The University of Nevada (16-13, 1-1 WAC) baseball team fell 13-6 in a Western Athletic Conference game at Presley Askew Field to New Mexico State (24-9, 1-1 WAC) on Friday night. The Wolf Pack is now 16-13 and the Aggies improved to 24-9. Both teams are 1-1 in WAC play.
Nevada took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning but NMSU scored five times in the bottom of the inning and never trailed in winning the second game of the series. Aggie center fielder Kyle Phillips delivered the big blow with his three-run homer in the big inning.
The Pack wasted several scoring opportunities stranding 18 runners and NMSU left 11 on base. Nevada committed a season-high four errors which led to five unearned runs.
Pack starter Tyler Wells (2-3) lasted just three innings and allowed seven runs; six earned and was tagged with the loss. Trey Ross (2-0), the third Aggie pitcher earned the win pitching 1.2 shutout innings.
First baseman Kewby Meyer (3-for-4,R,RBI) and shortstop Kyle Hunt (3-for-5,R,RBI) had three hits each for the Pack. Six different Nevada hitters drove in run.
NMSU was led by Bryan Karraker (2-for-6,2R,3RBI) , Zac Fisher (2-for-4,2R,RBI) and Robert Lecount (2-for-3,R,2RBI) who had two hits apiece. Phillips and Karraker each drove in three.
The final game of the series is slated for 10:05 a.m. PT on Saturday.