Nevada Completes Series Sweep Downing Fresno State 20-7 As Powers Wins 700th Game
May 29, 2005
Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada(26-27, 15-15 WAC) completed a three-game series sweep of Fresno State(30-29, 16-14 WAC) downing the Bulldogs 20-7 on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev. The win was the 700th for Nevada head coach Gary Powers all coming as skipper of the Wolf Pack in 23 seasons. With the victory the Wolf Pack ended the year 26-27 and 15-15 in Western Athletic Conference action to finish fourth in the conference. FS ended its season at 30-29 and in second place in the WAC with a 16-14 mark.
Nevada scored in every inning but two to total its second highest scoring game of the year. Nine Pack players collected a hit on the day.
FS scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth inning but Nevada sent 10 players to the plate in the bottom of the inning of which six scored. Designated hitter Derek McNeil, and left fielder Matt Bowman started the game with walks. After an out was recorded first baseman Ben Mummy, right fielder Shawn Scobee, and catcher Baker Krukow hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to score five runs. The ninth man to hit for the Pack in the inning, shortstop Robert Marcial singled home the sixth run of the inning and Nevada never looked back the rest of the way in winning easily 20-7
The Pack tallied four runs in the bottom of the second inning to jump out to a 10-1 lead. Three FS errors led to three unearned runs in the inning. Scobee, Krukow, and third baseman Eric Newman drove home runs in the inning.
The Pack scored three runs in the fourth inning, four more in the fifth, two in the sixth, and a single run in the eighth to account for the 20 runs on 17 hits in the game.
Nevada starter Travis Sutton(3-7) won his third game of the year and second versus Fresno State pitching six innings. Sutton struck out a career high eight and allowed five runs, three earned in the game to get the victory. Senior Clint Kofmehl who missed three seasons due to various injuries came out of the bullpen to strikeout the side in the ninth in his final game at Peccole Park.
Bulldogs starter Gil Infante(1-1) gave up six runs on six hits in one inning on the mound and was tagged with the loss.
Krukow(5-for-6,4R,5RBI) had a game high five hits which is tied for the most hits by a Pack hitter this season with Newman. Second baseman Carlos Madrid(3-for-4,2R) finished with three hits in the game all being doubles. Mummy(2-for-4,4R,5RBI), Scobee(2-for-4,3R,3RBI), and Newman(2-for-6,2R) had two hits apiece. Mummy, and Scobee hit two home runs each to end the year tied for the team lead with 18 and the third most in a season at Nevada. Mummy now has 30 career home runs moving him into a tie for seventh on the career list. Krukow hit his second home run of the year as part of the big first inning. Six Nevada seniors: Eric Newman(3B, Las Vegas), Jacob Butler(OF,Yelm, Wash.), Clint Kofmehl(RHP,Studio City, Calif.), Carlos Madrid(2B,Sparks, Nev.), Derek McNeil(OF,Reno, Nev.), and Adam Colton(RHP,Reno, Nev.) played their last game at Peccole Park and were honored prior to first pitch.