Nevada Comes Up Short Falling 7-6 At SJSU
May 22, 2005
San Jose, Calif. - The University of Nevada(23-27, 12-15 WAC) led early but SJSU(28-25-1, 13-15 WAC) scored seven unanswered runs to win 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Sunday afternoon. The Spartans won two of the three games to improve to 28-25-1 on the season and 13-14 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Wolf Pack fell to 23-27 overall and 12-15 in conference action.
In the top of the first inning Nevada got a two-run homer from first baseman Ben Mummy to take an early 2-0 lead. Mummy's homer scored center fielder Jacob Butler who drew a two-out walk. The home run was his 15th of the season and 27th of his career which moved him into a tie for seventh on the single season list and 10th on the career chart.
SJSU put together a four-run bottom of the fourth inning to go in front 4-2. The big blow was a three-run homer off the bat of left fielder Ryan Angel. Angel delivered the big hit again in the fifth inning with the bases loaded he singled through the left side to score two of the three runs in the inning and SJSU led 7-2.
Nevada scored three unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning. Mummy reached on an error with two out and scored on right fielder Shawn Scobee's double to deep center field. Designated hitter Baker Krukow then followed with his first career home run into the SJSU bullpen in left field to make the score 7-5.
Pinch hitter Derek McNeil got a bunt single in the top of the ninth inning and came around to score on a wild making the final score 7-6 but SJSU held on for the victory.
Mummy(2-for-4,2R,2RBI), Scobee(2-for-4,R,RBI), and Krukow(2-for-4,R,2RBI) had two hits apiece to lead the Pack. Mummy, and Krukow both belted two-run homers in the game.
Nevada returns home for its final three games of the season hosting Fresno State beginning on Friday at 2:00 p.m.