Nevada Commits Season High Eight Errors In 11-8 Loss To Cal
April 5, 2005
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(15-11) committed a season high eight errors which led to seven unearned runs in an 11-8 loss to Cal(21-12) on Tuesday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno. The loss snapped the Wolf Pack's four-game win streak and left the squad at 15-11 on the season while Cal won for the first time in four games to improve to 21-12 on the season.
The unearned runs started in the first inning as the first error of the game led to a pair of unearned runs for the Golden Bears. Right fielder Chris Errecart doubled in the first run and second baseman Josh Satin singled home the second. An unearned run in the top of the second inning made it 3-0.
The Pack responded with four runs in the bottom of the third inning to go in front 4-3. Center fielder Jacob Butler singled home one and right fielder Shawn Scobee drove in two in the inning. Cal went back in front 5-4 scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning with the second being unearned.
In the bottom of the sixth inning Nevada put four runs on the scoreboard to retake the lead 8-5. Shortstop Robert Marcial doubled in second baseman David Ciarlo with the first run and Butler's three-run homer capped off the big inning. Butler's home run was the 31st of his career and moved him into sole possession of sixth place on the Pack career list.
Cal scored five runs in the seventh inning to take the lead for good. Third baseman Matt Einspahr delivered the big hit with a bases clearing double. A single run in the top of the ninth inning made the final score 11-8.
Patrick Mason(0-1) the third of five Nevada pitchers suffered the loss allowing two runs one earned in the game. Matt Swanson(4-0) the third of four Cal pitchers got the win to improve to 4-0 after pitching 2.1 scoreless innings. Golden Bear closer Travis Talbott(6) retired the side in the ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season.
Butler(3-for-4,2R,4RBI) had three of the Pack's nine hits, with one being a home run and drove in four in the game. Brett Hayes(2-for-3,2R), and Marcial(2-for-3,R,RBI) contributed two hits apiece.
Errecart(2-for-5,3R,RBI) had two hits to lead Cal while Einspahr finished with four RBI.
Nevada will play the second game of its current nine-game home stand on Friday when Hawai`i comes to town for the first game of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park. Friday's game gets underway at 2:00 p.m.