Nevada Pounds Out Season-High 17 Hits In 14-8 Win Over UC Davis
May 9, 2006
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(18-26) pounded out a season-high 17 hits in a 14-8 win over UC Davis(14-30) on Tuesday evening at Peccole Park in Reno. With the victory the Wolf Pack snapped a season-high six-game losing skid to improve to 18-26 on the season while the Aggies dropped to 14-30.
UCD wasted little time getting to Pack starter Adam Colton in the top of the first inning scoring three runs on four hits to go in front 3-0. It was just Colton's second appearance of the season with first being last weekend at Fresno State after having Tommy John Surgery at the start of last season.
A five-run bottom of the third inning put the Pack in front 5-3. Catcher Baker Krukow drove in the first two runs with a single and second baseman Matt Bowman followed with a two-run homer. Right fielder Shawn Scobee then blasted a solo home run to score the fifth run of the inning. Both teams scored a run in the fourth inning to make the score 6-4.
A botched run down that would have ended the top of the fifth inning sent UC Davis right fielder Aaron Hanke to the plate. Hanke delivered a three-run homer and the Aggies led 7-6.
Left fielder Matt Suleski's two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth gave the lead back to the Pack at 8-7. Shortstop Ryan Foley's single scored the third run of the inning and Nevada was on top 9-7. UC Davis scored an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning to make it a one-run game at 9-8. In the bottom of the seventh inning David Ciarlo, who had come off the bench to play second base, hit the Pack's third home run of the game over the left field fence. Ciarlo's blast scored reserve outfielder Drew Johnson who walked.
In the bottom of the eighth inning the Pack scored three runs to seal the victory. Scobee ledoff the inning with his second home run of the game and 17th of the season. It was the 35th home run of his career which ties him with Shane Slayton(1993-96) for fifth all-time at Nevada. The 17 home runs is tied for the fifth best single season in school history. Pincher hitter Andy Matthews and Ciarlo also delivered RBI hits in the inning.
Pack reliever Owen Brolsma (1-0), the third of five Pack pitchers, got the win despite allowing three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of action. UCD reliever Brent Nichols(0-5) suffered the loss after giving up three runs in one inning of action. The Aggies used six pitchers in the game.
Durell Williams (2-for-5,R), Krukow (2-for-3,R,3RBI), Scobee(2-for-3,3R,2RBI), Terry Walsh (2-for-5,R), Ciarlo(2-for-3,R,3RBI), and Foley(2-for-4,2R,RBI) all finished with two hits in the game. Krukow and Ciarlo tallied three-RBI each as seven Pack players drove in a run in the game.
Aggie center fielder Michael Hernandez(3-for-4,R,RBI) finished with a game-high three hits while Hanke drove in a game-high four runs.
Nevada returns to action this weekend hosting Sacramento State in the final three home games of the season. Friday and Saturday's games get underway at 6:00 p.m. with Sunday's first pitch being at 1:00 p.m.