Scobee Homers Twice In 5-4 Nevada Victory Over New Mexico State
March 26, 2006
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(12-12, 2-0 WAC) got a pair of two-run homers from Shawn Scobee to take the first-game of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader 5-4 over New Mexico State(10-19, 0-2 WAC) on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park. The victory was the seventh in a row for the Pack moved them to 12-12 on the season and 2-0 in WAC play while the Aggies lost for the 11th consecutive time giving them a 10-19 overall record and 0-2 conference mark.
NMSU jumped all over Pack starter Ryan Rodriguez (3-4) in the top of the first inning scoring three runs on two hits. Rodriguez was wild and walked three in the inning. Shortstop Abe Aguirre drove home the first run with a single and designated hitter Adam Harvey drove home the next two to put the Aggies on top 3-0 after one half inning of play.
In the bottom of the first inning Scobee hit his first of two home runs on the day. With shortstop David Ciarlo on second base Scobee hit a Brian Gausman offering over the 20-foot high fence in center field to close the gap to one at 3-2.
In the top of the second the Aggies scored a run on just one hit. Third baseman Joseph Godinez walked to get the inning started and later scored on left fielder Jason Long's ground out to move NMSU back in front by two at 4-2.
In the bottom of the third Scobee tied the game with a two-run shot over the right center field wall. It was his 11th home run of the season and 29th of his career which moved him into 10th place on the Pack career list.
Nevada went in front for the first time in the game in the bottom of the third inning scoring a run on two hits. Second baseman Leo Radkowski drove home catcher Jordan Opdyke from second base on a single up the middle to give the Wolf Pack a 5-4 lead.
That's all the Pack pitchers would need as NMSU was held scoreless the rest of the way. Rodriguez settled down and did not allow a run over the next 3.1 innings. Reliever Steve Taylor was solid allowing just one hit in his 3.1 innings on the mound and lefty Patrick Mason retired the final batter of the game to earn his first save of the year. Rodriguez got his third win of the season pitching 5.1 innings in the game.
Third baseman Matt Bowman (2-for-4,R), Scobee(2-for-4,2R,4RBI), left fielder Trevor O'Sullivan (2-for-3), and Radkowski(2-for-3,RBI) tied for team high honors with two hits each. Scobee totaled a game high four RBI which all came on his two home runs. Bowman extended his career and team season high hit-streak to nine-games with a single in the third inning.
NMSU was led by center fielder Vince Rodden(2-for-4,R) and Harvey(2-for-4,2RBI) who finished with two hits apiece. Gausman(2-4) lost for the fourth time after allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings of work.