April 1, 2006
Sacramento, Calif. - The University of Nevada(14-12, 4-0 WAC) baseball team extended its win streak to nine-games after defeating Sacramento State(11-20, 0-4 WAC) 7-3 in the completion of Friday's contest on Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field in Sacramento, Calif. With the win Nevada improved to 14-13 on the season and 4-0 in WAC play while the Hornets fell to 11-20 overall and 0-4 in league action. The nine-game win streak equaled the longest since the Pack won nine during the 1998 season.
Nevada scored a run in the top of the second to take an early one-run lead. First baseman Terry Walsh was hit by pitch to start the inning and moved to third base on left fielder Drew Johnson's double to the center field fence. With two-down Walsh scored on a wild pitch to get the Pack on the scoreboard.
In the top of the third inning shortstop David Ciarlo walked and right fielder Shawn Scobee was hit by pitch with one man out before the rains washed away the rest of the day. When the game resumed on Saturday the Pack had two runners on base and Walsh at the plate with a count of 1-1. New Hornet pitcher Mitch Lively attempted a pickoff at second base on the first play of the day and threw the ball into center field as Ciarlo came around score the Pack's second run of the game.
In the top of the fifth inning third baseman Matt Bowman belted his third home run of the season over the center field fence to tack on Nevada's third run of the game. Bowman doubled in the top of the eighth inning and scored on Walsh's sacrifice fly to make the score 4-0.
In the top of the ninth Nevada scored three runs. Center fielder Durell William's sacrifice fly scored the first run, Ciarlo's homer was the second run of the inning, and Walsh drove in his second run of the game with a single to give the Pack a commanding 7-0 advantage.
CSUS sent eight batters to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning and three scored to make the final score 7-3. Pack closer Wesley Dorsett(2) came in to retire the final two hitters of the game and earn his second save of the season.
Travis Sutton(3-1) got the win in relief of starter Tim Schoeninger who pitched the first two innings of the game on Friday. Sutton allowed three runs, two earned in 6.1 innings on the mound and struck out four.
Bowman(3-for-5,3R,RBI) had a game high three hits and three runs scored. Catcher Jordan Opdyke(2-for-2,R) finished with two hits and a run scored. Ciralo(1-for-4,2R,RBI) and Bowman both hit their third home runs of the season.
Six different Hornet players finish with a hit in the game.