Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada(7-7) senior, right-hander Rod Scurry(2-2) allowed just one hit in seven innings to the 22nd ranked and two-time defending College World Series Champion Oregon State Beavers as the Wolf Pack won 10-1 on a cold and windy day at Peccole Park, Friday afternoon. With victory the Pack evened its mark at 7-7 while the Beavers fell to 6-6 on the season.
Nevada got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when left fielder Matt Bowman reached on an error with one down. Third baseman Jason Rodriguez then followed with a walk and first baseman Shaun Kort doubled home both runners to make it 2-0.
In the third inning Rodriguez hit a solo home run to left field and it was 3-0 but he was not done as he blasted his team leading fifth home run of the season into the teeth of the wind in the fifth inning to make it 5-0. His second home run scored Bowman who reached after being hit by pitch.
The Pack scored four more runs in the seventh to make the score 9-0. Four different Pack hitters drove in a run as part of the big inning, Kort, designated hitter Terry Walsh, right fielder Mike Hale and catcher Travis Simas. In the bottom of the eighth inning Rodriguez doubled and later scored on Kort’s ground out and it was a 10-0 Nevada lead.
OSU avoided the shutout scoring a single run on two hits in the top of the ninth off reliever Sammy Miller. Right fielder Daniel Robertson singled and came around to score on catcher Ryan Ortiz’ double to make the final score 10-1.
After pitching five hitless innings Scurry allowed a single to designated hitter Jason Ogata to start the sixth. In total only six OSU hitters reached base versus Scurry, two on errors, three walked and the Ogata single. With the victory he evened his season record at 2-2. Beaver starter Mike Stutes(1-3) suffered the loss allowing six runs, five earned in 6.1 innings of action.
Rodriguez(3-for-3,5R,3RBI) and Kort(3-for-5,R,4RBI) led the Pack offense with three hits apiece. Rodriguez hit two home runs and drove in three while Kort drove in a game-high four. Walsh(2-for-4,R,RBI) added two hits and drove in one on the day while Bowman scored three times. Second baseman David Ciarlo had his 12-game hit streak snapped after going hitless in three at bats.
Game two of the series is slated for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.