San Francisco, Calif. - The University of Nevada baseball team fell to the University of San Francisco 17-2 on Tuesday at Benedetti Diamond to end the Wolf Pack's three-game winning streak. With the loss, the Pack falls to 23-19 overall while the Dons improved to 20-19.
Nevada struck first when junior Nick Sansone was hit by the pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by freshman Shaun Kort to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. However, the Dons responded with a two-run double by junior Mitchell Bialosky in the bottom half of the first.
The Pack tied the game in the fourth inning on a solo home run by senior Chris Siewert(2-for-3,HR), his first of the season. The Dons quickly answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning on three hits, a walk and an error. San Francisco continued to score four runs in the sixth inning and eight runs in the eighth inning to give Nevada its worst loss of the season.
Junior Ben Colton(1-2), who started for the Pack, allowed four earned runs on four hits and three walks in three innings to take the loss. Colton and the eight relievers who followed him struggled with command all game and allowed 11 walks with three hit batters.
Siewert was the only player for the Pack to collect two hits and Kort(1-3,RBI) knocked in the only other run for Nevada.
The Dons were led by juniors Joey Railey(2-for-4,4R,3RBI,2BB) and Luke Sommer(1-for-3,2R,HR,5RBI).
The Pack will not have a game for the next nine days before continuing WAC play with a three-game series at Sacramento State on April 27-29.