Nevada Drops Final Game Of Series 9-3 To Fresno State
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada (22-15-1, 3-4-1 WAC) baseball team dropped the final game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series to Fresno State (24-18, 7-5 WAC) by a score of 9-3 on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack split the series with the Bulldogs after FS won 8-3 on Friday night, the Pack swept Saturday's doubleheader 17-6 and 14-4 before dropping today game
The Nevada loss leaves the team 22-15-1 on the season and 3-4-1 in conference play. FS improved to 24-18 and 7-5 in WAC action.
After two scoreless innings FS scored three runs in the top of the third inning. Second baseman Danny Muno hit a two-run homer and first baseman Jordan Ribera had solo shot. The lead went to 4-0 after the Bulldogs got an RBI single from catcher Trent Garrison in the top of the fourth inning.
Nevada center fielder Westley Moss scored the Pack's first run of the day in the bottom of the fourth inning when he walked and eventually scored on pitcher Brock Stassi's ground out. FS scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning on just one hit as two costly Pack errors led to two unearned runs and there were also three walks in the inning.
The final two runs of the game came in the bottom of the seventh inning when Nevada right fielder Brian Barnett and second baseman Cullen Mahoney hit back to back home runs to make the final score 9-3. For Barnett is was his team leading 10th home run of the season.
Stassi (5-4) was tagged with the loss giving up five runs on five hits in four innings on the mound. FS starter Charlie Robertson (4-2) won his fourth game of the season giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings.
Barnett (2-for-3,R,RBI) and left fielder Nick Melino (2-for-3) finished with two hits each to lead the team. Stassi, Barnett and Mahoney each had an RBI for the Pack with the later two hitting solo home runs.
Ribera (2-for-4,2R,RBI) and third baseman Isacc Vivas (2-for-3,R) topped FS with two hits each. Muno and center fielder Brennan Gowens (1-for-3,2RBI) finished with two RBI apiece.
Nevada begins a four-game WAC series at Hawai'i on Friday night at 9:35 p.m. Pacific time.