Seven Run Eighth Inning Pushes Pack By Stony Brook 13-6
March 20, 2005
Irvine, Calif. - The University of Nevada(11-8) scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to down Stony Brook(5-8) 13-7 in the final game of the UC Irvine Tournament in Irvine, Calif. on Sunday afternoon. With the victory the Wolf Pack improved to 11-8 on the season and 2-1 in the tournament. Stony Brook winless in the tournament fell to 5-8 on the season.
The Pack could be crowned tournament champions if UC Irvine defeats USC by less than 15 runs in the final game of the tournament which is slated for 5:00 p.m. as all three teams would finish 2-1.
Nevada broke open a tie game scoring seven runs on four hits in the bottom of the eighth inning and went on to win 13-6. Right fielder Shawn Scobee hit his second home run of the year in the inning driving home the final two runs of the inning. First baseman Ben Mummy also had a two RBI double in the big inning.
SBU scored a run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Center fielder Andrew Larsen started the game with double and later scored on Isidro Fortuna's RBI single through the left side of the infield.
Nevada took the lead in the bottom of the second inning when Mummy drove a 3-2 pitch over the center field wall. Mummy's fourth home run of the season scored right fielder Brett Hayes who reached via a walk. The Pack added another run on one hit in the bottom of the second inning to go in front 3-1. Left fielder Mike Vass started the inning with a single and later scored on shortstop Robert Marcial's sacrifice bunt.
In the third inning the Pack scored a fourth run on a hit. Center fielder Jacob Butler walked to start the inning and later scored on Mike Vass' sacrifice fly to deep center field.
The Seawolves tied it in the top of the fifth inning scoring three unearned runs on two hits. Fortuna singled home the first run and third baseman Tom Pennino doubled him home with the second run of the inning. Designated hitter Stephen Didsbury drove home the third run in the inning with a single to right center field and the game was tied at 4-4.
In the bottom of the fifth the Pack regained the lead with a single run on one hit. Vass drove in his second run of the game with his second sacrifice fly of the day and Nevada led 5-4 as Mummy scored after drawing a walk.
SBU took their first lead of the game scoring a pair of runs on three hits in the top of the sixth inning. Shortstop Matt Devins doubled home the first run and Fortuna collected his fourth hit and third RBI of the day as the second run of the inning came to the plate.
In the bottom of the seventh inning the Pack again pulled even scoring a single run on one hit. With two down Mummy walked and scored when catcher Baker Krukow doubled off the left center field fence. Nevada's explosion in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference.
Chris Scott(3-0) got the win in relief pitching two perfect innings. It was the third time this season he has earned wins in relief of starter Travis Sutton. Sutton got a no decision for the fourth time this season.
Mummy(3-for-3,4R,3RBI) and Krukow(3-for-5,R,2RBI) had three hits each to lead the the Pack. Krukow extended his team high hit streak to 13 games. Mummy had three RBI in game while Krukow, Vass(1-for-1,R,2RBI), and Scobee(1-for-2R,2RBI) drove in two runs each. Mummy and Scobee hit home runs in the game. Nevada drew 11 walks in the game and seven of the hitters that walked scored.
The Wolf Pack return to action on Tuesday hosting Sacramento State at 2:00 p.m. at Peccole Park.