Nevada Drops Second Game Of Doubleheader 13-4 To Sacramento State
Reno, Nev. - Sacramento State(21-29, 12-14 WAC) scored the first 10 runs of game two on the way to a split of Saturday’s Western Athletic Conference doubleheader at Peccole Park in Reno taking the second game 13-4. The Wolf Pack rallied to win the first game 6-5 but the 10-run deficit in the second game was too much to overcome. The loss dropped the Pack to 30-20 on the season and to 17-10 in WAC play. The Hornets improved to 21-29 and 12-14 in conference play.
Sac State tallied single runs in the first and second innings but the big inning was the fifth when five runs crossed the plate. Left fielder Gabe Jacobo drove in two in the big inning with a double and first baseman Wes Oberlin then followed with a two-run single to make it 7-0.
The Hornets put three more runs on the board in the top of the sixth inning on three hits and it was 10-0. Two of the hits in the inning by shortstop Blake Crosby and catcher Brent Hottman were doubles.
Trailing by 10-0 Nevada was down to its last out in the bottom of the seventh as the game could have ended by the WAC’s 10-run rule after seven innings. With two out catcher Travis Simas hit a three-run homer to send the game to the eighth. Right fielder Mike Hale who walked and shortstop Kevin Rodland who single scored on the home run. Sac State got a three-run homer from Jacobo in the top of the eighth to again make it a 10-run game at 13-3 but the Pack responded with a run in the bottom of the inning when left fielder Trevor O'Sullivan doubled and scored on first baseman Shaun Kort’s single. Neither team scored in the ninth as the Hornets won by the final score of 13-4.
Nevada starter Brock Stassi(3-1) lost for the first time this season giving up six runs, five earned on seven hits pitching 4.1 innings in the game. Sac State starter Brian Smith(4-1) won his fourth of the season giving up just three runs on five hits in seven innings of action.
Simas(2-for-3,R,3RBI) led Nevada with two hits and three RBI coming on his second home run of the season. Jacobo(3-for-5,2R,6RBI) finished with a game-high three hits and six RBI. Sac State outhit the Pack 14-7 in the second game of the doubleheader.
The series concludes on Sunday with a single game scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. Nevada’s 11 seniors will be honored prior to first pitch.