Pack Falls 13-11 To #23 Hawai`i In Completion of Friday's Suspended Game
Reno, Nev. – In the completion of Friday’s game that was suspended due to rain the University of Nevada (15-17, 4-2 WAC) lost a high scoring Western Athletic Conference game 13-11 to #23 Hawai`i (21-11, 4-2 WAC) at Peccole Park on Saturday afternoon. The game was halted on Friday heading into the bottom of the second inning with the Rainbows leading 6-4 and was resumed today. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 15-17 overall and 4-2 in the WAC while UH improved to 21-11 and 4-2 in conference play.
Hawai`i broke an 8-8 with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to go in front for good 12-8. The Pack tried to rally scoring three times in the bottom of the eighth to close within a run a 12-11. Third baseman Tyson Jaquez drove in two of the Nevada runs with a double.
The Rainbows got an insurance run in the top of the ninth on center fielder Kolten Wong’s solo home run. The Pack was unable to rally in the ninth inning as a UH turned a double play to end the game.
Jayson McClaren (1-1) took to the mound when the game resumed today and was tagged with the loss giving up five runs, four earned on seven hits in 4.1 innings on the mound. Matt Sisto (4-2) earned the win for UH after he took the mound when the game was resumed today also. Sisto allowed six runs, five earned on 11 hits in 6.1 innings of action.
Left fielder Nick Melino (4-for-4,R,4RBI) posted career-highs with four hits and four RBI in the game. Six other Pack hitters right fielder Matt Bowman (2-for-6,2R), center fielder Westley Moss (2-for-5,R), first baseman Shaun Kort (2-for-4,2R,RBI), Jaquez (2-for-4,3R,RBI), designated hitter Brock Stassi (2-for-5,2R,3RBI) and shortstop Joe Kohan (2-for-5) added two hits apiece in the 18 hit attack. Stassi drove in three in the game with two coming on his third home run of the season.
Wong (4-for-5,2R,5RBI) had four hits and five RBI to lead the Rainbows offensive attack as they totaled 19 hits in the game. Shortstop Greg Garcia (3-for-6,3R,2RBI) and third baseman Vinnie Catricala (3-for-5,3R,RBI) added three hits each.