Nevada's Five-Game Win Streak Snapped After 9-4 Loss At UNLV





Las Vegas, Nev. The University of Nevada(12-9) baseball team had its season-high five-game win streak and eight-game win streak versus intrastate rival UNLV(10-11) snapped, falling 9-4 on Tuesday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas.  The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 12-9 on the season while the Rebels improved to 10-11.

 

The Rebels scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning when right fielder Jesse Wight laced a one-out double to left center field and moved to third base on a fly ball.  With two down first baseman Xavier Scruggs singled to center field and it was 1-0.  In the bottom of the second UNLV added a second run on three hits.  Left fielder Ryan Thornton doubled with one down, moved to third on a balk and scored on shortstop Anthony Morel’s RBI single to make it 2-0.

 

UNLV scored two times in the bottom of the fifth inning on one hit to go in front 4-0.  The first run scored on first baseman Xavier Scruggs’ sacrifice fly and the second on a wild pitch.

 

Nevada loaded the bases with one-down in the top of the sixth inning but could only score one run.  First baseman Shaun Kort drew a bases loaded walk to force home second baseman David Ciarlo with the Pack’s first run of the game. The next two hitters were retired as Nevada left the bases loaded.

 

Two Pack errors in the bottom of the seventh inning led to three Rebel runs crossing the plate.   Ciarlo committed his first error since May 18, 2007 with one down and shortstop Kevin Rodland made the other error as two of the three runs were unearned.

 

A bases clearing double down the left field line by Pack designated hitter Terry Walsh in the top of the eighth inning scored pinch hitter Waylen Sing Chow, third baseman Jason Rodriguez and Kort and it was 7-4

 

UNLV scored the final two runs of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning when Wight doubled and scored on a Scruggs’ single.  The final run of the game scored on a wild pitch.

 

Pack starter Bryan Suarez(2-1) was tagged with the loss allowing two runs on five hits in two innings of action.  Rebel starter Corey Hales(4-1) earned the win as he did not allow a run in three innings on the mound.

 

Walsh(2-for-4,3RBI) had two of Nevada’s six hits on the day and drove in three. 

 

Nevada returns to Western Athletic Conference play this weekend with a four-game series at Fresno State starting Friday night at 6:05 p.m.  Saturday’s doubleheader gets underway at 2:05 p.m. and the final game on Sunday starts at 1:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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