Nevada Falls 10-4 At Hawai`i

Honolulu, Hawaii The University of Nevada(21-15, 8-5 WAC) baseball team dropped the first game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series to the University of Hawai`i(17-21, 9-8 WAC) 10-4 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii Friday night.  The loss snapped a four-game Wolf Pack season win streak and five-game win streak versus UH as they are now 21-15 overall and 8-5 in the WAC.   The Rainbows improved to 17-21 on the season and 9-8 in conference play.


With the game tied at 4-4 UH scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to go in front 7-4.  In the seventh the Rainbows got a three-run homer from catcher Landon Hernandez to put the game out of reach.


Nevada scored twice in the top of the first inning with two out to take an early 2-0 lead.  Center fielder Jason Sadoian doubled and scored on first baseman Shaun Kort’s single then designated hitter Terry Walsh followed with a triple and it was 2-0.


UH sent nine players to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and four scored to go on top 4-2.  The first six hitters of the game for the Rainbows reached base before and out was recorded.


Kort doubled home left fielder Matt Bowman and third baseman Jason Rodriguez in the top of the third inning to tie the game at 4-4.  UH went on the score six unanswered to make the final score 10-4.


Rod Scurry(4-5) was tagged with the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits in five innings on the mound.  UH starter Jared Alexander(5-3) gave up four runs on nine hits in seven innings to earn his fifth win of the season.


Kort(3-for-4,R,3RBI) led Nevada with three hits and drove in three.  Sadoian(2-for-5,R), Rodriguez(2-for-5,R) and Walsh(2-for-3,RBI) added two hits apiece.


UH designated hitter Derek Dupree(3-for-5,R) and right fielder Jeffrey Van Doormun(2-for-5,R,RB) had three and two hits apiece to lead the Rainbows.  Hernandez finished with a game-high four-RBI.


The two squads play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon starting at 4:05 p.m. Pacific time.





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