Stassi Pitches Nevada To Series Sweep At Seattle
BELLEVUE, Wash. - University of Nevada (20-13-1) lefty Brock Stassi pitched the Wolf Pack to a series sweep of Seattle University (4-26) at Bannerwood Stadium Sunday afternoon. With the win the Pack swept the three-game weekend series and won all six games from the Redhawks this season. Nevada improved to 20-13-1 while SU dropped to 4-26.
The Redhawks got a run in the bottom of the first when center fielder Doug Buser singled, stole second base and moved to third base on a ground ball where he scored on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Cullen Hendrickson. That would be SU's on run of the game as Stassi dominated.
Left fielder Nick Melino's RBI single in the top of the fourth inning scored center fielder Westley Moss to tie the game at 1-1. Moss walked, stole second base and a throwing error on the play by SU catcher Skip Spencer allowed him to advance to third base where he eventually scored on the Melino single.
Two bases loaded walks and a wild pitched allowed the Pack to score three times in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-1 advantage. Nevada did not collect a hit in the three-run inning.
Stassi (5-3) silenced the SU bats retiring 11 in a row at one point in the game and 15 of the last 16 he faced in his eight innings on the mound. The only runner that reached during the stretch was on an error. For the game he faced just 27 hitters, walked one allowed two hits and struck out six to earn his team leading fifth win of the season. Reliever Tyler Graham (4) retired all three hitters he faced in the ninth inning to record his fourth save of the season.
Redhawks starter Arlo Evasick (1-7) pitched well in the loss giving up just four runs; one earned but walked three and hit two in 5.1 innings on the mound.
Infielder Joe Kohan (2-for-4) had two of the Pack's four hits in the game. First baseman Shaun Kort (1-for-4,R) and Melino (1-for-2,2RBI) had one each. Melino drove in two runs in the game.
Buser (1-for-2,R) and third baseman Nate Roberts (1-for-4) had the hits for SU. Hendrickson had the only RBI in the game for the Redhawks.
The Pack returns home to start a five-game home stand starting with a Tuesday game with UC Davis at 6:00 p.m.