC got the run back in the top of the fourth inning when third baseman Delaney Gallagher doubled and scored on shortstop Adam Hicks RBI double to make it a 3-1 contest. The Gaels scored an unearned run in the top of the fifth amd led 4-1.
In the bottom of the fifth inning Pack center fielder Brett Hayes delivered a two RBI single to center field to pull the Pack within one at 4-3. SMC got solo home runs by Orben Frederick and Mike Sansoe in the seventh inning and added two more runs in the eighth inning on Sansoe's two RBI single to make the score 8-3.
Nevada shortstop Robert Marcial tripled to right center with two runners on base in the bottom of the eighth inning to close the gape to three at 8-5. SMC added an insurance run in the top of the ninth to make the final score 9-5.
Pack starter Travis Sutton(0-2) fell to 0-2 on the season after allowing five runs, four earned in 6.1 innings on the mound. Sutton equaled his career high with seven strikeouts in the game. Jordon Simo(2-2) earned the victory for SMC allowing five runs on nine hits in eight innings of action.
Hayes(2-for-4,2RBI), and Marcial(2-for-3,R,2RBI) led Nevada with two hits and two RBI apiece. Sansoe(4-for-4,3R,3RBI,HR) had game highs with four hits and three RBI in the game.
Nevada returns action on Tuesday traveling to Davis, Calif. to take on the UC Davis Aggies at 2:00 p.m.