The University of Nevada (16-14, 1-2 WAC) baseball team committed two errors in the bottom of the ninth inning which led to three unearned runs scoring as New Mexico State (25-9, 2-1 WAC) won the final game of the three-game Western Athletic Conference series 7-6 at Presley Askew Field. With the victory the Aggies improved to 25-9 and 2-1 in WAC play while the Wolf Pack stands at 16-14 and 1-2 in the conference. NMSU won the series 2-1.
Nevada led 5-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning but NMSU scored three times in the seventh and three more runs in the ninth to win 7-6. A one out error by Pack first baseman Kewby Meyer allowed the first run to score and a throwing error by second baseman Joe Kohan allowed the winning to cross the plate with two down.
Pack reliever Tom Culligan (2-1) was tagged with the loss giving up the three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth. NMSU closer Scott Coffman (1-1) earned the win pitching a scoreless ninth.
Tommy Niebergall (2-for-5,R,RBI), Austin Byler (2-for-4) and Kohan (2-for-3) had two hits each for the Pack. Kohan drove in four on the day.
Nevada returns home to begin a six-game homestand on Monday hosting Oregon State at 2 p.m.