Nevada Snaps Five-Game Losing Skid With 11-3 Win At SJSU
May 21, 2005
San Jose, Calif. - The University of Nevada(23-26, 12-14 WAC) pounded out 20 hits to snap a season high five-game losing streak downing SJSU(27-25-1, 12-14 WAC) 11-3 Saturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif. in game two of a Western Athletic Conference series. With the victory the Pack moved into a tie for fourth in the conference standings with the Spartans at 12-14. Overall Nevada is now 23-26 and SJSU dropped to 27-25-1 on the season.
After stranding five runners in the first and second innings the Pack scored four runs in the top of the third inning to go in front for good at 4-0. Nevada got two-out hits from second baseman Carlos Madrid who drove home the first two runs of the game while third baseman Eric Newman and shortstop Robert Marcial each drove in one run in the inning.
SJSU got single runs in the third and fourth innings to close within two at 4-2. Left fielder Ryan Angel singled in the run in the third inning and right fielder Nate Corrick plated the run in the fourth with his RBI single.
First baseman Ben Mummy's RBI double in the top of the six scored the Pack's fifth run of the game but Nevada broke the game open with six runs in the top of the seventh inning. Left fielder Jesse Oliver's single accounted for the first two RBI of his career to get the scoring started. Center fielder Jacob Butler and right fielder Shawn Scobee each hit two-run homers in the inning making the score 11-2.
SJSU added a single run in the bottom of the eighth inning to make the final score 11-3. Angel drove in his second run of the inning with his second single of the game.
Starter Ryan Rodriguez(10-5) won his 10th game of the season allowing three runs on nine hits and struck out five in 7.2 innings on the mound. The 10 wins moved him into a tie for seventh on the single season Nevada victories list. SJSU starter Brandon Dewing(6-5) was tagged with the loss allowing four runs on eight hits in three innings on the mound.
Newman(5-for-5,2R,RBI) was five for five at the plate to lead the Pack. The five hits is the most by any Nevada hitter in a game this season. Mummy(4-for-5,2R,RBI) started the game four for four before grounding out in his final at bat. Butler(3-for-4,2R,2RBI) had three hits and belted his 11th home run of the season and 39th of his career which moved him into a tie for third place on the career list with current Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay. Madrid(2-for-5,2R,2RBI) and Marcial(2-for-5,2R,RBI) added two hits apiece to the attack. Scobee's team leading 16th home run moved him into a tie with Butler for the sixth best season at Nevada. Butler's 16 home run season came last year.
For SJSU shortstop Anthony Contreras(2-for-3), Corrick(2-for-4,2R,RBI), and Angel(2-for-4,2RBI) had two hits each. Contreras extended his hit streak to 28 games with his safety in the fourth inning.
The series finale is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.